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Enhancing Initial Teacher Education in Kuwait: ‘Cooking on a Low Heat’


Male, T;

Albazzaz, A;

(2015)

Enhancing Initial Teacher Education in Kuwait: ‘Cooking on a Low Heat’.


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    This paper reports on a review of initial teacher education (ITE) in Kuwait between 2009 & 2013 sponsored initially by the British Council and latterly by the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET). Progress on recommended changes has been described within the local Arabic idiom as “cooking on a low heat”, which means that progress was being made only slowly. Conclusions as to how to make ITE more effective in the country were agreed at an early stage, but development has limited through a process aligned to the principle of non-decision-making. Although one consequence of inaction has been substantial financial cost, the greater cost is the significant proportion of teachers who are performing at below expected levels. The paper concludes that intervention at the higher levels of government is required in order to overcome the stagnation of this reform initiative.

    Type: Report

    Title: Enhancing Initial Teacher Education in Kuwait: ‘Cooking on a Low Heat’
    Language: English
    Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
    Keywords: Teacher Training, Kuwait, Initial Teacher Education
    UCL classification: UCL
    UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
    UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
    UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
    UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE – Learning and Leadership
    URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1472990

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