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Global Literacy Special Interest Group co-chair, 2012–
Language and Literacy Learners Committee, 2010–
2013. Study of orthography reform and local-language reading instruction among Maasai communities of Kenya
2012. Collaboration with RTI (response to intervention) and SIL researchers in Kenya, studying the outcomes and implications of early grade reading assessment in Kenyan primary schools
2010. Study of seven primary education alternative programs being implemented by government and non-government sponsors in Burkina Faso
2008. Study of the context, processes and outcomes of local-language adult literacy programs in five language communities of Senegal
2002–2003. Study of primary education and language maintenance in three language communities of Northwest Cameroon, Ph.D. work
1988–1989. Evaluation of the SIL/Ministry of Education bilingual education program in the Peruvian rainforest, M.A. work
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2012. Early grade literacy in African schools: Lessons learned. In Hamish McIlwraith (ed.), Multilingual education in Africa: Lessons from the Juba language-in-education Conference, 155–162. London: British Council.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2012. Of gateways and gatekeepers: Language, education and mobility in francophone Africa. International Journal of Educational Development 32(3):368–375.
Klaas, Anthony, and Barbara Louise Trudell. 2011. Effective literacy programmes and independent reading in African contexts. Language Matters 42(1):22–38.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2009. Multilingualism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Describing a phenomenon, leveraging a resource. In ACALAN (eds.), Forum International de Bamako sur le Multilinguisme: Actes du forum, Bamako, Mali, January 19–21, 2009, 99–105. ACALAN.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2010. When “prof” speaks, who listens? The African elite and the use of African languages for education and development in African communities. Language and Education 24(4):337–352.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2010. Language, culture, development and politics: Dimensions of local agency in language development in Africa. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 31(4):403–419.
Trudell, Barbara Louise,.and Anthony Klaas. 2010. Distinction, integration and identity: Motivations for local language literacy in Senegalese communities. International Journal of Educational Development 30:121–129.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2009. Local language literacy and sustainable development in Africa. International Journal of Educational Development 29:73–79.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2008. Practice in search of a paradigm: Language rights, linguistic citizenship and minority language communities in Senegal. Current Issues in Language Planning 9:395–412.
Trudell, Barbara Louise, and Leila Schroeder. 2007. Reading methodologies for African languages: Avoiding linguistic and pedagogical imperialism. Language, Culture and Curriculum 20(3):165–180.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2007. Local community perspectives and language of education in sub-Saharan African communities. International Journal of Educational Development 27:552–563.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2013. Early reading success in Africa: The language factor. Paper presented at the Georgetown University Round Table American Conference on African Linguistics, Georgetown, VA. March 7–9, 2013.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2012. Shaped, issued and appropriated: The international, national and local dimensions of language policy in Africa. University of Edinburgh Centre for African Studies 50th anniversary conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. June 6–8, 2012.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2011. The making of a killer (language): Language contact and language dominance in sub-Saharan Africa. Paper presented at the 4th European Conference on African Studies, Uppsala, Sweden. June 15–18, 2011.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2010. Literacy in a multilingual context: Program outcomes and considerations. Paper presented at the 8th E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting, Abuja, Nigeria. June 21–24, 2010.
Trudell, Barbara Louise. 2008. The place of local languages in education: The ideal, the reality and the space in between. Paper presented at the UNESCO Education Sector Seminar, Paris, France. September 2008.
Works by this author in SIL Language & Culture Archives