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1 National Standards of Teacher and Teacher Education
UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Education Sector Staff Seminar 23-26 November 2009 Krabi, Thailand Ichiro Miyazawa UNESCO Islamabad

2 Contents of this Presentation
Overview: Teachers in Pakistan Professional Standards of Teachers National Standards for Accreditation of Teacher Education Program Challenges and Lessons So, what do/will we do?

3 1. Overview: Teachers in Pakistan
There are 1,356,802 teaching staff in Pakistan. No Info. Untrained. 15.6% 1.1% PTC 37.3% Other Trained. 11.1% M-Ed. 5.1 B-Ed. 17.4 CT 12.3% About 80% of teachers are least qualified ! Source: National Education 2006, AEPAM

4 1. Overview: Teacher Education Institutions
There are about 300 teacher education institutions Govt. College, Community College, PITE, University, Academy, RITE, Resource Center, Institute of Education, DRTC, Training Institutes, etc Some are under Provincial Govt. & MoE and Some are under Higher Education Commission More than 10 kinds of certificate, diploma, etc PTC, CT, DE, JD,SD, BA, MA, Ph.D, HPE, OTC, etc

5 2. National Professional Standards for Teachers
 Officially launched in February 2009  10 standards Subject matter knowledge Human growth and development Knowledge of Islamic ethical value Instructional planning and strategies Assessment Learning environment Effective communication and use of ICT Collaboration and partnerships Continuation professional development Teaching of English as second language Donors started to train teachers on these standards

6 3. National Standards for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programmes
 Officially launched in August 2009  7 standards Curriculum and Instruction Assessment and Evaluation System Physical Infrastructure and Facilities Human Resources Finance and Management Research and Scholarship Community Links and Outreach NACTE under HEC was activated to function

7 4. Challenges and Lesson learnt
Totally new in Pakistan Two federal government organizations involved Federal and 4 provincial governments Security situations Lessons (actions to be considered effective) Donor coordination group on teacher education Good references from other countries Deployment of consultants in governments Keeping key persons with us

8 5. So, what do/will we do ? Developing procedures and tools for accreditation Pilot test of procedures and tools through training of auditors Legal background of accreditation system Develop guiding manual for institutions to develop “institutional development plan” Linking accreditation and institutional improvement support

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