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Schroeder, Leila, and Helga Schroeder. 2016. Orthographies in a rapidly changing world: Negotiated compromises between several parties. College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS). SIL International and University of Nairobi. http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/handle/11295/96108?show=full, http://www.academia.edu/25553742/ORTHOGRAPHIES_IN_A_RAPIDLY_CHANGING_WORLD_NEGOTIATED_COMPROMISES_BETWEEN_SEVERAL_PARTIES_1.
Benjamin, Piper, Leila Schroeder, and Barbara Trudell. 2016. Oral reading fluency and comprehension in Kenya: Reading acquisition in a multilingual environment. Journal of Research in Reading 39(2) 133–152. https://www.deepdyve.com/browse/journals/journal-of-research-in-reading/2016/v39/i2.
Schroeder, Leila. 2013. Teaching and assessing independent reading skills in multilingual African countries: Not as simple as ABC. In Carol Benson and Kimmo Kosonen (eds.), Language issues in comparative education: Inclusive teaching and learning in non-dominant languages and cultures, 247–266. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Eaton, Helen, and Leila Schroeder. 2012. Word break conflicts in Bantu languages: Skirmishes on every front. Writing Systems Research 4(2):229–241.
Schroeder, Leila. 2010. Bantu orthography manual, rev. ed. SIL E-Books 9. Dallas: SIL International. http://www.sil.org/resources/publications/entry/9241.
Trudell, Barbara, and Leila Schroeder. 2007. Reading methodologies for African languages: Avoiding linguistic and pedagogical imperialism. Language, Culture and Curriculum 20(3):165–180.
Schroeder, Leila. 2007. Promoting cognitive development in children from minority language groups: A mother-tongue curriculum for language arts. International Journal of Learning 14(7):179–188. http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.30/prod.1460.
Schroeder, Leila. 2004. Mother-tongue education in schools in Kenya: Some hidden beneficiaries. Language Matters 35(2):376–389.
Schroeder, Leila. 2001. Mother-tongue education in schools in Tharaka language group of Kenya. Notes on Literacy 27(3):8–22.
Schroeder, Leila, and Ilene Foote. 2000. Documentation and assessment of a multilingual education program. In Stephen L. Walter, Patricia M. Davis, and Ronald Morren (eds.), Explaining multilingual education: Information on some tough questions, 177–210. Dallas: SIL International.
Schroeder, Kent, and Leila Schroeder. 2012. PrimerPro, version 2. (Literacy software, available from authors.)
Schroeder, Leila. 2011. Not as easy as ABC. Paper presented at Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Montreal, Canada. May 3, 2011.
Schroeder, Leila, Catherine Kitetu, Joyce Wangia, Hellen Inyega, Ruth Ndungu and Elizabeth Orenge. 2009. Teacher training manual for multilingual education. Unpublished manuscript.
Schroeder, Leila. 2008. The Bantu orthography manual. Paper presented at International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) Conference, Essen, Germany. August 26, 2008.
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