Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Reading Across the Continents...

A program sponsored by the International Reading Association, puts students in Washington DC in contact with students in Nigeria and Ghana, reading common books and discussing. I don't want to toot my own horn, but Catherine Montfort and I did a project like this for two years with students in Burkina Faso and Santa Clara University. The logistics back then, in the early days of the Internet, were cumbersome. Just setting up a Yahoogroups was a job and a half! Things are definitely easier now... and cybercafes are plentiful in Africa. I'll be curous to see how the obviously well-funded attempt fares. They are reading Copper Sun and Purple Hibiscus

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