:

product description page

Transforming Teacher Quality in the Global South : Using Capabilities and Causality to Re-examine

Transforming Teacher Quality in the Global South : Using Capabilities and Causality to Re-examine - image 1 of 1

about this item

A common story of teachers from the Global South portrays them as deficient, unreliable and unprofessional. However, this book uses an innovative Capability Approach/Critical Realist (CA/CR) lens to reveal the causal links between teachers' constrained capabilities and their 'criticised' behaviours.
Transforming Teacher Quality in the Global South first applies this analytical lens to a Tanzanian case study in order to show how issues concerning gender, leadership and daily survival are causally linked to actions such as absenteeism, distraction and lack of preparation. The second half of this book then uses the CA/CR lens to inform the design of interventions to address these and other issues, such as corporal punishment, teacher morale and female teacher deployment to rural schools.
The analyses from this award-winning research not only provide detailed explanations of teacher performance, but also offer nuanced and creative strategies aimed at improvements. This book will be of great value to anyone in education and international development who would like to see theoretical and academic rigour underpin practical strategies aiming to transform teacher quality.
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Education, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Education
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Sharon Tao
Language: English
Street Date: February 29, 2016
TCIN: 51017822
UPC: 9781137495440
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-4625

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.