Latin America

ILA's work in Latin America is strengthened by our affiliates, which form the connective strand that allows ILA to weave a broad and deep network of literacy leaders. In many cases, this network also provides a grassroots local connection for our international projects and a catalyst for activities that respond to their communities' specific needs. ILA activities in the region are coordinated by our Global Operations Unit and the International Development in Latin America Committee.

Contact ILA's Global Operations for more information about Latin American activities or see below for information about upcoming conferences and Global Literacy Projects in this region.

Click here for a list of affiliates in Latin America.

Projects

Early Grades Reading Activity (EGRA) (2007–2009)

ILA led this EQUIP project which focused on early grades reading in developing countries. The objective of this activity was to use research conducted by ILA on early grades reading policies in these countries both at the school level and the pre-service level to help support the development of a document that would serve as a toolkit to aid international and national education development donors and NGO partners in developing pertinent and effective early grades reading programs in these countries. Click here to view the toolkit.

Strengthening Professional International Networks (2001–2003)

A two-year grant from the Ford Foundation supported ILA's Latin American affiliates in building a professional community that can activate and sustain professional development and education reform.

Resources

The International Development in Latin America Committee website publishes occasional reports and other documents of particular interest to educators in the region.

For resources designed for Spanish-speaking parents to help support children and teens with literacy learning at home, visit Spanish Language Literacy Resources from ReadWriteThink.org. Links are available in both English and Spanish.