How do we create change?
If MEC collaborates with selected complementary education providers to maintain and strengthen their education systems through a systems approach that includes a focus on:
- quality learning in line with students’ needs,
- resilience to continue delivering services regardless of challenging circumstances, and
- coordination with and support from a broad base of stakeholders,
Then these complementary education systems will be able to provide hard-to-reach children with the education they need, ultimately resulting in improved learning and well-being outcomes.
MEC’s Theory of Change
Examples of Our Support
Curriculum Development: MEC supports the improvement of MTB-MLE curricula as a key approach to enhance education outcomes. Delivering technical and financial support has facilitated the development of grade and subject curricula in Mon, improved curricula in Karen and enabled a baseline study in Kachin/N Shan that will inform development of a Kachin Basic Education Common Curriculum Framework.
Teacher Competencies: MEC supports pre- and in-service teacher training programs, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) frameworks for teachers to improve education quality and works with partners to develop and apply Teacher Competency Standards Frameworks (TCSF) in recruitment and performance management.
Teacher Stipends: MEC supports adequate payment for teachers as an action that recognizes the role of quality teaching in achieving strong learning outcomes. MEC programs demonstrate that teacher stipends contribute to stronger retention, mitigate against high attrition and enhance teaching quality, pre-conditions for systems strengthening. MEC continues to support teacher stipends whilst engaging in dialogue around longer-term sustainability for this critical area of need.
Please download MEC programme strategy brief here to learn more.