Iraqi professors learn at uAlberta

November 19, 2007

14 Iraqi professors are visiting the University of Alberta this month to learn from the school's education experts, in an attempt to help rebuild the country's devastated educational system.  Sponsored by UNESCO, the United Nations' culture agency, uAlberta was the only university in North America chosen to participate in the new Teacher Training Network for Iraq program.  During their stay, chemistry and biology professors are being taught numerous skills, including how to design instructional packages and modernize their outdated curricula, so that they can return to Iraq and teach other teachers.