A summary of a report, commissioned by Save the Children’s Basic Education Working Group and written by Frank Hardman of the Institute for Effective Education, is now available through the Save the Children website.
The report looked at teacher support and development as part of a strategy to build professional and technical capacity through sharing knowledge at global, regional and county levels. As part of the research a review of the academic and Save the Children’s literature on teacher support and development from 30 low income countries was conducted together with interviews with nine country offices serving Africa, South Asia, the Arab States and Latin America were also conducted to investigate their current approaches to teacher education programming.
The review explored Save the Children’s current approaches to teacher education and how they monitor and evaluate the programmes. A major recommendation arising from the review was the need to build a more robust evidence base using quasi-experimental and randomised evaluations into professional development programmes for teachers in order to answer outstanding questions about the most effective approaches to teacher development and their cost effectiveness in resource poor environments.
You can read the full report here.