Working with schools in Iraq
Iraq

How will this webinar work?
 please ensure your microphone/phone is on mute
 the webinar will be recorded
 please...
Iraq

Aims of the webinar
 develop an understanding of Iraq, and its Education system and the challenges they
faces
 ben...
Iraq

Facts about Iraq
 many people in Iraq speak English, though Arabic is the most spoken language
 Iraq has many diff...
Iraq

Education system in Iraq
The educational system in Iraq consists of:
 an optional two-year pre-school education
 s...
Iraq

Education system in Iraq
 students are required to take 9 subjects; Arabic, English, Mathematics, Social
Studies, C...
Iraq

Education Challenges
Iraq, despite showing impressive improvement in the education system, still needs to fix
some ...
Iraq

What are the benefits for pupils?
 understanding of middle eastern culture, society and education
 helping student...
Iraq

What are the benefits for teachers and educators?
 a chance to improve teaching skills and the curriculum by sharin...
Iraq

How can the British Council help you partner with
schools in Iraq?
We can support you in:
 finding a partner – or s...
Iraq

School Partnerships
 Partnership Structure – two way; 1-1 or 3-3 schools
 Grant funding - £1500 per school
 Recip...
Iraq

Next steps
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register on the British Council Schools Online site http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/
B...
Iraq

Contact us
schools@britishcouncil.org
www.britishcouncil.org/schoolsonline
www.britishcouncil.org/isa
http://schools...
Iraq

Question and Answer session
Apply before 31 January 2014
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Partner with Iraq

  1. 1. Working with schools in Iraq
  2. 2. Iraq How will this webinar work?  please ensure your microphone/phone is on mute  the webinar will be recorded  please refrain from asking any questions during the webinar. There will be a Q&A section at the end of the webinar. About the British Council? The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We are on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries bringing international opportunity to life, every day.
  3. 3. Iraq Aims of the webinar  develop an understanding of Iraq, and its Education system and the challenges they faces  benefits of partnering with a schools in Iraq for pupils and teachers  how the British Council can help your school partner with a schools in Iraq  how to apply and useful contact details  Q&A session.
  4. 4. Iraq Facts about Iraq  many people in Iraq speak English, though Arabic is the most spoken language  Iraq has many different climates. It is surrounded by Kuwait on the Southeast, Iran on the East, Turkey on the North, and Jordan on the West  Hanging Gardens in Iraq was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  5. 5. Iraq Education system in Iraq The educational system in Iraq consists of:  an optional two-year pre-school education  six years of compulsory basic education  Three years of secondary academic or vocational education for students aged 15 to 18, after the Three years students sit for a General Certificate of Secondary Education Exam- “Baccalaureate”.
  6. 6. Iraq Education system in Iraq  students are required to take 9 subjects; Arabic, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Computer Studies , Geography, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Islamic studies are also mandatory for all students except for Christian students  there are 24 General educational directorates of education in Iraq and each directorate has control over a number departments to control over a number of schools. Schools and controlling authority  private schools are controlled by the Private Directorate  military Schools are controlled by the Directorate of Ministry of Defense  Public schools are controlled by the Ministry of Education directly.
  7. 7. Iraq Education Challenges Iraq, despite showing impressive improvement in the education system, still needs to fix some of the persistent problems in this sector. With the rising growing youth population, Iraqi government has to ensure that the quality of education and level of skills imparted can help the new generation to compete effectively in the national and international arena Iraqi population is 33 millions, more than of the half below the age of 30 years. Almost 1/4 of Iraqis enroll in educational facilities and this causes pressure on the infrastructure and financial resources within the Ministry of Education.
  8. 8. Iraq What are the benefits for pupils?  understanding of middle eastern culture, society and education  helping students understanding their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.  preparing students for work in a global economy and building a fairer, more sustainable world  Iraq is saturated in history and culture; from the moment you arrive, you will get a sense of its rich heritage. The Sumerians, Akkadian, Ottomans; Christians and Muslims have all left their terraces at the several thousand archaeological and historical sites. The Iraq offers a wide variety of Climates and geographical terrain will bring culture and learning alive in the classroom.
  9. 9. Iraq What are the benefits for teachers and educators?  a chance to improve teaching skills and the curriculum by sharing best practice  opportunities to visit your partner school in Erbil / Iraq /with the British Council  a greater understanding of other countries, their cultures and their education systems  resources to help you explore social, environmental, and cultural themes  Access to online British Council run professional development courses.
  10. 10. Iraq How can the British Council help you partner with schools in Iraq? We can support you in:  finding a partner – or school ‘cluster’ partner - and helping you apply  funding your partnership  managing your visit safely – e.g. help with local travel and accommodation.  Advice and support every step of the way
  11. 11. Iraq School Partnerships  Partnership Structure – two way; 1-1 or 3-3 schools  Grant funding - £1500 per school  Reciprocal Visits  Key objectives  Global Citizenship  Enriching Education  Building Equitable and Sustainable Partnerships  Online Application  Resources available: Webinar, Step by step guidance, Screencast  If any questions, please email Schools@britishcouncil.org
  12. 12. Iraq Next steps      register on the British Council Schools Online site http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/ British Council will suggest potential school partners in Iraq and connect you develop a joint application for a Connecting Classrooms partnership grant deadlines each term so apply when you and your partner school are ready For more info, please email schools@britishcouncil.org
  13. 13. Iraq Contact us schools@britishcouncil.org www.britishcouncil.org/schoolsonline www.britishcouncil.org/isa http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/linking-programmes-worldwide/connectingclassrooms/spotlight/Iraq
  14. 14. Iraq Question and Answer session Apply before 31 January 2014

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