Learning Initiatives for Rural Education

Through a contract with The World Bank, the LIRE project was implemented by faculty members and graduate students at the Center for International Education. The purpose of the contract was to address the challenge of providing primary education in rural areas in Senegal and The Gambia. The CIE worked with education officials to develop training materials on multi-grade teaching in primary schools. Working with Senegalese and Gambian partners, workshops were delivered to help teachers enhance their knowledge of multi-grade pedagogies, classroom management, how to create educational activities using local materials, and integrate the community into the classroom. The Ministry of Education in The Gambia subsequently adopted the training materials and workshops nationally.

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Neither applies

Program Start (and End Dates): 

January 1, 2008 to August 31, 2010


Mbarou Gassama Mbaye
National Council for Negro Women
Saint-Louis, 46100
United States

Program Director: 

Jacqueline Mosselson

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Program Contact: 

Gretchen Rossman

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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Education/Educational Policy, Research & Administration/Center for International Education

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Text Books