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Pre Service Teacher Training

Pre Service Teacher Training (Karen Teacher Training Colleges)

The program

The first Karen Teacher Training College opened in June 2004 as a training center for Karen youth interested in becoming teachers in schools in Karen State, Burma. A second campus opened in 2007. The colleges provide a two-year pre service teacher training program for aspiring teachers from Karen areas who commit to return to teach in their local communities after completing the program.

First year students focus on subject upgrade while second year students hone their teaching skills, studying teaching methodology subjects. The course also touches on education management and leadership skills, community based curriculum development and critical thinking.

The colleges maintain links with Karen state schools and communities to ensure that the curriculum remains responsive to the needs of local communities.

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