An INSET Kindergarten Trainer’s Manual designed to improve teachers’ ability and understanding to effectively deliver the new standards-based curriculum and integrate play into their lessons has been developed.
The trainer’s manual, jointly produced by Right To Play and Saber Education, would be disseminated at different levels across Ghana. The manual contains content from Right To Play, Saber Education, UNICEF and Lively Minds.
At a five-day inter-organizational training on the KG INSET Trainer’s Manual held at the Sunset Hotel in Kumasi last week, Right To Play Ghana training and capacity specialist Lawrence Ofei , noted that the manual will improve the ability of trainers to support KG teachers.
“The KG INSET trainer manual no longer belongs to Right To Play or Saber Education. He now belongs to the Early Childhood Education Unit (ECE) of the Ghana Education Service, ”Mr. Ofei told the assembly.
The development of the KG INSET trainer’s manual is part of the Partners in Play (P3) project jointly implemented by Right To Play and the Ministry of Education and its agencies.
The Partners in Play project is a 4-year, $ 11.5 million program that aims to improve the quality of education for Ghanaian girls and boys aged 4 to 12 through a play-based learning model (LtP) scalable and reproducible.
Right To Play worked with Saber Education and other partners in the ECE space to help the Ghana Education Service ECE Unit develop a training manual for KG teachers.
The KG INSET trainer’s manual is expected to increase the integration of play-based learning (LtP) into the delivery of the KG program by teachers and stakeholders.
Participants in the inter-agency training on the KG INSET trainer manual were provided with the relevant information and skills to support the cascade plan and the direct training planned to be undertaken at both the district and national levels.
According to Right To Play Ghana education specialist Kwabena Gao, “one of the intentions of the first level training (inter-organizational training) is also to join the team of facilitators of Right To Play and Saber Education who train national trainers and district teacher support teams.