Apply now! KIX Learning Cycle on secondary teacher workforce management

28 June 2024

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The Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Pacific (EMAP) Hub hosted by NORRAG is opening applications for a new Learning Cycle facilitated by IIEP on secondary teacher workforce management.

Interested participants are encouraged to join an information session on 3 July 2024, 11:30 – 13:00 CET (Check your time zone). Applications are due by 16 August 2024.

Register here

Why this course?

As access to secondary education expands to more children, efficient teacher management of secondary school teachers becomes increasingly critical. Yet, ensuring an adequate supply of competent and well-qualified secondary teachers is a complex task. Planners and managers often face obstacles such as shortages of qualified or trained teachers, subject-specific teacher shortages, imbalances in teacher allocation, and insufficient information for monitoring teacher utilisation.

Learning Cycle 7: Secondary Teacher Workforce Management is facilitated by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). This ten-week course aims to provide participants with both theoretical insights and practical techniques to plan and analyze data on their secondary teacher workforce in relation to teacher requirements, deployment, and utilisation and to identify potential policy options. Participants will work in country teams to develop a knowledge product.

Duration:

The course will run from 24 September to 30 November 2024.

This learning cycle is for:

  • Educational planners and managers, policy-makers, and analysts in education,
  • Government officers, or university, research institution, civil society organization staff,

that are based in one of the KIX EMAP countries (see full list below) with access to a computer and a connection to internet, and average proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

Language of instruction:

The course will be offered in English. If needed, the KIX EMAP Hub can provide interpretation into Russian and Arabic. Please email your requests to norrag.kix@graduateinstitute.ch.

How much does it cost?

There are no course fees as the course is funded by the KIX EMAP Hub.

Course objectives:

  • Understand the major challenges of teacher management at the secondary level.
  • Apply methods to project teacher recruitment needs.
  • Diagnose issues relating to the supply, allocation, and utilisation of secondary teachers.
  • Develop evidence-based policies, strategies, and practices for the management of secondary teachers.
  • Combine different sources of information, analyse the results, and identify key policy options for national dialogue.
  • Engage in discussion within country and with other countries on policy options.
  • Produce policy-relevant case studies that are published online, in English, to be disseminated widely by the KIX EMAP hub.
  • Foster and cultivate a network of national experts for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and strategy development about teacher management.

A Certificate of Participation will be issued by IIEP, upon successful completion of their Knowledge Reports.

KIX EMAP countries

  • Europe and Central Asia (ECA): Albania, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • South Asia, Middle East and North Africa (SAMENA): Bangladesh, Egypt, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen
  • Southeast Asia (SEA): Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
  • Pacific (PAC): Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu