Fostering parental engagement through use of “Mundo de Libros,” a technology-based tool that matches students with grade level-appropriate Spanish reading materials that align with their abilities and interests
Mundo de Libros (World of Books)
Grant Competition 2014
Reading Skill Targeted
Fundación Proacceso ECO A.C.
Due, in part, to a lack of appropriate reading resources and low parental involvement in children’s education, students in Mexico have not achieved basic levels of reading proficiency and lack agency in their reading decisions. Many primary school children in Mexico cannot read at grade level and the gap among children with lower reading skills increases as they grow older.
The Big Idea
Based in community libraries, this project gives early grade readers access to books in Spanish, classified by topic and difficulty level, according to their individual reading skills and interests. In addition, workshops are conducted to promote parental involvement and guide parents on how to best support their child’s reading process and detect possible reading difficulties.
Approximately 500 children through eight community libraries with the potential for expansion to schools in any Spanish-speaking country
Mundo de Libros
A web-based platform that matches students with grade level-appropriate Spanish reading materials that align with their abilities and interests.
Blogs and Media
- ACR GCD in the News // ICTworks // September 13, 2018
Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?
- Press Release // ACR GCD // February 3, 2015
All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces Winners of Literacy Innovations Competition
Research and Resources
Engaging Families and Communities to Support Student Reading Skills DevelopmentA summary on the impact and potential for scale of four ACR GCD-funded innovator projects focused on improving the engagement of families and communities in children's reading.
Qué Funciona para el Desarrollo (QfD) Evaluation ReportAn evaluation report on the results of the ACR GCD-funded "Mundo de Libros (World of Books)" project, implemented by Qu Funciona para el Desarrollo A.C. in Mexico.
Mundo de LibrosA web-based platform that matches students with grade level-appropriate Spanish reading materials that align with their abilities and interests.
Mundo de LibrosLearn more about "Mundo de Libros," which sought to engage parents in children's reading and complement it with a web-based platform for children's books at a community library.
Qué Funciona para el Desarrollo / Arturo AguilarACR GCD-funded innovator Qué Funciona para el Desarrollo shares their innovation to create community libraries for children and workshops to help support children's reading in Mexico City.
Qué Funciona para el Desarrollo (QfD) Baseline ReportA baseline early grade reading assessment of students participating in the ACR GCD-funded "Mundo de Libros" project in Mexico.
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Mexico City, Mexico