US supports networking among Central Asian universities
Bishkek, February 9 / Kabar /. On February 10 and 11, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Quality Learning Project, will hold a conference for five Central Asian universities from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to share experiences and establish a network. The conference will be held in the Conference Hall of Arabaev Kyrgyz State University in Bishkek.
About 70 participants will take part, including representatives from USAID, the Ministry of Education and Science, Arabaev KSU, Osh and Jalal-Аbad State Universities, and, from Tajikistan, the Tajikistani State Pedagogical University and Kurgan-Tepe Pedagogical University. The conference will provide opportunities for the universities to share their experience with teacher training practices and strengthen cooperation with the USAID Quality Learning Project, as well as to develop cooperation between the universities, and to discuss student-centered learning methodologies such as student achievement assessment systems.
University instructors will discuss the applicability of USAID Quality Learning Project supported materials such as student’s handbook and curricula. Participants will develop recommendations for improving the teacher training strategies, set up e-communication plans, and further develop a regional activity plan, including a follow-up meeting in Dushanbe in April 2012.