Workshops held for Regional & District Directors of Education

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The Ghana Education Service (GES), with support from Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) has organised a series of two-day workshops on the Draft National Teacher Education Curriculum Framework. The workshops took place from the 15th – 16th, 22nd - 23rd of February, and 28th February – 2nd March 2017 in Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast respectively.

The purpose of the workshop was to bring together all District Directors of Education in Ghana, who are strategically involved in Initial Teacher Preparation through school level mentorship to teacher trainees, to seek their contribution to and endorsement of the final draft of the Curriculum Framework.

In his Opening address at the workshop in Cape Coast, T-TEL’s key adviser for its Institutional Development Component, Prof. Jophus Anamuah Mensah, said the key focus of the Curriculum Framework is to promote innovation, inclusion and best practice in improving the quality of teacher preparation. The Framework concentrates on the essentials a pre-service teacher education curriculum requires to produce the best teachers. The goal is to support system change in teacher education.

At the workshop, Teacher Education Experts from the Technical Group presented the Framework to participants. The participants then had the opportunity to discuss the Framework, make suggestions and consider possible implications for teacher education in the districts and at the school level.

Closing the workshop, Dr. Eric Ananga, a technical expert working on the framework told participants how keen their participation is in finalising the curriculum framework that will meet the expectations of the Ministry of Education and all education stakeholders. Additionally, the new curriculum is expected to produce a cadre of well-educated and motivated teachers ready to inspire and support high quality learning and achievement of children in Ghana.

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