Multigrade Teaching in Sub-Saharan Africa : Lessons from Uganda, Senegal, and The Gambia

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5908
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World Bank Working Papers
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Mulkeen, Aidan G.
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Higgins, Cathal
dc.date.accessioned
2012-03-19T10:05:04Z
dc.date.accessioned
2012-04-04T07:44:01Z
dc.date.available
2012-03-19T10:05:04Z
dc.date.available
2012-04-04T07:44:01Z
dc.date.issued
2009-08-01
dc.date.lastModified
2021-04-23T14:02:24Z
dc.description.abstract
Multigrade teaching is an increasingly important policy option for African countries as they seek to provide schooling for out-of-school children in areas of low population density. In multigrade teaching, a teacher works with students from two or more grade levels at the same time, in a single classroom. This study examines the challenges of implementing and supporting multigrade teaching through case studies of multigrade schooling in Uganda, Senegal, and The Gambia. These three countries offered different perspectives. In Uganda the schools observed mainly used one teacher to teach two grades, and had benefitted from a pilot project that had provided specialist training for teachers and additional learning materials. In Senegal, there were different models of multigrade schooling, including some experimental one-teacher schools. In The Gambia, multigrade teaching was being used largely by default, as shortages of teachers left some schools with more classes than teachers. From these three very varied cases, some general patterns emerged. Multigrade teaching was widely used in all three countries. It was estimated that 20 percent of primary schools in Uganda and 18 percent in Senegal had some multigrade classes. In most cases this use of multigrade teaching was not part of a planned initiative, but a practical response to teacher shortages. Multigrade teaching is a promising option for provision of education services in small schools. In Uganda the quality of the pilot multigrade schools was perceived to be comparable to monograde schools in the same area, attendance and retention were higher, and examination results were similar.
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000333038_20100114233101
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978-0-8213-8065-9
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/2697
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/5952
dc.language
English
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World Bank
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World Bank Working Paper ; no. 173. Africa Human Development Series
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
EDUCATION SERVICES
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LEARNING MATERIALS
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MULTIGRADE-MONOGRADE COMPARISON
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ONE-TEACHER SCHOOLS
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OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHILDREN
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SPECIALIST TRAINING
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TEACHER SHORTAGES
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Multigrade Teaching in Sub-Saharan Africa : Lessons from Uganda, Senegal, and The Gambia
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2010-01-05
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000333038_20100114233101
okr.globalpractice
Education
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-0-8213-8065-9
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000333038_20100114233101
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
11656904
okr.identifier.report
51830
okr.language.supported
en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/01/14/000333038_20100114233101/Rendered/PDF/518300PUB0REPL101Official0Use0Only1.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Gambia, The
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Uganda
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Senegal
okr.region.geographical
West Africa
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Sahel
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Sub-Saharan Africa
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East Africa
okr.topic
Education :: Education For All
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Tertiary Education
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Secondary Education
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Teaching and Learning
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Education :: Primary Education
okr.unit
Education (AFTED)
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