TalkTogether contributing author: Dr Yonas Asfaha.
Full Citation: Idris, K. M., & Asfaha, Y. M. (2019). Improving School Work in Challenging Context: Practitioners’ Views following a Participatory Action Research Project from Eritrea. Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education (NJCIE), 3(2), 72-90.
Summary: This article is based on 18-month participatory action research (PAR) project conducted with teachers and school leadership personnel in one of the remote and most culturally diverse regions in Eritrea. It argues for a comprehensive understanding of managing the learning process in challenging schooling circumstances. Using interview data and longer term engagements with research participants, alongside a literature review, the views of research participants could be grouped into five main professional perspectives: the need to overcome the transitory nature of teachers, the knowledge of learners, proactive guidance, professional commitment and collaborative practices. These perspectives arguably constitute quality education in the study schools and beyond.
Read the full article here: https://doi.org/10.7577/njcie.3039