Among 75 districts in Nepal, Bajura is ranked 75 as per the HDI report 2016. PHASE Nepal Teacher Training program aims to improve the learning environments of schools in 5 Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Bajura, through an intensive teacher training and follow up support to teachers.
The specific activities are:
- Train and provide follow up support for 350 teachers
- Train mentor teachers to provide school-based monitoring and support
- Recruit, Train and Support and 1 new trainer to build him/her as a master trainer
- Train all 350 teachers on gender sensitivity in schools.
The teacher training program consisted of:
- Classroom baseline assessment
- Awareness-Level training in teaching methodology
- Gender Sensitivity training (1-day course)
- Post training classroom observation
- Selection of mentor teachers
- Training of Trainers (TOT) for mentor teachers (2 days training, 5-days observation/feedback)
- Peer observation, feedback and reporting from mentor teachers
- Focus group discussions with female students
All activities were conducted in coordination with District Education Office, Bajura, community members, local resource centre and PHASE staff.
The following were the achievements from the teacher training program
- 361 teachers completed the awareness-level training and gender sensitivity training
- 361 teachers had pre and post-course assessment and ongoing observation and feedback
- 78 mentor teachers completed the Training of Trainers course and provided ongoing support other teachers in their school
“The PHASE approach is unique and we appreciate that you first observe the teachers in the classroom before the training and supplement the missing elements during the training. Many of the teachers from my school have been observed for the first time through this program. PHASE teacher training has rejuvenated our enthusiasm for teaching. The best part of it is the continuous follow up and feedback. Being selected as a mentor is a big opportunity for me. It’s great because we teachers are sharing ideas with each other and there is an environment of interaction in the school.”
Bir Jung Shahi, Principal of Budhinanda Primary School in Kolti (Bajura).Attachments: