Teachers in Jordan will attend an Education in Science seminar to be trained in a more student-centered teaching method hosted by the University of Cambridge International Examinations. Participating teachers will collaborate on interactive lesson plans and new approaches to teaching and learning science.
The first step will be taken next month to establish weekly English language lessons in Japan's elementary schools. However, teachers say they are concerned that they do not know enough English to effectively teach the language.
Employees in Kuwait's Ministry of Education have been told not to take any business trips out of the country without getting prior approval from the ministry and Civil Service Commission. Officials said the decision will help prevent any conflicts of interest, and that trips should be scheduled only if they will improve education in Kuwait.
Teachers in England have gradually lost control over their own lessons and curriculum. Former Education Secretary Shirley Williams says the increased government oversight and focus on student testing have hurt the country's state of education.
A new initiative in the United Arab Emirates aims to create more student-friendly classrooms by dispatching 60 supervisors who will mentor public-school teachers. The mentoring effort is part of the "Teachers for the 21st Century Professional Development Programme", and will foster continuous professional development among the region's teachers.