Introduction

In the previous sections we discussed some specific identities, experiences, motivations, personal priorities and concerns of teachers. We have identified their positive and negative implications for child protection and student well-being. Now we will continue with a focus on issues of Teacher Tentativeness and Alternative Qualifications and the potential impact of each on students.

By the end of this section, you will:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of the concepts of teacher tentativeness and alternative qualifications, including the relationship between the two

  • Be able to apply these concepts to describe positive and negative teacher-related issues and dynamics in the local contexts

  • Identify appropriate actions and programming interventions that build on teachers‘ alternative qualifications and lessen the negative factors of teacher tentativeness