Argentina: Fundación Leer

Trainers:

One, with others on call

Grades:

Preschool and primary.

Languages:

Spanish

Trains in:

Argentina and elsewhere; trainings via distance learning throughout South America.

Focuses:

Coordinates support from local corporate foundations to provide books, reading corners, and teacher training for primary and middle schools in low-income communities. Conducts national reading awareness campaigns and marathons (engaging over 3.5 million children). Distributes children’s books online (15 million), and paperback (2 million, to 2.3 million children). Trains teachers through in-person and online workshops (more than 22,000 teachers to date).

Partners:

Local corporate foundations

Contact:

Fundación Leer

 

Armenia: Step by Step Benevolent Foundation

Trainers:

50

Grades:

Preschool, primary, and higher education

Languages:

Armenian and Russian

Trains in:

Armenia

Focuses:

The foundation combines the Open Society Institute’s Step by Step program for preschools and RWCT program for the primary, middle grades, high school and higher education, trains and retrains parents, teachers, educators and other professionals in the education sector. The foundation promotes the development of an open democratic society where each child will have opportunity to reach her or his full potential.

Partners:

Open Society Foundation, ISSA, RWCT IC, USAID, UNICEF, World Vision, European Union, UMCOR Armenia.

Contact:

Marine Mkrtchyan, Executive Director
Step by Step Benevolent Foundation
Armenia, 0033, Yerevan

 

Burma and Thailand: Thinking Classroom Foundation

Trainers:

More than 300 Active Trainers across Burma/Myanmar and the Thai-Burma Border

Grades:

All levels (from Preschool to Higher Education)

Languages:

Burmese and local ethnic languages

Trains in:

Chiang Mai, Thailand; Burma; and elsewhere. Conducts 8-10 intensive RWCT workshops lasting 7-10 days for 200-300 teachers annually. Trains via distance learning on RWCT topics. More than 400 participants join each virtual training.

Focuses:

Has trained thousands of educators in Chiang Mai and Burma, often in partnership with Buddhist monastic schools. Shares teaching resources and position papers with Burmese educators and with the RWCT network.

Resources:

Publications in Burmese and English: https://www.thinkingclassroom.org/resources.html

Partners:

OSF, DFID, Ministry of Education of Myanmar, local Grassroot Education Organizations (Indigenous Education groups, Disability Education Groups, Community-based schools, Faith-based schools, Refugees, IDPs, Migrants schools, etc.), Prospect Burma (UK), The Youth Hope Foundation (USA), The Pam Baker Foundation (Hong Kong), and the Maitri Trust (UK)

Contact:

Dr. Thein Lwin, Chair and Ms. Hawng Tsai, Director
Thinking Classroom Foundation
Chiang Mai, Thailand. 50000

      

Canada: Code (Canadian Overseas Development Through Education) 

Trainers:

More than 30

Grades:

Primary and middle school; teacher training colleges

Languages:

English, Portuguese, French, and Kiswahili

Trains in:

Contracted projects in Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, and Sierra Leone; trainings via distance learning

Focuses:

Training and support for children’s book production in local languages. Has provided millions of copies of hundreds of titles of books to children. Pre-service and in-service teacher training with a focus on literacy, critical thinking, and girls’ empowerment.

Partners:

Government Affairs Canada, Global Partnership for Education, UNICEF, and  education ministries in project countries.

Contact:

CODE
321 Chapel Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7Z2 Canada

Email:

 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau teaches a class in Monrovia with a book produced by Reading-Liberia, as WCF co-director Yvonne Capehart Weah looks on. Reading-Liberia is a joint project of the We-Care Library, CODE, and RWCT. Mr. Trudeau is a former teacher.

Georgia: The School-Family-Society Association

Trainers:

30

Grades:

Primary and middle school

Languages:

Georgian, English, and Russian

Trains in:

Georgia and elsewhere; also offers trainings via distance learning

Focuses:

Using RWCT methods in Georgian, English, and Russian language classes, mathematics, social and social sciences, science, and art; non-formal education training for students; school system development for school leaders; consultations and training to prepare schools for accreditation; and teachers’ professional development and career advancement, including designing professional portfolios. Offers lesson plans and training resources for RWCT members.

Partners:

Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, Eurasia Foundation, Open Society Foundation – Georgia,  European Commission, US Embassy, and USAID.

Contact:

Irina Kikvadze, Executive Director
The School-Family-Society Association
#8 Kievi str.,
0102 Tbilisi, Georgia

   

Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan Reading Association

Trainers:

29

Grades:

Primary and secondary grades

Languages:

Kazakh and Russian

Trains in:

Around Kazakhstan; also conducts training on line

Focuses:

We offer educative and developmental seminars, and hold regional and national conferences for educators. We are members of Eurasian Committee of the International Literacy Association.

Partners:

Support from local and region educational departments

Contact:

Zeinegul Kopbaeva

Website:

          

Kosovo: Kosova Education Centre

Trainers:

62

Grades:

Teacher training for primary, lower and upper secondary, and higher education, including school  administrators,   curriculum designers, textbook authors and policy-makers.

