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