Uptake of classroom observations in low-income countries is donor-driven, finds Learn More study for GPE
Author: Learn More | Published: 19 September 2023
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Assessing the quality of classroom instruction is a growing priority in low- to middle-income countries. In 2022, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) tasked Learn More and Triple Line with a study on using classroom observation tools to assess teaching quality across different grades in 76 of its partner countries. This was the first attempt at a comprehensive study on the matter.

Our research found that 68% of GPE partner countries conducted classroom observations from 2017 to 2021, using observation tools mostly designed by donors and INGOS. Classroom observation tools tend to assess the quality of teaching (e.g. modes of delivering instructions, classroom environment) rather than the quantity of teaching (e.g. time spent on teaching, or teachers’ attendance). Findings were systematized in a database used for GPE’s Results Framework and are being as an evidence base for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners working on this issue.

Access our blog post for GPE  here and the final report here

Find out more in the “Portfolio” section by reading the “Study on assessments of teaching quality in GPE partner countriesrelated to this article.


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