Accelerated Education Training
ECCN members in Africa embarked on a four-day training on Accelerated Education, November 12–15, 2018, in Munyonyo, Uganda.
The purpose of this training was to build participants’ knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of Accelerated Education (AE) programming.
The training, hosted by ECCN, the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), and USAID, was designed to improve Accelerated Education policies and programs with a harmonized approach that follows the AEWG’s 10 Principles of Effective Practice. Bringing together USAID and UN agencies, along with implementing partners and Ministry of Education staff, this event included hands-on activities as well as creative learning opportunities.
During the training, participants reflected on AE in their country context, applied knowledge and skills to better design, implement, manage and evaluate AE programs and worked towards a harmonized approach to AE through alignment with the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG) 10 Principles for Effective Practice and additional tools and guidance. The workshop utilized evidence on Accelerated Education from the AEWG Case Studies and the experience of Accelerated Education policy and implementation in Uganda. However the principles, best practices and skills are applicable to a variety of contexts.
- Identify the unique characteristics of accelerated education, its intended targets and goals and its distinction from other forms of alternative/ non-formal education;
- Assess quality of accelerated education programs using the 10 Principles for Effective Practice;
- Adapt and contextualise the 10 Principles of Effective Practice to their specific context;
- Design accelerated education programs and policies that utilized a globally recognized harmonized approach.
- Support a harmonized approach to accelerated education policy and systems development or reforms at national level.
Day 1 Sessions
1.1 What Are Accelerated Education Programs?
1.2 Panel: Accelerated Education Models
1.3 Principle 1 - AEP is flexible for overage learners
1.4 Principle 2 (Pt 1) - Accelerated Learning Pedagogy
Day 2 Sessions
2.1 Principle 2 (Pt 2) - AE Curriculum & Materials
2.2 Principle 3 - AE Learning Environment is Inclusive, Safe, and Learning-Ready
2.3 Principle 4 - Teachers are Recruited, Supervised and Remunerated
2.4 Principle 5 - Teachers Participate in Continuous Professional Development
2.5 Principle 6 - Goals, Monitoring and Funding Align
2.6 Panel: Organizing AE Centers
Day 3 Sessions
3.1 Principle 7 - AE Center is Effectively Managed
3.2 Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning for AEPs
3.3 Community is Engaged and Accountable
3.4 Policy Principles 9 & 10
Day 4 Sessions
4.1 AEP Learning Agenda
4.2 Field Voices - AEP Research
4.4 Country Team Presentations
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