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Lessons Learned From A Training-Of-Trainers Model In Africa, Corinne Brion, Paula A. Cordeiro Jan 2018

Lessons Learned From A Training-Of-Trainers Model In Africa, Corinne Brion, Paula A. Cordeiro

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

The international community has pledged to provide a quality education for all by 2030. School leaders play a key role in improving student learning outcomes yet oftentimes educational leaders do not have opportunities to attend professional development events. The purpose of this study was to examine a Training of Trainers Model (TOT) used to build the capacity of school leaders in five countries in Africa. This qualitative research study used a longitudinal design. Findings revealed that there were both strengths and weaknesses to the TOT model. The authors discuss the significance of these findings for policymakers and practitioners worldwide.


Teachers' Perceptions And Attitudes Towards Inclusive Education In Sierra Leone, Christian Sesay Jan 2018

Teachers' Perceptions And Attitudes Towards Inclusive Education In Sierra Leone, Christian Sesay

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The Salamanca Accord advocating the implementation of inclusive education for learners with special needs was signed in 1994, as well as the Convention of the Right of Person's with Disabilities in 2006. Yet, Sierra Leone faces challenges to implement fully inclusive education in schools. The purpose of this mixed-method study was to examine teachers' attitudes towards inclusion in mainstream classrooms. The conceptual framework for this study was premised on Azden's theory of planned-behavior, which maintains that attitude and behaviors are products of experiences acquired. Using a Spearman rho correlations and descriptive statistics to analyze the data, gender, age ...


Book Review: Dei, G.J.S. & Adjei, P.B. (Eds.). (2014). Emerging Perspectives On 'African Development': Speaking Differently. New York, Ny: Peter Lang, 209 Pp., Isbn: 978-1-4331-2096-1., Christopher S. Collins Feb 2016

Book Review: Dei, G.J.S. & Adjei, P.B. (Eds.). (2014). Emerging Perspectives On 'African Development': Speaking Differently. New York, Ny: Peter Lang, 209 Pp., Isbn: 978-1-4331-2096-1., Christopher S. Collins

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

BOOK REVIEW: Dei, G.J.S. & Adjei, P.B. (Eds.). (2014). Emerging perspectives on 'African development': Speaking differently. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 209 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4331-2096-1.


Health Literacy And How Rural Communities Understand Hypertension Information In Kabale, Uganda, Rob Freer May 2015

Health Literacy And How Rural Communities Understand Hypertension Information In Kabale, Uganda, Rob Freer

Adult Education Research Conference

This research examines health literacy and how rural communities understand hypertension information in Kabale, Uganda. Commonly defined as an individual’s ability to access, understand, and use information to promote and maintain positive health and well-being, health literacy and hypertension has yet to be problematized within an African context.


Conditionalities Of The Knowledge Banks And The Financing Of Higher Education In West Africa: A Focus On Ghana, Nigeria, And Sierra Leone, Innocent Chima Ugwoke Jan 2015

Conditionalities Of The Knowledge Banks And The Financing Of Higher Education In West Africa: A Focus On Ghana, Nigeria, And Sierra Leone, Innocent Chima Ugwoke

Master's Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to understand how the loan conditionalities of the knowledge banks—the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are affecting the funding of higher education in West Africa generally by particularly comparing Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The role of higher education has been linked with development, and development has remained a concerned issue in Africa. The commitment of the states in funding higher education in order to achieve the desired goal of development is continuously met with difficulty. The reliance of these countries on the loans of the knowledge banks, which are associated ...


Women, Education & The Diaspora, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Nov 2012

Women, Education & The Diaspora, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Educating the woman is a challenge to many governments in sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria where successive governments have made efforts to promote and support women education and bridging the gender gap in the education, labor and economic sector. This position paper examined issues and challenges of women regarding education and the Diaspora: An experience coming from a Nigerian-American who spent more than a decade living and working in the United States of America. Motivations for leaving an individuals’ homeland are as varied as the immigrants themselves, especially women who leave for opportunity, some for adventure, education, marriage and some to ...


