Reforming teacher education in Palestine shortlisted for national award

12 September 2018

Groundbreaking work by academics in the Faculty of Education to enhance the quality of teacher education in Palestine has been shortlisted for a prestigious Times Higher Education Award.

The Teacher Education Improvement Project (TEIP) has been shortlisted for the International Impact Award category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2018, in recognition of the positive impact it has had on reforming teacher education in Palestine.

Funded by the World Bank and working in collaboration with the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education and six universities in Palestine, TEIP aims to enhance the quality of both pre-service and in-service teacher training throughout the sector.  This involves a wide-ranging programme of curriculum renewal, enhancement of academic staff capacity, mentor development and upgrading teaching competences of practicing teachers.

The successful project has been running since 2011. In 2015 it received further funding from the World Bank, who perceived the project as ‘game-changing’, to allow for the expansion of the project onto a national scale.

Tony Mahon, Project Director and Faculty Director for International Development said: “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious Award. It is tremendous recognition of the team’s dedication under challenging circumstances to bring about positive change to teacher education in Palestine.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 29 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

Find out more about the project by watching a video produced by the World Bank on the project here.


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