November 2014: Participation of Arab countries in early childhood education and reading literacy skills of fourth-grade (or sixth grade) students: results from PIRLS 2011

Stancel-Piatak, Agnes Hencke, Juliane
IEA (2014)
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Many countries promote reforms to improve access to and the quality of early childhood education. Data from eight Arab education systems that participated in PIRLS 2011 showed a positive relationship between participation in preprimary education, its duration, and student-reading achievement at primary school.