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The Enabling Writers Workshop Experience in Nigeria

Resource Type: 
Event Recordings, Materials, and E-Courses
Author(s): 
Liman, Audu
Malgwi, Dr. Grace
Gandu, Dr. Garba
Ahmed, Salisu
Publisher or Sponsoring Organization: 
The Global Reading Network
Country: 
Date Published: 
November 29, 2017
Abstract (200 Character Limit) : 

Lessons Learned from a Structured, Leveled and Decoadable Book-Writing Program Using Bloom Software - The Enabling Writers Workshop Experience in Nigeria

This webinar spotlights the Nigerian Enabling Writers (EW) Workshop Program, responsible for creating more than 200 leveled and decoadable books in the Hausa language with publicly available Bloom book-writing software. Supported by All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development and the Reading within REACH initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this grassroots writing and book production effort has potential to be carried out at a large scale. In cooperation with Global Book Alliance partners, EW titles will be open-licensed and placed on digital platforms for sharing, electronic use and large-scale printing.

The webinar explores key elements of Nigeria's EW program, quality assurance approaches, engaging government in insuring success and plans for sustaining the program. Recommendations on how to set up a similar program are shared. The REACH initiative is supporting other EW programs in Bangladesh, Haiti, Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines.

Presenters are Audu Liman (EW Project Manager) and Dr. Grace Malgwi (EW Literacy/Book Specialist) of American University of Nigeria, as well as Professor Salisu Ahmed, representative from the government's Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council who presented on behalf of Dr. Garba Gandu.

Topic: 
Teacher assessment; Training and professional development – teachers
Language
Teaching and learning materials
Parent & Community Involvement/Support
Scaling Up/Scalability
Target Audience: 
Teachers