Global educational reform in a local context: Implementation, resistance, and negotiation of educational reform in Moroccan municipal upper-secondary schools
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis showed an analysis of what happened when global educational reforms were implemented in a local Moroccan culture context. Through analyzing and deconstructing discourses in policy documents, as well as qualitative interviews with teachers and pupils in municipal uppersecondary schools and comparing these to each other, a picture was given of what happened in the meeting between the new policies and the implementation of them locally; how they were implemented, resisted and negotiated by different parties concerned. The educational policy, advocating e.g. Education for All, and acquisition of foreign language skills, reproduced social hierarchies when implemented in the Moroccan context. Post-colonial languages, such as French, worked as a class cursor, creating a rift between the social classes and their access to higher education. Student-centered methods were resisted by the teachers, but negotiated by the pupils.
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educational reform, Morocco, languages, English, social class, student-centered learning
Social Sciences Pedagogy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82896OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-82896DiVA: diva2:663837
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