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on Policies and Practices on TVET Teachers and Instructors in the Arab Region
From 3 to 4 October 2013, TVET experts and representatives from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Tunisia convened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France to discuss the preliminary findings of a regional study that aims to close the policy and capacity gap and provide a framework for comparison of prevailing practices in TVET teacher education.
Organized by the International Task Force on Teachers for EFA, UNESCO Section for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, and the UNESCO Regional Bureau–Beirut, the purpose of the workshop was to disseminate the findings of the study, share good practices and identify areas of cooperation.
The 2-day workshop was opened by the Assistant Director-General for Education, Mr Qian Tang and held on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day 2013 (5 October), a day devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the numbers and quality of the world’s educators. In addition to in-depth discussions on the findings of the study, representatives from Education International, Deutsche gesellschaft für internationale zusammenarbeit (GIZ), ADEA, Department for Education Policy Finland and the University of Paranà, a UNEVOC Centre in Brazil presented on TVET teacher policies and practices from their regional perspective.
The policy approaches adopted in the countries to address issues related to TVET teachers and instructors, as well as the practices, opportunities and challenges faced by both policy makers and practitioners in the region are documented in ten country reports and an overall synthesis report of the study which will be published soonest.