Analysis of Education Policy with Reference to Teacher Education using BOS Framework: An Example

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume III, Issue I, January 2019 | ISSN 2454–6186

Analysis of Education Policy with Reference to Teacher Education using BOS Framework: An Example

Dr. Amina Noor

National Skill University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Abstract:-This study serves an example for researchers to use the concept of Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) in the analysis of education policy. To simplify the method, the study delimited and investigated the directives for teacher education and training from the policy documents. To ensure a consistent, the study first identified some factors on adapting six paths of the first principle of BOS along with three set rules for interpretation. The second analyzed sample policy documents after testing on previous education policy. The analysis reveals that many policy directives were in line with BOS, e.g., inter-provincial collaboration across the training institutions, assessment of teachers’ needs, standards, quality of material, incentives, specialized and diverse practice-based training. The planning of these training should be on relevance, curriculum based and a continued process. The participation of stakeholders, community, donors and public-private partnership is also recommended to maintain the quality and resources for training.

Key Words: teacher education policy, professional development, teacher training institutes, Blue Ocean Strategy

I. INTRODUCTION

Policy analysis is a social and political activity. Educationists and scholars take moral and intellectual responsibility for the quality of their policy-analytic work (Bardach, 2012). In researches, the policy analysis is an eclectic process which requires a systematic evidence-based effort to ensure the consistency in various aspects. It emerges from the understanding of the policy making process and then helping them to point out the main decisions about pressing areas, like education, economics, social problems, etc. Historically, this process was first seen in America and then growing in other European countries. Likewise, many countries have made an important contribution to the development of the field by using the techniques of policy analysis and discourse. Fischer, Miller and Sidney (2007) in the study said that it is an advice giving process that requires proper technical information to deal with the complexity of various problems.

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