22 May 2009
|Many teachers in Kajo Keji, whether they are trained or not, still conduct classes under trees. (Angelika Mendes/JRS)|
|The newly trained teachers were happy with their results and were encouraged to keep up their high performance when they are back in the classroom.|
The participants did well with scores ranging above average in the final exam. During the evaluation of the training, two participants admitted that they had come with no clear idea about teaching. Thanks to the training they are now provided with sufficient knowledge and skills to become good teachers. The newly trained teachers were happy with their results and were encouraged to keep up their high performance when they are back in the classroom.
The training was facilitated by qualified primary teachers
who were interviewed and selected by JRS in advance. Continuous evaluation on
the facilitation of the subject and the involvement of the participants was
undertaken in the course of the training.
The training aimed at improving the teachers’ teaching methodology and helps them to plan their lessons better. A cognitive test before the training and an exam at the end help to measure the impact of the training. After conclusion of the course, participants received a certificate.
Since 2004, JRS annually conducts a nine weeks in-service teacher training during school holidays. The May training was the first of three phases. The second and third phase will follow in August and December respectively. The whole curriculum comprises general education and teaching methods, presentation techniques, teacher performance in the classroom and specific training on the different subjects.