Adapting and Scaling Teacher Professional Development Approaches in Ghana, Honduras and Uzbekistan

Project Information
Project Status: Completed
Implementing Organization/s:
Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development, Inc. (FIT-ED) [Lead], SUMMA, Worldreader, UNESCO
International Development Research Centre / Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (GPE-KIX)
April 2020 to January 2023
Ghana, Honduras, Uzbekistan
Project Leader:
Victoria L. Tinio, Executive Director, FIT-ED


Strengthening systems of teacher professional development (TPD) and delivering them at scale while addressing issues of quality, equity, and efficiency, are fundamental to improving education system performance as a whole. In order to improve teaching quality, this project will address aspects of pedagogical content knowledge, quality of pre- and in-service training, and appropriate support from education leaders. The field work will be executed in diverse contexts within Ghana, Honduras, and Uzbekistan, three countries in the midst of education reforms.

This TPD@Scale project will apply information and communications technologies (ICTs) — blending online, offline, digital and traditional teacher training modalities — to enable more equitable access to and participation in quality teacher learning experiences not otherwise possible through conventional means. The project’s main objectives are to develop a framework and guidelines for adapting, implementing, evaluating, and continuously improving upon proven TPD@Scale models; to build the capacity of ministries of education and relevant education stakeholders at all levels to design, develop, implement, evaluate, and continuously improve TPD@Scale; and to promote evidence-informed changes in policy and practice towards improved access to quality teacher professional development using the TPD@Scale approach.

The project will adapt two proven TPD@Scale models at a national and sub-national level in Ghana, Honduras and Uzbekistan, where governments recognize the scale and the urgency of the challenges facing their systems and are committed to strengthening TPD as a pillar of their education reform efforts.

For more information on specific country activities, visit the pages below:

Global Research Team

Freda Wolfenden
Principal Investigator
The Open University, UK
Ernesto Roque-Gutierrez
Research Associate
The Open University, UK
Barbara Conde-Gafaro
Research Associate
The Open University, UK
Paul Walley
Improvement Science Expert
The Open University, UK
Sally Rosscornes
Costing Lead
Mohammed Dawuda
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer
Ibrahim Diallo
Junior Research Associate
The Open University, UK

Key Organizations

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