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Evaluation of the MTT projects and recommendations

MTT projects implemented between 1996 and 2003 were evaluated utilizing documentary evidence, field questionnaires, and follow-up field interviews in selected Member States. The results of the evaluation and additional reports from Member States were presented at the Evaluation Meeting held in Bangkok on 3-4 March 2004. 

Of the 32 MTT projects awarded during this period, 29 were reviewed including 10 for Curriculum Development, 8 for Educational Technology, 6 for Technical and Vocational Education, 3 for Science Education and 2 for Special Education.

Positive feedback from the evaluation bolsters the MTT team’s efforts to enhance the capacity of Member States, and to consider the recommendations for improvement, including:

  • Extending the length of study visits cum attachment to institutions to at least one month;
  • Organizing more workshops;
  • Providing training for education personnel with the experience but not the relevant educational qualifications;
  • Organizing in-country workshops for recipients and visiting country personnel to share experiences and plan activities, and to refresh and update their knowledge and skills;
  • Including participants from multiple and varied countries in the MTT and workshops to discuss similar problems and share experiences;
  • Increasing financial assistance for in-country workshops; and
  • Providing financial and technical support for continuous monitoring, follow-up and evaluation.

Besides taking national, regional and international developments into account, the MTT base should be broadened to include multi-sectoral and inter-agency participation to provide a regional perspective.  

Based on the outcomes from the evaluation, each MTT project in the future will involve more than one country within a sub-region to share information on educational innovations, further disseminate their effectiveness and benefit more countries and people in the region. 

Future MTT projects will also promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and will be implemented using the ESD framework, focusing on many areas of interests, including World Heritage Education. 

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