Development cooperation ,08.06.2021

Teacher training on digital education and distance learning pedagogies in the Caribbean


Education continues to be a priority sector in Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname, particularly now as the countries are experiencing a difficult economic situation brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. The Caribbean region has made noticeable progress in access to education, however, despite the already made advances in the education sector, some issues remain to be addressed. Namely, the quality of teaching, inadequate classroom practices, as well as partly outdated pedagogical methods. Additionally, many teachers are not specialized in the subjects they teach. The general objective of the project is to provide support to the Ministries of Education of Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname in improving the skills of teachers and teacher trainers in digital education and distance learning pedagogies. This program will contribute to their transformation efforts towards a more digital, resilient, inclusive, and quality education system. Secondly, it will strengthen the Ministries’ knowledge base on digital teacher training as a catalyst for recovering and accelerating learning achievement in students in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.

Funding decision  08.06.2021

300 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Teacher training 80%
  • Education policy and administrative management 20%

Special target group

  • girls

Funding channel

Latinalaisen Amerikan kehityspankki



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