Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) in Ghana is a four-year government programme to support the implementation of the new policy framework for Pre-Tertiary Teacher Professional Development and Management. T-TEL seeks to transform the delivery of pre-service teacher education in Ghana by improving the quality of teaching and learning in relevant national bodies, institutions and all 46 Public Colleges of Education (CoEs). Seven core elements have been identified to achieve positive change in teacher training.
1. Training and coaching for CoE tutors in Mathematics, English and Science, and eventually generic materials for all tutors;
2. Support to the management of CoEs and training of its Principals;
3. Support to reform the pre-service curriculum;
4. Support to develop more effective student practicums;
5. Work with MoE and regulatory bodies on the implementation of existing policies for teacher education;
6. A Challenge Fund to which CoEs and their partner districts and schools will be able to apply to carry out innovative initiatives;
7. A set of incentives for each CoE to improve their management and training delivery.
The project, which started in November 2014, is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) as part of its Girls Participatory Approaches to Students Success (G-PASS) programme. The programme is being managed by Cambridge Education.
T-TEL is working closely with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) in consultation with national-level institutions such as the National Teaching Council (NTC), National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), National Accreditation Board (NAB), National Inspectorate Board (NIB), Universities of Cape Coast (UCC) and Winneba (UEW) and Colleges of Education (CoEs). Two committees – a Steering Committee and a Technical Advisory Committee – provide overall strategic direction and technical oversight, respectively.
We aim to bring organisations together to increase capacity and skills for the benefit of teacher training in Ghana. Learn more about the organisations we work with that are helping us achieve our mission below.
UNICEF Ghana Country Office (GCO) advocates, inspires and works with all its partners to deliver inclusive, equitable and sustainable services for improved survival, development, protection and participation of all children in Ghana. UNICEF GCO is providing technical support in the writing of the new Bachelor of Education Curriculum (B.Ed.) by funding the services of a National and International Gender and Inclusion experts, who are ensuring that Gender and Inclusion is mainstreamed in the new B.Ed. curriculum.
World University Service of Canada (WUSC)
WUSC, a non profit international organisation improves education, employment, and empowerment opportunities for youth. Working with a diverse network of students, volunteers, institutions, governments, and businesses, WUSC fosters youth-centered solutions to overcome inequality and exclusion. WUSC is supporting the T-TEL programme with international volunteers who are serving as Teaching and Learning Advisers in Ghana's public Colleges of Education.
Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO)
VSO’s experience in Ghana includes support to teacher training colleges, support to special education, national volunteering and links exchanges. We have added VSO to our consortium because of their ability to provide value for money through the provision of volunteers who have a strong track record within their own education systems, but wish now to share their experience in places that need it. Under T-TEL, VSO is supporting the programme with candidates who have strong credentials in training and mentoring of other teachers.