18:00-19:30, November 29th, 2017
Venue: IDEC Large conference room, number of participants: 33
Mr. Henry C. Tukombe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of General Education, Republic of Zambia, delivered presentation at IDEC titled as ‘”Teacher Education in Zambia over the past ten years: focusing on outcomes, challenges, and prospects of lesson study”.
Mr. Tukombe mentioned that outcomes of lesson study program are available not only in the improvement in teachers’ skill development and pupils’ academic performance and the development of materials and journals, but also in the change of educators’ mindset. In Zambia, it was not obvious for teachers to keep learning after they become qualified teachers, and some teachers had negative feeling about lesson study, thus it takes time for lesson study to be established in the system. A question was raised as to how we can cope with parents’ high expectations for better pupils’ academic performance while lesson study will take some time to have its effect and we had active discussions. Under JICA’s support for teacher education in Zambia, Zambia and IDEC, HU have established its collaboration intimately. To have Mr. Henry C. Tukombe, Permanent Secretary, here today, became a commemorative event for IDEC. Besides, Mr. Benson Banda, who is a master graduate from IDEC in 2011, accompanied Mr. Tukumbe and he showed a case that IDEC graduate work proactively and get international recognition through his work.
Kazuro Shibuya, Development of Educational Development and Cultural and Regional Studies