Policy adoption of learner-centred pedagogy in Rwanda: A case study of its rationale and transfer mechanisms
Hester S. van de Kuilen, Hulya Kosar Altinyelken, Joke M. Voogt, University of Amsterdam ; Wenceslas Nzabalirwa, University of Rwanda, Rwanda
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 67, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This study explores why and how learner-centred pedagogy (LCP) as a policy has been adopted in Rwanda, despite ample evidence of the failure of LCP in developing countries. The case of Rwanda, as a late adopter, shows that at this stage of pedagogy diffusion the influence of global mechanisms and actors has been amplified. This study draws upon interviews with key stakeholders and relevant documents during the 2011–2016 period. The transfer process is examined by analysing the rationale offered and mechanisms deployed by the Rwandan government and aid agencies.
van de Kuilen, H.S., Altinyelken, H.K., Voogt, J.M. & Nzabalirwa, W. (2019). Policy adoption of learner-centred pedagogy in Rwanda: A case study of its rationale and transfer mechanisms. International Journal of Educational Development, 67(1), 64-72. Elsevier Ltd.