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PB 11: Longitudinal data sets in education (342.5 kB)

November 2011

Sally Thomas and Massoud Salim

Collecting longitudinal data on educational achievement allows schools and governments allows schools and governments to evaluate school effectiveness. Evidence is provided from China and Zanzibar.

Inclusion in education: A step towards social justice

January 2011

Filiz Polat

International Journal of Educational Development. 31 (1), pp. 50-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.06.009

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

A three-tier citizenship: Can the state in Tanzania guarantee linguistic human rights?

January 2011

Casmir M. Rubagumya, Oksana Afitska, John Clegg, Patrick Kiliku

International Journal of Educational Development. 31 (1), 78-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.06.007

The role of forms of family capital in children’s engagement with primary school: Implications for poverty alleviation through education in Tanzania

January 2011

Aneth Komba

PhD Thesis Abstract. International Journal of Educational Development 31 (1), p. 95. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.06.003

A study of early literacy classroom interaction in rural Tanzania: Cases of Ruvuma and Coast regions

January 2011

Gastor Mapunda

PhD Thesis Abstract. International Journal of Educational Development. 31 (1), P.96. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.06.002

Exploring Gender Equitable Quality Education (299.3 kB)

November 2010

Jolly Rubagiza and Anjum Halai

This presentation looks at findings from across the EdQual projects and assess the level of gender equality in classrooms. It shows how more work is needed to improve equitable treatment.

Accessible textbooks for learning in a European language in Africa (175.2 kB)

November 2010

John Clegg

This presentation discusses the implications of publishing textbooks with a European language of instruction. It argues that textbooks in European languages are often unreadable to African learners.

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 4: Primary School Leadership for Education Quality in Tanzania (592.9 kB)

October 2010

Dr. Hillary Dachi, with input from the Leadership and Management project team

This policy brief suggests that the role of head teachers is key to improving the quality of education for the most disadvantaged. It assesses the increasingly decentralised nature of education and recommends that local quality improvement initiatives as well as staff training can bring the most out of school leaders.

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.

Tackling barriers to education caused by attitudes towards inclusion in Tanzania

June 2010

Filiz Polat

Education Insights: Research Findings for Development Policymakers and practitioners, June, Issue 81, p.4.

WP 22: Applying the Capability Approach to School Improvement Interventions in Tanzania (476.4 kB)

May 2010

Sharon Tao

This working paper investigates how the Capabilities Approach (CA) can be applied to the modality of formal schooling, particularly regarding school improvement interventions in Tanzania. It proposes several theoretical and practical applications of CA that form the foundation for an actual school improvement intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Thesis abstract - Gastor Mapunda (23.5 kB)

April 2010

WP 21: Leadership and management of change for quality improvement: baseline study in selected districts of Tanzania mainland (1.2 MB)

January 2010

Hillary A. Dachi, Ndibalema R. Alphonce, with George Kahangwa, Raymond Boniface, Mislay Moshi

This working paper presents a baseline study of what public primary schools’ head teachers consider as the role of school leadership and management in improving quality, using quantitative and qualitative data collected through questionnaires within EdQual's Leadership and Management of Change project.

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.

WP 16: Inclusive education: a step towards social justice (517.6 kB)

September 2009

Filiz Polat with Joseph Kisanji

This working paper approaches inclusive education as a means towards social justice and social inclusion. Drawing on an ongoing project on developing an index for inclusion in Tanzania to situate inclusive education within the debate on social justice, it suggests despite progress, inclusive, just and quality education is far off.

Language education in Africa: can monolingual policies work in multilingual societies?

February 2009

Casmir Rubagumya

In Jo-Anne Kleifgen and George C. Bond (eds.) The Language of Africa and the Diaspora: Educating for Language Awareness. Bristol and Tonawanda, NY: Multilingual Matters. pp. 48-63.

The politics of language and literacy in Africa: the experience of Tanzania

January 2009

Casmir Rubagumya

In Parry, K (ed) Reading in Africa, Beyond the School. Kampala: Fountain Publishers. pp.11-23.

Impossible pedagogies? Quality teaching and learning in SSA at a time of expansion (538.1 kB)

January 2008

Angeline M. Barrett

Presentation at University of Sussex, 28 January 2008.

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 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.

WP 8: The range and extent of school effects in SACMEQ II school systems (1.2 MB)

September 2007

Guoxing Yu, Sally Thomas

This working paper describes in detail initial analyses of SACMEQ II data, using multilevel modelling techniques, to develop general models of school effectiveness for SACMEQ II member countries and specific models for Tanzania (including Zanzibar). This research was undertaken as part of EdQual’s SeeQ project.

Workshop report: Headteachers and Ward Education Coordinators Needs Analysis (Leadership & Management of Change) (388.1 kB)

February 2007

Report on a needs analysis workshop with headteachers and ward education coordinators as part of EdQual's Leadership and Management of Change Project. Held on 15–16 February 2007 in Kibaha, Tanzania.

WP 5: A three-tier citizenship: can the state in Tanzania guarantee linguistic human rights? (442.4 kB)

February 2007

Casmir M. Rubagumya

This working paper explores how the concept of linguistic citizenship can be applied to Tanzania in terms of bilingual education delivery and addressing issues of equity, quality education and tackling poverty, and shows how EdQual’s Language and Literacy Project attempts to empower rural communities in this way.

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 2: Research on the quest for education quality indicators: issues, discourse and methodology (434.9 kB)

December 2005

Justinian J.C.J. Galabawa, Ndibalema N. Alphonse

This working paper reviews literature and research on education quality indicators, suggesting a taxonomy of these which identifies factors and variables to include in an assessment of education provision quality either in a single setting or for comparison across different settings.

Thesis abstract - Aneth Komba (43.3 kB)

July 2010