The project’s overall goal is to contribute to raising the level of knowledge, creativity and diversification in teaching models and educational strategies that are available to secondary school teachers.
This in order to improve the situation and performance of deaf learners in an inclusive teaching environment.
Main results of activities
- Lecturers of AMUCTA College are trained by Kentalis experts (train-the-trainer) to train future teachers for the deaf
- College students following a BA are trained by AMUCTA lecturers, including conducting practical assignments in the participating inclusive secondary schools.
- Two secondary inclusive schools participate in the ‘hearing impairment’ modules of the BA, and receive services in audiology and in ICT.
- Deaf adults from local communities are actively involved in informal activities, to share experiences and ideas with students and teachers.
- Deaf and hard of hearing students from involved schools meet in an informal setting and learn from each other (peer-to-peer learning).
- Supportive teaching and learning materials for deaf students are developed and gathered and will be made available to participating schools during the project and to more Tanzanian schools in the future.
Involvement of the Kentalis International expert pool
Deaf and hearing experts are involved: Secondary school teachers, itinerant teachers, a speech and language therapist, an audiologist and a psychologist.
April 2014 – March 2017
The project is funded in the framework of a Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE), by private donors and donor advisors worldwide.
$408.927 (€ 317.239)
Bridging communication barriers