ERIC Number: ED445982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Educational Consultation in Two Emerging Democracies: Kazakstan and South Africa.
Rothenberg, Julia Johnson; McDermott, Peter M.
In this paper two educational consultants, one a researcher in South African issues and the other a researcher in Kazakstan issues, share their respective experiences of teaching in South Africa and Kazakstan and examine their assumptions and methods of consultation. The paper analyzes how the consultants' observations of education in these emerging democracies can inform their work as educators in the United States and how their research endeavor can also serve to analyze the use and study of qualitative self-report data. It asks the following questions: What do consultants offer to educators in emerging democracies?; How can they assess their work?; How does knowledge of experiences inform what is known about teaching and learning?; and What have these experiences in South Africa and Kazakstan taught the consultants about teaching and learning in the United States? The paper provides an overview of education in both countries; explains the consultants' individual projects, methods, and educational objectives; and presents extensive observational data. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kazakhstan; South Africa