A case study of innovations that address constraints on the effectiveness of early-grade reading achievement

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Journal Article
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Title
A case study of innovations that address constraints on the effectiveness of early-grade reading achievement
Abstract
The United States Agency for International Development, World Vision, and the Australian government established All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) to address problems that prevent children from gaining foundational reading skills. ACR GCD mobilizes the private sector, academia, and nongovernmental organizations in problem-solving dialogues that support the development, testing, and promotion of new solutions to these problems. It also advances EdTech innovation and research to improve reading outcomes for marginalized children in low-resource contexts to effectively build bridges over system constraints in ways that lower the risk of pilot-testing and eventual large-scale replication. This case study describes some of ACR GCD’s funded innovations and its nontraditional approach to employing grant competitions (in which innovators propose solutions to broadly described problems) and prizes (in which innovators develop solutions to specifically identified problems). For innovations that have been evaluated, this article summarizes the findings on their impact on learning.
Publication
PROSPECTS
Date
2020-04-29
Journal Abbr
Prospects
Language
en
DOI
10.1007/s11125-020-09462-5
ISSN
1573-9090
Accessed
06/08/2020, 11:01
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Springer Link
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shortDOI: 10/gg7sg6
Citation
Comings, J. P. (2020). A case study of innovations that address constraints on the effectiveness of early-grade reading achievement. PROSPECTS. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11125-020-09462-5