This partnership project involves technical assistance by Innove in two areas of critical importance for the development of general education in Georgia – implementation of the new National Curriculum, and overhaul of in and pre-service teacher training.
The overall objective of the initiative is to develop a systematic approach strengthening access to quality education for children in Georgia and guide concrete education sector reforms in that regard to building a highly skilled and motivated teaching workforce and to ensure that every child is included in quality learning and to achieve quality learning outcomes for the successful transition later in life. The project supports the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia in the piloting and implementation of the new National Curriculum in selected schools, elaboration and piloting language immersion programs and development of innovative teaching and learning approaches and practices that support children at school to achieve high learning outcomes.
This project will contribute to achieving the following results:
- University students have access to Bachelor and Master programmes for acquiring teacher qualifications for pre-school and general education.
- New National Curriculum is piloted in 15 schools coordinating all the components of implementation: methodologies, coaching and training of school community, educational resources and other. This will serve as a good model for nation-wide scale up.
- Language immersion vision and concept are created and accepted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia to support children from ethnic minorities to be fully included in school life and acquire academic skills in State and their mother languages simultaneously. The concept will be elaborated and then piloted and scaled up nation-wide.
Mid-term population focus:
- Specialists of the Preschool and General Education Department of Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.
- Teachers and administrations from 20 selected schools (15 Georgian and 5 Non-Georgian language schools).
- Teachers and lecturers from 9 state universities: Ilia, Javakhishvili Tbilisi, Sokhumi, Akhaltsikhe, Telavi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Gori and Zugdidi Universities.
Long-term population focus: school students and teachers across the country.
Direct beneficiaries of the project are 700 children, 150 school teachers and school management in 15 target schools with Georgian instruction language, 5 ethnic minority schools (instruction language – Armenian and Azerbaijani), as well as academic personnel in nine state universities.
Indirect beneficiary: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia
Implementation period: 01.02.2019–30.11.2019.
Additional information: Aili Kõiv, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.