Dr. Thein Lwin "is director of the Teacher Training Center for Burmese Teachers, a nonprofit educational organization that seeks to transform the quality of education in Burma through ongoing countrywide teacher training programs. A leading proponent of the importance of education in promoting democracy, he holds a doctorate in education from the University of Newcastle, where he served as visiting lecturer in the department of education in 1999–2000. Dr. Lwin has previously also served as academic coordinator of the Burmese National Health and Education Committee, an umbrella organization of Burmese exile groups, as coordinator of an OSI-sponsored project in northern Thailand, entitled “Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking,” and as trustee of Prospect Burma, a British charity that offers scholarships to Burmese students wishing to study abroad. During his fellowship, Dr. Lwin is studying educational reform within the context of political transitions, focusing on the role of classroom-level instruction in facilitating democratic change." 
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- 2006–2007 Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellows, NED, accessed September 14, 2007.