Publications on Bhutan

2016

Schuelka, M. & Maxwell, T.W. (eds) (2016). "Education in Bhutan: From the Buddhist monastery to Gross National Happiness education, Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects Series", Springer, London.

Maxwell, T.W. (2016). "Impact of Bhutan education doctorates". Submitted to Studies in Continuing Education (1st Sept.)

Seden, K., Maxwell, T.W. & Rinchen, S. (2016). "Enhancing Reflective Writing Skills of Pre-service B.Ed. Secondary Science Student Teachers": An action research study in Bhutan. International Journal of Education Teaching and Learning 1, 1, 1-16. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319059817_Enhancing_Reflective_Writing_Skills_of_Pre-Service_BEd_Secondary_Science_Student-Teachers_An_Action_Research_Study_in_Bhutan

Gymatso, D.C. & Maxwell, T.W. (2016). "Teaching and learning practices in five colleges of RUB: A cross case analysis - Part II; the middle path". Bhutan Journal of Research and Development 5(1), 1-14. http://www.academia.edu/29772946/Teaching_and_learning_practices_in_five_colleges_of_RUB_A_cross_case_analysis_-Part_II_the_middle_path

Kucita, P. & Maxwell, T.W. (2016). "Multi-grade teaching in Bhutan: Congruency between policies, teacher education and practices". Education Innovation and Practice, Spring, 1-18.

2015

Maxwell, T, W., Gyamtso, D. C., Seden, K., Wangmo, N., Lhamo, D., Tshechu, S., Choden, T., Tshomo, U., & Lhamo, N., (2015). Experiences in becoming and being academic women in Bhutan. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development 3(2), 13-26.

Sherab, K., Maxwell, T.W. & Cooksey, R. (2015). Congruency and comparisons of the vision and mission statements across four case study schools. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 4, 1, 69-79.

2014

Tom W. Maxwell and Namgay. (2014) "A Bhutanese tertiary education consultancy case study: Introducing the institutional zone of proximal development", International Journal of Educational Development,  37, 32-39.

Sherab, K., Maxwell, T.W. & Cooksey, R. (2014). Implementation of Gross National Happiness Education in Bhutan: The case of an efficacious ‘Zhabdrung’ Primary School. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development 3, 1, 1-15.

Maxwell. T.W. 2014. REC Research policy, Procedures and Capacity Building. Report to the Royal Education Council, June. Thimphu. 39p.

2013

M. Siriwardana and D. Sajeewanj. (2013) "Trade between Australia and South Asia: Prospects for a bilateral free trade agreement",  Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 9(3), 1-11.

Kezang Sherab. (2013) "Strategies for encouraging behavioural and cognitive engagement of pre-service student-teachers in Bhutan: an action research case study", Educational Action Research, 21(2), 164-184.

Kezang Sherab and Phuntsho Dorji. (2013) Bhutanese teachers' pedagogical orientation in the primary classes: A factor on quality education", Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 17(1),18-28.

Kezang Sherab, Ray Cooksey and Tom W. Maxwell. (2013) "School collective efficacy beliefs for GNH education: Scales, clusters and patterns of relationships", Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 17(1), 48-60.

Judith Miller, John E. Haynes and Lungten Wangdi. (2013) "Gross National Happiness through gross national healthiness: Cross cultural approaches of pre-service teacher education through school students' health education", Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 17(1), 149-158.

Dorji Thinley and Tom W. Maxwell. (2013) "Pedagogies for stimulating students' responses to first language oral literature: An action research project in a secondary school in Bhutan", Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 17(2), 39-48.

Deki C. Gyamtso and Tom W. Maxwell. (2013) "Teaching, learning and planning practices in five colleges of RUB: a cross case analysis", Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 2(2), 31-42.

Christine E. Reading. (2013) "Measuring the education dimension of Gross National Happiness: What really counts?", Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 17(1), 29-38.

Thinley, D. & Maxwell, T.W. (2013) "The role of English in culture preservation in Bhutan". Journal of Bhutan Studies 28, Summer, 1-29.

