ILSI project ends 1st phase [Archives:2006/962/Local News]

July 10 2006

SANA'A, July 9 ) The Instructional Leadership and Supervision Initiative (ILSI) project ended its first phase of training on Sunday in Sana'a.

Minister of Education Dr. Abdulasalam Al-Jawfi presided over the ceremony honoring the program's first group of graduates. He presented the 50 participants in the training – 25 teacher trainers from Sana'a Teacher Training Institutes (TTIs) and 25 teacher supervisors from the Office of Education in Sana'a ) with certificates that acknowledged their accomplishment and the new skills they have learned. Through ILSI, these participants have learnt cutting edge teaching and teacher-training methods that put students at the center of the learning process.

In addition, the participants have learned how to apply these methods through the use of information communication technologies such as computer-based applications and the Internet. To support their ongoing use of these new pedagogical approaches, computer labs have been provided to the teacher training institutes in each of the four governorates where the program is working.

In recognition of the program's innovations, the Minister of Education said,” I would like to urge the graduates to take all the skills obtained from the training into real practice in the field to better serve the education process.”

ILSI is a two-year initiative funded by the US Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) to build the capacity of the Yemeni Ministry of Education's in-service teacher training institutions in the governorates of Sana'a