Education de Base (EDB) Program
Summary: The Education de Base (EDB) project was a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors at the national, regional, and local levels to transform middle school education in Senegal. The program's main interventions included curriculum reform and teacher training, good governance and management, and targeting vulnerable children. --- From 2008 to 2013, the Education de Base (EDB) project focused on reforming lower secondary education in Senegal, working in 10 of the country's 14 regions. The project centered on transforming the country's middle school curriculum, introducing alternative teaching methods and tools, and encouraging a transparent and well-governed educational community to ensure that resources were ef...
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Description of Scale and Reach
By the end of the project in 2013, EDB achieved national scale, with the new curriculum now being implemented in all 1,200 middle schools. The MOE has issued national decrees for schools to incorporate the project's student government program and student dropout prevention councils and also adopted a generalized model of the popular intensive teacher training program, using a zonal approach so all schools in a region can participate in half-day trainings. EDB additionally developed a public professional development website for teachers in non-target schools to access teaching and learning materials.