Transforming Higher Education Culture: Teacher Education in Kosovo

Gilbert, Jenny and Pratt-Adams, Simon (2020) Transforming Higher Education Culture: Teacher Education in Kosovo. International Journal of Educational Reform, 29 (3). pp. 256-274. ISSN 1056-7879

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Abstract

Demand for a radical overhaul of teacher education in Kosovo led one Faculty of Education to modernize and improve the university-based preparation of teachers, and so deliver a new competence-based school curriculum. Moving to this learner-centered model of education required transformation in the culture of teacher educators. In order to evaluate the efforts to effect this cultural change, we adopted an unusual action research method, Soft Systems Methodology that recognizes the varying aims and perceptions of stakeholders. These data were holistically captured with the use of metaphors addressing what needs to be done and how things have happened.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: teacher education, culture change, metaphor, soft systems methodology, Kosovo
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2020 17:04
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:52
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/705301

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