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Mathematics Education in East Africa

Towards Harmonization and Enhancement of Education Quality

Editors: Halai, Anjum, Tennant, Geoff (Eds.)

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  • Maps pathways to harmonization of curriculum in diverse settingsAllows academics, practitioners and policymakers to reflect on their own practicesBreaks new ground and brings new insights on a hitherto little researched issue

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This Open Access book is a valuable resource for policymakers and practitioners as it brings insights mainly from developing countries where relatively less research activity takes place. It is also a valuable resource for courses in mathematics education in the teacher education colleges, and departments of education in the sub-Saharan Africa region. 

In the increasingly global and technological world mathematics is seen as a significant gatekeeper of opportunities for social and economic advancement and mobility. Hence, countries and development agencies in the broader sub-Saharan Africa region are looking towards increasing access to relevant and high-quality secondary education as a lever towards economic development. Policy makers and other key decision makers in education look towards improvement in mathematics teaching and learning as a key focus in education reform. In the East Africa region also a number of initiatives have been taken at the national level in the respective countries to improve the quality of mathematics education. This book provides an in-depth comparative analysis of the developments and issues in mathematics education in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, and advances our understanding of the state of secondary mathematics education in East Africa.

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“This edited, 6-chapter, 80-page paperback volume discusses the current school level mathematics education situation in East Africa. … those who are conducting international comparisons of mathematics instruction and that those who work on mathematics education projects in East Africa, whether Peace Corp volunteers, researchers, or policy advisors, would be interested in the volume, as well as those just curious about mathematics education in East Africa.” (Annie Selden, MAA Reviews, maa.org, July, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Issues for Quality Enhancement and Harmonization of Education in East Africa

    Pages 1-7

    Mohamed, Mussa (et al.)

  • Towards a Harmonized Curriculum in East Africa: A Comparative Perspective of the Intended Secondary School Mathematics Curriculum in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

    Pages 9-25

    Karuku, Simon (et al.)

  • Achievement in Mathematics: Comparative Analysis from East Africa

    Pages 27-39

    Tennant, Geoff (et al.)

  • Teaching and Learning Mathematics: Insights from Classrooms in East Africa

    Pages 41-52

    Halai, Anjum

  • Mathematics Teacher Training in East Africa

    Pages 53-68

    Kajoro, Peter

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics Education in East Africa
Book Subtitle
Towards Harmonization and Enhancement of Education Quality
Editors
  • Anjum Halai
  • Geoff Tennant
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27258-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27258-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-27257-3
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 80
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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