Assessing the Teacher Training Programme of SAB in Afghanistan

The government of Afghanistan decided in 2003 that a total of 70,000 Afghan school teachers would receive in-service training. Since then, several international organizations have become seriously active in providing training to teachers to improve the standard of basic education of Afghan children. Solidarité Afghanistan Belgium (SAB) has been providing both in-service and pre-service training to Afghan teachers to achieve this goal by upgrading their competencies and developing teaching materials. Over the years, SAB has trained nearly 12,815 primary school teachers. While SAB has been contributing to training school teachers of Afghanistan for many years, no assessment of this program has been undertaken. SAB programs have improved teaching skills, learning methods, preparing lesson plans and teaching materials, importance of small groups, understanding child psychology, use of participatory methods maintaining class discipline among others. Additionally, SAB trainers have identified their own limitations, expressed their needs and expectations, and provided a set of suggestions for further improvement of their performance The study suggests that SAB should take appropriate measures to enhance the quality of training and satisfy the growing demand of Afghan teachers to better perform in their schools.

Authors: Hadi, Abdullahel; Majumdar, Mannan
Type: Report
Year: 2005