Measuring Quality Beyond Test Scores: The Impact of Regional Context on Curriculum Implementation (in Northern Uganda)

  • Carol Anne Spreen New York University
  • Jillian J Knapczyk New York University
Keywords: Teacher Education, Gender Equity, Primary Education, Educational Policy, Economically Disadvantaged, Language Skills Teaching Methods, Cultural Context

Abstract

Although global initiatives have brought attention to the lack of quality in education systems worldwide; the question remains, how do we implement quality education? Teachers, a vital component of the education process, are not usually included in these global conversations; this results in government initiatives missing key obstacles faced by teachers daily. In this article, we used a rights-based approach to examine the Quality Educators Initiative, specifically its curricular component, as it tries to assist teachers in northern Uganda, an area whose schools and communities are vastly under-resourced and dealing with post-conflict effects. Using a mixed-methods approach, we highlight teachers
Published
2018-12-06
How to Cite
Spreen, C. A., & Knapczyk, J. J. (2018). Measuring Quality Beyond Test Scores: The Impact of Regional Context on Curriculum Implementation (in Northern Uganda). FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.18275/fire201704011110
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