Who designs Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) programmes, teaches children foundational skills, and ensures that TaRL is properly implemented? TaRL programmes usually require at least three teams: TaRL Programme Teams, TaRL Instructors, and TaRL Mentors.
TaRL Programme Teams
Leaders of Practice
Throughout the TaRL programme implementation teams are Leaders of Practice. These leaders have a deep understanding of TaRL and serve as advocates and catalysts for the approach. TaRL leaders could be instructors, government supervisors, NGO staff, or volunteers. They have all been trained in the approach, have practised TaRL in the classroom themselves and provided support to help instructors and others implement TaRL in a robust manner. Leaders of practice support, mentor and inspire their colleagues, empowered by their own experience delivering the approach and seeing the gains in learning that can be made. This leadership is the linchpin in strong, sustainable TaRL ecosystems. It ensures that the focus remains on the child, that teachers stay on track, and that innovation and learning is threaded back into TaRL delivery.
1) Banerji, Rukmini, and Madhav Chavan. “Improving literacy and math instruction at scale in India’s primary schools: The case of Pratham’s Read India program.” Journal of Educational Change 17, no. 4 (2016): 453-475