Naki Park, USAID Basic Education Program Director, Medea Kakachia, USAID Education Specialist, and Ana Abuladze, USAID Basic Education Program Coordinator, visited Akaki Tsereteli State University.
The meeting was aimed at ensuring that the University facilitates the effective implementation of the USAID Basic Education Program. The guests met with the Deputy Rector of the University Shalva Kirtadze, the administration of
the Faculty of Pedagogy and the implementers of the program.
The USAID Basic Education Program was launched by the United States Agency for International Development in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports of Georgia in January 2020 and
will be carried out for 4 years. The program is funded by USAID and implemented by the Triangle Research Institute - RTI International. Together with Akaki Tsereteli State University, 7 universities of Georgia and 2 non-governmental organizations are involved in the program.
Within the framework of the program, a grant agreement was signed on July 9, 2020, according to which, in order to introduce student-centered teaching approaches, 373 public school principals and primary school reading and math teachers will be trained with the involvement of ATSU trainers.
Within the framework of the project, it is planned to update the teacher training programs of the Faculty of Education in the areas of student-centered teaching, differentiated approaches, developmental assessment, gender equality and the principles of inclusive education.