School Development towards Flexible Community Learning Centres

Project Overview

Project Title School Development towards Flexible Community Learning Centres
Project Number WP11-30-12, WP12-30-12, WP13-30-12
Country Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End January 1, 2009–December 31, 2014
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR)
Implementing Organization / Consortium

European Training Foundation (ETF)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Vincent McBride


Tel.: +39-011- 630-2262


Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

School development is a concept that embraces the ability of a school to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of delivery of training, achieving a quality standard and constantly adapt it to the needs of students, communities and world of work. Various initiatives in the Central Asian region have brought back the attention on VET and its strategic importance for the development and social welfare of a community and of a nation.

Project Objectives

The project aimes at supporting capacity building engaging policy makers and practitioners in development activities related to improving the management of quality in vocational educational providers, mainly public vocational schools (but also adult training and other public providers) with a view to placing their services in a lifelong learning context.

There are three areas that the initiative is covering:

a) The legal and institutional framework;
b) The participation of stakeholders both at the national and the local level;
c) The quality of the school and its improvement.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc.
Related Projects

DCI – National Qualification Frameworks in Central Asia

DCI – Skills Development for Poverty Reduction (SDPR)


The project supports the capacities of policy makers, school practioners and the production of tools and instruments that could be used generally across the school systems of participating countries. The project created a strong methodological framework grounded in sound evidence approach for practioners and contributed to policy analysis by undertaking a wide ranging survey of school quality.

Betweeen 2012-2014, the ETF has build on the progress, capacities and framework achieved in the activities undertaken in 2009-2011. It targeted policy makers and practitioners through regional and country activities respectively. Policy makers’ needs are addressed through a dialogue process that will encourage stakeholders to assess the policy strategic and management implications of the project’s findings.

Project Results

The project terminated in 2014 with a repeat of the school survey from 2009-2011 in order to ensure continuity and will provide a comparative evidence base to allow progress in school capacities to be monitored and assessed.

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