UNRWA Teacher Policy

17 December 2013

Over a three-year period, led by the Department of Education, key stakeholders were engaged with the ongoing conceptualization of a Teacher Policy. From the onset the emphasis was to develop a policy, which was professionally viable, financially feasible, administratively achievable and politically acceptable.  The Teacher Policy represents a key strand of UNRWA overall Education Reform Strategy 2011-2015. It is a milestone in the UNRWA education programme, through its recognition of UNRWA teachers as the backbone of quality education and its provision of a framework with which to address key issues of teacher recruitment, professional development, on-going support and career progression. The teacher policy was formally endorsed and accepted in November 2013 with its implementation to begin in 2014.

UNRWA Teacher Policy
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