IRI

Tuned in to Student Success: Assessing the Impact of IRI (Executive Summary) English and Español

IDD | EDC | Publication
This document summarizes student assessment data collected from 15 recent EDC projects to determine the impact of Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) on student achievement in hard-to-reach areas. The research shows consistent learning gains among elementary and pre-school students and improved practices among teachers.
Results

Tuned in to Student Success: Assessing the Impact of IRI

IDD | EDC | Publication

This study reviews student assessment data collected from 15 recent EDC projects to determine the impact of Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) on student achievement in hard-to-reach areas. The data indicates that exposure to IRI is associated with higher levels of student achievement, consistently producing learning gains among its participants of diverse ages and in diverse settings. A six-page summary of the report is also available here.

Report
Results

Bilingual Radio for Colombia

Bilingual Radio for Colombia (Bilingüismo Radial para Colombia) is a pilot project providing basic English skills to rural Colombian children. This video describes how Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI) works and demonstrates the production and evaluation process through the English for Colombia (ECO) program. 

Rwanda: 1,000 Mentors for Literacy Campaign

Media Outlet: 
allAfrica.com

One thousand mentors will be deployed in various schools this academic year under the Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) campaign, which is being implemented by Education Development Centre, Inc., a US-based organization.

This move is in line with enforcing full implementation of the School-Based Mentoring Program (SBMP), an initiative aimed at building teachers' capacity to effectively adopt new teaching techniques that include video modules.

Rwanda: 80 Mobile Libraries to Be Established Countrywide

Media Outlet: 
allAfrica.com

At least 80 mobile libraries will be instituted to address the lack of reading materials in various parts of Rwanda by 2016, said Said Yasin yesterday of Education Development Centre, Inc. (EDC).

EDC is an international non-governmental organization based in the US and currently working alongside Peace Corps, a US volunteer service organization, as well as Rwanda Education Board (REB) to promote the quality of education in the country.

English for Latin America (ELA) Medley

Click below to listen to a medley of the songs used in the ELA program (Haga click abajo para escuchar una pequeña muestra de la musica de ELA).

Rwanda: Involving Parents in Children's Learning

Media Outlet: 
allAfrica.com

A new initiative has been launched that aims at engaging parents to actively participate in their children's education, mainly through encouraging the culture of reading.

The program that is being spearheaded by Education Development Centre, Inc. (EDC), a US-based organisation, is expected to increase the rate at which parents guide, educate, and interact with their children through discussions and debate.

Rwanda: Literacy Campaign Gets US $75,000 Boost

Media Outlet: 
allAfrica.com

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), a US-based organization, has equipped the recording studio of Rwanda Education Board (REB) to build its capacity to record audiovisual educational materials and thereby improve education quality.

This initiative is part of USAID's partnership with the Ministry of Education and Rwanda Education Board to promote Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) in schools.

MoEST Takes Over Tikwere Radio Program

Media Outlet: 
Malawi Voice

Tikwere Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI), a USAID-funded program, has handed over its services to the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST). Aired on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation during school days, the program provides instructions through radio lessons. It enables teachers to impart students in standards 1–4 with knowledge in English, mathematics, Chichewa, and life skills.

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Q&A: Voice of a New Nation

IDD | EDC | News Photo

On July 9, 2011, a historic vote resulted in southern Sudan seceding from the north. The Republic of South Sudan, Africa’s newest nation, was born.

But lasting change doesn’t happen overnight. One year after independence, South Sudan struggles with violence, poverty, illiteracy, food insecurity, and a weak infrastructure. Amid this uncertainty, Sudan Radio Service (SRS), an independent media outlet funded by USAID and managed by EDC, broadcasts vital news and civic information across the region.

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