News & Events
Graduate School of Education Seminar - Factors affecting pupil achievement in South Africa, June 2010
Michelle Smith presented within the Graduate School of Education June 22nd 2010.
EdQual supported student awarded full Commonwealth scholarship to complete PhD on the causes of conflict in Kenyan secondary schools
Rittah Njeru has been awarded a full Commonwealth Scholarship to complete Ph.D. at the University of Bristol.
Edqual supported student recieves split-site Commonwealth scholarship researching quality assurance in Ghanaian polytechnics
Clara Araba Mills has been awarded a split-site Commonwealth Scholarship to cover the costs of 12 months in the UK. She will be based at the University of Bristol, during her Ph.D. studies and will be registered and awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Cape Coast.
The first EdQual-sponsored PhD student has officially graduated after successfully completing their studies. Dr Aneth Komba's research looked at the link between family resources and children's engagement with primary school in Tanzania. She graduated from the University of Bath on July 6 2010 and will be returning to her work as a lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam.
EdQual Programme Director Convenes Thematic Group at the XIV World Congress World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), June 2010
Leon Tikly, EdQual Programme Director, convened a Thematic Group at the XIV World Congress World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), 14-18 June 2010.
Graduate School of Education Seminar - The challenges of doing research in Africa: Data Quality, April 2010
A round table discussion organised in association with EdQual on the theme of 'the challenges of doing research in Africa: Data Quality'. The session will be chaired by Dr. Angeline Barrett and the participants will be four current PhD students (Jolly Rubagiza, Alphonse Uworwabayeho, Dorothy Phumbwe and Massoud Salim).
A second EdQual-sponsored PhD student has passed their viva and is set to be awarded a doctorate. Gastor Mapunda, from the University of Dar es Salaam, has been researching the impact that language of instruction has on classroom interaction in rural Tanzania. Gastor passed his viva in April 2010.His work was associated with EdQual's Language and Literacy project.
EdQual Representatives Lead Discussion Group at Launching the 2010 Global Monitoring Report Colloquium, London, March 2010
Leon Tikly and Angeline Barrett led a plenary discussion group on Overcoming Marginalisation and Schooling at Reaching The Marginalised; Launching the 2010 Global Monitoring Report Colloquium, London UK, 8 March 2010.
Congratulations to Aneth Komba of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and University of Bath UK,. She is the first of the EdQual-sponsored Doctoral students to complete her thesis. The title of her thesis is: The role of family forms of capital in children's engagement with primary school: Implication for poverty alleviation through education in Tanzania.
Leon Tikly, EdQual's Programme Director, presented at Reimagining Education - the 54th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society- Chicago USA, 1-5 March 2010.