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English in action: school based teacher development in Bangladesh

Power, Tom; Shaheen, Robina; Solly, Michael; Woodward, Clare and Burton, Sonia (2012). English in action: school based teacher development in Bangladesh. Curriculum Journal, 23(4) pp. 503–529.

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Abstract

In the Least Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs), School Based Teacher Development (SBTD) is sometimes advocated as a potential mechanism for improving the classroom practices experienced by millions of children in a complete school system, as quickly as possible. Robust evidence is required for approaches to be implemented with some confidence by Government development agencies, such as the UK Department for International Development (DFID). SBTD has a long history stemming from ideas of school-based curriculum development, which underlay the ideas on teacher-as-researcher, and is typically advocated in the developed world based on a view of the teacher as a professional. How might such notions play out, and to what effect, in LEDC contexts? This article examines the issues at stake in introducing SBTD in LEDCs, by examining: the nature of the evidence for various forms of teacher development, the nature of SBTD in particular and the evidence for its effectiveness. The latter issues will be illustrated through examination of English in Action (EIA, www.eiabd.com), a large-scale SBTD programme for primary and secondary English language (EL) teachers serving government schools across Bangladesh.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 British Curriculum Foundation
ISSN: 1469-3704
Keywords: English in Action; school based teacher development; Bangladesh; technologies
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Other Departments > Development Office
Other Departments
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 41244
Depositing User: Clare Woodward
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 13:47
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 18:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41244
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