Webinar: Early Grade Mathematics in India
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Join the first numeracy webinar of 2015 which discusses an early grade mathematics program implemented by an non-governmental organization in Karnataka, India.
January 06, 2015 by GIZ Team Numeracy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit|

Happy New Year! The first numeracy webinar in 2015 will discuss an early grade mathematics program from a non-governmental organization in Karnataka, India.

The Akshara Foundation was established in 2000, and works with the Education Department of the Government of Karnataka and the Department of Women and Child Welfare in India to supplement existing primary school and pre-primary school programs to improve learning outcomes and student enrollment and retention. Over the past five years, the foundation has been working on early grade mathematics programs. It has successfully developed teacher training programs and materials and raised community awareness on the importance of math education.

Join K. Vaijayanti for this webinar, who will be presenting the Foundation’s early grade mathematics approach. She will describe how the programs were developed, how they worked with the state Government of Karnataka, and discuss results from their intervention.

K. Vaijayanti heads the research and evaluation team at the Akshara Foundation. She has an applied economics background from Centre for Development Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University and extensive policy research experience in elementary education from conceptualization to implementation.

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The webinar series is part of a Community of Practice (CoP) ‘Numeracy for Development’, facilitated by the GIZ , Save the Children, and Creative Associates. The CoP is open to teachers, educators, practitioners, researchers, academics and others interested in numeracy.  To join the community of practice, visit this page.

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This is a laudable development as its foundation develops every children in life and the nation as a whole. Mathematics to is a priority for national and personal development in every sense. This should be encouraged the more in all countries of the world; especially African Countries. Thanks

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