Collaboration With Government to Scale Early Grade Reading Innovations

Last week, World Education hosted a workshop on their Early Grade Reading (EGR) innovations for key staff at the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS). The workshop highlights World Education’s collaboration with the government to scale its EGR innovations and improve literacy outcomes in Cambodia.

Workshop participants learn how to use resources in reading toolkits

Workshop participants learn how to use resources in WE’s Reading Toolkits

The workshop focused on World Education’s model for boosting early literacy rates developed under their Total Reading Approach for Children (TRAC) and Technology for Education Systems Transformation projects (TEST), funded by All Children Reading and USAID’s Development Innovations project, respectively.

WorldEd Staff with MoEYS officials

World Education staff meet with the Minister of Education and Director General of Education

During the workshop, World Education and MoEYS facilitators provided participants from the Primary Education, Curriculum Development, and Teacher Training Departments with an in-depth overview on the national reading standards.

Jointly developed by both parties and piloted under TRAC, the reading standards are now official MoEYS documents and have been distributed to schools nationwide, as well as other corresponding EGR interventions.

The workshop represents one element of World Education’s assistance to the MoEYS to ensure quality roll-out of the new national reading standards in schools across the country. This workshop is soon to be followed by a series of trainings hosted by World Education at regional and sub-regional levels to guarantee system-wide capacity in implementation of the new EGR national reading standards.

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