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Education partnerships for development: Sustaining teacher quality in context

This project is investigating teacher education in collaboration with researchers and policymakers in Bhutan, India, Malawi, Mexico, Moldova, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.

Teacher quality is important in all the participating countries as they make progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 intended to ensure inclusive, equitable and good-quality education and lifelong learning for all. The project includes i) an overview of policies and teacher education programmes in the selected countries, and ii) a pilot survey with a convenience sample of school teachers in each country to investigate their preparedness for teaching and their effectiveness as teachers. The project findings will inform teacher education policies and practices in the participating countries.

Partner Investigators

Wangpo Tenzin, Dean and Curriculum Developer (Environmental Science), Royal Education Council, Bhutan

Deki Gyamtso, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan

Nidhi Vinayak, Senior Manager, Instruction Design and Teacher Support, Room to Read, India 

Dixie Maluwa-Banda, Professor of Psychology of Education, University of Malawi, Malawi

Foster Kholowa, Dean of Faculty of Education, University of Malawi, Malawi

Maria Teresa Tatto, Professor of Comparative Education, Arizona State University, USA

Yazmín Cuevas Cajiga, Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Otilia Dandara, Professor, Vice-Rector for Education, Moldova State University, Moldova

Kawa Sibiya-Neuendorf, Head of Physical Sciences Division, University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Dulce de Jesus Soares, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Deborah Katzman, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Education, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Research Team

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