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Table 3 Preparedness and competency of teachers

From: Quality of pre-service midwifery education in public and private midwifery schools in Afghanistan: a cross sectional survey

  CME (n = 7) IHS (n = 6) Private (n = 16) Total
(n = 29)
Number of teachers interviewed 33 36 94 163
Range of teachers per school 3–6 3–10 2–10 2–10
Background information of contacted teachers
Teachers ever practiced midwifery 29 (88%) 27 (75%) 76 (81%) 132 (81%)
Mean number of years of clinical practice 5.0 4.9 4.0 4.4
Teachers with at least 2 years of clinical practice 21 (64%) 21 (58%) 53 (56%) 95 (58%)
Teachers with previous teaching experience 28 (85%) 32 (89%) 90 (96%) 150 (92%)
Mean number of years teaching 3 6 4 4
Percentage of teachers with at least 2 years of teaching experience 19 (58%) 26 (72%) 70 (74%) 115 (71%)
Teachers with previous management experience 14 (42%) 9 (25%) 15 (16%) 38 (23%)
Mean number of years in management 1.8 1.9 0.7 1.2
Training received
Teaching skills 31 (94%) 30 (83%) 52 (55%) 113 (69%)
Emergency obstetric and newborn care 26 (79%) 22 (61%) 40 (43%) 88 (54%)
Other clinical training* 26 (79%) 18 (50%) 46 (49%) 90 (55%)
Number of teachers who responded to questions about teaching practices 14 (42%) 12 (33%) 32 (34%) 58 (36%)
Teaching methods reported
Knowledge acquisition     
Lecture/presentation with group participation 13 (93%) 11 (92%) 32 (100%) 56 (97%)
Project-based learning 12 (86%) 10 (83%) 23 (72%) 45 (78%)
Seminar /discussion 12 (86%) 9 (75%) 15 (47%) 36 (62%)
Group work 11 (79%) 7 (58%) 14 (44%) 32 (55%)
Role-play 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Clinical decision-making
Case studies 10 (71%) 7 (58%) 11 (34%) 28 (48%)
Problem-based learning 8 (57%) 8 (67%) 20 (63%) 36 (62%)
Skills acquisition
Skills demonstration 9 (64%) 9 (75%) 16 (50%) 34 (59%)
Skills practice 4 (29%) 3 (25%) 5 (16%) 12 (21%)
Clinical simulated practice 3 (21%) 4 (33%) 2 (6%) 9 (16%)
Number of clinical preceptors contacted 14 12 32 58
Number of clinical preceptors consented to participate 14 (100%) 11 (92%) 26 (81%) 51 (88%)
Serve as preceptor with no other assignments 6 (43%) 4 (36%) 15 (58%) 25 (49%)
Practice predetermined number of cases together with students 6 (43%) 2 (18%) 8 (31%) 16 (31%)
Assigned to work on more than two cases of childbirth with each student (exempted from other tasks) 8 (57%) 6 (55%) 15 (58%) 29 (57%)
Assigned to work one on one with each student 10 (71%) 7 (64%) 20 (77%) 37 (73%)
Works with maximum two students per shift 8 (57%) 8 (73%) 20 (77%) 36 (71%)
Relief of workload while working with students 9 (64%) 6 (55%) 19 (73%) 34 (67%)
Supported by academic faculty during work with students 12 (86%) 9 (82%) 20 (77%) 41 (80%)
  1. * Including sexually transmitted infections, family planning, mental health, postpartum hemorrhage, eclampsia and pre-eclampsia, interpersonal communication, Essential Care for Sick Babies, postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device, Helping Babies Breathe, Helping Babies Survive and epidemiology,