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Africa-Asia University Dialogue
                for
  Basic Education Development

      Research Collaboration among
        African & Asian Universities
in cooperation with UNESCO, UNU and JICA

                                  Norihiro Kuroda,
                                Director/Professor
              Center for the Study of International
                  Cooperation in Education (CICE)
                              Hiroshima University
Joint Research Framework
           (Phase I 2004~2007, Phase II 2009~)
         Basic Education Development in Africa

 Policy implications                                     Tangible outcomes
                         Self-reliant approach
    ③ Reflective dialogue at an African University
                    ↑
    ② National-level research in Africa
                 ↑
    ① Study mission to Asia / Japan


African Universities

                                   Asian
         Research & Reflection   Universities
                                                                      JICA
UNESCO                   CICE              Japanese         UNU
                                          Universities
Participating Institutions
      African Institutions                         Asian Institutions
University of Cape Coast, Ghana           Chiang Mai University, Thailand
University of Education Winneba, Ghana    Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia
Kenyatta University, Kenya                Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
University of Malawi, Malawi              National University of Educational Planning
University of Pretoria, South Africa      and Administration, India
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia          Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia            <Japanese Institutions>
University of Abdou Moumouni, Niger       Naruto University of Education,
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania     Kobe University,
Mzumbe University, Tanzania               Tokyo Gakugei University, Osaka University,
Makerere University, Uganda               Nagoya University, Waseda University,
Kyambogo University, Uganda               National Institute for Educational Policy
University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso   Research
University of Antananarivo, Madagascar    Hiroshima University
University of Lagos, Nigeria
Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
University of Zambia, Zambia
Project activities(1)
 Study mission (organized by JICA) to
 Asia for African university-based
 experts with their ministry
 counterparts
 -3-person team x 4 countries
 -5-day visit to an Asian country for
 exposure to Asian experiences (India,
 Indonesia and Thailand)
 -4-week stay in Japan to collaboratively
 develop a research plans
Project activities(2)
National-level research in Africa
-1st Group (2005):Ghana, Kenya, Malawi,
South Africa
-2nd Group (2006): Ethiopia, Niger,
Tanzania, Uganda
-3rd Group (2007): Burkina Faso,
Madagascar, Nigeria, Zambia
Project activities(3)
 Reflective dialogue
 -Joint analysis of research results with
 Asian participants
 -1st meeting in January 2006 at Hiroshima
 University, Japan
 -2nd meeting in November 2006 at
 Makerere University, Uganda
-3rd meeting in December 2007 at UNESCO,
 France
Research Topics (1)
Toward improving quality of education
through school/classroom level
endeavor
-An Investigation of Provision of Quality Basic
 Education in Ghana: A Case Study of Selected
 Schools in the Central Region (Ghana Team)
-Exploring the Capacity for Quality Instruction in
 Science and Mathematics within Primary Schools
 School (South Africa Team)
-Enhancing Active Learning through Teachers’ Peer
 and Self Reflections (Ethiopia Team)
Research Topics (2)
Toward improving quality of education
through school/classroom level
endeavor

-Large Class Teaching in Resource-Constrained
 Contexts: Lessons from Reflective Research in
 Ugandan Primary Schools (Uganda Team)
-Identifying and Analyzing Good Classroom Practices
 in Primary Schools: An Explanatory Study in Selected
 CM 1 Classes
in Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso Team)
Research Topics (3)

Analysis of factors influencing quality of
 education
-An Investigation of Relationship between School and
  Pupil Characteristics and Achievement at the Basic
  Education Level in Malawi (Malawi Team)
-Analysis of Factors that Explain the Non-completion
  of the Curriculum: A Study of the Teaching Time in
  Primary Schools in the CISCO Toamasia 2
  (Madagascar Team)
-Quality of Basic Education Provided by Rural
  Community and Regular Schools in the Northern
  Province of Zambia (Zambia Team)
Research Topics (4)

Teacher training and quality of teachers
-Achieving Quality in Basic Education through
  Improved Training of Trainers in Teacher Training
  Institutions in Niger (Niger Team)
-Teacher Professional Development in Tanzania:
  Perceptions and Practices (Tanzania Team)
-Teacher Training Quality and Effectiveness in the
  Context of Basic Education: A Case Study of the
  Federal College of Education, Kano State of Nigeria
  (Nigeria Team)
Research Topics (5)
Toward meeting the needs of
vulnerable children
Achieving EFA through Quality Basic Education
for OVCs (Orphaned and Vulnerable Children): A
Study of the Implementation of the HIV/AIDS
Education Sector Policy in Kenya (Kenya Team)
Features of the Project (1)
 Universities’ contribution to basic
 education development in terms of
 research
 Collaboration with education policy makers
 →Towards more issue/problem solving
 oriented research having policy
 implications
Features of the Project (2)
 Self-reliant/self-help approach and sense
 of ownership
 Exchange and collaboration among African
 and Asian universities
 Spontaneous creation of a network of like-
 minded institutions through doing
 collaborative research
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Africa-Asia University Collaboration for Basic Education Research

