UEEP Success Story #11: From Traditional Lecture-Style Teaching Approach to The New Student-Centered Approach in Uzbekistan (UEEP)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the Ministry of Preschool and School Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, launched the Uzbekistan Education for Excellence Program. The teacher featured in this success story was one of a group of teachers selected to pilot the new student textbooks and teacher guides introduced by the program. She and her colleagues participated in various professional development workshops on student-centered teaching and adopting new teaching materials. After applying these new approaches, the teacher implemented the strategies she had learned using the new textbooks and teacher guides. She saw a dramatic improvement in her students' engagement and achievement. They were more motivated and interested in the material. Her new teaching style worked for her and her students.