Teaching License - A possible way to improve teacher quality in Pakistan
Teachers are the single most important factor contributing to student learning outcomes. Good teaching plays a key role in ensuring that students remain the schools, while increasing economic productivity and good life outcomes for students. The below average performance of students learning outcomes in international and national assessment highlights the need to improve teacher’s quality.
AKU-IED began work on the teaching license policy in 2017, in partnership with Sindh Teachers Education Development Authority (STEDA)! In 2021 we furthered this work by carrying out various national/international policy dialogues. We issued a White Paper in 2022- and in this effort, we were joined by Durbeen and STEDA to improve the professionalism and status of teachers, which would eventually improve students’ learning outcomes.