USAID’s Basic Education Program works with schools and communities to develop 21st century skills for children in primary school grades one through nine. It also assists Kosovo education institutions to undertake reforms such as: decentralization of the Municipal Education Directorates, improving the quality of teaching and learning outcomes of primary school students, and improving teacher professional development through school-based training. The program enables Kosovo’s primary schools to attain a high level of educational excellence, preparing youth with necessary skills to succeed in a global economy. Additionally, the program aligns with global educational trends, EU standards and USAID’s goal of improved early grade reading skills worldwide.
The Basic Education Program is possible due to a partnership between USAID, the Kosovo Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the Municipal Education Directorates.
The Basic Education Program improves the management of primary schools, provide professional development for teachers and school administrators, and strengthen school boards and teachers’ and parents’ associations.
· Program established 24 Professional Development Centers (PDCs) and 21st century classrooms to enable local, cost-effective, teacher professional development.
· Program developed Early Grades Reading Assessment (EGRA) in Albanian language; 400 students tested in a baseline study.
· Professional development courses in science, technology, environment-related learning, English language, mathematics, and reading delivered to meet the demands of a new curriculum.
Project Duration: August 2010 – September 2015
USAID Contact: Antigona Mustafa
Implementing Partner: FHI 360
Last updated: June 05, 2013