Investing in Teacher Capacity – The key to effective learning
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While the Government of Lao PDR, through the
Ministry of Education and Sports and its development partners, has made steady
progress in expanding access to quality education, many children still leave
primary school with difficulties in reading and writing for their age. Despite
this, there are ‘positive deviant’ schools that outperform other schools
located in similar contexts and with an equivalent level of resources.
Data Must Speak (DMS) Positive
Deviance research is a multi-staged mixed-method approach,
co-created and co-implemented with Ministries of Education. It aims to generate
knowledge about the positive deviant practices and behaviours of high
performing schools. It also seeks to unravel practical lessons about ‘what
works’ and how to scale grassroots solutions for national policymakers and the
broader international community of education stakeholders.
This policy brief – focused on teachers’
capacity – is part of a series that presents key research findings of the DMS
research quantitative stage in Lao PDR. More importantly, it aims to inform
policy dialogue and decision-making in Lao PDR and other interested countries.