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  • RECOUP Theme 1: three linked projects on human and social outcomes Consortium Advisory Group Meeting, Cambridge, 15 October 2008
  • Situation of Theme 1 qualitative projects 0= Yet to start data collection 1= Data collection in process 2= Data collection completed, preliminary analysis under way 3= Analysis on-going, output available 0 1 2 0 Disability, Education & Poverty [DEPP] 0 2 0 2 Youth, Gender & Citizenship [YGC] 2 0 3 1 Health & Fertility [H&F] Pakistan Kenya India Ghana Project
  • Published outputs from RECOUP work:
    • Health and Fertility [H&F]
      • 2 working papers (India, Pakistan)
    • Disability, Education and Poverty [DEPP]
      • 2 working papers (General, India)
      • Journal article (India, in Econ. & Pol. Weekly)
      • Accepted journal article (India, in APDRJ, 2009)
      • Policy Brief (General)
    • Youth, Gender and Citizenship [YGC]
      • Accepted journal article ( Compare, on African and Indian gender theory)
      • Introduction to Special Issue ( Compare )
    • Aslam, M., Kingdon, G. and S. Malik, ‘Maternal Education and Child Health – Understanding the Pathways in Pakistan’, mimeo, CSAE, May 08
      • In Pakistan, testing relationships between maternal schooling and
        • child health outcomes ( child height, weight and arm-circumference)
        • parental health-seeking behaviour (immunisation status of children)
      • Looks at the pathways through which maternal education has its impact on child health/ health-seeking behaviour
      • Only maternal health knowledge helps explain immunisation status for young children, and mother’s education has a direct positive effect only in determining younger children’s heights
      • Further quantitative-qualitative work is planned
    One quantitative draft paper on theme 1
  • Other RECOUP Theme 1 outputs
    • Edited book: Gender, Education and Equality in a Global Context (Arnot & Fennell, 2008) with 5 chapters by RECOUP members
    • Edited special journal issue: Gendered education and national development (Arnot & Fennell, Compare 38, 5, 2008) 3 articles by RECOUP members
    • Book: Degrees Without Freedom (Jeffrey, Jeffery & Jeffery, 2008)
    • Refereed journal article: ‘ Disputing Contraception: Muslim Reform, Secular Change & Fertility, Modern Asian Studies, (Jeffery, Jeffery & Jeffrey, 2008).
  • Research capacity development
    • PhD students:
      • Four funded RECOUP students;
      • Two students linked to use RECOUP data;
      • Four students in Cambridge associated to RECOUP themes
    • Qualitative Research Skills Manual launched as an open web-based resource
    • Building of qualitative social research capacity in all partners.
    • Development of capacity of Northern team members in researching poverty in the South
  • Kenya Midterm Dissemination Workshop
    • Health and Fertility
      • “ Issues around the relationships between education and health and fertility outcomes for the poor,” Jeffery
    • Disability, Education and Poverty
      • “ Testing transitions: the lives of young people with disabilities in Kenya,” Mugo & Singal.
    • Youth, Gender and Citizenship
      • “ Being young, Kenyan and gendered” Ruto, Ndiritu, & Arnot
      • “ Conceptualising poverty and well-being in the context of education” Wawire, Wainaina, Chege, & Arnot
      • “ Citizenship education and political engagement: voices of Kenyan youth” Chege, Wawire & Arnot
  • India Midterm Dissemination Workshop
    • H&F
      • “ Another Look into the Education-Fertility Black Box: Insights from qualitative and quantitative RECOUP research” by Clare Noronha, Roger Jeffery & ANO
    • DEPP
      • “ Education for better life: the undelivered promise of education for people with disabilities” by Nidhi Singal & ANO.
  • Ghana Midterm Dissemination Workshop
    • YGC
      • Youth Citizenship, National Unity and Poverty Alleviation: East and West African approaches, Arnot, Casely-Hayford, Chege, Dovie, and Wainaina,
      • Growing up modern in Ghana: Educational outcomes, social class and social transition, Casely-Hayford, Dovie, Sackey, and Arnot.
      • The making of a Ghanaian Citizen: the role of education among urban youth, Dovie, Casely-Hayford, Hettey, and Arnot.
      • The effects of education among rural youth in Northern Ghana: an intergenerational perspective, Salifu, Musah. and Iddrisu
  • Some of our plans for 2008-09
    • Reports on qualitative projects: e.g.
      • Ghana, YGC (Nov 2008)
      • India, DEPP (Nov 2008)
      • Pakistan, H&F (Nov 2008)
    • Analysis of household survey data on disability, its correlates and consequences, India and Pakistan
    • Publications linking Quantitative/Qualitative data
    • Other Publications
      • Researching Education in the South (Edited book)
      • Youth Gender and Citizenship in East & West Africa (Edited book)
      • ‘ Doing Disability Research’ (Article)
  • UKFIET 2009 papers
    • Three Symposia
      • Disability symposium – 14 invited papers
      • RECOUP symposium: three papers
        • (a) Transitions to adulthood,
        • (b) Health & Fertility in Pakistan,
        • (c) Gender & Citizenship in Kenya
      • Symposium on Youth Citizenship and the Politics of Belonging: young people's views of educational politics, policies and practices (open stream)
  • Lessons learned: 1
    • Qualitative projects are hard to keep to planned 6-month periods
      • Translation and transcription: dilemmas here are more intransigent than we expected
      • Identification of sample takes longer than expected (people with disabilities, getting intergenerational interviews)
      • Writing time not built into the plan
  • Lessons learned: 2
    • Serious delays as a result of political conflict in Kenya and Pakistan (loss of community trust, sample, danger for researchers)
    • Electronic communications with Southern partners are hard to maintain, especially in Africa
    • Communities have shown ‘research fatigue’ related to lack of definite collective or individual rewards for taking part
  • High-points
    • Model structure of three interactive research training workshops (on data collection and transcribing, Atlas.ti, and data analysis and report writing) for each country team on Theme 1 projects as they rolled out
    • Photographic research very popular in Kenya, with IT training of youth and community members.
    • DEPP working paper to be included in the World Bank’s Disability Knowledge Kit, tentatively titled, Inter-Agency Disability Knowledge Base
    • Collaborative South-South authorship: Kenya and Ghana teams writing joint YGC working paper, matched design of journal articles, and prospect of joint authorship of a book
  • Helping to redefine the terms of debates
    • Reconceptualising outcomes
    • Reconceptualising methods
    • Reconceptualising processes
    • Representing the voices of young stakeholders