The UNESCO Tashkent Office Convenes Virtual Steering Committee Meeting of the Research Project “Adapting and Scaling Teacher Professional Development Approaches in Uzbekistan”

From 10 to 11 March 2021 a virtual Steering Committee meeting of the Research Project “Adapting and Scaling Teacher Professional Development Approaches in Uzbekistan” will be held in Tashkent. The event is organized by the UNESCO Tashkent Office jointly with the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the Institute of Retraining and Advanced Training of Public Education Personnel named after A. Avloniy and the National University of Uzbekistan with the assistance of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

The aim of the event is to review the progress and state of the implementation process of the project with national stakeholders and realign project outcomes with the latest developments of the country in ensuring the quality of teachers.

The event will provide an opportunity to introduce the members of the Project Team and Steering Committee and provide an overview of the project from global and national perspectives.

The Steering Committee meeting will bring together international and national experts in the teacher professional development and training, experts from UNESCO and other international organizations, representatives of the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of universities and institutes.

The two-day meeting will result in the development of a framework for in-service teacher training models.

The event is organised within the framework of the UNESCO project “Adapting and Scaling Teacher Professional Development Approaches in Ghana, Honduras and Uzbekistan”, funded by the International Development Research Centre in the amount of $435,000, as part of the GPE-KIX (The Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange) initiative.

The two-year project (2020-2022) will elaborate an in-service teacher professional development model to be implemented in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Navoiy and Tashkent regions, engaging 150 schools and over 600 teachers.

Launch of the meeting: 14:30 (Tashkent time), 10 March 2021.

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