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Holistic Education School located in Mumbai, India, created a strategic improvement plan to address the poor foundational reading skills of its kindergarten students. Curriculum Based Measure (CBM) assessment data showed a rise in reading performance during the implementation of the plan, from 87% of the students scoring below grade level in 2016 t...
Most private schools in India follow the Alphabet-Spelling method to teach reading in English. This approach bypasses letter-sound correspondences and focuses on rote memorization and sight-word recognition. In an effort to provide students with more recent evidence-based practices in reading instruction, this study examined how phonics-based instr...
There is an urgent need for consensus around the matter of screen time (ST) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some governments announced restrictions for online schooling time per day to protect students from perceived risks of prolonged screen-use, but critics and an emerging body of research question such regulations. Our review of 52 empirical studi...
Schools in India typically provide teachers with professional development in the form of workshops with a one-size-fits-all approach. However, a large body of international studies show this to be ineffective in transforming classroom practice, and the draft National Education Policy of India released in 2020 lists several shortcomings of current i...
Educational policy in India has been exhorting teachers to adopt student-centered or learner-centered educational approaches in the classroom. However, these terms and expectations have not been defined clearly, often leaving a perceived gap between policy and practice. In order to address this gap, our study attempts to establish a concrete definition of student-centered or learner-centered education for K-10 schooling in India by exploring what school teachers and school leaders think about the construct. To this end, teachers and school leaders from six schools around Mumbai will be engaged in surveys, and follow up focus groups and personal interviews.
The following research questions directs our investigation into the efficacy of a phonics-based program implemented at a private ICSE School in India: 1. How did years of phonics instruction in preschool relate to reading outcomes for students in Kindergarten? 2. How did years of phonics instruction in preschool relate to the incidence of students identified as being at-risk for reading difficulties in Kindergarten?