WALTHAM, MA | September 17, 2013
Education leaders and ministry officials from Indonesia will visit U.S. schools in Boston and Washington, D.C., to learn about teacher preparation programs in the United States. During the weeklong visit, high-level officials from the Government of Indonesia and leaders of teacher training institutes will observe effective practices and discuss successful strategies with U.S. educators and officials. The visit, which will take place September 16–20, is cohosted by EDC and RTI International.
In the Boston area, the group will visit the Harvard University Graduate School of Education for a discussion with former Massachusetts Education Commissioner Paul Reville about Massachusetts school reform efforts. The group will also visit M.I.T for a discussion about teacher education around the world, and will observe pre-K through grade 8 classrooms at St. Columbkille School in Brighton and at Natick High School.
In Washington, D.C., the visitors will observe classes in Fairfax County, then go on to meetings with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Agency for International Development, which is supporting the weeklong tour.
The visit is part of the PRIORITAS project, which focuses on “Prioritizing Reform, Innovation, and Opportunities for Reaching Indonesia’s Teachers, Administrators, and Students.” Funded by USAID/Indonesia, and implemented by RTI International and EDC, PRIORITAS is a five-year project that works with national and local partners to (1) improve the quality and relevance of teaching and learning in schools; (2) develop better management and governance in schools and districts; and (3) support better coordination within and between schools, teacher training institutions, and government at all levels.
Learn more about PRIORITAS.
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