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Action Research To Study Classroom Impact: Is It Possible?, Anjum Halai Apr 2015

Action Research To Study Classroom Impact: Is It Possible?, Anjum Halai

Anjum Halai

In recent years, a discourse is emerging in education that emphasises the study of the impact of in-service teacher education on student outcomes (more often than not student outcomes are seen in the form of test scores of academic achievement). Implicit in this discourse is the view that the impact of in-service teacher education is directly observable on students' outcomes, suggesting that the variables in a school or classroom are connected in some kind of a causal link. However, it is problematic to view variables in a social setting such as a school or a classroom as being in causal ...


Teachers’ Knowledge About The Nature Of Mathematics: A Survey Of Secondary School Teachers In Karachi, Pakistan, Munira Amirali, Anjum Halai Apr 2015

Teachers’ Knowledge About The Nature Of Mathematics: A Survey Of Secondary School Teachers In Karachi, Pakistan, Munira Amirali, Anjum Halai

Anjum Halai

This study presents the findings from a study which explored patterns in teachers’ knowledge about the nature of mathematics. A survey questionnaire was developed and distributed to 200 secondary school mathematics teachers teaching in public and private schools in Karachi, Pakistan. Exploratory factor analysis was performed which showed patterns in teachers’ view about the nature of mathematics. The analysis illustrates that teachers hold contradicting views about the nature of mathematics i.e. mathematics, both as discovered as well as invented body of knowledge. Moreover, teachers irrespective of their professional qualification, considered mathematical knowledge as ‘truth’, where mathematical rules can never ...


Impact : Making A Difference, Anjum Halai, Jane Rarieya Apr 2015

Impact : Making A Difference, Anjum Halai, Jane Rarieya

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


Secondary Mathematics Teaching: Should It Be All Chalk And Talk?, Anjum Halai Apr 2015

Secondary Mathematics Teaching: Should It Be All Chalk And Talk?, Anjum Halai

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


A Symposium On Impact Research: Issues And Dilemmas, Anjum Halai, John Retallick, Fauzia Shamim, Iffat Farah Apr 2015

A Symposium On Impact Research: Issues And Dilemmas, Anjum Halai, John Retallick, Fauzia Shamim, Iffat Farah

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


Developing Professional Development Teacher, Fauzia Shamim, Anjum Halai Apr 2015

Developing Professional Development Teacher, Fauzia Shamim, Anjum Halai

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


Developing Research And Scholarship At Aku-Ied: Possibilities And Challenges, Anjum Halai Apr 2015

Developing Research And Scholarship At Aku-Ied: Possibilities And Challenges, Anjum Halai

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


Research Methodologies In The “South”, Anjum Halai, Dylan Wiliam Apr 2015

Research Methodologies In The “South”, Anjum Halai, Dylan Wiliam

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


Status Of Teachers And Teaching: Conclusions, Implications And Recommendations, Anjum Halai Apr 2015

Status Of Teachers And Teaching: Conclusions, Implications And Recommendations, Anjum Halai

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


Ongoing Impact Of The “Advanced Diploma In Education: Mathematics”, Anjum Halai, Munira Amir Ali, Nadeem Kirmani, Razia Fakir Muhammad Apr 2015

Ongoing Impact Of The “Advanced Diploma In Education: Mathematics”, Anjum Halai, Munira Amir Ali, Nadeem Kirmani, Razia Fakir Muhammad

Anjum Halai

The Action Research Project in Mathematics Education was undertaken to study the impact on teaching and learning, of strategies introduced in the Advanced Diploma Programme in Education: Mathematics (2003), offered by AKU-IED. This programme is a one-year field-based programme. The main aim of the programme is to develop exemplary teachers who are reflective practitioners. Teachers from sponsoring schools participate in the programme which is designed such that seminars are held at AKU-IED during summer and winter breaks and on Saturdays, when most schools are off. During term time tutors visit the participants in the school. The purposes of field visits ...


Planning Impact Research: Issues And Dilemmas, Anjum Halai Apr 2015

Planning Impact Research: Issues And Dilemmas, Anjum Halai

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


Learning Mathematics In English Medium Classrooms In Pakistan: Implications For Policy And Practice, Anjum Halai Apr 2015

Learning Mathematics In English Medium Classrooms In Pakistan: Implications For Policy And Practice, Anjum Halai

Anjum Halai

This is an in-depth qualitative study of students learning mathematics in classrooms where the medium of instruction was English which was the second or third language of the learners i.e. they were multilingual classrooms. Moreover, to promote reasoning and learning with understanding, the teachers had introduced group work, mathematical discussion, and mathematics tasks employing everyday contexts and language. Focus of the paper is the complex relationship between the language of instruction and the process of learning mathematics. The study demonstrates that learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms brings added complexity because students moved back and forth from the language of ...


Teacher Status : A Symposium, Anjum Halai Apr 2015

Teacher Status : A Symposium, Anjum Halai

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


Initiating Change In Classrooms: Pathways And Challenges For East African Schools, Anjum Halai, Ruth Otienoh, Zeenat Shariff, Naomi Swat Apr 2015

Initiating Change In Classrooms: Pathways And Challenges For East African Schools, Anjum Halai, Ruth Otienoh, Zeenat Shariff, Naomi Swat

Anjum Halai

This paper draws upon classroom-related findings from a set of impact case studies of whole school improvement in six primary schools that have been involved as “cooperating schools” in long-term school-university partnerships with the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (IED), and it’s Professional Development Centre in East Africa (PDC-EA). The IED approach for school improvement involves participating schools in multiple strands of professional development, including: a two-year masters degree programme that provides selected teachers with the pedagogical and leadership knowledge and skills to serve as Professional Development Teachers in their schools; Certificate in Education programmes (CEP) for ...