Presentation on theme: "Quality Systems for Quality Teachers:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Quality Systems for Quality Teachers: Ministry of Education and Higher EducationQuality Systems for Quality Teachers:Towards Better Learning OutcomesByBasri Saleh“Providing Teachers for EFA Policy Forum”Amman , 6-7 July 2010
2 Palestine: A Significant Progress in Achieving EFA… !!! The high level of annual growth is still amongst the challenges, (Students number doubled in 13 years).Equity across the country, beyond gender ?.Demand on public schools increasing Vs increasing challenges facing private sector.Enrollment in TVET is still very low( at 5% of the secondary students).
5 Interaction, Experience Public ,UNRWASchool typeTeacherInteraction, ExperienceGender ,qualificationJob satisfactionICTInternet connectionUsing calculatorICT assistantSchool organizationParental involvementRecruitmentSchool sizeSupervisionHeadmaster roleMonitoringEvaluationStudentGenderAgeFamilyMother educationComputer at homeBook at homeWB,GazaRegion
6 Domains to Improve Quality Special focus on teachers’ education and capacity building programs (Teacher Education Strategy).Comprehensive review of the curriculaPlanning process, evaluation schemes and monitoring toolsAdditional efforts to utilize ICT in support of learning and better management of the system.Further development in the planning process, evaluation schemes and monitoring tools.Comprehensive approach in school development.
7 Why Prioritizing Teacher Education? The need to improve the quality of education in Palestine.The need for clear and explicit polices for teacher education and for teacher continuous development.The large differences in the ways teachers are qualified and professionally supported by different institutions.The need to develop the teaching profession.The need to build the capacity of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) to manage the teacher education system.
8 Situational Analysis of teacher education Pre-serviceDiversity of training programs.Lack of consensus in minimum qualifications required at different educational levels/subject areas.Needs for faculty development at HEI’s.Theoretical nature of teacher training.Insufficient opportunities for practical school experience.Limited knowledge of Teacher Trainers of the classroom realities
9 Situational analysis-findings In-service:Uncoordinated in-service training:Not based on needs analysisNot enough differentiation of programme design/delivery mechanisms to reflect teachers’ needs/capacities.Record keeping system not sufficiently developed.Roles and responsibilities of MOEHE institutions to be clarified.
10 National Teacher Education Strategy Technically supported by UNESCO with funding from Norway– partnership between different stakeholders, a model to be reflected in implementationOverall aim is to develop a sufficient number of qualified, capable teachers, and to improve learning opportunities for students at Palestinian schools.It highlights the importance of:Improving status of teachers.Improve management of the system.Evaluate, reform and harmonize of pre-service and in-service teacher education program.
11 The Strategy. Identifies a “Vision of Teachers”. (Committed to their students, Possess general knowledge, Bare the responsibility, Think systematically, and Work with their colleagues).Proposes revision of the “Teacher Education Programs” (Pre-service and In- service).Calls for the development of a framework for “Continuous Professional Development Programs”.Introduces a scheme for “Teaching Profession”.Highlights the need to develop “Management of the Teacher Education System”
12 Development SchemesAssess the current learning outcomes as a baseline for monitoringEvaluate and review of the current programs at HEI’sDevelopment scheme for the new programs (National Standards).Capacity Building for better management of the system.Development of teaching profession.Coordinated efforts to achieve objectives.
13 In SpecificResults of TIMSS and National achievement studies as a baselines.HEI’s self evaluation, External evaluators based on the strategy and international experiences.CDTP’s efforts to develop national standards for teachers.Active discussion on the pre-service and in-service teacher education programs ( national framework).Faculty development programs.Development of MIS.Institutional development (CDTP, NEIT,AQAQ,…)National Advisory Board, and Task Force .Coordination structure for the international partners.Licensing and grading system for teachers….
14 Quality Systems for Quality Teachers Will support realising the goals articulated in EDSP and PRDPIs implementation of the Teacher Education StrategyWill be implemented over three yearsWill focus on enhancing national capacities needed for managing teaching progression towards effective learning in schoolsWill achieve this through the development of operational frameworks, partnership and collaboration and technical skill development
15 Quality Systems for Quality Teachers Three interrelated, parallel, components:Improved management and institutional capacity of teacher education (pre-service, in-service and career development)Improved status and motivation of teachersEnhanced relevance and coherence of teacher training and professional development
16 Future Challenges:Commitment and awareness from all partners and stakeholders including teachers and their bodies.Ministry’s capacity to coordinate efforts.Attracting the Best (Smart Admission and Recruitment Policies)Learning from pilot schemes.Adoption of a coordination scheme for all partners.Adoption of a significant M&E system for sufficient reporting.Upgrading of databases, for policy and decision making.Enough capacity at HEI’s.Progress in adopting licensing and grading system for teachers amongst other efforts to professionalize teaching.