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From policy to practice : education reform in Mozambique and Marrere Teachers’ Training College.

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dc.contributor.author Guro, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Weber, Everard
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-19T05:54:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-19T05:54:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Guro, M. & Weber, E. 2010. From policy to practice : education reform in Mozambique and Marrere Teachers’ Training College. South African Journal of Education, 30:245-259. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-0100
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7751
dc.description.abstract The Mozambican government has introduced reforms of basic education, notably the introduction of interdisciplinarity, learner-centredness and new teaching pedagogies. This is a case study of how these curriculum reforms have been implemented at Marrere Teachers’ Training College. We conducted interviews with lecturers, observed their teaching practices, and studied student results to assess teaching outcomes. The study is grounded in the literatures on educational change and globalization. The problems of policy and practice have focused attention on bottom-up and top-down research, and hybrid approaches. The study of globalization has highlighted the relationship between curriculum change and the world economy. There is a paucity of research on how these developments have affected underdeveloped countries. We found that practical issues influence implementation. Lecturers did not understand the meaning of interdisciplinarity. They could, however, articulate the meaning of learnercentredness. Lesson observations showed they did not implement it. Against the backdrop of these inter-related factors, final year students performed poorly in examinations. These analyses show the complexities of the moving from policy to practice, and the global to the local. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Education Association of South Africa en_US
dc.rights Easa (Education Association of South Africa) en_US
dc.subject Marrere Teachers’ Training College (Mozambique) en_US
dc.subject Educational change - Mozambique en_US
dc.subject Curriculum change - Mozambique en_US
dc.subject Teacher education - Mozambique en_US
dc.title From policy to practice : education reform in Mozambique and Marrere Teachers’ Training College. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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