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Higher Education Commission  develops teachers training curriculum
ISLAMABAD, Aug 13: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), after three years’ of consultative process involving three dozen top educationists of the country, has finally developed special curriculum for teachers’ training.

According to a press statement, the HEC has for the first time come up with a curriculum for associate degree (intermediate + 2 year associate degree) in education.

The associate degree will replace the existing Primary Teaching Certificate (PTC) and Certificate in Teaching (CT).

It said the curriculum has been developed in response to the National Education Policy 2009, which states that by 2018 all teachers will require a bachelor’s degree. The committee has also revised curriculum for BEd (Hons) for elementary and secondary education. This BEd (Hons) degree corresponds to international standards in teacher education.

On the basis of BEd (Hons) and ADE draft curriculum developed by National Curriculum Revision Committee of the HEC, Pre-Service Teacher Education Programme organised workshops for developing detailed course outlines, time allocated for each topic, instructional strategies for different topics, assessment methods for associate degree programme to be launched in government colleges of education affiliated with 15 universities in first phase.Dawn