（英）Project for Improvement of Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Linking Pre-Service and In-Service Education
Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education
During the last decade, Zambia has made significant progress towards the realization of universal primary education and elimination of gender disparity in primary education. Enrolments rose by over1,500,000 learners at basic school level between 2002 and 2010 and the proportion of females enrolled at that level was close to 50 percent. Inspite of the great effort to improve access to education, the quality of education in Zambia has remained low. The large increase in enrolments has had a negative impact on pupil teacher ratios and pupil classroom ratios as these are now higher.Assessments of pupil performance in Numeracy and Literacy have shown that average scores rose from 34 to 38 percent between 2000-2003 and thereafter remained stagnant. According to a SACMEQ III report of 2007,the performance of Zambian students in English and Mathematics was one of the lowest in Southern Africa. This is further corroborated by the 2008 National Assessment Survey Report which shows the national mean performance was 35.3 percent in English and 30.4 percent in Mathematics.
To enhance and strengthen teachers teaching skills in Mathematics and Science in order to improve the learners' performance at primary and secondary level.
To create a platform of accumulating knowledge and providing professional teaching skills for teachers at the training colleges addressing both pre-service and in-service
1. To improve the teaching level of lecturers at the colleges
2. To provide teaching skills and methods to school teachers
3. To create a system of accumulating knowledge of Mathematics and Science through Lesson study
4. To strengthen the SBCPD by input necessary for teaching skills for teachers
1. Experts train lecturers on lesson delivery in Mathematics and Science (focus on problem solving approach)
2. Lecturers and teacher students conduct lesson study at attached schools (Pamodzi girls school (G8-12) and Karuga basic school (G1-9))
3. Expert trains lecturers on lesson evaluation in lesson study.
4. Lecturers develop teaching materials for the college guided by the experts
5. Experts and lecturers make technical workshops inviting lecturers and professors of Kitwe College of Education (for G1-7 teachers) and COSTECO (for G10-12) .
6. Lectures undergo training in Japan (or other related countries)
1. Provincial/district facilitators collect needs of teachers at schools
2. Experts and lecturers make plans on content of teaching skills to input for facilitators (based on the teachers’ needs)
3. Lecturers support facilitator workshops to input teaching skills
4. Facilitators conduct workshops for teachers
5. Lecturers monitor lesson study at two targeted schools
6. Lecturers monitor students learning performance at the two targeted schools
1. Project Coordinator
2. Expert (s) in Mathematics
3. Expert (s) in Science
1. Training at the teachers college by expert (short term)
2. Conducting workshop in Zambia
3. Training in Japan
Counterpart personnel:(Ministry of Education HQ) Director of Teacher Education and Specialized Services-Dr Chiyongo
Chief of Teacher Education: Ms Chizambe
Provincial office: Copperbelt Provincial Education Officer: Mrs Enita Hamatumbika
Mufulira Colleg of Education: Prinicipal -Mrs Grace Chilekwa (who joined JICA trainingin Japan in 2010)
Mathematics leader: Mr Njobvu (Senior lecturer who joined JICA training in Japan in 2010)
Science Leader: Mr Tebeka (Senior Lecturer who joined JICA training in Kenya)
Other inputs: office space, running expenses, vehicles and equipment
Mufulira College of Education was opened in 1963 with a bed capacity of 300 students. It was established to train teachers to teach G1-7. The college was offering a two year primary certificate from inception up to 2005. It was transformed by the Ministry of Education to start offering a three year Secondary Teachers' Diploma for teachers at Grade 8 and 9 in Mathematics, Science, Home Economics, Phsysical Education and Art.
The college consists of 44 lecturers including 8 lecturers in Mathematics and 10 lecturers in Science. In 2012, approximately 2000 students are studying at the college. The number of students who are taking Mathematics and Science courses are 1300 including 300 students in residential courses and 450 students in Distance Education courses. The college provides 3 years diploma in residential courses and 3 and a half years for for Distance Education.The Principal of the college was a counterpart during SMASTE II and therefore possesses the knowledge and experience of
1)Related aid activities by Japan (Name of related projects / cooperation activities implemented by Japan and explanation of relationship with the Project)
JICA currently supports the STEPS project which uses the lesson study approach to enhance teaching skills in Mathematics and Science as part of School Based Continuing Professional Development.
2)Related aid activities by other donors (Outline of projects / cooperation activities implemented by other donors and explanation of relationship with the Project)
There are no other donors who support the area of the proposed pre-service programme. However for in-service training, VVOB provides a teacher training package for NISTCOL in Lusaka in Mathematics and also provides support to unqualified teachers at community schools. USAID supports Literacy and Numeracy for G1-4 in the "Read to Succeed" project in Eastern, Muchinga, Northern, Luapula and North Western Provinces
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