Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Karnataka; Department of State Educational Research and Training (DSERT) Karnataka; Unicef and the British Council worked together in partnership on a number of English Language Teacher Education and Development Programmes in Karnataka since 2009.
These programmes have been designed and delivered to increase teacher confidence when using English in the classroom, to introduce learner centred methodologies and to support the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005 and the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). All teachers and learners from standards 1 – 8 in the state have benefited from this ongoing project.
These training programmes have been successful in helping participants review and refresh their teaching skills and techniques and develop their proficiency and confidence in using English. The impact of the training during the 3 phases was evident as participants were positive and confident of using the new skills in their classrooms.
Initiated in the state in 2010, these programmes were rolled out in four phases.