Pakistani Educational Leadership Institute Prepares for Sixth Year at PSU

June 30th, 2009 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– For the sixth consecutive year, Plymouth State University will host Pakistani educators as part of the Pakistani Educational Leadership Institute (PELI) from July 4 to August 2, 2009.

Twenty educational leaders, recognized for their leadership capabilities, will attend this year’s Pakistani Educational Leadership Institute. The educators represent secondary level public and public/private sectors and teacher training institutions.

Refferred to as the “Plymouth Model” by Ambassador Nicholas Burns and other officials at the United States Department of State, PELI exposes Pakistani educators to American innovations in education for adaptation in Pakistan. The four-week Institute creates an atmosphere where Pakistani educators can come and immerse themselves in an inspiring and creative learning environment and work to enhance leadership capabilities to affect positive change in the educational environments and systems in their communities.

PELI matches the resources of its College of Graduate Studies and taps its expertise to teach innovations and best practices in science education, interdisciplinary initiatives, and educational leadership that can be adapted for maximum efficacy to Pakistan’s secondary school sector and in-country realities.

This unique collaboration crosses boundaries and connects learning communities in New Hampshire and Pakistan.
The program also engages the communities of the Lakes and White Mountains regions of New Hampshire in educational and cultural exchanges with the Pakistani delegates.

This year PELI alumni are playing a critical role in the development and implementation of the “Education in Emergency” model for use in humanitarian efforts to educate Pakistani children in refugee camps.

This year PELI alumni are playing a critical role in the development and implementation of the “Education in Emergency” model for use in humanitarian efforts to educate Pakistani children in refugee camps.

Funded since 2003 from the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Plymouth State University has trained 100 educators in five summer institutes from all over Pakistan.

According to statistics compiled by Lahore-based Pakistani partner Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, alumni of the program acting as master trainers in Pakistan have trained more than 100,000 educators. The Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs works closely with PSU and the Pakistani partner organization, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, to ensure that the program curriculum reflects U.S.-Pakistan education cooperation goals.

Additional Resources and Information

For more information contact PSU Director of Public Relations Christopher Williams, (603) 535-2476.

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