Beyond Good Intentions: Exploring Challenges Faced by Educational Efforts in Achieving Impactful Change (79025)

Session Information: Education & Contemporary Development Issues
Session Chair: Ronald Miller

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 10:30
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

According to the World Bank, "Education is a human right, a powerful driver of development".

While many organizations address education worldwide, there are some systemic issues they should be aware of and address.
1. Measurement and Evaluation: Many organizations do not systematically analyze educational outcomes or do comparisons with similar educational efforts to ensure their quality.
2. Structure: While students are the focus, often bureaucracy grows with more power and pay than the teachers doing the work, which alters incentives and outcomes.
3. Inertia: Often similar and competing schools require resources in a zero-sum situation, which can impede their ability to start and continue meaningful work.
4. Communication: An emphasis on sharing best practices with other, even competing schools, should be standard.
5. Redundancy: Issues surrounding funding competition, overlapping costs and duplicated efforts among rival schools use resources that could be set aside for students.
6. Longevity: Often there is a focus on building schools and programs, not on recruiting quality teachers who will be mentors and local supports.
7. Outcomes: There is a need for a culture of measurement and self-assessment among schools because there is a fear of poor performance and thus a lack of transparency.
8. Community Involvement: ensuring that the schools, education, programs, and teachers sustain the local communities and their goals.
Overall, we provide an analysis of the challenges education efforts face worldwide and offer practical solutions to enhance their success and sustainability.

Ronald Miller, Utah Valley University, United States
Annie Roberts, Utah Valley University, United States
Grace Jordan, Utah Valley University, United States
Zach Peterson, Utah Valley University, United States

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Ronald Miller is is currently working at Utah Valley University in United States

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