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Fundación Leer | Argentina

Targeted, Differentiated Literacy Instruction during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Argentina

AWARD YEAR
2021
FUNDING AREA
Education
PROJECT LOCATION
Argentina
AMOUNT AWARDED
$75,000
PROJECT DURATION
9 months

Objective:

Provide early literacy development training, tools, and resources to recover learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic

For more than 23 years, Fundación Leer has promoted literacy in Argentina, a country in which, according to PISA 2018, more than 50% of 15-year-olds do not understand what they read. In 2020, Fundación Leer surveyed nearly 600 teachers from its partner schools about their experiences during the pandemic. Teachers reported that their primary form of communication with families was WhatsApp and the vast majority felt that printed materials would be more effective to teach literacy.  Throughout the pandemic, Leer has adapted its programming to remote learning and provided digital and printed materials for students and teachers. It has trained almost 1,000 teachers, provided reading level specific books to 80,000 students, and created a new mobile-based videogame with 1,750 initial users. This project will build on this work and provide targeted, differentiated literacy materials for distance and in-person learning for 3,000 students and 138 teachers at 19 partner schools. Leer selected schools with strong principals, which serve student populations with little to no internet access, and that were able to maintain contact with students’ families.

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