USAID supports the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in developing professional standards for school directors.
As Kosovo moves to decentralize its education system and give more autonomy to schools and municipalities, it is important to develop measures to ensure equitable provision throughout the country. Developing standards for school management has been identified as one key activity where Kosovo education system needs intervention.
On March 2nd, USAID Basic Education Program’s School Management Expert, David Lynn, led a workshop, including a number of relevant stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; Municipal Education Directors; School Directors; and representatives of donors, including the EU and GIZ.
The workshop focused on initiating the development of professional standards for school directors. During the workshop, examples of school management standards from different countries were presented. The participants worked in groups to identify examples of appropriate standards for Kosovo.
The participants agreed that a working team led by the Basic Education Program should continue to develop these draft standards for review by a larger number of stakeholders in a subsequent workshop. This working team will consist of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology representatives, Municipal Education Directorates representatives, School Directors, and National Parent Council representatives.