Publication Date: 2007
Author/Publisher: International Rescue Committee
The IRC is happy to present the following study written by Janet Shriberg, a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University. The IRC has supported Ms. Shriberg’s research on teacher well-being in Liberia through both field placement and technical assistance.
At a time when the development of a robust and relevant education system for Liberia is so critical, and the IRC’s education interventions are being scaled up with a particular focus on teachers, teacher support and development, this study provides important insight on teachers’ lives and the conditions in which they work.
This introduction briefly situates the study in relation to the IRC’s work in education in humanitarian contexts of different types—emergency, refugee, chronic crisis, reintegration and post-conflict or post-disaster development—as well as to the IRC’s global Healing Classrooms Initiative.