Kucita, P., Kivunja, C., Maxwell, T.W., & Kuyini, A.B., (2013). "Bhutanese stakeholders’ perceptions about multi-grade teaching as a strategy for achieving quality universal primary education". International Journal of Educational Development 33, pp. 206-212.

Thinley, D. & Maxwell, T.W. (2013). "Pedagogies for stimulating students’ responses to first language oral literature": An action research project in a secondary school in Bhutan. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education 17, 2, 39-48.

Sherab, K., Maxwell, T.W. & Cooksey, R.C. (2013). "Implementation of gross national happiness education: the case of an efficacious Zhabdrung Primary School". Refereed paper presented at the 33rd Annual International Society for Teacher Education Seminar, Hong Kong, May 21-25.

Kucita, P., Kivunja, C., Maxwell, T.W., & Kuyini, A.B., (2013). "Bhutanese stakeholders’ perceptions about multi-grade teaching as a strategy for achieving quality universal primary education". International Journal of Educational Development 33, pp. 206-212.

2012

Tom W. Maxwell and Jenny Reid (2012) The Royal University of Bhutan Higher Degree Research Project: Stage 1. Thimphu, Bhutan, Royal University of Bhutan.

Tom W. Maxwell (2012) "Academic work in an autonomous Royal University of Bhutan: Challenges and responsibilities regarding research". Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 1(1), 37-49.

Tom W. Maxwell (2012) "The impact of the Bhutanese Multigrade Attachment Program (BMAP)". Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 1(2),161-170.

Tom W. Maxwell and Phintsho Choeden. (2012)  "Improving the research output of academics at the Royal University of Bhutan: An action research reconnaissance and early initiatives", Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 1(2), 187-198.

Sangay Dorji, Raj Rajaratnam and Karl A. Vernes. (2012) "The vulnerable red panda 'Ailurus fulgens' in Bhutan: Distribution, conservation status and management recommendations", Oryx, 46 (4), 536-543.

Pawan Kucita, Ahmed Bawa Kuyini-Abubakar, Charles Kivunja and Tom W. Maxwell. (2012) "Factors influencing Bhutanese teachers' multigrade knowledge and teaching practices", Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 1(2), 109-123.

Judith Miller, John E. Haynes and Lungten Wangdi (2012) "Gross National Happiness through gross national healthiness: Cross cultural approaches of pre-service teacher education", Health Education".  32nd International Society for Teacher Education Seminar Book of Abstracts,  79-79 International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE).

Deki Gyamtso and Tom W. Maxwell (2012) "Present practices and background to teaching and learning at the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB): A pilot study", International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 24 (1), 65-75.

Sherab, K., Cooksey, R. & Maxwell, T.W. 2012. School collective efficacy beliefs for GNH Education: Scales and clusters, Refereed paper presented at the 32nd Annual International Society for Teacher Education Seminar, Paro, Bhutan - May 21-25.

Kucita, P., Kuyini, A.B., Maxwell, T.W. & Kivunja, C. 2012. Factors influencing Bhutanese teachers’ Multigrade knowledge and teaching practices. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development 1, 2, 109-124

2011

Sylvia Ransom (2011) "Bhutan's first library qualification, background and development", Education for Information, 28(2–4), 165-173.

Sylvia Ransom (2011) "Bhutan's first library qualification, background and development" in Asia-Pasific Conference On Library & Information Education & Practice 2011 (A-LIEP 2011): Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, 22-24 June 2011, Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside, Malaysia.

Sylvia Ransom (2011) "Improving Bhutan's academic libraries, recommendations from a situational analysis", The International Information and Library Review, 43(4), 192-197.

Sangay Dorji, Vernes, K.A. & Rajaratnam, R. (2011) "Habitat correlates of the red panda in the temperate forests of Bhutan",  PLoS One, 6(10), e26483.

