Case Study on Open Licensing of Early Grade Textbooks in Uganda

This case study tells the story of a small Ugandan NGO’s experience using openly licensed government primers to support early primary literacy. Mango Tree Literacy Lab  (MTLL) believes that African children have the right to read, write and engage with ideas in a language they know and understand. MTLL aspires to work side by side with government to ensure successful implementation of innovative education policies, making mistakes and learning within the constraints of real-world challenges. This case study describes how MTLL began to explore how the open licensing of national literacy materials could be harnessed to print additional copies for schools with insufficient numbers of usable primers.

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Author
Craig Esbeck
Publisher
Mango Tree Literacy Lab
Year
2020
Resource Type
Case studies
Topic
Access and distribution
National language and book policies
Open licensing
Country
Uganda
Region
East Africa
Licensing Condition
Creative Commons: Attribution-Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0