Languages:

Albanian

Trains in:

Kosovo

Focuses:

Uses critical thinking methodology in various in-service trainings to strengthen teachers’ capacities for organizing a competency-based education that enable students to construct the knowledge and develop their skills through active engagement with the content, peer-interaction and immediate feedback. Additional to training teachers to implement new methodology in their classrooms, the RWCT philosophy, its techniques and strategies are used to design different in-service teacher training programs, such as: The Interactive Learning program, Strategies for teaching and leaning mathematics, Education against corruption, Ethics and Institutional Integrity, SchoolMe, Human Rights Education, EDC/HRE, etc. 

Partners:

The Ministry of Education and Science in Kosovo, World Bank, UNICEF, Government Affairs Canada,, KulturKontact, Kosova Foundation of Open Society, Education Support Program, Municipal Education Directorates, etc

Contact:

Kosova Education Centre – KEC
Third Millennium School Compound,
Qendresa Str. no. 48, Matican,
0000 Pristina, Kosovo

    
   

Kyrgyzstan: Education Initiatives Support Foundation

Trainers:

30

Grades:

Secondary and university level (for students and for teachers).

Languages:

Kyrgyz, Russian, Uzbek

Trains in:

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and online

Focuses:

Specialists in philology, biology, history, mathematics, and pedagogics

Partners:

World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Aga Khan Foundation, UNICEF, UNESCO, and private schools and kindergartens.

Contact:

Nizovskaya Irina, Coordinator of RWCT
The Education Initiatives Support Foundation
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Email:

Website:

   

 

Latvia: Education Development Centre

Trainers:

8

Grades:

Teacher training for preprimary, primary, secondary, and adult education, including school  administrators, librarians, parents, and policy-makers

Languages:

Latvian and English

Trains in:

Latvia and elsewhere, in coordination with RWCT member organizations. Can train via distance learning.

Focuses:

Uses critical thinking methodology in various trainings to build an educated society consisting of confident individuals who can use their knowledge and skills for active participation and personal growth; an inclusive society that appreciates diversity and promotes social cohesion, and a learning society in which development is based on constantly acquiring knowledge and skills in multiple ways in formal, non-formal and informal settings. Projects embrace civic participation and civic education, critical thinking and media literacy, social integration and intercultural interaction, diversity and tolerance, human relations, community development, and youth integration and empowerment.

Partners:

The Latvian Ministry of Education and Science, regional and local education authorities, and national and  international NGO’s.

Contact:

Sandra Kalnina
Education Development Centre
Riga LV-1010, Latvia

Email:

Website:

   

 

Liberia: The We-Care Foundation

Trainers:

21

Grades:

Preschool, primary, and secondary schools, and teacher training colleges

Languages:

English

Trains in:

Liberia, West Africa, and elsewhere

Focuses:

Pre-service and in-service training for primary, secondary, and teachers’ college faculty in pedagogical skills, writing, and critical thinking across the curriculum. Workshops for writers, illustrators, and designers of supplemental reading books. Works with civil service groups  on election and other social issues using a critical thinking model.

Partners:

The Ministry of Education of Liberia, CODE, RWCT, Open Society Foundation,  Global Partnership for Education, USAID,  Action in Hunger, Book Aid International, and others.

Contact:

Michael Weah, Executive Director
We Care Foundation
Monrovia, Liberia

Email:

wcarelib@yahoo.com

   

Lithuania: The Modern Didactics Center

Trainers:

25

Grades:

Pre-primary, primary, secondary, teacher training colleges, universities, adult education,   youth development, parent education, librarians, and non-formal education.

Languages:

Lithuanian, English, Russian, Polish

Trains in:

Lithuania, Europe, Central Asia

Focuses:

Pre-service and in-service training for primary, secondary, teachers’ college, and university faculty in pedagogical skills and critical thinking across the curriculum and in non-formal settings. Disseminating critical thinking methodologies throughout Europe. Research and publications.

Partners:

Lithuanian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport; Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; European Commission; Open Society Foundation; RWCT Network, in country schools, education centres, universities.

Contact:

Daiva Penkauskiene, Executive Director
ŠIUOLAIKINIŲ DIDAKTIKŲ CENTRAS (Modern Didactics Centre)
Kojelavičiaus str. 1 | LT-11100
Vilnius, Lithuania

Website:

   

 

Moldova: Pro Didactica

Trainers:

50+

Grades:

Preschool, primary, secondary, teachers’ colleges, and adult education

Languages:

Romanian and English

Trains in:

Moldova and elsewhere; also offers trainings via distance learning.

Focuses:

Promotes principles of the open society, supporting individuals and organizations with continuous learning and development, for better personal and professional performance and to facilitate integration into a society in transition. Offers training workshops, a virtual library of pedagogical materials (see link under “Resources”), and a journal of theory and practice of education, Didactica Pro.

Partners:

Ministry of Education, Culture and Research-Moldova, OSF, UNDP, ADC, GPPAC, European Union, Governments of Romania and Lichtenstein, Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation, and others.

