Globally, GPE KIX conducts projects that generate actionable evidence for countries to address critical education system challenges in 70 low- and middle-income countries (See all initiatives)
In this edition, we present two projects focused on the countries of the KIX Latin America and Caribbean Hub:
“Improving literacy for children through support for community networks.”
Led by World Vision Canada and implemented with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the School of Education and Leadership at the University of Ghana and the Honduran Social Forum on Foreign Debt and Development – FOSDEH – , they seek to improve literacy instruction and reading supports in primary schools in Ghana, Honduras and Nicaragua by adapting and scaling up the “Unlock Literacy Learning Network approach”, which has been successfully piloted in more than 30 countries.
The approach addresses the ways in which children in grades one through three learn to read, and how teachers, parents and communities can help, regardless of their literacy level. It also helps communities build a reading culture at school, at home and in the community. The model incorporates reading assessments, teacher training, community action, and teaching and learning materials.
Information of interest about the project:
Video (in Spanish): Historias de cambios
Report (in Spanish): La Educación Básica en Honduras 2015-2020: Tendencias y Desafíos.
Guide (in Spanish): Guia de lectura y técnicas de teatro con apuntes metodológicos
“Adapting and scaling up peer-to-peer mentoring of teachers and school leaders for equitable rural education.”
The American Peer Tutoring project is developed by Fundación Educación 2020 (Chile), Fe y Alegría (Nicaragua and Honduras), and Foro Eduquemos, with the support of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and its Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) line of the International Development Research Center (IDRC).
This initiative, which is being developed in 40 rural schools in Honduras and Nicaragua, led by Fundación Educación 2020 and implemented together with Fundación Fe y Alegría and Foro Eduquemos, in charge of Fe y Alegría of Honduras and Nicaragua, seeks to train teachers to innovate in rural education and promote the integral development of students, through the active learning strategy Peer Tutoring (TeP).
The objectives of the project are threefold: a) the identification of key actors and critical factors for the adaptation and scaling up of the methodology; b) the implementation and evaluation of a pilot of the peer tutoring model, focused on the improvement of professional teacher training processes, leadership competencies for innovation and the achievement of meaningful learning for students; and c) the mobilization of evidence among key actors of the educational system of both countries. The project will favor the participation of stakeholders in an iterative and interactive process, through qualitative and quantitative methods.
Web note (in Spanish)
Document that aims to contribute to the discussion on the adaptation and scalability of the Peer Tutoring (TeP) model in rural schools in Honduras and Nicaragua.