ISBN 9789987083435
Pages 308
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2019
Publisher Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
Format Paperback

Education in Tanzania in the Era of Globalisation

Challenges and Opportunities

edited by Joe LP. Lugalla, Jacob Ngwaru

Education in Tanzania in the Era of Globalisation Challenges and Opportunities is a product of papers presented at a National Education Conference held in Dodoma, Tanzania in November 2016 and organised by the Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development, East Africa (AKU-IED-EA). At present, Tanzania’s development direction is guided by Vision 2025, which aims to achieve a high quality livelihood for its people be attainment of Vision 2025 will depend largely on rapid socio-economic development based on several social and economic pillars including, most importantly, education. Clearly, for Tanzania, the scope and quality of education remains the single most important prerequisite to the attainment of Vision 2025 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The individual chapters in this publication, and their collective thrust, discuss the challenges in the education system in good faith and in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration guided by the belief that it is not the responsibility of the Government alone to see how these can be addressed. AKU IED EA has identd this as the responsibility of all well-meaning corporate bodies and citizens, and initiated thst conference of its type as its contribution to thore conference, as well as the publication, has to be seen as a model of good practice for universities in terms of sharing knowledge, experience, and practice with other stakeholders who are not in the academy, and more so, with politicians as well as government policy planners.

The various authors of Education in Tanzania in the Era of Globalisation Challenges and Opportunities discuss issues within the context of the Tanzanian political economy against the effects of globalization and seek to initiate a new kind of debate that is long overdue; a debate aimed at charting out appropriate strategies whose objective is to improve the quality of education in Tanzania so that it becomes a useful vehicle in enhancing processes of social change, transformation and development.

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About the Editors

Joe LP. Lugalla

Prof. Joe L.P. Lugalla, attained a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Social Science from the University of Bremen in early 1990 and then a Post-Doctoral Diploma in Higher Education and International Development from the University of Kassel. Dr. Lugalla is a Professor of medical sociology, medical anthropology, globalisation, global health and development. He joined AKU from the University of New Hampshire in June 2015 as a Director at the Institute for Educational Development, East Africa. He has researched and published extensively in these areas of specialization, including education. So far he has six books (co-authored, edited volumes and single authored) and many papers in peer reviewed international journals. Besides teaching in classes, Dr. Lugalla is also actively involved in a variety of community development outreach programs in sub-Saharan Africa, speficaly in Tanzania.

Jacob Ngwaru

Dr. Jacob Marriote Ngwaru, attained a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Research and Literacy from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and then a Post-Doctoral certificate in Research Career Management from the same University. Dr. Ngwaru is an Associate Professor of Research and Literacy in Education. Dr. Ngwaru is the Head Research at Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development East Africa.