Drawn from the experiences of eight partners of the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) testing approaches to in-service teacher training in East Africa and India, the study surfaces a variety of practical lessons on how to design, implement, and scale efforts to train, motivate, and support teachers in order to improve educational outcomes.
High-quality teaching is central to creating an educational environment that supports learning for all. In designing, implementing, evaluating and scaling teacher training programs as a pathway to shaping education systems, design a cost-effective model that adopts a streamlined, appropriately sequenced approach to influencing how and/or what teachers teach. Shift towards a long-term focus to improving the effectiveness of the teaching force by being intentional about whom you train, leveraging both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, and engaging both government and pre-service teacher training institutions as key partners. These and other practical, cross-organizational learnings and concrete examples highlighted in the study offer concrete guidance that can be leveraged to strengthen the design, implementation, evaluation and scaling of interventions to improve the quality of teaching.