Teacher Training

Indonesia: Whole School Improvement Takes Hold

Teacher Siti Maimunah credits community support for better outcomes

Why has Darul Ulum Pasinan madrasah improved in student achievement since joining an EDC program? Everyone at the school seems to have an answer.

Building a Strong Foundation for Literacy in Rwanda

IDD | EDC | Publication

The Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) Initiative was a five-year project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in Rwanda between August 2011 and January 2017. L3’s strategic objective was to strengthen teaching and learning, so that children leave primary school with solid literacy and numeracy skills. This executive report summarizes the activities of the project, recommendations and lessons learned.


L3 Partner Reports

IDD | EDC | Publication

Final reports detail the activities of Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) Initiative partners, Concern Worldwide and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).


PAQUED Final Evaluation Report

The findings from this study show that experimental teachers’ knowledge of how to teach reading and writing is more closely aligned with sound literacy instruction than their IAI-only and control counterparts. Experimental teachers’ practice also changed significantly within a year of using the reading program. As a result, the performance of the students of these experimental teachers in key reading skills like letter identification and fluency showed 3 dramatic differences in comparison to their control counterparts.

4Rs for Teachers Lead to Student Gains

IDD | EDC | News Photo

The DRC faces severe challenges in educating young children. Access to schooling is limited; the primary school enrollment rate is only about 60 percent. Nearly 20 percent drop out in their first year. Also, nearly a third of government teachers go unpaid, contributing to a high rate of teacher absenteeism and children sitting idle in the classroom.

Basa Pilipinas (Read Philippines)

Basa Philippines Project

Basa Pilipinas is USAID/Philippines’ flagship basic education project in support of the Philippine Government’s early grade reading program. Implemented in close collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd), Basa Pilipinas aims to improve the reading skills for at least one million early grade students in Filipino, English and selected mother tongues. This will be achieved by improving reading instruction, reading delivery systems, and access to quality reading materials.

United States Agency for International Development

Investing in Teachers, Investing in Athletes

With the Winter Olympics underway in Sochi, EDC’s Mary Burns raises a timely question: Do teachers get as much support for preparation as professional athletes do?

Investing in Teachers As We Do in Athletes

Education for All Blog (Global Partnership for Education)

Teaching a New Nation

Teacher Gaga Simon leads a discussion with fellow teachers in South Sudan.

Gaga Simon teaches math and science at Ligi Primary School in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state. Like most of the school’s teachers, Simon had no formal training and relied on methods such as rote memorization, just like he was taught when he was a boy.

Addressing South Sudan’s Teacher Shortage

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USAID Impact

In South Sudan, teachers are hampered by a lack of formal training and a student-teacher ratio of 100 to 1. EDC’s South Sudan Teacher Education Project is providing educators with the skills they need to address these challenges.