Education Consortium for the Advancement of STEM in Egypt

Education Consortium for the Advancement of STEM in Egypt (ECASE)

Country: Egypt
Duration: August 2012 to August 2017
Funder: USAID
Contact:  Rebecca.Spotts@worldlearning.org

The Education Consortium for the Advancement of STEM in Egypt (ECASE) harnesses the potential of the country’s youth through innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. World Learning, in partnership with the Franklin Institute, the 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education, and the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM, is developing a network of five STEM high schools that embody trans-disciplinary collaboration, real world applications, and critical thinking. This initiative directly supports a new vision of Egypt as a country equipped with both the human capital and institutional resources to compete and excel in the international marketplace.

ECASE transforms Egypt’s only STEM school into a collaborative network that serves as a catalyst for system-wide STEM education reform. The five model schools, established throughout the country, deliver comprehensive support to students, teachers, and administrators, as well as key policy, private sector, and community stakeholders. Through targeted awareness raising, institutional capacity development, teacher training, curriculum development, and student learning assessment, the STEM model schools serve as incubators for future leaders and innovators who will have the potential to advance research and development initiatives that fuel scientific invention and generate employment opportunities and economic growth.

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