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MASTERY: MAthematics & Science Teacher Education Reform

Arab States; Yemen

General informationVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Centre for International Cooperation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Goal 6. Quality education
Instruction and training
Teaching profession; Study subjects; Educational systems and levels; Educational sciences; Educational policy; Secondary teacher education; Science education; Mathematics education; Secondary education; Teaching methods; Curriculum development
Project description
Specific Objectives:
  • To design, implement and (formatively) evaluate a science teacher education programme in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics that will give science education students the knowledge and skills to teach to the secondary school pupils according standards set by the new school science curriculum;
  • To increase the service capability of the Faculties of Science at the universities of Thamar and Sana’a through curriculum development, technician training and in offering their updated laboratories for FoE students’ practical laboratory training adhering to the new science standards;
  • To develop an organisation and financial plan for dissemination of the project outputs to other Yemeni universities.
Main activities: Provision of long-term and short term expertise; programme and curriculum development; facilities upgrading; development of learning materials; staff training of USC staff; science education research.
2005 - 2009
PartnersMacfarlane, Ian (manage 2 projects)
Principal donor, cooperation agencyNUFFIC
Europe and North America; Netherlands