Creating healing classrooms: tools for teachers and teacher educators

This document is a collection of some of the tools and ideas behind the innovations in teacher support and development that have been created and piloted through the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) Healing Classrooms Initiative. It is intended to serve as a resource for IRC staff working to improve their programs related to teacher support and development, as well as education program and policy makers in other agencies and organizations. The tools in this document have been created by IRC field staff working with the Healing Classrooms Initiative in their respective education programs in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Guinea. [...] With this document, IRC invites all those working in education and child protection programs in emergency, chronic crisis and early reconstruction contexts to a) read about pilot teacher development projects in three countries: Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Guinea; b) consider how the innovations described may be relevant in their own context; and c) if they are relevant, think about how they might be adapted to suit the local context. To support implementation of new, innovative projects, specific tools from the pilot teacher development projects are included, to be adapted according to the context.

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IRC, 2014
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