Quality Enhancement in Teaching Using Self-Assessment Strategies: A Case Study of Selected Schools in the Zambezi Region of Namibia

Abstract

This qualitative study explored how self-assessment strategies can be used to enhance quality education in schools. Purposefully sampled school principals and heads of department (HoDs) of five combined schools in the region participated in the study.  Face-to-face interviews were conducted with the five participating school principals while the HoDs were engaged in a focus group interview. This study revealed that schools have common understandings of quality and quality education.  The study revealed that the use of a single type of teacher self-evaluation (TSE) deprives innovative teachers from initiating and exploring other viable self-assessment strategies. Therefore, this study recommends a creative application of alternative self-assessment strategies in order to enhance the quality of education in selected schools in the Zambezi Region of Namibia.

Keywords: Continuous Professional Development, Quality Education, Self-assessment, quality education enhancement, self-assessment strategies, teacher effectiveness


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