The Council for Basic Education (CBE), founded in 1956, as an independent non-profit organization dedicated to high academic standards and improving the quality of teaching, works in the United States and with various partner nations overseas. It develops and establishes programs that support teachers, administrators and policymakers to reform and improve the quality of education offered in their countries, states, and districts. Currently, the Council for Basic Education has a number of initiatives underway focused on improving the quality of teachers and administrators, the most pertinent being the Schools Around the World (SAW) program. SAW is a multinational professional development model that promotes excellence in the teaching and learning of mathematics and science through the use of interactive technology. It gives science and math teachers the opportunity to use student work from their own classrooms to improve achievement by examining and reflecting upon their own teaching practice and that of teachers from around the world. The program works through a combination of both in school workshops and online seminars. Staff of the Schools Around the World program facilitate workshops to help teachers achieve expertise in their teaching practices.
For more information on working with Council for Basic Education:
USAID Laura P. Samotshozo
Tel: +1 202-712-4562
Academy for Educational Development
Tel: (202) 884-8856
USAID Jim Hoxeng
International Education Specialist, USAID Global Bureau / Center for Human Capacity Development
United States Agency for International Development
Tel: (202) 712-5191
Email: [email protected]
Education Development Center
Tel: (202) 572-3700
Council for Basic Education
1319 F Street, NW
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.