Needs assessment is a method to find out the current needs of the school that can be considered for providing quality education to the students. This paper presents the needs of five community schools intending to bring changes in the school community. Thus, this paper aims to identify the needs of the five community schools of Kavre, Nepal, and recommend possible interventions. In-depth interviews, observations, and focus group discussions with different stakeholders provided rich data for this study. School-specific needs were identified from the data based on which recommendations are made for intervention, which are: Teacher professional development, contextualized curriculum, use of technology, and development of school gardening and urine diverting toilet, which would ultimately help to improve education fulfilling the fourth goal of sustainable development.
needs assessment, professional development, contextual curriculum
The authors would like to thank (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) for providing financial support, Rupantaran project and all team members of Rupantaran for their constant support and Janahit Secondary School, Saraswoti Primary School, Dapcha Secondary School, Kali Ganga Primary School and Navin Primary School for their contribution.
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Rajbanshi, R., Dhungana, P., & Luitel, B. (2021). Identification of Needs of Community Schools of Kavre, Nepal for Educational Improvement. The Qualitative Report, 26(11), 3551-3562. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4975