Introducing... Elliott Friedlander from Literacy Boost in Rwanda

NAME
Elliott Friedlander, Ph.D. 
 
WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY / PROJECT?
Company: Friedlander Research & Stanford University
 Main Project: Literacy Boost in Rwanda: A randomized control trial

WHY WAS IT SET UP?
The research I undertake explores the best methods to support children's early literacy development in the developing world.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST THING YOU HAVE LEARNT ALONG THE WAY?
The most important factor for children's literacy development is found in each child's home and community.  Conversely, the factor most commonly ignored by development organizations that focus on children's learning is the home and community contexts in which children live.
 
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR COMPANY / PROJECT NEXT?
My goal is to work myself out of a job. I will do this by getting all children reading and fostering a love of reading globally. 

HOW CAN PEOPLE GET INVOLVED?
There are lots of areas which I could really use help, from branding to data entry and analysis to project management to technology intergration.  Talk to me! 

WHY DID YOU JOIN EDSPACE?
To meet other professionals interested in education and working on innovative approaches towards helping children learn better. 

WHAT CAN YOU TEACH? (ANYTHING YOU ARE SKILLED AT OR PASSIONATE ABOUT)
I am happy to talk to others/teach about children's literacy development, education in the developing world, research design and methods, travelling all over the world, and how to make really really good mulligatawny stew.