Achieving Teaching Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Empirical Results from Cascade Training

  • Sarah Lange

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About this book


Sarah Lange examines the effectiveness of cascade training, which constitutes a cost-effective training model in teacher training. In development cooperation countries, teaching quality is expected to improve with teacher professional development; for this purpose, she explores the effectiveness of training multipliers in schools in Cameroon. This research question is analysed with a design, which encompasses a questionnaire survey provided to teachers, students and principals as well as a teacher video survey and a student achievement test. The empirical results show the effects of cascade training on the learner-oriented teaching practice, if the trained teachers are supported in their role as change agents. Among the conditions for the conceptual quality and the implementation of cascade training, the continuity of school-based professional development is particularly emphasized in light of the results.

Teaching quality, teacher professionalism, measuring educational quality
Empirical analysis of the effects of the cascade training
Success and risk conditions for the implementation of cascade training in professional development

Target Groups
Researchers and students in international and comparative education
Teachers and teacher trainers working with cascade models

The Author
Dr. Sarah Lange is a researcher at the institute of educational science at the Otto-Friedrich-University in Bamberg, Germany.


Teacher quality Professional development Learner orientation Learner-oriented teaching practice Schools in Cameroon

Authors and affiliations

  • Sarah Lange
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl f. Allgemeine PädagogikOtto-Friedrich-Universität BambergBambergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-14682-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-14683-2
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