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Working with Teachers, Administrators, Education Authorities and Communities

The Workshop Guide is designed to be adapted by you and your colleagues for use with different groups. The workshop may address the following needs:

  • A need to further mobilize communities to provide financial and/or in-kind support to teachers

  • A need for PTAs to have a framework within which they can advocate for improved support to teachers as a strategy for improving the quality of education

  • A framework for local teachers‘ associations to make their own advocacy demands of governments and local education authorities

  • A scenario where refugee teachers are repatriating and strategies have to be developed that will encourage them to enter and stay in the teaching profession on their return home

Activity/Questions for discussion as you plan the workshop:

  • What do you think is the added value of the Healing Classrooms framework in this situation?

  • What do you think will be the challenges for you in presenting the Healing Classrooms framework?

  • How can you address these challenges?

  • What special changes do you think you may have to make for a workshop in this context?

The activities presented may take about two days of workshop time, but the time can be shortened or extended depending on the particular needs of the group and also on the level and depth to which you are able to discuss the issues.

Definition: advocacy

the act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea or policy; active support