Building Capacity through Quality Teacher Preparation
Educating teachers is one of the most important jobs that higher education institutions do; teacher preparation and professional development are one of the keys to economic development and transformation in any country.
This two-year partnership between Syracuse University and Kenyatta University will build capacity through quality teacher preparation across the secondary-school teacher’s professional lifespan—preparing the teacher in training, supporting the novice teacher, and fostering continual growth in the experienced teacher.
Together, the partners will build Kenyatta University’s sustainable capacity in teacher education, academics and research so that the university can effectively respond to Kenya’s deep need for quality teachers and educational programs, particularly at the secondary school level.
The partnership will work to improve secondary-school teacher education by strengthening the capacity of the teacher education faculty at Kenyatta University and building the education program’s research capacity. Professional development programs, standardized teaching assessments and mentoring programs will support the partnership’s aim to provide quality service to education stakeholders and improved secondary school instruction to Kenya’s children.
At a Glance
Syracuse University; Kenyatta University
Apr 2011–Sep 2013