Experts recommendations on capacity development of school board of trustees institution

On October 30  the Centre for Training and Consultancy, under the project carried by the Georgian Coalition for Education For all, hosted expert panel meeting to work out recommendations on capacity development of school board of trustees institution in Georgia.
The meeting were attended by experts in education field - assistant professor of Ilia University Mr. Simon Janashia, Teachers Professional Development Centre (TPDC) consultant Mr. Giorgi Gakheladze and Education Program Management Coordinator Mrs. Maya Bitsadze, #21 public school's board of trustees chairperson Mrs. Magda Janelidze and school principal Mrs. Tamar Amzashvili, the president of Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia Mrs. Maya Kobakhidze, members of the coalition and other representatives of educational institutions.
Prior to the meeting, the coalition member organization, International Institute of Education Policy Planning and Management (EPPM) has conducted focus groups study on the subject in 9 regions of Georgia. Each focus group was comprised of 25 people representing school administration, students self government, school board of trustees member teachers and parents.
The coalition chairman, Mr. Revaz Apkhazava along with colleague from EPPM Mrs. Tamar Bregvadze reviewed the results of focus groups study and presented to audience the main problems defined through analyses of focus groups survey.
The meeting has lasted for 2 hours and 45 minutes. Experts discussed presented material, shared their comments and drafted recommendations on the issue. Mr. Simon Janashia suggested to break down acceptable recommendations and evolved problems, along with the recommendations prepared by the coalition into grouped categories, such as cultural, social, structural and etcetera and develop ways of intervention accordingly.
At the end of the meeting, representative of EPPM Mrs. Tamar Bregvadze stated, that recommendations drafted during the discussion will be elaborated and reflected in the coalition's position paper, which will be presented on conference planned by the coalition on November 13.