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1 Ministry of Education Republic of Trinidad and Tobago #18 Alexandra Street, St. Clair Ministry of Education Republic of Trinidad and Tobago #18 Alexandra Street, St. Clair TEACHER TRAINING IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 1

2 CONTEXT Trinidad and Tobago has a population of approximately 1.3 Million 533 Primary Schools 337 Government Assisted Schools 139 Government Schools 57 Private Schools Primary School Population – Approx. 126,000 students 152 Secondary Schools 84 Government 41 Government Assisted 27 Private Secondary School Population – Approx. 86,000 students 2

3 EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION (ECCE) A. 180 Early Childhood Care and Education Centres 107 Government 73 Government Assisted (SERVOL) B. 683 Private Centres registered with the Ministry of Education C. 157 Unregistered Centres ECCE Student Population – Approx. 12,

4 VALUE OUTCOMES Educate and Develop Children who are Able to fulfil their full potential Academically balanced Healthy and Growing Normally Well adjusted socially and culturally Emotionally mature and happy 4

5 ESTABLISHED POSITIONS IN TEACHING SERVICE POSITION NO. OF ESTABLISHED POSITIONS PRINCIPAL 451 VICE PRINCIPAL 102 HEAD OF DEPARTMENT 222 SENIOR TEACHER 313 SENIOR SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER 12 TEACHER I/AT (Primary) 7,699 TOTAL 8,799 PRIMARY 5

6 SECONDARY POSITION NO. OF ESTABLISHED POSITIONS PRINCIPAL 125 VICE PRINCIPAL 144 HEAD OF DEPARTMENT 570 DEAN 505 TI/II/III/TVTI/II/III/IV/AT (Sec) 5,952 TOTAL 7,296 6

7 Established Teaching Positions ECCE CONTRACT POSITIONS 7 ADMINISTRATOR/ TEACHER 18 TEACHER 8 TEACHER ASSISTANT 143 AUXILIARY 29 TOTAL 198

8 NON CONTRACT POSITIONS TEACHING ASSISTANT II 80 TEACHING ASSISTANT I 10 TEACHING AID 14 APPRENTICE 11 TOTAL 115 8

9 Key Stakeholders  Teachers and Principals  Students  Parents  National Parent Teachers Association  Government and Ministers  Tobago House of Assembly  Examination Bodies (Local, Regional and International)  Denominational Boards  Employees  Teaching Service Commission  TTUTA  Post Secondary and Tertiary Institutions  Textbook Writers and Publishers  Ministries (Security, Sport, Health, Finance etc.) 9

10 Range of Teachers & Qualifications PRIMARY RANGEQUALIFICATIONS ASSISTANT TEACHER II5 ORDINARY LEVEL PASSES TEACHER ITEACHERS DIPLOMA AND BACHELOR OF EDUCATION SENIOR TEACHER/ HEAD OF DEPARTMENT/ VICE PRINCIPAL/ PRINCIPAL AS ABOVE ALONG WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 10

11 SECONDARY RANGEQUALIFICATIONS ASSISTANT TEACHER 2 ADVANCED LEVEL PASSES OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE TEACHER I TEACHERS DIPLOMA (UNDERGRADUATE) TEACHER II INCOMPLETE DEGREES OR RECOGNISED DEGREES THAT DO NOT MEET THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TEACHER III RECOGNISED DEGREE; 2,632 WITH POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION HEAD OF DEPARTMENT / DEAN AS ABOVE: SOME WITH MASTERS OR PhD DEGREES VICE PRINCIPAL/ PRINCIPAL AS ABOVE: SEVERAL WITH MASTERS IN EDUCATION 11

12 Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Teacher Administration – Bachelor in Education and 8 Years experience Teacher – Bachelor in Education and 3-5 years experience Teacher Assistant – 5 Ordinary Level Passes and ECCE Certificate Practicum Teachers Aide/ Teaching Apprentice – 3 Ordinary Level Passes (including English Language), 1 year ECCE Training, 2 Years experience in ECCE 12

13 Teacher Training Policies Pre Service Training Mentoring Continuous Professional Development Teacher Assessment Standards for Teaching ICT in Education ICT Professional Development Strategy Learning Materials Production 13

14 Areas of Teacher Training Content Knowledge Pedagogy and Strategy in Teaching Mixed Ability Students Infusion of Technology in the Curriculum Leadership and Management Literacy and Numeracy Curriculum Classroom Management Conflict Management Assessment and Measurement 14

15 ICT TEACHER TRAINING 650 Heads of Department and Teachers in ICT Infusion in the Curriculum 148 Teachers in Computer Literacy 1,200 Teachers in Digital Literacy Level I 40 Teachers in Development of Open Educational Resources 248 Teachers in e-Citizen and International Computer Driving License 250 Teachers in Intel Tech Essentials Programme 120 Teachers in Diploma in Educational Technology 600 Teachers in Basic Computer Literacy 112 Teachers in Information Technology 15


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