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Dolma, Phuntsho; Nutchey, David; Watters, James J.; Chandra, Vinesh – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
Reform of mathematics education has been in focus in many countries including those in major economic transition. This paper reports a segment of a study which was conducted in Bhutan, where a reformed elementary mathematics curriculum has been recently introduced. The reformed curriculum is based on social constructivism and its design has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Educational Change, Elementary School Mathematics
Gyabak, Khendum – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The literature on teacher practice is abundant but the notion of framing teachers as designers is comparatively new. Teachers are highly embedded in doing design on a daily basis. As designers of instruction and learning experiences they are unique in that they are also content experts, deliverers of instruction, and have a nuanced understanding…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Disadvantaged Schools, Student Needs
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Tshewang, Rinchen; Chandra, Vinesh; Yeh, Andy – Learning Environments Research, 2017
This paper reports a study of students' and teachers' perceptions of their classroom learning environment in Bhutanese eighth-grade mathematics classes. Research suggests that positive perceptions of the learning environment can have a positive influence on students' learning outcomes, interest and engagement in classroom activities. The study was…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Popov, Nikolay, Ed.; Wolhuter, Charl, Ed.; Ermenc, Klara Skubic, Ed.; Hilton, Gillian, Ed.; Ogunleye, James, Ed.; Niemczyk, Ewelina, Ed. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
The Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society is now running in its thirteenth year. From its modest beginnings thirteen years ago, to its impressive size today, a tradition has been the production of a conference book, consistently launched on the first day of the conference each year. This year, Volume 13 of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Social Justice, Accountability, Comparative Education
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Kucita, Pawan; Kivunja, Charles; Maxwell, T. W.; Kuyini, Bawa – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This study employed document analysis and qualitative interviews to explore the perceptions of different Bhutanese stakeholders about multi-grade teaching, which the Bhutanese Government identified as a strategy for achieving quality Universal Primary Education. The data from Ministry officials, teachers and student teachers were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Stakeholders, Primary Education, Student Teachers
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Gyabak, Khendum; Godina, Heriberto – Computers & Education, 2011
This qualitative study examines the use of digital storytelling as an instructional intervention for bridging the digital divide among public school students in rural Bhutan. Primary participants for the study included elementary school children who had never been previously exposed to computer technology and were recipients of a donated classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Cultural Differences, Computer Literacy
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Brooks, Margaret; Wangmo, Tshering – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2011
This article describes a collaborative action research project that followed two teachers and their students in a primary school in the Paro valley of Bhutan as they began to implement the Project Approach and promote children's use of visual representation. The article begins with a description of the primary education system and teacher…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Maxwell, Tom W.; Rinchen, Phub; Cooksey, Ray – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to trace the evolution of school assessment in Bhutan, briefly, as a background to considering the present and future school assessment issues especially as they relate to quality concerns and educational improvement in Bhutan. A benchmark for Bhutan, the National Educational Assessment (NEA) programme in Bhutan was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Benchmarking, Educational Improvement