EA Taxonomy term (Content) - Track record A-Z
The Bureau for Development of Education (Ministry of Education) in Macedonia expressed a need for professional development of teachers in the area of teaching and assessing writing skills as part of a major reform of the examinations system in the Macedonian secondary schools.
The British Council in Singapore has been involved in large scale in-service training for the Ministry of Education for many years, but recently the two parties have developed a new and complementary partnering approach which allows for deeper, more sustained engagement with primary and secondary school teachers.
The innovative Teacher Development by Radio Programme was the British Council's response to an urgent need articulated by Nigerian state authorities and teachers: to provide Nigeria's English Language teachers with cost-effective professional development opportunities, while at the same time impacting on a wide audience.
The Ministry had just introduced English at primary level and wished to make sure its cadre of teachers throughout the country were brought up-to-date with the latest ideas in teaching young learners.
This project started with a group of 10 lecturers from the English Department of the Philological Faculty, Ss Cyril & Methodius University, as a result of their expressed need for professional development in the area of teaching and assessing academic writing.
In 1999 the British Council conducted a review of the provision of both pre-service (PRESET) and in-service (INSET) English language teacher education in Vietnam.