and School Directors Professional Development Project within the Second
Leadership Academy has started trainings on equality related issues for 1872
school principals, facilitators and heads of resource centers.
training module is aimed at participants to understand gender and social
barriers and existing stereotypes related to STEM subjects. Participants should
be able to explain the causes of such inequality and develop appropriate
strategies for their elimination and prevention. A part of the training module
is dedicated to issues of creating inclusive environment in schools.
Participants should be able to create a monitoring mechanism to enhance the
inclusive environment in schools and ensure equal conditions for different
will help participants to diagnose their schools in terms of gender and social
equality; identify the problem of inequality in the school and analyze the
hindering reasons; draw up a plan on equality prevention issues in schools; develop
and evaluate the criteria for diagnosing the school's inclusive environment; identify
and analyze the barriers arising in the development of the inclusive
environment at school; elaborate alternative ways of teaching-learning process
and create new strategies; develop the attitude and behavior model to
vulnerable groups; determine the mechanism of peaceful co-existence for
positive interaction within the school's multicultural society; analyze the
artificial and natural barriers related to educating girls in STEM subjects and
determine ways of their solution; develop the criteria for selecting textbooks on
gender and social equality and develop a model of cooperation with diverse
groups of schools.
Academy consists of three levels and is a combination of long-term training
modules that began in August 2016 and will continue gradually until the end of
2018. The program involves all public school principals. After successful
completion of each level of the Academy, participants are awarded with
Academy training program aims to facilitate directors of public schools to
effectively manage the school and provide the student-oriented learning
Leadership Academy was attended by 1702 public school principals from August to
October 2016. According to the monitoring results, 81% of the principals of the
First Leadership Academy considered that the training objectives were
in line with their professional needs. Also, 76% of the directors noted that the
training improved their professional level.
addition to trainings, within the framework of the project quarterly meetings
are held with principals and in September 2017 the "School Management and
Leadership Conference" was held, where school directors shared their
professional experience and the results of practical implementation of the
knowledge acquired through the Academy.
Challenge Account – Georgia’s program Teachers and School Directors Professional
development project is implemented by National Center for Teacher Professional
Development. The project is funded by Millennium Challenge Corporation, with the
expert support of the International Consulting Company IREX and in cooperation
with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.