In order to build reading instruction skills among the future teaching workforce, PRP works with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and selected Teacher Training Institutes (TTIs) to strengthen reading and reading assessment training for teachers in training through:
Faculty professional development in practicum and teaching for the degree program: PRP is training faculty members in all its partner educational institutes to ensure that they are familiar with the requirements of the ADE and B.Ed. (Hons.) curricula and are suitably equipped to teach it effectively.
Facilitating the development of a reading curriculum for introduction into ADE and B.Ed. (Hons.) programs: One of the objectives of PRP is to integrate reading curricula in existing ADE/B.Ed. (Hons.) courses. PRP and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) agreed to integrate a reading component in the existing five courses of ADE and B.Ed. (Hons.). In addition to this, HEC suggested designing a reading specialization as a discipline course that will be offered in years 3 & 4 of the B.Ed. (Hons.) program.
Faculty professional development in reading at selected TTIs, particularly in training students on using the teaching and learning materials developed by PRP: Faculty will be trained with a focus on reading based on the new teaching and learning materials being developed by PRP. Student teachers, enrolled in the degree programs, will receive practical experience in teaching reading skills through its integration in the practicum course, which is an integral and distinguishing feature of the two degrees.