Teacher Motivation and Change in Yemen
Innovations in teacher professional development from the Yemen Early Grade Reading Approach (YEGRA)
This report outlines some of the innovations and practices in the professional development of grades 1-3 teachers in the USAID's Community Livelihoods Program support to Yemen's Ministry of Education for improved early grade reading. This report covers the initial design and implementation of the Yemen Early Grade Reading Approach (YEGRA) during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years.
- This report describes some of the challenges to teacher professional development for early grade reading during the first year (2012-2013) of YEGRA and how they were overcome through innovation leading to teacher motivation and change.
- As one of the first USAID-funded early grade reading programs in the Arab world, after Girls' Improved Learning Outcomes (GILO) in Egypt, we hope that the lessons learned from our successes and challenges will inform future work in the region.