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Which in- and out-of-school factors explain variations in learning across different socio-economic groups? Findings from South Africa

February 2011

Michèle C. Smith

Comparative Education 47 (1), pp. 79-102. DOI: 10.1080/03050068.2011.541678

Education quality in post-apartheid South African policy: balancing equity, diversity, rights and participation

February 2011

Yusuf Sayed & Rashid Ahmed

Comparative Education 47 (1), pp. 103-118. DOI: 10.1080/03050068.2011.541680

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

A roadblock to social justice? An analysis and critique of the South African education Roadmap

January 2011

Leon Tikly

International Journal of Educational Development. 31 (1), pp. 86-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.06.008

WP 24: Which in and out of school factors explain variations in learning across different socio economic groups? Findings from South Africa. (1.1 MB)

November 2010

Michèle Smith

The work presented here investigates which pupil background, school context and school resources (human and physical) factors affect individual pupil academic attainment by concentrating on developing separate multi-level models for individual learners of similar socio-economic status.

Levelling the Playing Fields Whilst Moving the Goal Posts: Changing Discourses on Race in Apartheid Education Policy?

August 2010

Leon Tikly

In Criticos, C., Deacon, R. & Hemson, C (Eds.), Education: Reshaping the Boundaries. University of Natal, pp11-28. Not available online.

Thesis abstract - Mike Mhlolo (38.5 kB)

August 2010

PhD Thesis Abstract for Mike Mhlolo, August 2010.

Primary school quality for different socio-economic groups: findings from South Africa? (558.2 kB)

June 2010

Michele Smith

Presentation at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol. 22 June 2010.

‘Writing a History of the Present’: Changing discourses of ‘self’ and ‘other’ in South African education policy (375.5 kB)

June 2010

Leon Tikly

Paper presented at XIV World Congress, World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES): 'Bordering, re-bordering and new possibilities in education and society'. Istanbul, 14-18 June 2010.

Closing the Quality Gap in South African Education? An Analysis and Critique of the Education Roadmap (783.2 kB)

June 2010

Leon Tikly

Paper presented at XIV World Congress, World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES): 'Bordering, re-bordering and new possibilities in education and society'. Istanbul, 14-18 June 2010.

Globalisation and the Quest for Social Justice in African Education

November 2009

Leon Tikly

In M. Simons, M. Olssen & M. Peters (Eds.), Re-Reading Education Policies: a Handbook Studying the Policy Agenda of the 21st Century. Sense Publishers. pp 121-152.

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.

Curriculum Coherence: an analysis of the National Curriculum Statement for Mathematics (NCSM) and the exemplar papers at Further Education and Training (FET) level in South Africa

January 2009

Mike Mhlolo, Hamsa Venkatakrishnan.

2009. African Journal of Research in MST Education 13 (1), pp. 33-49.

Measuring school quality: developing a model of school effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa (719.3 kB)

September 2007

Guoxing Yu, Sally Thomas, Angeline. M. Barrett.

Paper presented at 9th UKFIET Conference, University of Oxford, 11-13 September 2007.

WP 6: Implementing Curriculum Change: Literature Reviews; South Africa, Rwanda and Pakistan (979.3 kB)

June 2007

R.Barwell, K.Bishop, S.Erduran, A.Halai, D.Iyamuremye, T.Nyabanyaba, N.F.Rizvi, S.Rodrigues, J.Rubagiza, A.Uworwabayeho

This working paper reviews literature in South Africa, Rwanda and Pakistan on curriculum change, gender equity and poverty alleviation, including: curriculum change for education quality; improving maths & science teaching, learning, and teacher education; improving gender equity; empowering learners, educators & communities.

WP 4: Ethics in qualitative research: issues and challenge (315.1 kB)

November 2006

Anjum Halai

This working paper identifies five key principles of ethical research around consent, confidentiality, anonymity, harm and reciprocity, discussing their application in EdQual’s project Implementing Curriculum Change, and reflecting on issues of power, empowerment and ownership in such participatory action research.

Proposal: The Use of ICT to Support Basic Education in Disadvantaged Schools and Communities in Low Income Countries (148.4 kB)

October 2006

Proposal for EdQual's ICT project.