John E. Haynes, Lungten Wangdi and L. Sharma (2011) Diploma in Sport Coaching and Administration for The Royal University of Bhutan Paro College of Education, Bhutan. Thimphu, Bhutan, Paro College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan.

Margaret Brooks and Tshering Wangmo (2011) "Introducing the project approach and use of visual representation to early childhood education in Bhutan", Research and Practice Journal of Early Childhood, 13 (1).

2010

Tom W. Maxwell (2010) "Ten years of capacity building of Bhutanese multigrade teachers: An initial analysis of classroom action research reports and related data", in International Research in Teacher Education: Current Perspectives, Warren Halloway and John Maurer (eds), Armidale, NSW, Kardooair Press, 123-144.

Tom W. Maxwell, P. Rinchen and Ray Cooksey (2010) "Evolutionary trajectories in school assessment systems: the case of Bhutan", Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 30(3), 273-288.

Tom W. Maxwell and Wangpo Tenzin (2010) "Primary science curriculum in Bhutan: Teaching Environmental Science", in Education in Context: An International Perspective of the Influence of Context on Science Curriculum Development, Implementation and the Student-Experienced Curriculum, R Coll and N Taylor (eds), Taipei, Taiwan, Sense Publishers.

N. B. Gajmer and Tom W. Maxwell (2010) "Grammatical competence of trainee teachers", IATEFL TTEd SIG Newsletter, 1, 20-27.

Sylvia Ransom (2010) Report with Recommendations: the Result of Six Months Working for the Royal University of Bhutan, Thimpu, Bhutan, Royal University of Bhutan.

2009

Warren Halloway and Tom W. Maxwell (2009) "Giving continuing professional education more impact: Adding Bhutan-related classroom practices in Australia and action research in Bhutan to the Bhutanese Multigrade Attachment Program (BMAP) — Participants' perspectives", in Innovation for Equity in Rural Education: Proceedings of the International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education (ISFIRE 2009), Terry Lyons, Joon-Yul Choi and Greg McPhan (eds), Armidale, NSW, SiMERR National Centre, University of New England, 127-136.

Wangpo Tenzin and Tom W. Maxwell (2009) "Environmental education in Bhutan: Status and challenges", in Environmental Education in Context: An International Perspective of the Development and Implementation of Environmental Education and its Impact on Student Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour, Neil Taylor, Mark Littledyke, Chris Eames and Richard K. Coll (eds), Taipei, Taiwan, Sense Publishers, 277-288.

Tom W. Maxwell (2009) "Individually-based capacity building: using action research in a two-stage reform model internationally", in Entering the Age of an Educational Renaissance: Ideas for Unity of Purpose or Further Discord: ANZCIES 09 Conference Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference, Brian Denman (ed), Armidale, University of New England, 147-159.

N. B. Gajmer and Tom W. Maxwell (2009) "Improving the use of articles, prepositions and tenses: Action Research Study", Rabsel, 12, 27-37.

Dorji Thinley (2009) "Document research: A description of procedures for gathering and analysing mute evidence", Rabsel, 13, 1-10.

2008

Dorji Thinley (2008) "Secondary students' response to oral literature in their mother tongue: Insights and observations from an action research project in a Bhutanese school." Presented at the International Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education in Ethnolinguistic Communities . Bangkok, 1st-3rd July (2008).

Wangpo Tenzin and Tom W. Maxwell (2008) "Primary science curriculum in Bhutan: Development and challenges", in Science Education in Context: An International Examination of the Influence of Context on Science Curricula Development and Implementation, R K Coll and Neil Taylor (eds), Rotterdam, Sense Publishers, 313-332.

Tom W. Maxwell (2008) "Bhutan", in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide: Asia and Oceania, Jyotsna Pattnaik, ed, New York, Greenwood Press, 55-77.

Tom W. Maxwell and Warren Halloway (2008) Final Report to the Secretary, Ministry of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan on the Bhutan Multigrade Attachment Program, Thimpu, Bhutan, Ministry of Education.

