Georgia State University

Increasing the reading achievement levels of young learners through implementation of research-based, context-relevant literacy curricula and materials

Georgia State University

Increasing the reading achievement levels of young learners through implementation of research-based, context-relevant literacy curricula and materials


Project Name

Partnerships Achieve Literacy (PAL) South Africa

Location Implemented

South Africa

Technology Used

Hardware, Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2011

Reading Skill Targeted

Foundational, Reading Environment

Status

Winner

The Challenge

Project PAL combats the “alarmingly poor” (Fleisch, 2008) literacy levels of young R-3 learners in township schools in the Western Cape of South Africa.

The Big Idea

In partnership with a township school, Project PAL implemented teacher-developed, research-based reading curricula and instruction relevant to children’s lives, languages and experiences, conducted ongoing assessments, used innovative technology to create reading materials in multiple languages, and facilitated on-site professional development and internet-based webinars to inspire teachers to create innovative literacy curricula.

Results

400 children

Blogs and Media

Research and Resources

  • There are no resources at this time. Please check back later.

Connect with the Innovator

Website

http://projectpal1.wordpress.com/

Organization Type

University

Headquarters

Atlanta, Georgia USA

Subscribe To Our Monthly Newsletter