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A Common Wealth of Learning
Millennium Development Goals Revisited





ISBN 9780415644839
Published November 26, 2012 by Routledge
256 Pages - 8 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

A Common Wealth of Learning takes a look at the millennium development goals that were set out at the start of the century. Utilising a far reaching set of case studies from a large percentage of commonwealth countries, this book looks at what the colonial legacy has left us with; and what we can do to progress. Chapters discuss;

  • Partnerships for Leadership and Learning
  • Quality Education and the Millennium Development Goals Revisited: Reflections, Reality and Future Directions.
  • Assessing the Impact of Education Sector Policy Reform in Low-Income Countries: Developing a Comprehensive, Intervention-Focused Research Programme
  • Education of Quality for All: Myth or Reality!
  • Bridging the Gap Between Research, Policy and Practice in Africa
  • Transformative Models of Practice and Professional Development of Teachers
  • Partnerships for Leading and Learning: The Contribution of the Centre for Commonwealth Education

This thoroughly researched and comprehensive text will be of great interest and use to anyone involved in education, higher education, education policy and research.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Beyond the Colonial Legacy J. MacBeath  Section 1. Partnerships for Leadership and Learning  Synopsis L. Taylor  Chapter 2. Pedagogy and Leadership in a Tanzanian Primary School: A Whole School Approach Exploring Classroom Realities in an Urban Setting  A. Fentiman, C. Sugrue, D. Wyse & H. Dachi  Chapter 3. Using Digital Technology and School-Based Professional Development to Leverage Interactive Classroom Teaching in Zambia S. Hennessy, B. Hassler & G. Mwewa  Chapter 4. Building Leadership Capacity, Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Ghanaian Basic Schools  J. MacBeath, S. Swaffield, G. Oduro & A. Ampah-Mensah  Chapter 5. Factors Influencing Retention in Kenya and Uganda  M. Warrington, S. Kiragu, A. Fentiman, & M. Muhwezi  Chapter 6. Learning about HIV/AIDS Education for Children Through Consultation and Dialogue with School Stakeholders S. Kiragu, C. McLaughlin & S. Swartz  Section 2. A Common Wealth of Voices  Synopsis: Culture, gender, race and educational inequalities: The possibility of teachers achieving the impossible dream? M. Galton  Chapter 7. Leading the Second Generation in the Wake of Apartheid: An Indirect Commentary on the Problem of Knowledge in the MDG/EFA Discourses on Access J. Jansen  Chapter 8. The Interface Between Monitoring Performance and How Data is Used: Striving to Enhance the Quality of Education in Schools  V. Scherman, S.Howie & Elizabeth Archer  Chapter 9. Fighting the Wrong War? Gender, Poverty and Achievement in the Caribbean P. George Chapter 10. Multicultural Education in Primary Vernacular Schools: Predicament of the ‘Vision School’ Policy in Malaysia S. Malakolunthu  Chapter 11. Gender Equity, School Leadership, and National Development in the Commonwealth contexts K.D. Kelep-Malpo  Chapter 12. Gurukulums: Equity and Excellence in Educating Scheduled Tribes in India K. Sujatha  Section 3. Millennium Development Goals Revisited: Perspectives from International Agencies  Synopsis: Quality Education and the Millennium Development Goals Revisited: Reflections, Reality and Future Directions A. Fentiman  Chapter 13. Assessing the Impact of Education Sector Policy Reform in Low-Income Countries: Developing a Comprehensive, Intervention-Focused Research Programme P. Bennell  Chapter 14. Education of Quality for All: Myth or Reality! V. Chinapah  Chapter 15. Off the Beaten Track: Bridging the Gap Between Research, Policy and Practice in Africa W. Hoppers  Chapter 16. Transformative Models of Practice and Professional Development of Teachers C. Wright  Conclusion. Partnerships for Leading and Learning: The Contribution of the Centre for Commonwealth Education M. Younger, C. Sugrue & J. MacBeath

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Biography

John MacBeath is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, Director of 'Leadership for Learning: the Cambridge Network' and Projects Director for the Centre for Commonwealth Education.

Mike Younger is Director of the Centre for Commonwealth Education at the University of Cambridge.