As you’re reading this I’ll hopefully be back in Tanzania to do the next stage of our East Africa project. The final goal apparently being to have Genki English and Genki Phonics helping every school in the country. Fingers crossed.
If you want to know a little more about how we’re doing it, the partners we’re working with (US Department of State for one) plus of course see the amazing quotes from the Harvard research, the report on the January-March intervention has just been published, which you can download here:
Technology Enhanced Education in Tanzania TEE – pdf
If you are involved with, or know anyone who is involved with, these types of research and development projects overseas then please do tell them to check it out.
It is amazing to think that all the hard work we’ve all been doing (I couldn’t have done it without all your support) gets such an amazing result with the kids and students over there. Here’s what they wrote …..
1.1 “Based on a variety of analyses, it has been confirmed that the TEE intervention had a significant,
positive and robust impact on students’ learning outcomes”, (Schlemmer, Harvard University, 2012).
1.2 Average student improvement shown on post course tests compared with the pre course tests was
60% over all eight tests; and in specific tests – writing (123%) and English comprehension (75%).
“At the beginning of the course they couldn’t read a single sentence, but now they can read a book”
Tanzanian volunteer teacher (2012).
Being in rural Tanzania does mean I’m probably going to be without email access for the next week or so.
But I promise I will get back to all of you once I get back online the week after next, and do check out some of my previous photos, posts & videos from Africa!