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Accelerated School Readiness

Accelerated School Readiness

Summary: The ASR pilot is an accelerated 150-hour pre-literacy and pre-numeracy program for children entering Grade 1 who have not attended pre-school; it is offered through local schools using existing infrastructure and teachers. --- Problem the program addresses: The program addresses the lack of adequate access to pre-school education for 73 percent of Ethiopia's children, including the high cost of pre-schools. Local governments are slowly setting up one-year pre-schools (also called O classes) as a downward extension of primary schools. However, this approach has high infrastructure and management costs because new classrooms are needed to accommodate the children and new teachers with new training are required nationwide. As a r...

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Accelerated School Readiness

The ASR pilot is an accelerated 150-hour pre-literacy and pre-numeracy program for children entering Grade 1 who have not attended pre-school; it is offered through local schools using existing inf...

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