Initiatives to Improve Quality of Education in the Kurdistan Region — Iraq: Administration, School Monitoring, Private School Policies, and Teacher Training (Arabic-language version)
Apr 21, 2016
RAND supported the Kurdistan Regional Government in its aims to restructure its Ministry of Education, develop a plan for a school quality assurance system, review effectiveness of monitoring and support of private schools, and assess the quality of in-service teacher training. RAND researchers conducted interviews, reviewed literature, examined case studies in other countries, provided analysis, and developed implementation guidelines.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) aims to restructure its Ministry of Education, develop a framework and implementation plan for a school quality assurance system, review the effectiveness of its monitoring and support of private schools, and assess the content and quality of in-service teacher training. To help the KRG in their efforts, RAND researchers interviewed Ministry of Education staff and reviewed the current situation; reviewed relevant literature on organization design, school monitoring, and private schools; conducted in-depth case studies of ministries of education, school monitoring, and private schools in other countries; analyzed data on KRG teachers; provided analysis and recommendations; and developed implementation guidelines.
Reorganizing the KRG Ministry of Education
Developing a School Quality Assurance System
Monitoring Quality and Encouraging Growth of Private Schools in the KRI
Assessing Teacher Training
Job Descriptions for the Proposed Organization Structure