With in-country staff, familiarize yourself with all the details of the curriculum.
The purpose of this in-depth internal review of the curriculum is to develop the staff's ownership of the materials, to prepare for an external review and development workshop (described in the next step) and to draw on the expertise of staff in making preliminary decisions about adaptations. Key staff to involve are training staff and those responsible for supporting young people during and after the course.
Questions to ask include these:
- Which topics covered in the curriculum are relevant to and appropriate for your participants? For the private sector? For the community at large?
- Which topics covered in the curriculum are not relevant to or appropriate for your participants? For the private sector? For the community at large?
- Are the levels of expected reading, writing and mathematics activities appropriate for potential participants?
- Are other activities and methodologies appropriate for your participants? For your trainers?
- Which activities (or underlying methodologies) may be difficult to understand or to facilitate?
- Do all (or part) of the materials need to be translated into another language?
- Are assessment (of learning) activities appropriate for your program? Do you need additional documentation or assessments?
- Are illustrations culturally appropriate and easily understood?