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How does the Implementation of a Literacy Learning Tool Kit influence Literacy Skill Acquisition?

  • This study aimed at following how teachers transfer skills into results while using ABRA literacy software. This was done in the second part of the pilot study whose aim was to provide equity to control group teachers and students by exposing them to the ABRACADABRA treatment after the end of phase 1. This opportunity was used to follow the phase 1 teachers to see how the skills learned were being transformed into results. A standard three-day initial training and planning session on how to use ABRA to teach literacy was held at the beginning of each phase for ABRA teachers (phase 1 experimental and phase 2 delayed ABRA). Teachers were provided with teaching materials including a tentative ABRA curriculum developed to align with the Kenyan English Language requirements for year 1 and 3 students. Results showed that although there was no significant difference between the groups in vocabulary-related subscales which include word reading and meaning as well as sentence comprehension, students in ABRACADABRA classesThis study aimed at following how teachers transfer skills into results while using ABRA literacy software. This was done in the second part of the pilot study whose aim was to provide equity to control group teachers and students by exposing them to the ABRACADABRA treatment after the end of phase 1. This opportunity was used to follow the phase 1 teachers to see how the skills learned were being transformed into results. A standard three-day initial training and planning session on how to use ABRA to teach literacy was held at the beginning of each phase for ABRA teachers (phase 1 experimental and phase 2 delayed ABRA). Teachers were provided with teaching materials including a tentative ABRA curriculum developed to align with the Kenyan English Language requirements for year 1 and 3 students. Results showed that although there was no significant difference between the groups in vocabulary-related subscales which include word reading and meaning as well as sentence comprehension, students in ABRACADABRA classes improved their scores at a significantly higher rate than students in control classes in comprehension related scores. An average student in the ABRACADABRA group improved by 12 and 16 percentile points respectively compared to their counterparts in the control group.show moreshow less

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Author:Anthony Gioko Maina, Enos Kiforo Angondi, Rosemary Waga
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus4-82856
ISSN:1868-0844 (print)
ISSN:2191-1940 (online)
Parent Title (English):KEYCIT 2014 - Key Competencies in Informatics and ICT
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2015
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2015/10/27
Tag:ABRACADABRA; Achievement; Early Literacy; Learners; Teachers
Issue:7
First Page:319
Last Page:326
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Informatik und Computational Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Publication Way:Open Access
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Commentarii informaticae didacticae (CID) / CID (2015) 07
Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Commentarii informaticae didacticae (CID) / CID (2015) 07 / Short Papers
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht kommerziell, Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland