For the last few years, EENET has worked with Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD) to develop and test an innovative inclusive education teacher training approach in Zambia and Zanzibar. You can now read about the project’s background and take a detailed look at the process in a dedicated new section on EENET’s website: Participatory development of teacher training. By early 2020 we hope to share the training modules under creative commons licence.
The approach has focused on working collaboratively with trainers and other key education personnel in each country to develop in-service training modules that are relevant to the context, built around action research principles, and which local trainers own and have the skills to constantly improve. By involving pre-service trainers in the process from the start, change in pre-service teacher education is also being influenced and supported.
We have also prepared a briefing paper which answers key questions about the teacher training approach.