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This page brings together literature relating to the professional development and training of teachers in multigrade settings. It includes references to all teacher training guides, and other related materials, that are currently on our data base.



Angeles-Bautista, Fenny delos (ed.), 1994. The multigrade teacher's handbook. BEE/DECS/UNICEF: Philippines.

Bacharach N., Hasslen R. C., Anderson J.,1995. Learning together: A manual for multiage grouping. Corwin Press Inc, Thousand Oaks, California.

Basic Primary Education Project, 2000. Multigrade teacher training manual (for teachers). Primary Teacher Training Unit, Sanothimi, Nepal. Bureau of Elementary Education, Department of Education Culture and Sports (1994) The multigrade teacher's handbook. Department of Education Culture and Sports/UNICEF Philippines

CERID 1988. Multigrade teaching in primary schools of Nepal (parts1-3). Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development, Kathmandu.

CERID 1989. Multigrade teaching in primary schools. Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development, Kathmandu.

Collingwood, I., 1991. Multiclass teaching in primary schools: a handbook for teachers in the Pacific. UNESCO Office for the Pacific States: Apia, Western Samoa.

Commonwealth Secretariat, 1997. Teacher education modules for multi-grade teaching modules 1-9 (DRAFT). Commonwealth Secretariat: London.GOI/UN, 1999. Workshop on teacher development in multigrade context. Janshala 2 (3). Available from

Janshala Gritzman, N, 1998. Teaching in the Multigrade Classroom. A Pack of Materials to Support Teachers in Multigrade Classrooms in Stann Creek District, Belize. Belize Teacher's Training College, Belize

Juarez and Associates, 1992. Multigrade schools: An information packet. US Agency for International Development Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Office of Development Resources, Education and Human Resources Division. Report Number: (Contract) LAC 0032 C 00 9036 00

Kich Pham Vu et al, 1995. Teacher Training Modules on methods and techniques of multigrade teaching and learning (Module 4, module 5, module 6). UNICEF: Hanoi

Miller, Bruce A., 1989. The multigrade classroom: a resource handbook for small rural schools Regional Educational Laboratory: Oregon, USA.

Philippon, A, 1986. Guide pour classes à plusieurs niveaux (Guide for multigrade classes), Pédagogie pratique à l’école, Hachette Education, Paris.

Sinha, S, 1998. Vidhi mein nidhi (A trainer's handbook on multigrade teaching). National Council of Educational Research and Training: Bihar, India

Son, V., Pridmore P., Nga, B.. My D., and Kick P., 2002. Renovating the teaching of health in multigrade primary schools: A teacher's guide to health in natural and social sciences (Grades 1,2,3) and Science (grade 5). British Council /National Institute of Educational Sciences: Hanoi, Vietnam. full text (pdf file)

Vithanapathirana, M., 2006. Training Modules on Multigrade Teaching for Multigrade Teachers in Sri Lanka.

Thomas, C. & Shaw, C., 1992. Issues in the development of multigrade schools. World Bank Technical Paper 172: Washington

UNESCO, 2001. A handbook for teachers of multigrade classes (volume 1). UNESCO: France.

UNESCO, 2001. A handbook for teachers of multigrade classes (volume 2). UNESCO: France.

UNESCO/APEID, 1988. Multiple class teaching in primary schools: a methodological guide. UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific: Bangkok

UNICEF Vietnam/Ministry of Education and Training, 1998. Multigrade and bilingual education classes in primary school in Vietnam. UNICEF/MoET: Hanoi, Vietnam. Link to extracts: Teacher Training Modules

World Bank/UNICEF, 1996. Towards a new school for the 21st century: Teacher's learning guides for the organisation of primary education in multigrade schools. Initiation Workshop, UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.


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