Councils, SIGs & International Affiliates
Global Literacy Professional Development Project Launches in Bangladesh
International Reading Association (IRA) Global Operations Director Sakil Malik was present for Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid’s launch of the Global Literacy Professional Development (GLPDN) project at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in Dhaka City, Bangladesh, in December 2011.
The GLPDN project’s goal is to enhance primary school teachers’ literacy instruction skills via mobile technology, aiming to provide training to 600 teachers in Bangladesh over the next three years. Nokia and Pearson Foundation will work with IRA and the Bangladesh Reading Association (BRA) to implement a pilot training project supported by professional development in the IRA Diagnostic Teaching Model (DTM) and literacy leadership development. The project is managed and conducted through IRA’s country affiliates. The Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) of the ministry of Primary and Mass education supports the project.
For more information about IRA Global Operations, see http://www.reading.org/General/LocalAssociations/AsiCouncil.aspx
Photo caption: Nokia EA country manager Abu Daud Khan, Bangladesh’s Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, and International Reading Association Global Operations Director Sakil Malik.