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ERIC Number: EJ789358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Home-Based School Teachers in Afghanistan: Teaching for Tarbia and Student Well-Being
Kirk, Jackie; Winthrop, Rebecca
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n4 p876-888 May 2008
Teachers in community-based or home-based schools in Afghanistan play a critical role in extending access to education to children who are unable to access the government schools, especially girls. These teachers--men and women--are nominated by the community to teach, without necessarily having teaching experience or even completing their own education. Whilst they may feel under-confident about their teaching skills and need ongoing professional development and support, these teachers nonetheless have a strong sense of their roles in the community, especially with respect to guiding children in their faith and promoting children's "tarbia" (moral and ethical character) and well-being. This paper draws on qualitative data collected though the Healing Classrooms Initiative of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Using interview and questionnaire responses it presents home-based school teachers' experiences and beliefs about education and the role of the teacher, and discusses how these constitute alternative qualifications in the context of early reconstruction in Afghanistan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan