ISBN 9789987084906
Pages 306
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2022
Publisher Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
Format Paperback

Rethinking Teacher Education

Improvement, Innovation and Change

edited by Joe LP. Lugalla, Fredrick Mtenzi, Samuel Andema

Rethinking Teacher Education: Improvement, Innovation and Change is the result of the conference organised by The Aga Khan University - Institute for Educational Development, East Africa (AKU-IED, EA) on education, in Uganda in 2017. The Conference, gathered participants from nine countries, to deliberate on a cross section of factors regarding teacher education in the region and landscaping the same on global perspectives. The choice of the conference theme was inspired by a need to consider new systems, policies, structures and reforms to help drive sustainable education for the development of nations in the East African region.

A variety contributors participated from across the education landscape, and included researchers working in higher education, practitioners such as teachers in schools, tutors, instructors in colleges, and lecturers and professors at universities. Also contributing were non-governmental organisations with interests in education and student learning outcomes, civil society organisations whose interests navigate the role education plays in social and national development, policy makers and curriculum developers, librarians, publishers, booksellers and teacher trainees, all of who shared their rich experiences and perspectives on teacher education in the 21st century in East Africa and globally.

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About the Editor

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.

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