A high-level delegation of Jordan has arrived in Georgia to explore and share the Teacher Professional Development Policy. The Jordan’s delegation is led by Jordan’s Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad Tneibat. The visit is supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The National Center for Teacher Professional Development will host the delegation for a week. During the visit, a meeting will be held with Alexander Jejelava, the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and Dimitri Kumsishvili, the Deputy Prime Minister. The working meetings will be held in the National Examination and Assessment Center, the National Center for Education Quality Enhancement and the Ministry of Education of Adjara.
Prior to the visit, the Jordan's Ministry of Education in its official letter pointed out that Georgia is known as one of the global leaders in terms of teacher professional development reforms. " UNESCO strongly advised us to learn about the ongoing reforms in Georgia, because our country's education systems are so similar. Presently, Jordan is developing a quite precise educational plan, which is why we explore the best practices and experience in Georgia in terms of vocational education, examinations, and teacher trainings. I hope this visit will be the beginning of relations and cooperation in the field of education between the two countries, "- said the Minister of education of Jordan.
The aim of the visit is to explore the process of the education reforms in Georgia, get familiar with and evaluate the political policies towards the teacher professional development developed by the Ministry of Education of Georgia, learn about the role and functions of National Center for Teacher Professional Development in the reform process, as well as to introduce to the Teacher Induction, Professional Development and Career Advancement Scheme and its components.