Tom W. Maxwell, Jenny Reid, Deki C. Gyamtso and K. Dorji (2008) Changing the CULTure of Learning and Teaching at the Royal University of Bhutan: Report on the establishment of the Centre for University Teaching and Learning (CULT), Samtse, Bhutan, Samtse College of Education.

Tom W. Maxwell, David Laird, Namgay Lhamo, Jenny Reid, J. Laird and Deki C. Gyamtso (2008) Focus on Student Learning Outcomes — Report of the Review of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) in Distance Education Mode In-Service Program. Samtse, Bhutan, Samtse College of Education.

Tiger Sangay and Karl Vernes (2008) "Human-wildlife conflict in the Kingdom of Bhutan: Patterns of livestock predation by large mammalian carnivores", Biological Conservation, 141(5), 1272-1282.

Karl Vernes (2008) "Tigers above 4,000m in Bhutan", Oryx, 42(3), 327-328.

Dorji Thinley (2008a) "The power of Bhutanese folk literature", Bhutan: Ways of Knowing, Frank Rennie and Robin Mason (eds), Charlotte, NC, Information Age Publishing, 69-93.

Dorji Thinley (2008b) "No longer the ploughman's song: A layman's description of aspects of change in a Bhutanese village", Bhutan: Ways of Knowing, Frank Rennie and Robin Mason (eds), Charlotte, NC, Information Age Publishing, 257-284.

Brian Denman and Singye Namgyel (2008) "Convergence of monastic and modern education in Bhutan?", International Review of Education, 54, 475-491.

2007

Robyn Smyth (2007) Final Report of the Consultancy on Materials Development and Quality Assurance Policy. Thimpu, Bhutan, Royal University of Bhutan.

Peter Ninnes, Tom W. Maxwell, W. Rabten and K. Karchung (2007) "Expanding and enhancing multi-grade teaching: The case of Bhutan", in Education For All: Global Promises, National Challenges, D. Baker and A. W. Wiseman, (eds), Oxford, Elsevier Science, 181-199.

Dorji Thinley (2007) "Cultural maintenance and promotion: The print media's role in providing space for knowledge and discourse", in Media and Public Culture: Proceedings of the Second International Seminar on Bhutan Studies, Thimpu, Bhutan, Centre for Bhutan Studies, 70-106.

2006

Namgay Lhamo, Mike Ramsey and Glenda Vaughton (2006) "Density- and frequency-dependent inbreeding depression in the Australian annual Hibiscus trionum var. vesicarius", Evolutionary Ecology Research, 8(4), 717-730.

Kezang Sherab & Halloway, W.  (2006) "The teacher apprenticeship program in Bhutan: An evaluation", Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 10(1), 11-20.

2004

Tom W. Maxwell, W. Rabten and K. Karchung (2004) "A Report on the appointment and teaching of nine multigrade teachers in Bhutan", Refereed paper, Proceedings of the Second International Multi-grade Teaching Conference entitled Multi-grade Teaching for All: Turning Biases into Benefits, Bangkok, 8-11 September 2004, 98-106.

Peter Ninnes (2004) "The Bhutan Multigrade Attachment Program", Proceedings of the Second International Multi-grade Teaching Conference entitled Multi-grade Teaching for All: Turning Biases into Benefits, Bangkok, 8-11 September 2004, 125-136.

2003

Tom W. Maxwell, (2003) "Action Research for Bhutan?", Rabsel, 3, 1-20.

2001

Tom W. Maxwell (2001) "International Collaboration for In-service: The Bhutanese Multi-grade Attachment Program", Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 29 (3), 289-296.

2000

David Laird and Tom W. Maxwell (2000) "Educational change in Bhutan: The UNE partnership", New Horizons in Education, 102, 84-95.

1999

David Laird, Tom W. Maxwell, Wangpo Tenzin and Sangay Jamtscho (1999) INSET Within Bhutan, 1996-1998 and the INSET Framework within Bhutan, 2000-2004/6, Thimpu, Bhutan, Division of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan.