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Reading Essentials: Cognitive Science and the Gift of Fluency for All

 
Helen Abadzi, a senior education specialist at the World Bank and the Global Partnership for Education (c/o World Bank; 1987-2013), prepared a set of e-courses for the training donor and government staff.  
 
The Reading Essentials course is now available for free.  To make access rapid and open, it has been uploaded to Udemy website. Click here to access the e-course.  
 
Reading Essentials offers evidence and practice on the variables critical in reading, as shown by neurocognitive research in 2014.  It covers all aspects of reading, including teacher training, measurement, adult education, and strategy.
 
The evidence suggests that that poorer students fail to read largely due to "low-level" variables that can be easily remedied once they are understood.  One problem is complex methods derived from English and from high-income countries.  Literacy in consistently spelled languages is attainable quickly through methods that are relatively inexpensive and parsimonious.  
 
Reference: 
Abadzi, H. 2014. Reading Essentials: Cognitive Science and the Gift of Fluency for All. E-Course audiovisual and written materials. Udemy.com


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