Case Study

The Proof is in the Improvement: Using Continuous Quality Improvement to Engage Teachers in Lebanon

This case study was collected as part of Teachers in Crisis Contexts (TiCC) Event Series to share compelling examples of programs and practices that positively influence improvements in teachers’ work conditions and teaching practice.  For more case studies, click here.


The International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) multi-pronged approach to teacher professional development in Lebanon consists of five to ten days of face-to-face training, monthly teacher learning circles (TLCs), and monthly coaching visits. In an effort to close this gap between quality programming and fidelity of implementation, we are combining our existing robust professional development and our monitoring systems with the methodologies of CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement/Improvement Science).