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Three education institutions win new prize for boosting effectiveness of teachers

Education institutions in Pakistan, the Dominican Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo are the first laureates of the new UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers. The winners were announced at a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters on 24 March.

The prize, set up in 2009 and funded by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of Dubai, will be awarded to the Ali Institute of Education (Pakistan), the Center of Excellence for Teacher Training (Dominican Republic) and the Centre Congolais Education pour Tous (Democratic Republic of the Congo). The value of the award is US$ 270,000 to be divided by the three winners.              

Every two years, the prize will reward three candidates from around the world who have shown outstanding achievement in enhancing the performance and effectiveness of teachers in developing countries or within marginalized or disadvantaged communities.              

The prize aims to support, encourage and benefit those working to improve the quality of teaching towards Education for All. It attaches particular importance to outstanding practices in developing countries and aims to facilitate the global sharing of best practices regarding teachers.              

An international jury made its pre-selection in Dubai in December 2009. The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will attend the prize giving ceremony, which will be held in Dubai on 27 April.

Quelle: UNESCOPRESS (UNESCO) Redaktion: Länder / Organisationen: UNESCO Pakistan sonstige Länder Themen: Bildung und Hochschulen Berufs- und Weiterbildung

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