ISBN 9789970250073
Pages 75
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2010
Publisher Fountain Publishers, Uganda
Format Paperback

Contrasting Ironies

English and Ugandan State Secondary Schools

by Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa

It would be everybody's hope that the education system of a First World country would create room for a first rate academically-oriented student body. Yet when the author, Dr. Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa, encountered education in the UK's public secondary schools, the reverse was true. In this book, he compares the dire resistance to learning in the UK schools, with the high appetite for learning among Uganda's poor students. The book raises some pertinent issues concerning British educational policies and social responsibility towards children. The discussion also raises questions concerning the parameters of students' rights vis-a-vis teachers' exercise of authority and their own rights.

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About the Author

Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa

Mwesigwa is a senior lecturer and dean Faculty of Education and Arts at Uganda Christian University, Mukono. He was recently elected Bishop in the Anglican Church of Uganda. His interest in the English language and writing was ignited while he was pursuing a Diploma in Education (English Language and Christian Religious Education) at National Teachers College, Kakoba. Subsequently he taught English Language and General Paper at Kibubura Girls SS and Ntare School in Ankole, western Uganda. Mwesigwa obtained a Bachelor of Divinity degree awarded by the Association of Theological Institutions in Eastern Africa (AITEA), a Master of Education degree and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Leeds, UK. He is a guest writer on topical religious and values issues in two leading Ugandan national newspapers: The New Vision and The Monitor. He belongs to several academic associations including the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values (ISREV), Association for the Study of Religion in South Africa (ASRSA) and International Ecumenical Fellowship (IEF). He has published in international journals and has presented academic papers in countries including South Africa, Kenya, Sweden, Turkey and the Netherlands.