Technology-enhanced teacher development in rural Bangladesh: A critical realist evaluation of the context

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Abstract

This study arose in response to the complexity of implementing technology-enhanced learning for teacher development in a developing country. Bangladesh is a country with growing technological capacity including mobile phone network coverage, yet it faces vast challenges of utilising these facilities in the education sector. As educational change and technological innovation do not happen in a vacuum, the researcher used a critical realist approach to understand the layers of the rural Bangladesh context where technology-enhanced learning will take place. Findings have been drawn from survey data (n = 207) and a series of six focus group sessions with the same six stakeholders, informing future technology-enhanced teacher development programmes. The implications of the study are to suggest principles for pedagogical change and a methodological approach which attends to context.

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Jamil, M. G. (2018). Technology-enhanced teacher development in rural Bangladesh: A critical realist evaluation of the context. Evaluation and Program Planning, 69, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2018.04.002

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