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ERIC Number: EJ1094935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Mind the Gap: Global Quality Norms, National Policy Interpretations and Local Praxis in Timor-Leste
Shah, Ritesh; Quinn, Marie
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v46 n3 p394-413 2016
Increasingly, the imperative for improving educational quality in schooling systems throughout the developing world is harnessed to a particular set of teaching and learning practices, such as child-centred, child-friendly or learner-centred pedagogy (LCP). Such was the case in Timor-Leste where, after independence, LCP was heavily promoted as a panacea for an education system that was perceived to be irrelevant, outmoded and of poor quality. While LCP was readily adopted into policy discourse, less support and attention were given to the substantive incorporation of LCP into teacher practice. When strategically borrowed in such a fashion, the paper suggests little promise remains for LCP to meaningfully improve student learning processes or outcomes in Timorese classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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