KOICA and KOREATECH Provide Local Country Training on Capacity Building for Cambodian In-service Teacher
Phnom Penh: On August 14, 2018, KOICA Cambodia Office held a pre-departure orientation for the Cambodian government officials who are selected for the second year of the 3-year country-focused training on Capacity Building for Developing the In-Service Teacher Training Program from August 19 to September 01, 2018, at KOREATECH, Korea University of Technology and Education, at Seongnam & Cheonan in the Republic of Korea.
The objective of the program is to identifying, developing and applying in-service teacher training system, to the main target group of teacher trainers for lower secondary schools from grade 7 to grade 9 in Cambodia. In the program, participants will study in 5 modules in Korea including 1) Pre-Service and In-Service Training System 2) Instructional System and Methods 3) Teaching Skills and Curriculum 4) Field trip for teacher training system and 5) Development of Implication and action plan. Therefore, our participant will get guiding with coaching for those capabilities building. Then, they will be able to build their own In-service teacher training system and apply those for better education system development in Cambodia.
This program, there are 23 participants from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) including Teacher Training Department (TTD), Phnom Penh Teacher Education College, National Institute of Education (NIE), Battambang Teacher Education College, Regional Teacher Training Center of Kampong Cham, Prey Veng and Takeo, Provincial Teacher Training Center of Kandal, Siem Reap, Prey Veng, Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu, Pursat, Kampong Thom and Stung Treng Province.
With a mission to support human resources development (HRD) in partner countries since 1991, KOICA has offered about 4,512 courses to more than 74,792 participants from 172 countries. From 1994-2018, KOICA supporting technical assistant to Cambodia via various capacity training programs such scholarship of master degree program, global and country training are around 2823 government officials. In order to helps them gain professional and systematic knowledge that will play a key role in Cambodia. Every year, KOICA provides 3 Country-Specific Trainings with more than 50 government officials of participants in the related fields for Cambodia Development. In 2017, there were 55 people. In this 2018, KOICA is focusing the 3 Country-Specific Training to the ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) about the Capacity Building for Developing the In-Service Teacher Training Program (Cambodia) 2017-2019 and Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development of Cambodia (CRDC) CRDB/CDC, Royal Government of Cambodia about Monitoring and Evaluation with total participants around 62 in participants.
During the event of the pre-departure orientation, KOICA Cambodia Officers briefly introduced the courses and orientates participants about the important things in Korea, the information about the Cambodia Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA), and the code of conduct of the training program.
The selected candidates showed their gratitude to KOICA and Korean government for supporting and they committed to bring social and policy reforms in Cambodia after learning from Korean experience.
The Deputy Director of KOICA Office, Mr. Kang Hwang Wook welcomed and congratulated the selected participants. He also request the candidates to avail this excellent opportunity to learn from Korea’s development during staying in and share their experience in Cambodia for sustainable development.