Dr. Honeyman advises on the development of Rwanda's new literacy policy

posted May 9, 2016, 11:29 AM by Catherine A. Honeyman
Dr. Catherine Honeyman has been brought on by Rwanda's Ministry of Education and Save the Children Rwanda to advise on the development of a new comprehensive national literacy policy, collaborating with the local consulting firm Blue Space Consulting Ltd.

The new policy treats literacy as a continuum of skills related to reading and writing, developed from birth through adulthood. The policy will contain sections related to emergent literacy development in the home and in pre-primary school, early literacy development in primary school, higher-order literacy development in secondary school and beyond, literacy development for out-of-school youth and adults, the integration of special needs literacy development into each of the preceding levels, and also the enabling environment for availability of quality reading materials.

Open consultations are being held with several stakeholder groups on these different aspects of the policy. To contribute your ideas, write to honeyman@ishya-consulting.com.