Date: 23 - 27 September 2020
Theme: School Leadership - principles and practice
The British Council Nepal is hosting its 4th Education Symposium in September and this time we’re going virtual! The theme of this year’s event is School Leadership. The event aims to bring together policymakers, planners, administrators, head teachers, teachers, researchers, NGOs, and private sector and development partners to share different perspectives and discuss issues around School Leadership, the principles around it and the practices in Nepal and other countries.
For most countries around the world, school leadership has become a key point of discussion when framing education policies as it plays a key role in defining teaching and learning practices. Often considered to be the mediator between policy and practice, school leaders play an important role in developing the school infrastructure, overall management, teacher effectiveness and impact on student learning. Nepal’s School Sector Development Plan (SSDP) also stresses the need for enhancing leadership capacity in schools stating that the “head teachers will have an increased focus on instructional leadership including reviewing teacher performance, monitoring teachers' time on task and building teacher capacity.”
Although they play such a crucial role in developing the education system, little research and dialogue have been done around the practice of effective school leadership. This virtual symposium will provide a platform for presentations, debates, workshops and discussions around the same issues at policy and practice levels, involving national and international decision-makers and stakeholders, and members of the wider education community.
Aims and objectives
The event aims to:
- create a platform for the British Council and other education stakeholders to share best practices from projects related to school leadership.
- facilitate informed discussion about issues and challenges relating to the practice of school leadership in Nepal and other countries
- provide opportunities for information sharing and constructive dialogues
Meet the Contributors of the Virtual Education Symposium 2020