Exploring the relationship between teacher competence and student achievement to improve classroom instruction

Exploring the relationship between teacher competence and student achievement to improve classroom instruction

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Exploring the relationship between teacher competence and student achievement to improve classroom instruction

Factors that affect student learning and achievement are numerous.  ,One key factor that is believed to have an effect on student performance is the teacher’,s competence in what he/she teaches.  ,In order to establish this relationship, senior two (S 2) students and their teachers from 524 secondary schools sampled randomly from all the 112 districts of Uganda were tested.  ,There were three tests: English Language, Mathematics and Biology, based on the national secondary school curriculum.  ,Each student sat for all the three tests and each of the teachers sat for a test in the subject he/she teachers.This paper presents the results of the performance of the students and teachers in Mathematics and how the two are related.  ,The paper also highlights the implications of the results for the policies guiding teacher education and support services so as to improve teaching and learning in schools in the country.

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