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Teacher Education for Quality Education

 
1) Developing a strategic policy framework

Looking into the current situations of teacher education, programme and its policies implemented in provinces and areas, a policy framework will be developed. Through a series of participatory consultations of key stakeholders and partners, the framework will be finalized.

 
2) Supporting the national body of Teacher accreditation and certificate

Developing the national standard for teacher certification and accreditation and following the finalized policy framework, the national body for teacher accreditation and certificate will be established by the Government of Pakistan. UNESCO Islamabad will technically and financially support the government in this endeavor.

 
3) Evaluation of the current teacher training programme

Requested by the World Bank and the government of Punjab, UNESCO is going to undertake the assessment study for the teacher training programme the government of Punjab has been engaged. This assessment includes reviews of the training manuals, observations of training programmes, and impact findings. This study will be completed in Oct 2007. The results will be fed into the activities mentioned above.

 
 Strengthening Teacher Education in Pakistan (STEP)
 
Strengthening Teacher Education in Pakistan is a project that has a holistic vision for professional development of teachers. STEP is being implemented by UNESCO, and seeks to support the vision of the government of Pakistan in the field of Teacher Education.

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The dimension that need improvement within the existing system include strengthening teacher education, professional development and designing a National Standard for Teacher Certification and Accreditation.

From the onset, this project strives to invest in the totality of the system rather than providing support to selected inputs and processes.
From the onset, this project strives to invest in the totality of the system rather than providing support to selected inputs and processes.

A range of stakeholders have been engaged in the implementation process through a participatory dialogue for a common strategy.

 
STEP project is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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