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Validated By Independent Evaluators

The RWCT project was singled out by UNESCO and the International Bureau of Education (IBE) as one of 25 promising practices world-wide in peace-building, and was featured on a CD ROM entitled “Learning to Live Together: Good Practices in Schools” (Geneva: UNESCO/IBE, 2003). The project is also listed on the IBE’s website at www.ibe.unesco.org.

In April 2000, the Open Society Institute (OSI) commissioned the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to conduct an independent evaluation of the Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking (RWCT) project. After observing teachers in the project in four countries--Macedonia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, and Kyrgyzstan--and comparing those project teachers with a control group of teachers, the evaluators found that participating in the project had changed teachers’ practices in important ways.

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