13 February 2007
The Civil Society demands the relaxation of conflictuality of the election campaign

3 February 2007
Local elections 2007 online by the MJAFT Movement

30 January 2007
Seminar on “Improving public transportation in the region of Tirana”

23 Janauary 2007
Memorandum of civil society to protect its own constitutional rights

18 January 2007
Call of the civil society for a civilized election campaign

22 December 2007
Winners announced for the “Public-private partnership” contest

19 December 2006
Workshop "Albania's Interim Agreement with the EU and its effects on the Albanian Business"

1 December 2006
Debate of the civil society about
the new draft law concerning the State Police

21 November 2006
Presenting the findings of the survey “Albania and the EU – Perceptions and Realities”

18 November 2006
The Conference “Albania and Greece – Mutual perceptions”

6-10 November 2006
Seminar on the challenges of European Integration

3 November 2006
Debate about book policies in the countries of Western Balkans

3 November 2006
AUBG closes recruitment ceremony with fourth-grade students of high schools in Tirana

1 November 2006

Organization that builds school
wins case against Albanian government

14 October 2006
Standards in pre-university education

10 October 2006

Presentation of the monitoring report ivote.com - January-July 2006

16 September 2006

Historical turns and the return of memory

14 October 2006

The issue of standards in Albanian Education was once more taken up during a seminar organised jointly by the Foundation for Open Society for Albania (OSFA) and the Centre for Teacher Training and Qualifications. The seminar “Setting standards for teacher training and qualifications” was organised on 14 October at the premises of the Centre. It was the crowning of a number of activities supported by the Foundation’s Pre-university Education Support Program and the East East Program. The previous seminars involved:

  1. A training program with the Centre’s staff on efforts to develop teacher standard in Europe and more specifically in Slovenia;
  2. A study tour in Slovenia to lean about the implementation of standards by the Slovenian education system.

In the context of providing for a more intensive and adequate exchange of experience, the Dean of the Teacher Training Faculty at the University of Ljubljana, Mrs. Cveta Pucko, visited the Centre and contributed extensively to the Program. Mrs. Pucko commented on the actual document of standards drafted by the Centre in the process of delivering outputs of the program. In her exchange with the Albanian staff Mrs. Pucko underlined the need to combine standard implementation with strong elements of self-assessment and incentives for self-development by the teachers.

Among the recommendations produced by the seminar, mention can be made of:

  1. The need to upgrade and improve selection criteria for students enrolling in teacher training programs;
  2. Strengthening the quality of teaching at teacher training faculties;
  3. Introducing the teacher’s portfolio as a tool to allow teachers to document their efforts and results achieved as part of their professional development.

The portfolio is an element that the teacher needs to keep and update constantly during his/her teaching activity.