(TibetanReview.net, Aug30, 2014) – The education department of the exile Tibetan administration at Dharamshala concluded on Aug 28 a two-day special meeting on its Basic Education Policy for Tibetan schools in exile. The meeting resolved to enhance the quality of teachers through professional development trainings, encourage parental involvement in children’s education, intensify focus on language proficiency, and upgrade educational facilities in schools, and so on, said the exile Tibetan administration on its Tibet.net website Aug 28.
The department’s secretary Mr Ngodup Tsering has said the meeting was the first since the policy was launched nearly 10 years ago to review its effectiveness and discuss the obstacles to its effective implementation. He has called on the participating principals and administrators of the Tibetan schools to use their resources effectively to create a conducive atmosphere for learning. He has acknowledged that more books and reading materials needed to be published in Tibetan language to kindle children’s interest in reading.
The meeting’s agenda was also said to include formulating a bi-lingual teaching method for Tibetan high school students and enhancing the effective administration of the Tibetan schools in exile.