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Reading for Ethiopia's Achievement Developed (READ) Technical Assistance Project

The Ethiopia READ project supports the Ethiopian Ministry of Education (MOE) in its efforts to develop a nationwide reading and writing program. The objective of the program is to improve the reading and writing skills of children in grades one through eight in both their mother tongue and English. Strategies undertaken to achieve the goal are: (a) developing reading and writing materials for primary classrooms and pre- and in-service teacher training; (b) applying language-specific teaching and learning methodologies and strategies that focus on helping students learn to read and write effectively; (c) supporting and enhancing teaching and learning through appropriate technology and teaching aids; (d) providing technical assistance support to the Regional State Education Bureau and the Ministry of Education or the READ Institutional Improvement project; and (e) conducting midpoint and end-of-project Early Grade Reading Assessments to measure the impact of new curriculum, materials, and teaching. The project is expected to reach 15 million children in all schools and all regions of Ethiopia.

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Implementation Timeframe
January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2017
Primary Implementing Organization: 
RTI International
Funding Organization: 
Reading Curriculum Development
Teaching and Learning Materials Development/Provision
Reading Assessment
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