Khan Education Services
is the education branch of the Aga Khan Development
Network, which also sponsors projects in the fields of health and
economic development. AKES comprises some 400 schools in Asia (Pakistan,
India, Bangladesh, and Tajikistan) and east Africa (Kenya, Uganda,
and Tanzania). These schools employ 2500 teachers serving 55,000 students.
At the IAP workshops, AKES teachers share substantive knowledge and
approaches to the difficulties facing their schools. In return they
learn new methods of conveying information to their students. AKES
teachers and students also participate in IAP curriculum development
projects, lending a global outlook to the new coursework.
located north of Boston in the United States, is an independent
secondary school that brings 225 years of teaching experience to
the partnership. Phillips Academys teachers and students alike
benefit from the collaboration, both in Andover and abroad. Phillips
Academy sends its teachers to AKES schools in Asia and Africa to
exchange substantive knowledge of science, math, English, theater,
and economics, and to share methods of cooperative teaching and
learning. These professional development opportunities offered by
the IAP to Phillips Academy faculty dramatically affect their approaches
in their Andover classrooms. The IAP also provides Phillips Academy
students an opportunity to participate in IAP programs overseas.
Institute for Educational Development
is a graduate school of education at Aga Khan University in Karachi,
Pakistan. The mission of the IED is to "contribute to quality
improvement in education . . . through school improvement and human
capacity development." AKU-IED trains teachers by means of
graduate and professional programs, professional development centers,
and research and policy studies. The IEDs expertise in pedagogy
is a vital resource for teachers at AKES schools and at Phillips
Academy. In turn, the IED draws some of its own students from the
teachers and pupils at AKES schools, training them to return to
the network to disseminate their knowledge.
Schule Schloss Salem,
located near Lake Constance in Germany and founded in 1920 by Kurt
Hahn, Prince Max of Baden, and Karl Reinhardt of the Prussian Ministry
of Culture, consists of three separate boarding institutions serving
grades 5 to 13 and offering the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
Salem International College, the secondary school, was created as
a model of international education and offers a wide range of practices
in student-centered learning. Schule Schloss Salem brings to the
IAP significant experience in the IB curriculum, expertise in community
service and service learning, and a uniquely European perspective.
L. Shaw, Ph.D., director
International Academic Partnership
George Washington Hall Phillips Academy
180 Main Street Andover, MA 01810
978-749-4541 or (Fax) 978-749-4542