In October 2020, Christina Hasenhüttl joined the SQTE project and enrolled in the University of Oxford’s master’s programme ‘Comparative International Education’.
Prior to this, she successfully finished the Teach For Austria Leadership programme in 2020 where she worked as a full-time middle school teacher at a low-income school in Ottakring, Vienna. During her time as a teacher she observed and identified various challenges that inhibited the ideal growth of her students. Therefore, she gradually became more interested in themes such as school improvement, effective teaching, and education policy and was naturally drawn to the work of the SQTE project. She was kindly offered to join the SQTE team where she will contribute to the project through her work as a master’s student.
Starting in October 2020, Christina will be reading for a MSc in Education (Comparative International Education) at Oxford University. As part of this master’s degree she will gain an understanding of the factors that shape the development of educational systems in different parts of the world and the research skills to critically compare policy choices and evaluate the major debates in education.
As part of her master’s thesis, she will closely work with the SQTE project where she will focus on the quantitative research aspects of the data that has already been collected. This funded position will allow her to translate her teaching experience and passion for education into an academic and research based project setting.
Christina is looking forward to her academic journey at Oxford University and the exciting prospects of working at the SQTE project.