The Resource Improving learning in Uganda, Vol. II, Problematic curriculum areas and teacher effectiveness: insights from national assessments, Innocent Mulindwa Najjumba and Jeffrey Marshall

Improving learning in Uganda, Vol. II, Problematic curriculum areas and teacher effectiveness: insights from national assessments, Innocent Mulindwa Najjumba and Jeffrey Marshall

Label
Improving learning in Uganda, Vol. II, Problematic curriculum areas and teacher effectiveness: insights from national assessments
Title
Improving learning in Uganda
Title number
Vol. II
Title part
Problematic curriculum areas and teacher effectiveness: insights from national assessments
Statement of responsibility
Innocent Mulindwa Najjumba and Jeffrey Marshall
Title variation
Problematic curriculum areas and teacher effectiveness: insights from national assessments
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Uganda school system has expanded over the years resulting from mass education reforms at the primary -- since 1997, and the lower secondary level -- since 2007. This has enabled provision of key inputs to schools by Government which include tuition, trained teachers, school infrastructure, and learning materials. The curriculum for the primary level was also reviewed. However, completion rates and learning outcomes are still low which points to inefficiency and low quality of education provided. Current discourse on education is focused on the need to improve efficiency and quality of education. This study is therefore, an attempt to provide a comprehensive analysis of learning outcomes and teacher effectiveness, drawing from the nationally owned and multi-year assessment data sets for Uganda between 2006-2011. This book provides some answers to questions like: What are the performance levels of learners over the years? What are the curriculum areas that learners find most difficult as measured by their performance and have these been the same over the years? What determines learners' performance? What is the content knowledge level of the teachers? What are the teacher characteristics that determine learners' performance? How effective are the teachers? Guidance on next steps is also provided. The main contribution of this book is three fold: (a) It explores learners' performance by curriculum area; (b) It links learners' performance with teachers' competency levels by curriculum content area, making it one of the very few materials available in the Africa region. It therefore, amplifies the importance of focusing on what learners find a problem in the teaching-learning process in the quest for quality. The findings also reveal that teacher effectiveness is very low and efforts to improve instructional methods have to be prioritized by Government; and (c), it provides insights on the various dimensions to the education quality and efficiency challenge that many developing countries are grappling with today, and the depth of analysis that have to be undertaken
Cataloging source
MBB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2822.84.U33
LC item number
N35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Improving learning in Uganda
Series volume
v. 2
Label
Improving learning in Uganda, Vol. II, Problematic curriculum areas and teacher effectiveness: insights from national assessments, Innocent Mulindwa Najjumba and Jeffrey Marshall
Publication
Note
"A World Bank study."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn830862992
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 142 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821398609
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1596/978-0-8213-9850-0
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28605366
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830862992
  • pebcs0821398601

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