The South Sudan Teacher Education Program (SSTEP) is a three-year, nationwide program supported by the United States Agency for International Development that focuses on strengthening primary school education. The program will assist the Ministry of Education set policy and management of the overall education system, improve teacher performance through certification, accreditation, and supervision, develop the Unified Curriculum for teachers, improve gender equity in the education system, improve English language skills, and provide training and learning resources. Activities will be carr
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Alison Cohen, 617.618.2109, firstname.lastname@example.org Newton, Mass.: The U.S. Agency for International Development has selected EDC to implement a professional development program for more than 7,000 teachers in South Sudan, the world’s newest nation. EDC has been awarded $30 million over three years to manage the South Sudan Teacher Education Program (SSTEP), which was created to strengthen the nation’s primary education system after decades of political strife and civil war.
The facilities were impeccable, the students were learning from enthusiastic teachers, and the school had the strong support of parents and its surrounding community. This is not a school in the United States, but rather the school I’m describing is the Sedati Gede 2 primary school, located in Sidoarjo district in the Indonesian province of East Java, where the Indonesian government has partnered with USAID.
The Education Quality and Access for Learning and Livelihood Skills Phase 2 (EQuALLS2) project continues to gain momentum in its quest to improve the quality of teaching implemented by teachers assigned in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.
The Benin TMT project began in July 2009 and worked to improve training and performance of teachers. The TMT program consisted of a number of simple interventions focused around a key theme—a set of clear expectations for teacher performance based on international standards of excellence. The use of this clear and universal set of standards ensured that all systems meant to support and motivate teachers were focused on the same issues—improving teachers’ and thereby students’ chances of success.
The USAID Teacher Education Project (formerly known as the Pre-Service Teacher Education Program, or Pre-STEP) works with the Government of Pakistan, Higher Education Commission, provincial government education departments, universities and government elementary colleges to institutionalize specific reforms in pre-service education as desired by the Government of Pakistan through its National Education Policy.