Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 23 February 2021

Analyzing Plans of Localizing Professional Development of the Ministry of Education in Kuwait Based on TPACK Model for the Rolling Out Competency-Based Curriculum

Fatimah Alhashem

Gulf University for Science and Technology

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Pages: 113-121

Keywords: TPACK Model, Competency-Based Curriculum, Teachers’ Training, Reform Curriculum, Localized Training, Professional Development, Mixed Method, Master Trainer, Supervisors, World Bank


The aim of this study was to investigate the localized training for teachers during the reform of the education system in Kuwait between 2015 and 2017. It focuses on analyzing the professional development plans that were delivered to teachers for four core subjects in elementary and middle public schools. A mixed-method approach was employed, using quantitative one-way ANOVA and in-depth interviews and school visits to collect and analyze data. The results revealed that stakeholders and education leaders lacked clarity of purpose with respect to planning for professional development and did not rely on a cohesive framework for training teachers, resulting in discrepancies among all training plans. The study concludes with recommendations for the adaptation of a national framework for professional development based on educational theory and teachers’ needs.


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