The Read Right Now! Toolbox is the result of more than ten years of collaborative reflection, deliberation, and experimentation. It reflects what EDC has learned about effective reading and writing instruction in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the former Soviet Republics through research, careful experimentation, and discussions with curriculum specialists in partner countries and in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The toolbox presents a clear and comprehensive vision of how best to support teachers, teacher supervisors, ministries of education, and parents so that they can, in turn, provide children and out-of-school youth with a more effective literacy learning environment. This toolbox also provides policy makers, program leaders, teacher trainers, and curriculum specialists with information, processes, and instruments that will help them adapt the Read Right Now!approach in their country or region.