The British Council connects people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds lasting relationships between the UK and other countries. Education reform is a shared priority of the Middle East region and the UK, with an increasing emphasis on teaching students skills for work to tackle youth unemployment, creative approaches to learning, educational quality and leadership, teacher development and the education of girls and disadvantaged groups.
The British Council's education program is running across eight countries in the Middle East - the GCC
, Yemen and Iraq. The program is called '1001 schools
' and comprises three main projects:
- school partnerships between the region and the UK, which we are actively supporting in the region at the moment;
- leadership in schools, for which we run leadership programs for head teachers and deputies;
- ICT in Schools, supporting training for teachers.
The ultimate aim is to exchange knowledge and experience in order to improve education and enhance relationships with the UK.
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