This chapter describes an initiative which developed from a collaboration between the Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Ministry of Education in Timor-Leste. It was set up to assist Timor-Leste in managing a major educational change introduced recently in their country. The key focus of this initiative is on assisting school inspectors and teachers in their understanding and implementation of a new curriculum that places emphasis on formative assessment for young students in the early primary school years. The aim of this chapter is to explore the challenges that this task presents and to provide the CDU team with a better understanding of the context as it embarks on planning and delivering professional development through CDU’s biennial Steps to the Future workshop.
|Title of host publication||Challenges in Global Learning|
|Subtitle of host publication||Dealing with Education Issues from an International Perspective|
|Editors||Ania Lian, Peter Kell, Paul Black, Koo Yew Lie|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
Kersten, T. (2017). Bilateral Engagements and Capacity Development: Understanding the Context of the Educational Reform in Timor-Leste. In A. Lian, P. Kell, P. Black, & K. Y. Lie (Eds.), Challenges in Global Learning: Dealing with Education Issues from an International Perspective (pp. 236-254). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.