TECIP Teacher Educators in Higher Education As Catalysts for Inclusive Practices in Technical and Vocational Education


Uudistuva oppiminen
1.3.2017 - 30.3.2020
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu
Opetushallitus HEI ICI
Projektin kuvaus

Teacher Educators in Higher Education as
Catalysts for Inclusive Practices in Technical and Vocational Education (TECIP) was a capacity building project between JAMK University of Applied Sciences,
Finland, Federal Technical Vocational Education and Training Institute (FTI),
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia, and University of Jyväskylä,
Finland. The project was based on the long-term collaboration between the
participating HEIs. In Ethiopia, there is favorable policy
environment for developing post-secondary TVET towards inclusion. Still,
concrete actions are needed. Teachers have a key role in making reforms come
true, and therefore the development of TVET teacher education is the prime
objective for ensuring people with special educational needs and disabilities
the access to and participation in TVET education.

The mission of the TECIP-project was to equip
the TVET teacher training providers on national, regional and local levels with
necessary skills and knowledge on inclusive practices to support national
development efforts towards inclusive TVET education in Ethiopia.

As an outcome of the project, FTI developed its
educational structures in terms of inclusion in TVET and curricula on
inclusive education and related modules for pre- and in-service TVET teacher programs.
As the modules developed in the project are part of the curricula, the results
sustain and reach new generation of teachers. Additionally, a new in-service
training model was developed for FTI and piloted for the use in future. The
project scope involved all regions in Ethiopia via in-service training model.

Key Results to be Achieved:

  1. One curriculum and two training modules prepared which are integrated in the SEN and Inclusive Education course  - Result obtained in the project

  2. Five regional events/workshops conducted and knowledge on inclusion delivered for 200 persons at Federal, Regional and local levels on inclusive education in TVET - Result obtained in the project

  3. 15 teacher trainers of FTI trained on inclusion and professional development plans prepared for them, including an awareness raising event for the whole FTI staff (N=100) - Result obtained in the project

  4. In-service training model developed for FTI, which consists of the Training of Trainers program for 100 TVET teachers and of the practice in delivering knowledge on inclusive practices for 1000 TVET teachers in regions. - Result obtained in the project

More information:

Project Manager, Principal Lecturer Maija Mäkinen,

tel. +358 400 505137, firstname.lastname[a]