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#CIES2018 The role of the National Institute of Education (NIE) in strengthening the capacities of Provincial Offices of Education (PoEs)


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A presentation by Mr. Sieng Veasna, NIE, for the CIES panel 'Strengthening National Training Institutions (NTIs) in Educational Planning and Management (EPM) in the Global South.'

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#CIES2018 The role of the National Institute of Education (NIE) in strengthening the capacities of Provincial Offices of Education (PoEs)

  1. 1. The role of the National Institute of Education (NIE) in strengthening the capacities of Provincial Offices of Education (PoEs) Mr. Sieng Veasna Management and Planning Department National Institute of Education (NIE)
  2. 2. BACKGROUND • The government is committed to transform Cambodia from a lower-middle income country to an upper-middle income country by 2030 and to a developed country in 2050. • The role of education is key to achieve this goal. The country’s growth depends on people’s knowledge and relevant skills. • Since 2006, the Cambodian government has launched an important reform in the education sector.
  3. 3. THE CAMBODIAN ESP 2014-2018 Three key priorities: • Ensuring equitable access for all to education services • Enhancing the quality and relevance of learning • Ensuring effective leadership and management of education staff at all levels
  4. 4. TRAINING NEEDS OF PROVINCIAL LEVEL STAFF The research conducted by NIE identified training needs in the following areas: • Education Sector Plan Preparation • New inspection system • Teacher Management • School Self-assessment, Systemic inspection, data analysis and report writing • Strategic Budgeting and Financial Management in Education
  5. 5. THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (NIE) • The MoEYS gave the mandate to provide training in EPM to the POE level to the NIE. • NIE’s mandate was pre- and in-service training of upper secondary teachers. • The Ministry counted on financing from the Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) and technical assistance from IIEP-UNESCO to reinforce NIE’s capacities in EPM.
  6. 6. STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP NIE CAPACITIES IN EPM • Development of an institutional strategic plan • Training of a core group of trainers in EPM • Preparation of in-service training courses in EPM for the POE level • Development of research capacities in EPM • Development of a documentation center • Linkages with other training centers (ANTRIEP and other institutions)
  7. 7. TRAINING DEVELOPMENT APROACH Step 1: Identification of training needs through research Step 2: Design and development of a tailor-made course Step 3: Implementation of a pilot course & revision Step 4: Delivery of the course Step 5: Monitoring and Evaluation of the training
  8. 8. N° OF STAFF TRAINED 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Blended Course SCP ATP Professional Skill 15 13 9 1 3 0 0 0 Courses organized by IIEP for NIE staff Total Female 25 22 16 19 158 267 82 163 23 13 5 33 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 Fundamental of Educational Planning New Systemic Inspection Secondary Teacher Management School Self- assessment, Systemic inspection, and Data analysis and report writing POE staff trained by NIE No.Provinces Total Females
  9. 9. KEY CHALLENGES • Level of the trainers and participants • Competing mandates: training of teachers, heads of school, inspectors and educational planners & managers at PoE level • Qualified staff promoted to other MoE Departments • Lack of PHD holder in EPM • Insufficient coordination with other training providers • Insufficient financial capacity • Most of PoE staff lack ICT skills
  10. 10. FUTURE DIRECTIONS In order to transform NIE into a training center for educational managers, including planners, inspectors and Heads of School, NIE needs to: • Increase the NIE staff, and the Management and Planning Department in particular • Staff Capacity development • Develop new courses on EPM for the POE level • Develop an evaluation framework to measure the impact of the training delivered to the POEs • Increase research and promoting innovation • Increase the cooperation with development partners and other training and research institutions specialized in EPM