Teaching moments

Literacy rates have been linked to economic development, and education projects aim to create better-educated and thus more economically secure populations. For education projects globally, the stakes are clear: educating a populace is the most effective way to build prosperous, healthy and equitable societies. This article discusses how project leaders engage with community stakeholders who will either reap the education projects' benefits or suffer their shortcomings over the project's entire life cycle. It doing so, it reports that effective communications to all stakeholders is the No. 1 factor for project success, according to PMI's "Pulse of the Profession" In-Depth Report: The Essential Role of Communications. For example, the article describes how Singapore's first liberal arts college was launched by engaging the faculty members who would teach a common curriculum and examines the project plan. Accompanying the article are five case studies: The first looks at a two-year project conducted by Save the
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