Improving the Education Sector

A major focus of AMIDEAST's efforts is the design and implementation of education, educational reform, and capacity building programs.

Over the last 53 years, more than three million students, teachers, government officials, and professionals have benefited from AMIDEAST-administered education and professional development programs at the university, as well as the primary and secondary levels.

Examples of project experience include:

Model Schools Network Program, West Bank/Gaza

This four-year program launched by USAID will phase in a student-centered, contemporary approach to teaching and learning—improving student learning outcomes in 57 schools in the West Bank and extending opportunities to 12 schools and over 2,000 students in Gaza.   [ + ]

Palestinian Faculty Development Program (PFDP), West Bank/Gaza

The Palestinian Faculty Development Program (PFDP) seeks to increase capacity and quality within the higher education sector in the West Bank and Gaza by addressing long-term issues of reform in teaching and learning practices. In 2009, over 560 Palestinian university faculty benefited from this program.   [ + ]

University Preparatory (UPP) Program, Saudi Arabia

The University Preparatory Program (UPP) in Saudi Arabia is aimed at providing graduates of Saudi high schools with rigorous academic preparation that meets, or exceeds entry requirements to top local and international universities.   

Leadership and Teacher Development (LTD) Program

LTD is a comprehensive education reform initiative focused on improving the quality of school education through an evidence-based approach to leadership and teacher development.  [ + ]

School Support Program (SSP)

The four-year School Support Program (SSP) seeks to advance educational quality in marginalized areas of East Jerusalem and the West Bank by improving the learning environment in schools, enhancing community engagement, and strengthening student social competencies.   [ + ]