A conceptual model for supporting para-teacher learning in an Indian non-governmental organization.

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Abstract

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are being recognized globally for their influential role in realizing the UN Millennium Development Goal of education for all in developing countries. NGOs mostly employ untrained para-educators for grassroots activities. The professional development of these teachers is critical for NGO effectiveness, yet para-teacher learning in such contexts is rarely researched. To facilitate much-needed research on para-teacher professional development, this article offers a contextually relevant on- the-job learning model for para-teachers. The model suggests that para-educators can effectively learn when their work and learning are integrated by systematizing a simple daily cyclical routine of lesson planning, enactment and reflection for everyday instruction. It also suggests other supports to stimulate learning alongside the cyclical routine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-234
Number of pages17
JournalStudies in continuing education
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • METIS-269800
  • IR-75682
  • Professional development
  • non-governmental organization (NGO)
  • para-teacher
  • conceptual model

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In: Studies in continuing education, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2010, p. 216-234.

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