Support for education quality management : a webinar series to share the findings of the Program
Education quality is a major challenge for education systems. The stark contrast between policies and strategies that − on paper − appear relevant and coherent in addressing identified challenges and the persistence of poor learning outcomes leads to one posing the following questions to understand what has not worked. These questions led to the creation of the Education Quality Management Programme, implemented in 2018 by IIEP-UNESCO Dakar with the support of the French Development Agency (AFD) and deployed in eight sub-Saharan African countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. The objective of this programme is to address the learning crisis from the perspective of the role of actors, relying on the hypothesis that it is possible to identify promising practices in their daily work and at all levels of the education system to achieve quality education for all. This hypothesis led the teams to question what the actors in the education system are doing in their workplaces to improve the quality of education. It also sought to identify the challenges they encounter in their work routines that prevent them from achieving their goals. Therefore, the research question is as follows: ‘How do actors in education systems manage education quality in basic education?’
Objectives of the webinar series
The Education Quality Management Support Program is launching a series of four webinars in partnership with technical and financial partners (PTF) in education. The main objective of this series is to present the achievements and results of the programme to technical and financial partners involved in the education sector. The series aims to discuss the synergies to be considered in the reflection on the sustainability of the programme’s outcomes.
The webinars will cover the following topics:
- The key findings on education quality management practices within the analysed education systems, as well as six priority areas of intervention (workstreams) for improvement.
- A closer look at three ongoing workstreams, which are:
- Workstream 1: Improving the use of data produced by education systems to improve learning.
- Workstream 2: Developing and promoting innovation in education.
- Workstream 3: Strengthening teacher pedagogical support mechanisms.
For each workstream, the national actors will present the issues identified, the solutions proposed and piloted, and the first results.
- Discussions with technical and financial partners on the sustainability of the programme achievements while considering the synergies with their current activities
The first webinar will focus on the innovative approach of the programme and will delve into the main findings from the diagnosis of education quality management practices. The remaining three webinars, which form the core of the webinar series, will present the workstreams and the solutions they propose to enhance education quality management. The process in three of these workstreams is quite advanced, and each of them will be the subject of a separate webinar.
Below are the titles of the four webinars:
- Webinar 1: An analysis of educational quality management practices: approach and findings
- Webinar 2: Improving the use of evaluation data: the example of the "Shawara Karatu (Education Dialogue and Consultation)" initiative in Niger
- Webinar 3: Developing and promoting innovation in education: the example of the "Tutored Micro-Learning Workshops" in Niger
- Webinar 4: Strengthening pedagogical support systems: the potential of the Practice Analysis and Coaching approach in Senegal
Webinars modalities and format
Each webinar will be conducted online in French with simultaneous translation English. The estimated duration of each webinar is 90 minutes, with a combination of presentations and discussions (questions and answers). The second webinar is scheduled for September 28, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM GMT. The subsequent webinars will be held in October (Workstream 2), and December (Workstream 3) of 2023.
Participation will be facilitated through the following registration link (people who have already registered for Webinar #1 no longer need to register again): https://surveys.iiep.unesco.org/index.php/623272?lang=fr