The Sixth annual Pakistani Educational Leadership Institute

2009 Pakistani Delegation

On July 4, Plymouth State University welcomed a delegation of 20 Pakistani educational leaders for the sixth annual Pakistani Educational Leadership Institute (PELI). The delegates hail from throughout Pakistan, with representation from Islamabad Capital Territory, Azad Jammu Kashmir, Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, and the North-west Frontier Province.This year’s institute includes an exceptional opportunity for U.S. science teachers and graduate students to collaborate with the Pakistani delegation during International Watershed Studies, a four-day intensive graduate course designed to integrate watershed science into the curriculum. Pakistani and U.S. educators will collaborate to transform institutional and individual understanding of exemplary standards and models in contemporary science education. The course will be held on July 22-25; registrations are currently being accepted.

Funded since 2003 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, PSU’s Pakistan Project encompasses phases of educational and professional development in Pakistan and the United States.

Pakistani Flag Raising

The Project focuses on innovations and best practices in educational leadership, science education, and interdisciplinary initiatives.

The Project leadership team consists of: Blake Allen, director, Pakistan Project and Beena Raza, coordinator, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), a non-governmental organization in Pakistan.


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