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Policy and practice in rural primary education in Malawi: the case of mathematics teaching

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posted on 17.01.2017, 00:58 by Lowe, Ian Roy
The research explores the practice of mathematics teaching in Malawian primary schools – such as its relevance, teacher’s mathematical knowledge, assessment practices and teaching styles in massive classes – as well as the context in which it takes place – including languages used, attitudes towards gender, ideas of the purpose of education, massive class sizes but high dropout rates. It also draws together the policy documentation related to all these issues, such as government policies, the official curriculum and textbooks, and explores the extents to which policy influences practice, and practice determines policy. It concludes with a simple model suggesting that policy, properly conceived and implemented, might help overcome some of the constraints that presently overwhelm the system.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Bishop, Alan

Additional supervisor 1

Clarke, Barbara

Additional supervisor 2

Mwakapenda, Willy

Year of Award

2009

Department, School or Centre

Education

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Education

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