Ministry of Education, Guyana

Guyana Improving Teacher Education Project (GITEP)

 

 DOCUMENT TITLEDATEReport No.DOCUMENT TYPE
1 Guyana - Improving Teacher Education : P110018 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 MAR 20, 2013 ISR9453 Implementation Status and Results Report
2 Guyana - Improving Teacher Education : P110018 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English) AUG 15, 2012 ISR7701 Implementation Status and Results Report
3 Guyana - Improving Teacher Education : P110018 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English) FEB 21, 2012 ISR5366 Implementation Status and Results Report
4 Financing Agreement for Credit 4803-GY Conformed (English) JAN 19, 2011 Financing Agreement
5 Guyana - Improving Teacher Education Project : summary of discussion (English) OCT 14, 2010 57350 Summary of Discussion
6 Guyana - Improving Teacher Education Project (English) AUG 18, 2010 53927 Project Appraisal Document
7 Guyana - Improving Teacher Education Project (English) AUG 05, 2010 56152 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
8 Guyana-Improving Teacher Education : Guyana - Improving Teacher Education Project (English) APR 23, 2010 AC5245 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
9 Guyana - Improving Teacher Education Project (English) APR 09, 2010 AB5594 Project Information Document
10 Guyana - Improving Teacher Education Project (English) APR 09, 2010 56150 Project Information Document
11 Guyana - Improving Teacher Education Project (English) JAN 06, 2010 AC4937 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
12 Guyana - Improving Teacher Education Project (English) DEC 09, 2009 AB5292 Project Information Document

World Bank Guyana Improving Teacher Education Project
http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P110018/improving-teacher-education?lang=en

University of Guyana School of Education and Humanities
http://uog.edu.gy/schools/seh

Guyana National Centre for Educational Resource Development
http://www.ncerd.gy

Commonwealth of Learning
http://www.col.org

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Expected Outcomes

  • More effective performance of teacher educators and student teachers
  • More efficient provision of teacher education (reduced time and more focused content and supervision)
  • Better use of resources and improved management of teacher education programs.

Outcome Indicators

  • The time (credit hours) it takes to complete a course of study to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Education is reduced from seven years to four years;
  • 80% of teacher educators will fulfill the minimum qualifications of their updated terms of reference which are in alignment with delivery of the ADE and B.Ed. programs;
  • The percentage of student teachers scoring at or above 80% on their practicum performance assessments reaches 70 percent;
  • The percentage of teacher educators scoring at or above 80% on their performance evaluations, which include classroom observation, reaches 75 percent;
  • The percentage of trained teachers at the primary level grows by 7 percentage points;
  • The percentage of males among direct project beneficiaries (teacher educators and student teachers) increases from 16% to 20%.

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The objective of the Guyana Improving Teacher Education Project (GITEP) is to improve the learning achievement of Guyana’s school children by improving the effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of teacher education. This objective is consistent with the Government of Guyana’s Education Strategic Plan 2008-2013, which aims to raise the standard of living in Guyana through improving education in its overall effectiveness. The total project cost is US$5.12 million with US$4.2 million loan from the World Bank and the rest from the Government of Guyana, the Common Wealth of Learning and local sources.

Beneficiaries

  • Lecturers and administrators at Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) and University of Guyana (UG)’s School of Education & Humanities (SEH)
  • Students enrolled in the new Associate’s Degree in Education (ADE) and Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.Ed.) programs
  • Teachers and school children

Components

Component 1:
Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Teacher Education Delivery (US$2.65 million)

  • Subcomponent 1A - Developing new courses and terms of reference for administrator, lecturer and tutor positions at CPCE and UG’s SEH, and evaluating current staff to bring them in line with the requirements and standards of delivering the new ADE and B.Ed. programs.
  • Subcomponent 1B - Improving the teaching practicum for the ADE and B.Ed. programs, and designing and implementing an induction year for all ADE graduates.
  • Subcomponent 1C - Integrating ICT in the teaching and learning process, and supporting transition to a dual mode delivery of the initial teacher training programs.

Component 2: 
Building Human Resources and Capacity for More Effective Teaching and Learning. (US$1.93 million)

  • Subcomponent 2A - Strengthening the management of CPCE and UG.
  • Subcomponent 2B - Strengthening the teacher educators at CPCE and UG.
  • Subcomponent 2C - Improving the main library, satellite, and Learning Resource Centers to support research, independent learning and the professional development of teacher educators, student teachers and teachers.

Component 3:
Communication, Project Management, and Monitoring and Evaluation (US$0.54 million)

  • Subcomponent 3A - designing and delivering a communications campaign to inform stakeholders of potential benefits and changes in policy and teacher education programs.
  • Subcomponent 3B - managing and overseeing project implementation, and monitoring and evaluating its objectives and outcomes.
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