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2016/02/13

Experts : juma muricho

I am motivated to apply for this position because I share the commitment of UNDP to change lives across the world. My motivation is borne from the fact that I have personally experienced the life-changing impact of good governance through people and institutions that have contributed to my professional development. Out of that experience I live by a philosophy to giving my best to processes and focusing ...


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2014/07/10

Documents : Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011

The IEA Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 was the third assessment, after PIRLS 2001 and PIRLS 2006, in a five-year cycle of assessments measuring trends in reading literacy achievement in primary school. Combining newly developed reading assessment passages and questions for 2011 with a selection of secure assessment passages and questions from 2001 and 2006, the ...


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2012/10/23

Projects : DEEP: Digital Education Enhancement Project

DEEP is a research project focusing on the potential of new information and communications technology (ICT) to improve teacher education and the quality of pupil learning in schools serving poor communities. It examined the impact ICT on learner achievement and motivation and teachers' pedagogic knowledge. Research was carried out in 12 primary schools in Egypt and 12 in South Africa with 48 teachers ...


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2012/08/31

Projects : Gender, Education and Global Poverty Initiatives

The project aims to look at the way global policy on gender, schooling and poverty eradication articulated through the Millennium Development Goals and other policy statements emerging from UN organisations and international gatherings, are interpreted, whether they are put into action and the reasons for this. The proposed study is based on detailed case studies in Kenya and South Africa, where reforming ...


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2011/10/14

Projects : Changing South African Teacher Education

The global objective is to raise the quality of teaching in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The project focuses on increasing the number of Fort Hare scholars with graduate degrees through workshops and internships at Fort Hare and University of Alberta. Students pursue masters and doctoral studies, with course and research focus including science, mathematics and technology education, school governance ...


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2011/10/14

Projects : TESSA: Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

TESSA is a research and development programme aimed at creating 'open content' multimedia resources and course design guidance for teachers and teacher educators in Sub-Saharan Africa. Composed of an 18-member consortium of national and international organisations including 13 institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, it has produced a large bank of materials directly aimed at enhancing and improving access ...


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2011/10/14

Projects : Implementing Quality Education in Low-Income Countries (EdQual)

EdQual is a five year collaborative research programme that aims to design and pilot initiatives to improve the quality of basic education in low-income countries. Researchers from six HE coordinate and work collaboratively on various research projects and on smaller consultative projects. Within the framework of EdQual, PhD students are sponsored and are brought into the research teams.  


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2011/09/13

Projects : Beyond the Basics: Education and Poverty

Bringing together the research team from University of Edinburgh and researchers in South Africa and India, this research programme studied the contribution of post-basic education and training to poverty reduction. As primary education has been centrally positioned in global development inititaives like the MDGs, post-education and training (PBET) have been sorely overlooked. Only with regards to ...


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2011/05/10

Experts : Rob Merkus

I started my career in development cooperation as a science teacher in Zambia. After return to the Netherlands and a number of years as a physics teacher I returned for 8 years to Africa as coordinator in a science teacher in-service development project based in the National University of Lesotho. I then worked for 4 years in a similar project at Chancellor College in Malawi. In 1998 I joined the University ...


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