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Vijaysimha, Indira – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
This article is an empirical study of science teaching practices using a Bernsteinian framework. It provides a comparative analysis through ethnographic examination of pedagogic recontextualisation in different school types--government, private unaided and international. Bernstein drew attention to the process of pedagogic recontextualisation and…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Ethnography
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Vijaysimha, Indira – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
Concerns about the professional development of teachers have a political dimension as governments around the world engage in the discourse on global standards and want to improve the quality of their school education. Increasingly, teachers are feeling the pressure of securing high achievement scores and large-scale assessments of student learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Educational History