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CIES 2019 Presentation - A USAID Toolkit for Contextual Inquiry and Understanding for Literacy Interventions: The Literacy Landscape Assessment Toolkit (LLA)

The presentation will discuss a new tool, the Literacy Landscape Assessment (LLA), USAID’s contextual situational literacy analysis tool which examines the literacy questions raised within their context prior to the design of a new literacy program. LLA addresses all three pillars of the USAID education strategy –classroom instruction, systems delivery, and community and family engagement- following a brief mixed methods approach highly relying on and specifically designed for the particular country context and the literacy needs and aspirations. USAID has piloted the LLA in Morocco and lessons learned and experiences gained from that pilot will be utilized as examples for discussion during the presentation.

The Literacy Landscape Assessment (LLA) includes:

  • Situation Analysis of the teaching of reading
  • Feasibility Study for the proposed intervention taking into consideration the very different landscapes in the country context (rural and urban), the cultural, socio-economic, and linguistic diversity of primary school students and their families
  • Assessment of the best intervention
  • Costing the program and determination of what the country ministry of education can contribute to the full program along with donors and partners
The assessment focuses on three main components that are critical to the improvement of education and literacy in a country:
  • Improved Reading Instruction
  • Reading Delivery Systems Improved
  • Greater Engagement, Accountability, and Transparency by Communities and the Public

 

Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 13:30 to 15:30
Location: 
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Atrium, Boardroom B
Hosting Organization: 
CIES 2019
Presenter: 
Melissa Chiappetta, USAID
Eirini Gouleta, USAID
Hank Healey, GRN Consultant
Emily Morris, GRN Consultant
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