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Adapting and scaling peer tutoring for teachers and school leaders for equitable rural education

Inequalities in Honduras and Nicaragua’s education systems are linked with poor teacher professional development and the need for school principals, headmasters, and school leaders to be better equipped to promote and implement innovative approaches at school. The added challenges in rural environments, such as gender inequality, violence, scarcity of resources, and high school dropout rates, make it particularly challenging for children to achieve positive school results.

This project seeks to adapt and scale up a proven innovation targeting teachers and school principals in rural contexts in these two countries. Global and regional research shows that peer tutoring is cost-effective and can produce positive learning outcomes. The objectives of the project are threefold: a) the identification of key actors and critical factors for the adaptation and scaling up of the methodology; b) the implementation and evaluation of a pilot of the peer tutoring model, focusing on the improvement of teacher professional training processes, leadership competencies for innovation, and the achievement of significant learning for students; and c) the mobilization of evidence among key actors in the educational system of both countries.  The project will favour actors’ participation in an iterative and interactive process through qualitative and quantitative methods.

This project is funded through the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX), which aims to improve policies and practices that will strengthen national education systems within member countries of the Global Partnership for Education. This project was selected through a KIX call for proposals in Latin America and the Caribbean entitled “Generating and mobilizing innovative knowledge for regional education challenges”.

Project ID
Project Status
30 months
IDRC Officer
Florencio Ceballos
Total Funding
CA$ 1,190,000.00
Education and Science
Knowledge and Innovation Exchange Program
Institution Country
Fundación Educación 2020
Institution Country
Fundación Educación 2020