Please be advised that owing to the high number of accepted participants already registered, new registrations to this conference is not possible anymore.

Conference Scope

The conference seeks to create a forum to present, discuss, document and promote rigorous research on teacher professional development in the Arab countries and beyond.

Teacher professional development encompasses a wide variety of approaches for capacity building including initial teacher education, teacher learning communities, graduate research programs in university, online courses and provisions, mentoring and coaching and individually guided activities.


The Teacher Education Research Group (TERG) is a network of researchers and academics affiliated with the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS), Haigazian University, The Lebanese American University (LAU), the Lebanese University (LU) and the UNESCO Office in Beirut, Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States (UNESCO Beirut).

TERG was founded in 2015 with a view to promote research on teacher professional development/TPD (i.e. initial and continuous teacher education and training) in Lebanon and the broader Arab Region by considering promising developments in the Region and internationally (see also The organization of annual conferences, as well as the publication and dissemination of subsequent relevant research papers will be part of its core activities.


Quality teachers are key to sustainable global development
and their training, recruitment, retention, status and working conditions
are among UNESCO’s top priorities.