In Haiti, access to quality education is severely limited. Less than 30 percent of children from low-income households in Haiti will complete primary school, and only 20 percent of teachers have formal training. Anseye Pou Ayiti seeks to address this issue by improving the quality of instruction through targeted recruitment and intensive teacher training, ultimately placing high-quality Haitian teacher leaders as drivers of a quality transformation of schools. The program, set to launch in the summer of 2015 with a cohort of up to 30 teachers, will recruit a mixed cohort each year of recent graduates from the country’s top universities, through info sessions, focus groups, and nominations, or those who already have experience teaching in classrooms. The selected candidates will then undergo a four-week pre-service training session that focuses on the value of a curriculum designed with Haitian culture, customs, and community norms in mind - as well as developing the knowledge, skills, and mindsets of Haitian students. Anseye Pou Ayiti also plans on providing ongoing training throughout the year. Every month, the teachers will participate in workshops and modules that cover both content and pedagogy and will have access to individualized mentoring and coaching. This training will be based on research and the best practices in the country.
Anseye Pou Ayiti plans to partner with existing schools, especially in disadvantaged and underserved communities, to place these trained teachers in. In selecting a placement school, the program is seeking schools that have strong leaders who understand Anseye Pou Ayiti's mission and ones that can continue to provide teachers' salaries. In return, Anseye Pou Ayiti will pay for the teacher training, individualized coaching, and maintain an ongoing commitment to partnership.
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CEI approaches in action
Monitoring & Evaluation
Some of the metrics Anseye Pou Ayiti plans to measure are:
- Effectiveness of recruitment method
- Selection of ideal candidates and accuracy of criteria used for process
- Placement of teachers in schools
- Student achievement based on national exam and how many pass primary school
- Student achievement based on internal assessment in specific subjects, such as math, science, and history
- Student completion at grade level
- Class participation
- Parent and student satisfaction and love of learning