EDC Hosts US Study Tour for Pakistan Educators

EDC and its partner Teachers College, Columbia University are hosting a visit this month by high-ranking Pakistani education officials and provincial leaders. The visit to New York City and Washington, DC, is part of a USAID-funded project to professionalize Pakistan’s teachers and significantly upgrade the quality of education in the nation’s primary and secondary schools. Known as the USAID Teacher Education Project, the five-year, $75 million project is part of the US government’s long-term commitment to assist the Government of Pakistan to strengthen its education sector.

The delegation includes nearly 25 senior education leaders from across Pakistan (including university deans, lead university and college faculty, and provincial education officials) who are here to refine their strategic plans for updating and upgrading the training and certification of teachers in Pakistan. The educators will examine various aspects of the US higher education system, including education research, school-university and community college-university linkages, accreditation procedures, and the use of standards-based assessment for pre- and in-service teachers.

For more information, contact Alison Cohen by e-mail (acohen@edc.org) or call 617-618-2109.

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