The USAID Education Management Project helped improve the long-term management capacity of Georgian educational institutions through training and improved policies. The project empowered school administrators and policy-makers to better manage and support schools within a decentralized education system.
Chemonics worked with the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science to establish a two-year master’s of education administration program at Ilia State University to equip future school administrators with the management skills necessary to improve education quality within their home institutions. Adding to the master’s program, the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California in Los Angeles provided professional assistance to Ilia State University faculty in planning and implementing stronger instructional practices, course creation, and lesson planning.
In addition to the new graduate program, the project has developed financial training workshops for school principals and administrators. These workshops, in conjunction with creation of an education management information system, helped to improve the reliability of national-, regional-, and school-level data and allow school administrators to make more informed and strategic decisions for their schools.
- Trained more than 1,100 school administrators (principals and ministry administrators)
- Helped develop 21 courses for M.Ed. program at Ilia State University
Project Duration: 2009 -2012