USAID/Macedonia Primary Education Project

USAID’s five-year Primary Education Project will provided a portion of the funding needed to renovate up to 100 primary schools to upgrade their energy efficiency; boost the use and maintenance of computers; improve the teaching of mathematics and science; and strengthen school-based assessment. TheCenter for Social Studies and International Education took the lead on improving the teaching of mathematics and science in Macedonian primary schools. The goals for this project were to:build networks of support through the national mathematics, science, and information technology associations to create permanent capacity for ongoing professional development; enhance the curriculum and strengthen staff capacity of the Bureau for Development Education to implement standards; train teachers to make the curriculum succeed in the classroom through active, inquiry-based teaching and learning; and develop digital resources to improve teaching and learning mathematics in association with seminars and Web-based science materials.