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Reconceptualization of teacher education experiences from the context of a multicultural developing country

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dc.contributor.author Ashraf, Dilshad
dc.contributor.author Khaki, Jan-e-Alam
dc.contributor.author Shamatov, Duishon
dc.contributor.author Tajik, Mir Afzal
dc.contributor.author Vazir, Nilofar
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-13T05:43:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-13T05:43:04Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/342
dc.description.abstract Teacher education in developing countries faces great challenges attributable to economic constraints, including shrinking resources, the low status of teachers—exacerbated by declining incentives—and an entirely theoretical approach in teacher training programs. These challenges are further intensified by variations in the trainees’ cultural, regional, and religious backgrounds and by the lack of collaboration between different education sectors. In this context, the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) in Karachi, Pakistan, is attempting to provide contextually appropriate, effective teacher education programs for Pakistan and other developing countries. This article draws on the authors’ personal experiences in the teacher education programs at AKU-IED and on studies that examine the impact of these programs on participants. Several studies show that teacher education transforms teachers’ beliefs and practices if accomplished through more effective approaches. The article discusses how teacher education programs are conceptualized and implemented in the multicultural context of AKU-IED, where the course participants come from various developing countries and diverse backgrounds. ru_RU
dc.language.iso en ru_RU
dc.publisher Sage Publications ru_RU
dc.subject professional development of teachers ru_RU
dc.subject reconceptualization of teaching and learning ru_RU
dc.subject positive interdependence ru_RU
dc.subject Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development ru_RU
dc.subject reflective practice ru_RU
dc.subject Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education ru_RU
dc.title Reconceptualization of teacher education experiences from the context of a multicultural developing country ru_RU
dc.type Article ru_RU

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