From the year 2002, Rato Bangala Foundation has been offering two types of Academic training depending on the qualification and the interest of the candidates. Inspired by the cooperative work of Bank Street College of Education and Rato Bangala School over the course of the 1990s, thee academic program was designed to generate primary teachers who are well-versed in the theory of child development and philosophy of education, and who have also understood and experienced first-hand teaching and learning during the training period. These academic courses are unique in that they are a tri-partite programme between RBF, Kathmandu University and Bank Street College of Education, New York. The main objective of these trainings is to develop professional teachers for the primary grades.
Candidates who have a 12 grade degree or equivalent can get the Primary Teacher Training Programme (PTTP) certification which is accredited by the National Center for Educational Development (NCED). Candidates who have completed a Bachelor, its equivalent, or higher degree can work towards the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
Primary Teacher Training Programme (PTTP)
The Primary Teacher Training Programme is a unique teacher-training programme. The strength of this programme lies in the integration of theory and practice: lessons learnt in the classrooms are practiced in the field and new knowledge is built on the experience. Trainees are provided the close one-on-one supervision and support of advisors throughout the year. This training demands full-time commitment from trainees throughout the year. The training is bilingual. Readings are in English and Nepali as are instructions and interactions.
A Certificate which has signatories from three institutions: Rato Bangala Foundation, Kathmandu University and Bank Street College of Education. Click for record of graduates
Term One: May – August
Term Two: August – December (includes Community Study outside the City)
Term Three: February – April
3:00 pm. – 6:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Group Advisement: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays
Teaching Practice and Class Observations:
3 – 5 days a week in cooperating schools
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
Students who have a bachelor's degree and have completed the requirements for the PTTP enroll in Kathmandu University for another term and are awarded the PGDE degree.
The course at KU focuses on three areas.
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(Submission Deadline - 14 April 2013)
- Development and Issues of Primary Education in Nepal.
- Independent Study: where students conduct action research on a specific topic on education as part of the.
- Teacher Training: They plan and conduct a 12 hour teacher training program for selected schools.