Contact:

Dr. Rima Bezede, Executive Director
Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA
Chişinău, Republic of Moldova

       

Romania: Romanian RWCT Association

Trainers:

6

Grades:

Primary and secondary schools, teacher training colleges, and adult education

Languages:

Romanian and English

Trains in:

Romania, Central and Western Europe, and elsewhere. Conducts training via distance learning.

Focuses:

Provides in-service training for primary teachers, and secondary teachers of all disciplines. Association members use RWCT methods in teachers’ colleges. Works with librarians, community activists who promote reading, and family literacy projects (See website and Facebook page for more details).

Partners:

The Ministry of Education of Romania and the European Commission.

Contact:

Asociatia Lectura si Scrierea pentru Dezvoltarea Gandirii Critice Romania
Str. Luceafărului nr. 6/22
400343  Cluj-Napoca, România 

   

 

 

Sierra Leone: PEN-Sierra Leone

Trainers:

2, with others on call

Grades:

Preschool, primary, and junior secondary school

Languages:

English and Krio

Trains in:

Sierra Leone, Liberia, and online

Focuses:

PEN trains West African writers and illustrators to produce books for children, and supports writing clubs in junior and senior secondary schools in Sierra Leone.

Partners:

PEN-International, World Bank, Government Affairs Canada, CODE of Canada.

Contact:

Allieu Kamara
PEN Sierra Leone
96 Campbell Street
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Email:

aliekay@yahoo.com

         

  

Sierra Leone: TALLE-SL

Trainers:

192

Grades:

Primary and Junior Secondary

Languages:

English, Krio, Mende, Limba and Temne

Trains in:

Sierra Leone, Liberia, and online

Focuses:

TALLE trains teachers, teacher trainers, and college faculty in literacy and numeracy methods; and conducts research and assessments on language and numeracy teaching and learning.

Partners:

World Vision, Concern Worldwide, Government Affairs Canada, World Bank, CODE of Canada, WCSL, Cotton Tree Foundation, and Catholic Relief Services.

Contact:

The Association of Language and Literacy Educators of Sierra Leone
Alhajie S. Kanu
Senior Program Manager
49 Circular Road
Freetown, Sierra Leone
+232  78444902 / +232 77376636

Website:

tallereadingrsl.org

    

  

Slovakia: Orava Association for Democratic Education

Trainers:

6

Grades:

Primary and secondary schools, teacher training colleges, and universities

Languages:

Slovak

Trains in:

Slovakia and elsewhere in Europe

Focuses:

Shares teaching and learning strategies that promote democratic principles, tolerance, and cooperation.  Currently offering two programs accredited by the Ministry of Education for primary and secondary teachers: Developing Critical Thinking Through Communication Skills and The Literacy Cube: Promoting Reading and Health Literacy in Families.

Partners:

The Methodology and Pedagogy Centre (MPC), National Institute for Education (ŠPÚ), and Elementary school Okružná 17 Michalovce.

Contact:

Orava Association for Democratic Educiation
Masarykova 1984/50
071 01 Michalovce
Slovakia

   

   

Tajikistan: TACT (Tajik Association for Critical Thinking)

Trainers:

28

Grades:

Secondary and higher education; Institution for Journalists and Lawyers.

Languages:

Tajik, Russian, and English

Trains in:

Tajikistan and Afghanistan; also online

Focuses:

TAJIK Association for Critical Thinking

Developing critical skills for the new generation of youth through education and the mass media, with an additional focus on teachers, journalists and lawyers.

Partners:

Open Society Institute, USAID, The Tajikistan Ministry of Education and Science.

Contact:

Tajik Association for Critical Thinking
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

     

Tanzania: Children’s Book Organization for Tanzania

Trainers:

20

Grades:

Primary grades; school and community libraries

Languages:

Kiswahili and English

Trains in:

Tanzania, East Africa, and elsewhere

Focuses:

Pre-service and in-service training for primary grade   teachers in pedagogical skills. Training of teacher-  librarians.

Partners:

CODE of Canada

Contact:

Marcus Mgbili
Children’s Book Organization for Tanzania
P.O Box 78245
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 

United States and Western Europe: Critical Thinking International

Trainers:

One, with others on call

Grades:

Primary through university

Languages:

English, Spanish, and others

Trains in:

World-wide

Focuses:

Pre-service and in-service training for educators at all levels. Production of supplemental reading materials and textbooks.  

Partners:

CODE of Canada, USAID, Global Affairs Canada, UNESCO, OSI, and Global Partnership for Education

Contact:

Charles Temple, Ph.D., Director.
Critical Thinking International

     

Uzbekistan: Center for Innovations and Technologies

Trainers:

10 active trainers

Grades:

1-11, and higher education students and teachers

Languages:

Uzbek, Russian, and English

Trains in:

Uzbekistan and on-line world wide)

Focuses:

Training of trainers, Leadership programs, Language Teaching, Educational  programs.

Partners:

Asian Development Bank, World Bank, USAID, UNICEF)

Contact:

Karimova Gulsanam

 
 

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