Teach For Kosova's Recent Activities (NEW)
Written by: Dardan Hajrizi
In late September and early October, the Teach For Kosova team organized multiple focus groups in which teachers, students, and parents were questioned about their perspectives on education and the teaching profession in general. From these focus groups, the team was able to corroborate what was observed while conducting field research and drafted a concept teacher profile.
These focus groups were held with students from Riinvest College, RIT Kosovo, the University of Prishtina, and Roma Versitas Kosovo. The objectives of the focus groups were to learn more about students’ perspectives on the challenges that exist within the education system, their future plans (academics and career paths), and what they thought of the Teach For Kosova Fellowship.
In general, students believed that the education system is outdated and needs to be revamped with new teaching methods, a developed infrastructure, passionate teachers, and the removal of politicization from the teaching profession. Many students stated that they would be studying abroad upon completing their undergraduate studies, but expressed a desire to return to Kosova to assist in its development as a country. Furthermore, students expressed a strong desire to participate in the Teach For Kosova Fellowship program.