  • 1. Africa-Asia University Dialogue for Basic Education Development Research Collaboration among African & Asian Universities in cooperation with UNESCO, UNU and JICA Norihiro Kuroda, Director/Professor Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE) Hiroshima University
  • 2. Joint Research Framework (Phase I 2004~2007, Phase II 2009~) Basic Education Development in Africa Policy implications Tangible outcomes Self-reliant approach ③ Reflective dialogue at an African University ↑ ② National-level research in Africa ↑ ① Study mission to Asia / Japan African Universities Asian Research & Reflection Universities JICA UNESCO CICE Japanese UNU Universities
  • 3. Participating Institutions African Institutions Asian Institutions University of Cape Coast, Ghana Chiang Mai University, Thailand University of Education Winneba, Ghana Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia Kenyatta University, Kenya Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia University of Malawi, Malawi National University of Educational Planning University of Pretoria, South Africa and Administration, India Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia <Japanese Institutions> University of Abdou Moumouni, Niger Naruto University of Education, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Kobe University, Mzumbe University, Tanzania Tokyo Gakugei University, Osaka University, Makerere University, Uganda Nagoya University, Waseda University, Kyambogo University, Uganda National Institute for Educational Policy University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Research University of Antananarivo, Madagascar Hiroshima University University of Lagos, Nigeria Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria University of Zambia, Zambia
  • 4. Project activities(1) Study mission (organized by JICA) to Asia for African university-based experts with their ministry counterparts -3-person team x 4 countries -5-day visit to an Asian country for exposure to Asian experiences (India, Indonesia and Thailand) -4-week stay in Japan to collaboratively develop a research plans
  • 5. Project activities(2) National-level research in Africa -1st Group (2005):Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa -2nd Group (2006): Ethiopia, Niger, Tanzania, Uganda -3rd Group (2007): Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Nigeria, Zambia
  • 6. Project activities(3) Reflective dialogue -Joint analysis of research results with Asian participants -1st meeting in January 2006 at Hiroshima University, Japan -2nd meeting in November 2006 at Makerere University, Uganda -3rd meeting in December 2007 at UNESCO, France
  • 7. Research Topics (1) Toward improving quality of education through school/classroom level endeavor -An Investigation of Provision of Quality Basic Education in Ghana: A Case Study of Selected Schools in the Central Region (Ghana Team) -Exploring the Capacity for Quality Instruction in Science and Mathematics within Primary Schools School (South Africa Team) -Enhancing Active Learning through Teachers’ Peer and Self Reflections (Ethiopia Team)
  • 8. Research Topics (2) Toward improving quality of education through school/classroom level endeavor -Large Class Teaching in Resource-Constrained Contexts: Lessons from Reflective Research in Ugandan Primary Schools (Uganda Team) -Identifying and Analyzing Good Classroom Practices in Primary Schools: An Explanatory Study in Selected CM 1 Classes in Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso Team)
  • 9. Research Topics (3) Analysis of factors influencing quality of education -An Investigation of Relationship between School and Pupil Characteristics and Achievement at the Basic Education Level in Malawi (Malawi Team) -Analysis of Factors that Explain the Non-completion of the Curriculum: A Study of the Teaching Time in Primary Schools in the CISCO Toamasia 2 (Madagascar Team) -Quality of Basic Education Provided by Rural Community and Regular Schools in the Northern Province of Zambia (Zambia Team)
  • 10. Research Topics (4) Teacher training and quality of teachers -Achieving Quality in Basic Education through Improved Training of Trainers in Teacher Training Institutions in Niger (Niger Team) -Teacher Professional Development in Tanzania: Perceptions and Practices (Tanzania Team) -Teacher Training Quality and Effectiveness in the Context of Basic Education: A Case Study of the Federal College of Education, Kano State of Nigeria (Nigeria Team)
  • 11. Research Topics (5) Toward meeting the needs of vulnerable children Achieving EFA through Quality Basic Education for OVCs (Orphaned and Vulnerable Children): A Study of the Implementation of the HIV/AIDS Education Sector Policy in Kenya (Kenya Team)
  • 12. Features of the Project (1) Universities’ contribution to basic education development in terms of research Collaboration with education policy makers →Towards more issue/problem solving oriented research having policy implications
  • 13. Features of the Project (2) Self-reliant/self-help approach and sense of ownership Exchange and collaboration among African and Asian universities Spontaneous creation of a network of like- minded institutions through doing collaborative research