Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

In pursuit of educational reform and institutional growth: AKU-IED's experience

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title or Conference Proceedings Title

Lessons from implementation of educational reforms in Pakistan: Implications for policy and practice

Department

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

ISBN

9780199406081

Editor

Takbir Ali, and Sarfaroz Niyozov

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

Karachi

Abstract

A resourceful insight for stakeholders and reformers on the future of education in Pakistan, Lessons from Implementation of Educational Reforms in Pakistan: Implications for Policy and Practice offers challenging research-grounded accounts from a selection of distinct research studies, carried out by AKU-IED faculty. These studies originated from two major multi-year international and donor-funded education improvement projects in Pakistan—the Strengthening Teacher Education in Pakistan (STEP), and the Educational Development and Improvement Programme (EDIP).

Providing a blend of qualitative and quantitative accounts of practices, attitudes, and challenges of integrating local and international experiences and ideas around educational reform and professional development at micro-levels, and these projects’ promising implications at macro-levels, the book provides a distinct understanding of the processes of educational reforms in Pakistan. It delves into issues involved in understanding the nexus of theory and practice in the context of large-scale education reforms. While providing a conceptual base for reflections, it raises such critical questions on how local and global successful practices and experiences can be merged into new quality and sustainable projects and frameworks for educational change in Pakistan and other developing countries.

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