The Future of Education

Edition 14

Accepted Abstracts

Thirty-three Years of Teacher Preparation in Counseling and Assessment

Hoda Husseini Bibi, Lebanese Association for Rehabilitation & Development, Beirut (Lebanon)


From 1990 till 2023, the Lebanese Association for Rehabilitation & Development (TAAHEEL) has been focusing on the most important pillar of the school, the Teacher. Continuous Professional Development Workshops (PDW) Series were established to meet the various needs of teachers. This Paper identifies five PDW series: The First (1992) focused on training teachers to career counsel their students through IRSHAD CAREER INTEREST INVENTORY (ICII). The Second (1994) focused on preparing teachers to become Teacher Counselors in their classrooms. Third (2004) focused on accrediting teachers in assessment of special needs students utilizing the Battery of Developmental Assessment (BDA). Fourth (2014) focused on introducing Gifted Education in schools of Lebanon and MENA Region. Fifth (2020) Interactive E Booklets of I Play & Learn Series were composed to assist teachers deliver the learning material to students (aged 3 – 9) during Covid - 19 epidemic. It is our intention to present a model of practice for other countries with similar cultural and demographic characteristics.



Professional Development Workshops (PDW), IRSHAD CAREER INTEREST INVENTORY (ICII), Battery of Developmental Assessment (BDA), Lebanese Association for Rehabilitation & Development (TAAHEEL),



[1] A Game Changer: Scalable Assessment Tool for Educational Reform, paper in Florence, Italy during the International Conference titled: The Future of Education on June 30 and July 1, 2016.">http://conference.pixel…">http://conference.pixel  Published in hardcopy on page 562 on the publisher’s website:">, the e-book version is here">


[2] A Program Model for the Gifted and Talented Students: Raising Community Awareness, Identification, and Effective Intervention in Lebanese Schools, a Paper presented in Sousa Tunisia April 2017, during the 4th International Conference:التجديد في مجال الرعاية النفسية والتربوية  للموهوبين وذوي القدرات العالية –( الموهوبين والمتميزين)", published on the website of the Institute of International Neurodidactics:">


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