Crossposted from The Brookings Institution. Written by: David Barth, Director of the Office of Education for the United States Agency for International Development, and Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution Editor’s note: On September 8, the Brookings Institution and International Reading Association co-sponsored an event entitled, “Early Reading: […]
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Check out USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discussing education on International Literacy Day. Visit our Education page for more information and updates on USAID’s literacy and education programs around the world.
Submitted by Justin Prudhomme – USAID/Liberia How do you celebrate International Literacy Day in a country where half the population cannot read and literacy is often viewed with suspicion? This was what the staff of USAID’s mission in Liberia wrestled with as we prepared to acknowledge International Literacy Day on September 8th. During the civil […]
Submitted by: Rebecca Winthrop Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution On the occasion of International Literacy Day and USAID’s Education Week, I wanted to address the fact that so many school children in developing countries are not learning to read in the vital first few years of primary school. Failing […]
In Liberia, to celebrate International Literacy Day, USAID’s Core Educational Skills for Liberian Youth (CESLY) is launching a writing contest across all 266 schools they support. Students will compete to write short, original stories built around a positive, inspiring, and unifying theme, and the winning stories will be published and distributed to students across the […]