Principals' Strategies For Improving The Academic Achievement Of Students Of Disadvantaged Rural Junior High Schools In Ghana, Erasmus Kormla Norviewu-Mortty Jan 2012

Principals' Strategies For Improving The Academic Achievement Of Students Of Disadvantaged Rural Junior High Schools In Ghana, Erasmus Kormla Norviewu-Mortty

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

The academic performance of students in public basic schools in rural Ghana during the past two decades has declined significantly (Akyeampong, 2007). Government efforts to remedy this have not yielded any sustainable result (Atta-Quayson, 2007). The Saboba District Junior High Schools are among the lowest-performing rural schools. Generally, inadequate funding and resourcing are blamed for poor academic achievement of disadvantaged, rural students. During eight years of teaching in the Saboba District, the Researcher observed that the academic achievement of students in some schools remained high while that of others in the same locality remained low. Further, the Researcher’s experiences ...


Ageing And Women Disabilities In Sub-Sahara, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Uzoamaka Lucynda Koledoye Mrs. Dec 2011

Ageing And Women Disabilities In Sub-Sahara, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Uzoamaka Lucynda Koledoye Mrs.

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

In a typical African community, women age gracefully, as they bear children, care, train, provide natural support; as well as receive support from their children when they grow older. The presence of infirmities and disabilities affect aging and hinder effective livelihood, human performance and general well-being of sub-Saharan African women. Critical knowledge gaps exist for responding to the general needs of the disabled women which is a concern to the authors. This position paper addressed the issues concerning aging and women disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa, the challenges, and roles of adult educators could play as support systems and in ensuring ...


The Conservative And Dynamic Nature Of Indigenous Knowledge: A Case Study From Kenya, Randall D. Beckloff Aug 2008

The Conservative And Dynamic Nature Of Indigenous Knowledge: A Case Study From Kenya, Randall D. Beckloff

Adult Education Research Conference

Abstract: Indigenous knowledge in Africa conserves traditional community heritage and is dynamically adjusted as communities adapt to contemporary realities. This roundtable considers these conservative and dynamic natures as portrayed in a case study from Kenya and poses discussion questions.


An African Phd Program In Information Systems: The Case Of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Solomon Negash, Richard T. Watson, Detmar W. Straub Jun 2008

An African Phd Program In Information Systems: The Case Of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Solomon Negash, Richard T. Watson, Detmar W. Straub

The African Journal of Information Systems

This case study is about the first Information Systems PhD program in Ethiopia and the region, a collaborative effort of thirteen universities around the globe. Fifteen faculty members traveled to Ethiopia to launch the program for classes, which will start in 2009. This paper depicts the program design and program development and an outline of the overall program. The authors share their personal experience in the development of this unique IS PhD program.


Applying Focus Groups In Educational Research In Africa, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Mar 2008

Applying Focus Groups In Educational Research In Africa, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

The study using focus groups in the West African nation of The Gambia was an experiential research, which provided viable data on girl child education practices, problems and prospects in the African sub region. This paper presents an opportunity to explore peoples’ perceptions on issues of interest and concern to Gambians on girl child education. The 2006-2007 study was conducted through the use of focus groups for data collection, covering six educational regions in the Republic of The Gambia.


Final Report 1991, Frank Schorn Jan 1991

Final Report 1991, Frank Schorn

Basic and NonFormal Education Systems (BANFES) Project

Staff development has been a central theme for the BANFES project over the past 5 years and training has indeed pervaded every aspect of the project in all its goals, tasks and accomplishments. Trained and confident Ministry of Education (MOE) personnel were considered critical to assure effective systems, procedures, curriculum and materials. It was expected that trained individuals would continue to improve Lesotho's education system.

This report is a review of tasks and accomplishments associated with the coordination of training for a complex and decentralized project which involved over 10 000 participants in 300 activities.

Included in the report ...


The Suitability Of The Goodenough Draw A Man Test For Use In The Chagga Schools Of Tanganyika, Allan J. Gottneid Nov 1959

The Suitability Of The Goodenough Draw A Man Test For Use In The Chagga Schools Of Tanganyika, Allan J. Gottneid

Student Work

The principal and staff of the Marangu Teacher Training Center, Tanganyikaf last Africa, have experienced a need for instruments of measurement suitable for studying the psychology of African school children. Several obstacles have effectively prevented the finding of, or the development of such measures. Among these obstacles are limitation of financial resources, limitation of time to devote to research, and limitation of personnel qualified to undertake such research as would be necessary. Another obstacle is more deeply rooted; it is the African himself. In Tanganyika alone, there are nearly 120 tribes, each with its own language and cultural heritage. A ...