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School building design for feeding programmes and community outreach: Insights from Ghana and South Africa

January 2011

Ola Uduku

International Journal of Educational Development 31 (1), pp. 59-66. doi:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.06.005

School leadership and social justice: Evidence from Ghana and Tanzania

January 2011

R. Bosu, A. Dare, H. Dachi, M. Fertig

International Journal of Educational Development 31 (1), pp. 67-77. doi:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.05.008

PB 6: Primary School Leadership for Quality Improvement in Ghana and Tanzania. (696.4 kB)

November 2010

Dr Hillary Dachi and Dr George Aduro.

This policy brief looks at findings from Tanzania and Ghana and draws their conclusions together. The brief recognises the role of action research in allowing headteachers to improve primary schools.

PB 5: Leadership and Management of Change for Quality Improvement - Ghana (481.2 kB)

October 2010

Dr. George K.T. Oduro and Dr. Rosemary Bosu.

This policy brief cites survey data to suggest that head teachers in Ghana see themselves more as administrators rather than those responsible for change. The brief recommends that head teachers should be encouraged to act as leaders and evaluators in order to increase efficiency and make the promotion of learning the pivotal point of school activity.

PB 2: Language of Instruction and Quality of Learning in Tanzania and Ghana (366.7 kB)

September 2010

John Clegg, with input from the Language and Literacy Project Team

This policy brief supports arguments to extend quality mother-tongue education and suggests changes to teacher education/ development and textbook readability to address the impact of language of instruction. It draws on EdQual research that shows how the language used in classrooms impacts on teaching strategies.

WP 20: Designing and planning schools for pre-school feeding programmes in Africa: a continental success story? (965.5 kB)

September 2009

Ola Uduku

This working paper considers if the infrastructure and associated resources used to deliver pre-school feeding schemes in primary schools in South Africa and Ghana are adequate. Two case studies are presented, and it considers their achievements and potential to develop them to enhance education quality and equity.

Teachers' use of language in teaching mathematics in basic schools in Cape Coast, Ghana. (188.8 kB)

September 2009

Alfred Ampah–Mensah

Presentation at BAAL Conference, Newcastle, September 4.

WP 17: School leadership and social justice: evidence from Ghana and Tanzania (763.9 kB)

September 2009

R.Bosu, A.Dare, H.A.Dachi, M.Fertig

This working paper focuses on notions of ‘social justice’ in an African educational context, reporting on a small-scale research project with primary headteachers in Ghana and Tanzania engaging with Action Research to bring about changes they feel will benefit pupil learning, detailing positive impacts arising from this.

The missing ingredient: Headteacher leadership development in Sub-Saharan Africa

April 2009

George Oduro

Paper included in conference book for the event Commonwealth Educational Cooperation: Looking Ahead at 50, University of Oxford. 31 March-1 April 2009. Not available online.

Ghana News Issue 2: The Headteacher as Action Researcher: a tool for quality education (79.6 kB)

September 2008

This issue of the newsletter produced by our partners in Ghana reports on a three-day workshop organised by EdQual (Ghana) at the Sasakawa center, University of Cape Coast, which aimed at equipping headteachers with skills to enhance learning outcomes through action research and school self-evaluation.

"Many Headteachers Lack Training" (269.6 kB)

September 2008

Article in Daily Graphic, Ghana.

Thesis abstract - Alfred Ampah Mensah (66.5 kB)

August 2008

PhD Thesis Abstract.

Ghana News Issue 1: Achieving Quality in Education: The Voices of Primary Heads (86.5 kB)

November 2007

This issue of the newsletter produced by our partners in Ghana reports on the findings from two parallel needs analysis workshops held in Tamale and Cape Coast aimed at exploring voices of heads themselves on their vision, roles, challenges and what quality in education really means to them.

WP 9: Examining educational leadership and quality in developing countries (605.1 kB)

September 2007

George Oduro, Hillary Dachi, Michael Fertig, Jane Rarieya

This working paper examines issues facing primary school leaders in developing countries. It examines how 'educational quality' is delineated, and analyses recent policy initiatives on this in Ghana, Tanzania and Pakistan, discussing their implications for school leaders. It calls for further focused research in this area.

Workshop report: Effective Leadership: the Driving Force of Quality Basic Education (Leadership & Management of Change) (115.7 kB)

March 2007

Report on workshops held concurrently in Tamale and Cape Coast, Ghana, 24-29 March 2007, to understand leadership activities performed by primary school headteachers and how they promote quality education in Ghana.

Proposal: Leadership and Management of Change for Quality Improvement (179.6 kB)

October 2006

Proposal for EdQual's Leadership and Management of Change project.

Proposal: Improving Language and Literacy in Low Income Countries for Quality Education (133.2 kB)

October 2006

Proposal for EdQual's Language and Literacy project.

WP 1: A review of the concept of quality in education: perspectives from Ghana (614.9 kB)

December 2005

Yaw A. Ankomah, Janet A. Koomson, Rosemary S. Bosu with George K.T. Oduro

This working paper reviews literature on education quality from Ghana, as well as from elsewhere in Africa, Europe and the US. It particularly focuses on definitions, dimensions and indicators of education quality, and provides examples of successful education quality initiatives in Ghana.