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Results of RedLEI Research for Development of a Latin American/Caribbean Early Grade Reading Network

Interest was high, October 30, 2018 as ten research fellows explained to a online audience of 86 webinar attendees the results of their projects for the Red para la Lectoescritura Inicial de Centroamerica y el Caribe (RedLEI) in Latin American and Caribbean countries for the development of a regional literacy network. RedLEI is a recently funded initiative by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to launch a network of regional scholars, following the engagement of the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala's (USG) leadership, to address research gaps relating to early grade reading in five countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

In the linked recording from the Research Summit (see below) the ten fellows explain the thrust of their research projects, the project director speaks to using RedLEI as a model for developing research networks in similar regional or national settings, and UVG shares information on the importance of engaging a regional university in the process of developing such a network.

The research authors and their project titles are:

1) Early Reading in the K’iche’ Language

Lectura inicial en idioma K’iche’ de niñas y niños de primer grado del Departamento de Quiché, Guatemala

Miguel Marcelino Cabrera Vicente

2) Evidence-based Decisions and Their Effect on Reading Outcomes

Decisiones basadas en las evidencias y sus efectos en os aprendizajes de lectura

Sayra Cardona, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

3) Early Literacy in Mixed Grade Classrooms

La lectoescritura inicial en aulas multigrado: una oportunidad por descubrir y valorar

Melba Castillo A., y Rafael Meza Duriez

4) Pre-Primary Literacy Research in Care Centers and Classrooms

Lectoescritura en la preprimaria en Costa Rica: Una investigación en los centros de cuido y aulas

Mónica Castillo Gonzalo

5) Reading Identity of Teachers in Training as a Predictor of Favorable Attitudes Toward Literacy

Identidad lectora de docentes en formación como predictor de actitud favorable a la lectoescritura

Máster Rosemary Castro Solano

6) Contributions from Early Reading and Writing to the Formation of Critical Thinking

Transformando realidades: Aportes desde la lectura y escritura inicial en la construcción de ciudadanos críticos en El Salvador

Cándida Irene Chévez Reinoza

7) Stories and Informative Texts in Preschool

Los cuentos y textos informativos en preescolar: un puente para la comprensión lectora en primer grado en Nicaragua

M. Estrada

8) The Road to Effective Initial Literacy in Honduras

La ruta hacia la lectoescritura inicial eficaz en Honduras: las evidencias que faltan

Delia María Fajardo Salinas

9) Pedagogical Integration

Integración pedagógica del m-Learning para mejorar la comprensión lectora inicial en Guatemala

Hilda Ruth Flores Muñoz

10) Honduras Middle Grades Literacy

Escuelas multigrados en Honduras: Estrategias y oportunidades para mejorar la lectoescritura inicial

Gloria Ulloa

Go to the files below for the Spanish and the English translations of the Research Briefs.

Author(s): 
Cabrera, Miguel
Cardona, Sayra
Castillo, Melba
Castillo, Monica
Solano, Rosemary
Chevez, Candida
Estrada, Maria
Fajardo, Delia
Florez-Munoz, Hilda
Ulloa, Gloria
Organization: 
Red para la Lectoescritura Inicial de Centroamerica y el Caribe (RedLEI)
Date Published: 
December 11, 2018
Publication Type: 
Research Briefs
Topic: 
Teachers and Teaching
Testing and Assessment
Emergent Literacy
Predictive Factors
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