Leveraging Educational Quality in Southern African Educational Systems
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Leveraging Educational Quality in Southern African Educational Systems

A Practitioners' Perspective

Edited by Munyaradzi Mawere, Patient Rambe

In the last two decades, erosion in the quality and effectiveness of education systems especially in sub-Saharan Africa has been compounded by factors –such as exogenous pressures precipitated by unsystematic provision of foreign aid – fostering corrupt practices, inadequate teacher training and limited deployment of professional educators to under-served communities. Yet, quality education is needed to attain high levels of critical thinking, analytic interpretation, academic creativity, innovativeness, effectiveness, personal and inter-personal skills in problem solving.

This book, which focuses on Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, critically reflects on primary, secondary and tertiary education in Southern Africa with a view to explore the opportunities, constraints and challenges that practitioners, learners and other educational stakeholders face in their daily lives. The book draws on the findings from the aforementioned countries, to advance the thesis that education in sub-Saharan Africa faces problems of epic proportions that require urgent attention. Hence, the primary objective of this book is to serve as a drive and medium for informed change, critical thinking, constructive analysis, synthesis and evaluation of different situations, settings and problems situated in the interface of theory and practice in the education fraternity.

ISBN 9789956790876 | 294 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2013 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

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About the Editors

Munyaradzi Mawere

Munyaradzi Mawere is a PhD student in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a senior lecturer at Universidade Pedagogica, Mozambique. He has written and published books and a number of papers with internationally accredited referred peer journals.

Patient Rambe

Patient Rambe holds a PhD in Educational Technology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Computer Science and Informatics at the University of the Free State in South Africa. Dr Rambe is a former lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe and has an impressive publication record in high impact peer reviewed journals.

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