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The Consejo de Lectura de Guatemala, an affiliate council of the International Reading Association composed of literacy teachers and teacher-educators in Guatemala and the USA, is improving the lives of Guatemalan students and families through educational professional development. Observations conducted of Guatemalan literacy instruction demonstrate apparent gains in effectiveness and sustainability attributable to the Guatemalan Literacy Project and its companion initiatives in over twenty-plus years of continuous activity. Implications address the potential of the Consejo de Lectura to support literacy teaching and learning in Guatemala, and for this multi-faceted educational model to inform educators and policy makers in the USA.

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