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Title:Quality concerns in basic primary education in two rural districts of Zimbabwe: an interrogation of perceptions of critical stakeholders
Authors:Chisaka, Bornface Chenjerai
Mavundutse, OliverISNI
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:primary education
educational quality
rural areas
Education and state
Rushinga District (Zimbabwe)
Bikita District (Zimbabwe)
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/zjer/article/view/26069
Abstract:A nongovernmental organization (NGO), Save the Children Norway-Zimbabwe (SCNZ), has developed an interest in promoting and enhancing basic quality education in Zimbabwe. This has motivated the authors' 2003/2004 study in seven primary schools in two rural districts of Zimbabwe - Bikita (Masvingo Province) and Rushinga (Mashonaland Central Province) - of the perceptions of teachers and learners on the subject of quality primary education and the strategies to achieve its realization. The authors trace the debate on quality in education and present themes which emerged from the teachers' perceptions, the learners' perceptions, and from lesson observations and the analysis of work schemes. They conclude, amongst others, that, if resources such as textbooks, good classrooms, size of classes, well-prepared lessons and learner-centred teaching strategies have an impact on quality education, then in the districts where this study was conducted, that quality would be far from being achieved, given the inadequacy of these resources. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]