Improvement of educational and professional development, increasing effectiveness and prestige of teacher profession in order to attract new talented staff are the issues to be discussed during two days. The forum is attended by Deputy Minister of Education and Science Lia Gigauri, Ambassador of Estonia in Georgia Priit Turk, UNICEF representative in Georgia Sasha Graumann and Regional Director of World Bank in Southern Caucasus Henry Kerali.
Foreign experts, country policy decision makers, education specialists and international donors were also invited to the forum to discuss issues connected with teacher development. The participants will elaborate certain recommendations and innovational ways to solve problems in order to make Georgian teachers working power more effective. The recommendations will support development of strategic fields newly elaborated and approved by the Ministry of Education and Science.
Support of UNICEF and Estonia to university education of teachers and newly elaborated scheme of teachers professional development makes an effective basis to improve quality of teachers in Georgia, thus there are lots of actions to carry out for this issue.
Most of Georgian teachers had no access to permanent professional development in the past. Before starting educational career it is very important to train before starting the career in the frames of new system for the teachers to obtain knowledge and skills which will be needed during all the career. Such teachers help learners not only in obtaining information and facts, but also practicing them in real life