Category Archives: ToT

Feasibility Study for Establishing a National Curriculum Centre in Iraq (INCC)

Country: Iraq

Donor: UNESCO

Period: 07/2012 -12/2012

Activity: The INCC aims to contribute to the modernization and reconciliation in Iraqi society through rebuilding the Iraqi school curriculum and textbooks along side with teacher professional development to enhance and innovate educational practices. This project is part of an overall Iraqi educational reform and development strategy also targeting Teacher Training, Higher Education and Literacy.

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Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training (STVET) Project

Country: Lao PDR

Donor: Asian Development Bank

Period: 09/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The TVET Skills Contracting Program aims to widening the national skills training base through direct support for the greater involvement of selected private TVET institutions. The project seeks to improve both the quality of, and access to, formal TVET in Lao PDR, focusing on certificate and diploma programs. Quality improvements include developing skill standards, improving curricula and training teachers in 4 priority skill areas:

(i) construction and building trades,

(ii) mechanical and machinery maintenance and repair,

(iii) furniture-making, and

(iv) basic business.

Inclusive Education Services

Country: Montenegro

Donor:  European Union

Period: 12/2011-12/2012

Activity: The existing social welfare and education system in Montenegro is in the process of intensive reforms and decisive endeavours are needed to restructure in accordance with best EU practices and in the best interest of the beneficiaries. One of the areas which require special attention is the education of excluded children. Direct beneficiaries are the MoES, the Bureau for Educational Services, Examination Centre. Indirect beneficiaries are the current and futures special education needs pupils.

Promotion of Basic Education in Afghanistan: Practical Learning and Occupational Orientation

Country: Afghanistan

Donor: GIZ

Period: 07/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The component “Practical learning and occupational orientation” is new in the German technical cooperation basic education program. The goal of this component is improved relevance of basic education regarding occupational orientation and practical learning.

Teacher Education Improvement Project: Upgrading Academic and Professional Teaching Qualification of Under-Qualified Class Teachers for Grades 1-4

Country: Palestine

Donor: World Bank

Period: 06/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: In the context of the Teacher Education Improvement Project (TEIP), and in keeping with the Teacher Education Strategy (TES), the aim of this project is to make provision for under-qualified, grade 1-4, class teachers to upgrade their academic qualifications to degree level and to gain a professional teaching qualification and, thereby, meet the standards required for teacher certification.

Education Quality and Relevance Project APL 2 – Technical Assistance for Development of Teacher Professional Development Scheme

Country: Armenia

Donor: World Bank

Period: 03/2011 – 01/2014

Activity: The objectives of the Education Quality and Relevance Project are:

(i)        Enhance and facilitate school learning in general education and improve the school readiness of children entering primary education; and

(ii)       Ensure equal access to and improve quality, relevance and accountability in tertiary.

More specifically the project has the dual aim of raising the quality of education and ensuring its relevance to the new economy and knowledge society needs along with carrying forward reforms to improve the efficiency of the education system. The objective of the TA is to support the implementation of the “Supporting further improvements in the quality of education through improved teacher in-service training and professional development” sub-component through the development of a national system for teacher professional development, and creating a school improvement network.

National Vocational Qualifications Framework, Competency-based Curriculum and National Learning Resources Development in support of demand-driven TVET system in Mongolia

Country: Mongolia

Donor: Millennium Challenge Corporation

Period: 03/2010 – 09/2012

Activity: The TVET Project is one of five projects designed under the Millennium Challenge Account – Mongolia (MCA-M) to address the primary constraints to even economic growth in Mongolia. In addition to developing a National Vocational Qualifications Framework the program seeks to improve public-private partnerships in TVET, define industry-led skills training standards for occupations and trades and translate these standards into modern competency-based curricula. A new national curriculum has been integrated to Mongolia’s national education system and supported by modernized instructional equipment and technology, curriculum materials and learning resources and underpinned by improved teacher training and professional development. The project aims at securing more equitable access for Mongolians to a quality improved and relevant TVET system.

Assistance to the Reform of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training System in the Arab Republic of Egypt (TVET Reform Project)

Country: Egypt

Donor: EuropeAid

Period: 10/2008 – 09/2012

Activity: The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improving the competitiveness of the Egyptian enterprises on domestic and international markets. In particular this contract is contributing to the immediate objective: To support the development of human and institutional capacity for the formulation and implementation of a national TVET reform policy.

Training of 1.000 inspectors for primary and secondary schools

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

Donor: UNESCO

Period: 06/2008 – 05/2009

Activity: The overall objective is to contribute to the effort to improve the quality of education in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in accordance with the objectives of Education For All and the Millennium Development Goals, by improving the technical and managerial capacity of inspectors through targeted training. The immediate objective is the strengthening of the capacity of 1.000 inspectors from primary, secondary and vocational education so that they can more effectively perform the tasks of supervision and inspectorial control. At the end of this training activity, 500 inspectors in post primary and secondary education are able to provide better support to teachers councils and 500 new inspectors have been trained in school inspection methods, evaluation and educational disciplines.

Social Partnership in Education and Training, Phase 2

Country: Uzbekistan

Donor: EuropeAid Tacis

Period: 09/2007 – 08/2009

Activity: The overall objective of the project is to contribute to promoting mechanisms and practices of social partnership in education and training as a means to improve its quality and relevance. The purpose is to develop capacity at national, regional and local levels for designing and implementing vocational education and training (VET) policy, for involving stakeholders and in particular social partners, and for improving the link of VET to the needs of employers, youth and adults.