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Govt develops Teachers Refresher Curriculum

Primary students in class
Primary students in class

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia)-A National Refresher Curriculum for teachers is being developed by the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the international charity, Plan International.

The 5-day revision exercise commenced Monday, September 2, 2013 at the William V. S. Tubman High School in Sinkor, suburb of the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.

The high school is named after Liberia’s 18th President, William V. S. Tubman, for his 27- year outstanding leadership demonstrated in the country (1944–1971).

According to Assistant Education Minister for Teachers Education, Blonkanjay Jackson, the exercise is intended to review the various curriculums of the rural teachers training institutes to revise the current Teachers’ Refresher Curriculum.

It is also intended to synchronize Teachers’ Refresher Curriculum, looking at four thematic areas.

Minister Jackson said: “The four thematic areas include content, general, learner and learning knowledge.”

“The exercise is being facilitated by twenty-five Education Ministry’s staff, including curriculum specialists, master’s trainers and coordinators.”

He Spoke Monday, September 2, 2013 at the start of the first phase of the curriculum development workshop.

“510 teachers, drawn from four of Liberia’s fifteen counties, are to benefit from the first phase of the workshop, following the completion of the curriculum revision.

“Counties to benefit from the first phase of the undertaking are Rivercess, Nimba, Grand Gedeh and Grand Cape Mount. The exercise will be extended to Gbarpolu and Bomi Counties,”

“The conduct of teachers’ refresher workshops on how to plan and present lessons, and apply classroom methodology, among others, is a common tradition in the country,” Minister Jackson also said.

He lauded education-related NGOs and other learning entities for buttressing government’s effort to up-grading Liberian teachers’ skills and knowledge for professional performance.

By Jonathan Grigsby

 


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