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SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: PRESENTATION
Presenter Details

Personal Details of Presenter
Form of Address Title (e.g. Dr, Prof, etc.) Surname
(as shown on passport)

Mrs

Miss

Ms

Mr

IMOHE THERESA, IFY ELLE-ELAINE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED FOUNDER/ CEO COSCHARIS PLAZA, 6 FASKARI STREET, GARKI AREA 3, ABUJA, NIGERIA. ABUJA 90003 NIGERIA +234 (0) 817 8671118.

First Name(s) (as shown on passport) Organisation Position / Job Title Street or P.O. Box

City Zip / Postal Code Country Telephone with Area Code Fax with Area Code E-Mail Gender

theresaimohe@yahoo.com Female

* Please note that we need your complete personal details to process your submission.

Language Skills
Please indicate the language in which you would be able to give a presentation. English Native Speaker Fluent French

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Moderate

Presentation Experience
Please evaluate and indicate your presentation experience Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Short Biographical Description
Please provide a short biographical description (between 200 and 300 words) and include the most recent relevant experience in making presentations at international conferences and events. I am the Founder/CEO, Elle-ELAINE International Limited, an educational consultancy company. Elle-ELAINE International Limited utilises the services of team of internationally trained educators to impart brilliant teaching skills on the African educators. I was a mentor Science teacher with several years of experience in delivery of instruction within the Public School system in the USA. Mentor teachers are selected after years of school management review of their teacher performance evaluation reports and students’ performance analysis. As a mentor teacher, I was assigned new teachers yearly, whom I helped to improve on their teaching skills. I hold a Bachelor in Education Degree, majoring in Chemistry and Physics from the University of Ibadan Nigeria, prior to Obtaining a Master’s Degree for Southeastern University in USA. I maintained exemplary standards over ten years of teaching by earning top scores in my teacher evaluation records in the United States. I am Certified by the State Board of Educators Certification in the State of Texas, USA. The board Certification in the Sciences involves very rigorous certification examinations in both the Sciences and Pedagogy of teaching. I have participated in several employer sponsored professional developments at different States in the United States, including professional development courses at John Hopkins University and American University Washington DC at different times. I am very conversant with, and has utilized the Texas Beginning Educators Support System (TXBESS) to train and mentor teachers. I believe that teaching should be enjoyed, not endured. My professional achievements records are outstanding. I always look forward to every opportunity to help other teachers to experience the tremendous joy associated with students’ success. It is in this same spirit that I established Elle-ELAINE International limited. I embrace any opportunity I have to share my experience in my Africa continent. I have facilitated several teacher professional developments in my country. I was one of the resource persons at an National Union of Teachers (NUT) and Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) organised international training for Principals and Head Teachers held in March 2012 in Portharcourt, River State, Nigeria.

In case of acceptance you will be asked for a short biography and photograph which will be published on the conference website and CD-ROM.

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Presentation Details

Title of Presentation (max. 14 words)
STRATEGIES FOR INTERNATIONALISATION OF THE TEACHING PROFESSION IN AFRICA.

Themes
The overall theme of the Forum is “Repositioning Teaching and Learning in Africa for Global Competitiveness”. This theme is organised into six sub-themes. Please state below which theme you wish to address. Please note that only presentations clearly addressing one of the themes will be considered. A comparison of Teaching and Learning in Africa and other parts of the world based on selected indicators. Best Practices in Teacher Education in Africa and Globally Quality Assurance Mechanisms in Teacher Education Strategies for the Internationalisation of the Teaching Profession in Africa – Teacher Recognition, Registration, Licensing, Discipline, Continuing Professional Development, etc. Current statutes, structures and processes for the regulation of the Teaching Profession in the various countries of Africa and way forward Integration of information and communication technology in teaching and learning in Africa Creating and sustaining learner-friendly and result-oriented classrooms in Africa Measures of Learning Achievement Other related issues

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Proposal Content
Please provide a short overview (max. 500 words) of your proposed presentation, clearly stating the content area to be addressed and its relevance to the chosen theme. ABSTRACT OF PRESENTATION. Is the teaching profession in Africa operating at international best practices standards? Are African teachers utilizing the tools for best process benchmarks to maintain and improve on the standards of qualitative education? Is the regulatory framework supportive enough to ensure that African teachers give in their best? Are African teachers adequately remunerated when

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compared with other international benchmarks? These are some of the agitating questions, answers to which will provide indices to examine the overall quality of internationalisation of teacher standards within the African educational system. The quality and level of internationalisation will be considered based on the output (quality of students) and the overall competitiveness of the educational system of African Countries. Using the World Economic Forum (WEF) Index on global competitiveness, this paper assesses Africa’s educational competitiveness. Having assessed the competitiveness, this paper will examine specific strategic indices of internationalisation such as; Teacher recognition, Registration, Licensing, Discipline and Continued Professional Development. The paper shall further highlight how African Educational Systems can utilize these specific stratagems to cause a paradigm shift in the teacher professionalization in Africa. It shall also outline specific methods for raising the standard of the teaching profession in Africa for the attainment of global competitiveness to meet the vision 20-20-20 goals.

Experience Level of Participants
Please indicate the level of participant experience the proposed presentation above aims to target. Newcomer Level Intermediate Level Experienced Level

Participant Benefits
Please explain how the proposed presentation will benefit the audience attending this session (not to exceed 200 words). The audience attending the session will include, policy makers, teachers, education regulatory agencies, ministries of education. The proposal therefore, will first enable them ask the critical questions and assess standard of the teaching profession in africa vis a vis global best practices. The presentation also will offer valuable information using certain indices on the quality of education in Africa and by virtue of this information jolt the participants to the reality on ground. The participants will also benefit from the information on the strategies for improving the overall teaching profession within africa. As the presentation will be made to a mix of teaching professionals, policy designers and actual practitionals, the presentation will enable all stakeholders compare notes as it relates to their own specific area of the teaching profession, from policy design to actual implementation. Participant will also acquire practical time tested tool to improve in their profession.

Practical Outcomes
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In addition, the forum will be focusing on practical outcomes – so all proposals will need to address four key questions: What did we do? Why? With what results? With what impact? PRACTICAL OUTCOMES. What did we do? We have asssed the quality of teaching profession using the WEF competiveness on education as a benchmark. Why? 'The quality of an educational system,cannot exceed the quality of it's teachers'. McKinsey & Company, 2007.The educational category of a country could therefore be linked to the teachers' skills, content knowledge, methods of instruction delivery and effectiveness of policies and procedures. With what results? A review of the educational performance of some selected African Countries and some G8 countries. Also a comparative study of their practice of teacher Recognition, Registration, lisencing, and professional development. With what impact? This will depict an indept study of the link between the country's practice on teacher Recognition, Registration, lisencing, professional Development and even hiring methods to validate teachers' quality and students' academic performance.

Web References
Please indicate where further online information about the content of the presentation can be found. Such as a website, blog, podcast, video, social network, etc. www.weforum.org, www.unitedstreaming.com

Presentation Visuals
Please provide us with an example of presentation visuals, for instance 2 or 3 PowerPoint slides, project pictures etc. of the work or experience you wish to present. Kindly send us your visuals as separate files when submitting your proposal.

Please indicate if the proposed presentation has already been delivered, or is planned to be presented, at another conference before the conference date. This has never been delivered.

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Technical Requirements Onsite
All rooms at the conference venue have a standard set-up which includes a standard lap-top, data projector and screen. If the presentation requires additional technical materials, please note below and explain why these technical materials are necessary. Please note that sound equipment is not standard for sessions.

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