A great school,
"will educate its students not merely to be personally successful but also to use their gifts to build their communities and enhance the common good to levels beyond our dreams."
Professional Development of Teachers
The Aga Khan Schools, with support from the Aga Khan Education Services, are strongly committed to promoting and enhancing quality education. Better-trained and skilled teachers provide a more varied, interesting and enriching learning experience for students. Teachers are carefully recruited through a rigorous selection process.
Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development, teachers are able to pursue certificates in the teaching of English, science and mathematics, curriculum development, early childhood development, as well as school leadership and school management. Masters, PhD and post-graduate courses are also offered through Aga Khan University.Professional Development Centres (PDC) offer courses in general pedagogical skills, interactive learning methods and student-centred teaching techniques. Through
In addition to a programme of international exchanges, each Aga Khan Academy will incorporate a PDC aimed at research, development and the implementation of best practices in contemporary education.
Each faculty member can draw upon a broad programme of professional development courses. In addition, faculty will be actively involved in research activities at the PDC and curriculum development for their Academy.
These programmes are available not only to the Academies’ staff, but to the faculties of other public and private schools. PDC programmes already train key teachers in a variety of schools throughout the developing world with the aim of having those teachers go back to their schools and train others. Through the multiplier effect, the Academies aim to have a broad impact on the quality of education nationally and regionally.