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Managing teachers : the centrality of teacher management to quality education : lessons from developing countries

Document type: report
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Abstract: This report gathers together learning from primary research undertaken by CfBT Education Trust and VSO in Cambodia, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guyana, Malawi, The Maldives, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, and Zambia and from other available national level research and international synthesis reports concerning the human resource aspects of quality education and in particular the role of teachers. It outlines the causes, consequences and costs of poor teacher management, and provides clear examples of best practice for strengthening teacher management systems from a range of countries. For the quality of teaching and learning to be improved the report argues that: (1) the role of head teachers is crucial for improving teacher management and teacher motivation and ultimately for improving learning outcomes for girls and boys; (2) management of education has many dimensions, but the biggest investment of funds and human resources has always been and should always be in teachers; (3) the quality of teacher training dictates the quality of teaching; and (4) gender and inclusion should be addressed in teacher management and training systems for the following reasons: to ensure that there are a representative number of positive role models for girls, boys, children with disabilities and those from other excluded groups; so that teachers enjoy equal pay and conditions; and so that girls and so called ‘hard to reach’ children have a better chance of improved learning outcomes.
Authors: Mpokosa, C. , Ndaruhutse, S. , McBride, C. , Nock, S. , Penson, J.
Country: Cambodia , Ethiopia , Gambia , Guyana , Malawi , Maldives , Mozambique , Nepal , Nigeria , Pakistan , Papua New Guinea , Rwanda , Zambia
Category: Practice
ISBN: 978-0-86160-060-1
Keywords: education , management
Language: eng
Organization: VSO - Voluntary Service Overseas
PAGE: 69
Place: London [etc.]
Publisher: VSO [etc.]
Year: 2008
Region: Africa South of Sahara , South Asia , Oceania
Right: © 2008 VSO and CfBT Education Trust
Subject: Education, Science and Technology
Title: Managing teachers : the centrality of teacher management to quality education : lessons from developing countries