Strong partnerships and collaborating with effective organizations are key components to tackling the complex global issues we seek to improve at the IDP Foundation, Inc. (IDPF).
An integral portion of the TFET program are the in-person trainings that consist of a two-tier “train the trainer” model in which a group of “master teachers” completes the first tier of training, and then replicates the experience to their fellow teachers at their schools.
In the opening of a video entitled Practical Ways to Make the Classroom Creative and Fun, “Sesame Street” Muppets Zobi and Kami are playing a new song for their favorite teacher, Ms. Efia, slapping out the rhythm on a drum.
The second phase of the partnership between Sesame Workshop and IDP Foundation, Inc. on the Techniques for Effective Teaching series is in full swing!
The Global Campaign for Education has been a powerhouse of education advocacy over the years, bringing together networks of campaigners from the grassroots in the poorest countries to the UN General Assembly, advocating for Education for All. GCE has made the world a better place, but I would be remiss if I did not share my disappointment with their latest report: ‘Private Profit, Public Loss - why the push for low-fee private schools is throwing quality education off track’ (GCE, 2016).
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise has had a breakout year. As the first documentary to center on Dr. Angelou’s life and work, excitement around its release was only to be expected.
Christiana Adu Kyeremeh is the proprietor of Chris Academy in the Abesim community of Sunyani, Ghana. She participated in the IDP Rising Schools Program’s teacher and proprietor training in May 2014.
Congratulations to Ashesi University President, Dr. Patrick Awuah, who has recently been named as one of the twenty-four recipients of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship!
The education sector is experiencing a teacher crisis that if left unaddressed could prevent some United Nations member states from meeting the universal primary education and quality goals put forth.