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ERIC Number: ED266090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
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A Case Study of a School-Based Change.
Chowdhri, Shaheen
A micro-level project was developed in Pakistan to decrease the number of school dropouts. The program was tested in two rural primary schools by introducing three new types of activities: (1) body movement and educational games; (2) teacher training; and (3) community involvement. Teachers were trained at the school where they worked. After classroom observations were made of teaching activities and behaviors, events were reconstructed for teachers so they could see both the problems and possible solutions of the events. School principals and higher level administrators were also involved. The program has resulted in less strict regimentation in the classroom. Teachers have shifted their emphasis from rote memorization to understanding of concepts and have also become more organized in their teaching tasks. More freedom of movement and speech in classrooms has been observed. The report concludes that the hidden curriculum of staff and the "laissez-faire" attitude of administration and the school community maintained the previous problems experienced at the school. The school-based change program offered many solutions to these problems. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan