Interactive Radio and Audio Instruction Resources: Kenya
The following interactive radio and audio instruction resources are provided by programs that have been implemented in Kenya. Each program includes a description and a file set that can be used as part of a distance learning approach.
Kenya Radio Language Arts Project
The Kenya Radio Language Arts project, implemented by FHI360, was an ambitious, innovative effort to show that "interactive radio instruction" - a method which fosters continuous interaction between children and the radio characters - can substantially improve the teaching of a second language (in this case, English) in primary schools. Results of the project show important gains in student achievement, enthusiastic acceptance by both students and teachers, low costs, and high cost-effectiveness. This book documents the project and is divided into two main parts. Part 1, on underlying concepts and basic operations, includes chapters on: the context for collaboration; developing and managing the instructional system; instructional principles and methods; adapting the curriculum to radio; formative evaluation; writing broadcast scripts; and producing radio lessons. Part 2, on project results, contains chapters on the project's evaluation strategies, the development of the tests administered to the children, overall project results, and strategies and costs for nationwide dissemination of the project. A brief final section presents the Project Director's summary of the project. Appendices include: sample teachers' notes, lesson plans, and scripts; and lists of instructional and film/video materials available from the contractor and of select project documents.
Garissa Youth Project
Related Radio/Audio Programs:
Learning for Living
Civics education program for upper primary school students
Education in Emergencies
Supported by USAID/Kenya in 2011, EDC implemented the Garissa Youth Project. G-Youth enabled and empowered youth to design and lead initiatives to improve opportunities for themselves and their communities. The project gave Garissan youth greater access to the world of work and aims to keep youth in school for secondary and higher education. G-Youth was an associate award of the Educational Quality Improvement Program 3 (EQUIP3), a program designed to engage and prepare out-of-school youth for their roles within the world of work, civil society and family life.
Learning for Living is an interactive audio instruction (IAI) series for upper primary school students in grades 6-8 that covers civics education.
Contact Cetina, Ana, at ACetina@edc.org if you are looking for distance or audio education options for your country.