Strengthening Teacher Education in Pakistan
Strengthening Teacher Education in Pakistan (STEP) project aims to enhance capacity of teachers, head teachers, teacher educators, education managers, schools, education institutions and district level education administration using training programmes and models successfully tested by AKU-IED.
The six-year project (2009-2015) is being funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Aga Khan Foundation, Canada (AKF,C) to institutionalize Cluster-based Mentoring Programme (CBMP) and Whole School Improvement Programme (WSIP) at grassroots levels.
The project will also scale up the successful Network for Professional Development of Teachers (NPDT) from its current base in Karachi to other centers to reach more rural teachers.
The cross-cutting components of the project include documentation of best practices, lessons learnt and dissemination of knowledge through seminars, policy dialogues and publications.
The project has a strong focus on gender issues and aims to work for reducing gender gap and other related issues in the educational system.
To contribute towards improvement in quality and delivery of services in elementary education appropriate to the needs of the poor and particularly of women and children.
To strengthen the professional development and performance of teachers, teacher educators and education managers in Sindh, Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan.
To effectively achieve the purpose of the project, STEP focuses on three primary components leading to three main outcomes:
||Improved performance of teacher education institutions in providing quality teacher education.|
|Teaching, learning and educational management
||Improved performance of teachers and education managers in delivering and supporting quality teaching and learning.|