Capacity Building for Education Reform Program

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Capacity Building for Education Reform Program: The new program contributes to the Ministry of Education efforts to implement the Teacher Education Strategy issued in May 2008. The program focuses on upgrading the qualifications, competencies and skills of teachers, as the most important element in educational reform. Research has ascertained that the quality of any educational system will not exceed the quality of its teachers. Through a modular curriculum for teacher training that meets best international standards, the program will introduce to the education system 21st century skills and contemporary pedagogy that focuses on the needs of the learner. The Capacity Building for Education Reform project will work with units and institutions in the MOEHE, as well as those of universities, to implement a comprehensive national plan for in-service teacher training to upgrade teacher qualifications and skills. EDO believes that no improvements could be made to variables that cannot be measured. For that purpose, a monitoring system will be developed within the Ministry to assess teacher performance and measure student learning outcomes during and after conducting teacher training. Assessment tools will be added to the already existing Education Monitoring System. Mechanisms for coaching and mentoring teachers will be developed.
Federal Grant Title: Capacity Building for Education Reform Program
Federal Agency Name: West Bank Gaza USAID West Bank
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA294-2011-206
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas
Current Application Deadline: May 18, 2011
Original Application Deadline: May 18, 2011
Posted Date: Apr 01, 2011
Creation Date: Apr 01, 2011
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $16,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $16,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $3,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to the West Bank and Gaza is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)* to implement a program entitled "Capacity Building for Education Reform" program in the West Bank and Gaza. The authority for the RFA is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. Recipients are encouraged to utilize local expertise and local institutions whenever possible in implementing the program.
Grant Announcement Contact
Linda Maher Acquisition Specialist Phone 00972 3 5198670

Acquisition Specialist [Lmaher@usaid.gov]
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