Networks of Learning : Professional Association and the Continuing Education of Teachers of Mathematics in Pakistan

Sikunder Ali Baber

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    Importance of the professional development of teachers has been recognized and research has contributed greatly in terms of proposing variety of approaches for the development of teachers,both pre-service and in-service. Among them, networking among teachers, teacher educators,curriculum developers and policy makers have been recently receiving attention an innovative and flexible professional development forum for creating ownership among these stakeholders' regarding implementing change and reforms in educational landscape in different countries. The paper draws on the notion of "networking" and shows how a number of professional associations have become as networks of learning to encourage the continuing professional education of both pre-service and in-service teachers in the context of Pakistan. A case of the Mathematics Association of Pakistan (MAP) as a Network of Learning is presented. The formation and growth of this network can be viewed as developing insights into the improvement of mathematics education in the developing world. The contributions of the association may also add value to the learning of teacher colleagues in other parts of the world. This sharing of the experience may further support in opening up possibilities for creating other networks of learning to assist reform efforts in education throughout the world.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    UdgivelsesstedAalborg University
    UdgiverInstitut for Uddannelse, Læring og Filosofi, Aalborg Universitet
    ISBN (Elektronisk)87-91543-05-3
    StatusUdgivet - 2005

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