All posts tagged: literacy

One Good Question with John Wood: Teaching the world to read

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Education Equity / International Education / Language education / One Good Question / Uncategorized

This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future. In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? Room to Read was founded 15 years ago as a little unknown startup.  We boil […]

Do struggling learners belong in language immersion programs?

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Language education

Yes.  But what about the students who have weak L1 skills?  Them too.  Our students in poverty don’t have the home supports to be successful in language immersion.  Isn’t this a hardship for them? Nope.  These students need longer time to get academic concepts, won’t language immersion delay them in comparison to their peers?  Uh, still no. Academic conferences are typically places to validate our perspectives, and, when we least expect it, really challenge our […]