Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed Technical Assistance – READ TA
READ TA is a five-year project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by the Research Triangle Institute and its partners, including the Florida State University.
The Learning Systems Institute was contracted to support READ TA and the Ethiopian Ministry of Education (MOE) in its efforts to develop a nationwide reading and writing program. The project is expected to reach 15 million children in all schools and all regions of Ethiopia. LSI provides technical assistance to Regional State Education Bureaus (RSEBs), Colleges of Teacher Education (CTEs) and the Ethiopian Ministry of Education in curriculum and materials development for pre service teacher education.
From 2013 to present, the FSU/LSI team has identified priority actions for improving the support for instruction of reading and writing in seven national languages; led several training workshops targeting 200 CTE instructors; and developed instructional materials for pre service teachers in seven national languages and English.
LSI is in the process of extending its scope of work and budget to develop three modules in addition to the four modules developed and implemented at 35 Colleges of Teacher Education in Ethiopia.