Improving Teacher-Librarian Education in Rwanda

The program promotes a reading culture and information literacy by having teacher-librarians support the development of strong school libraries and the use of information resources in the classroom.
2013Rwanda

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting
School supportInformation Training and Outreach Centre of Africa (ITOCA)Cambridge Education [Fund Manager]Teacher Training and Evaluation

Location Data

Nyagatare, Karongi, Rwamagana, Nyamagabe, Rubavu, and Gisagara

This project trains teachers through workshops, and also trained four academic staff at the College of Education, University of Rwanda to teach a future B.Ed. program in teacher librarianship at the College of Education (CoE). The objectives are to promote a reading culture and information literacy in all Rwanda’s schools by having teacher-librarians supporting the development of strong school libraries and the use of information resources in the classroom. This will not only increase literacy and reading for pleasure, but will also enable teachers to use a wider range of resources in class using learner-centered approaches to teaching. 

Teacher-librarians are trained to help learners acquire the habit of reading and to help learners and teachers find information.Supporting the curriculum and allowing teachers to enhance lessons in the classroom

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