Education in Tanzania: Histories, Challenges and Policy Goals

Joyce Kahembe.CERC seminar

By Joyce Kahembe Chair: Mark Bray This presentation focuses on education in Tanzania since Independence in 1961. The contemporary education system has roots in colonial education. Few Tanzanians received education in that system, which was designed to serve the colonial regime. After Independence, the government introduced major reforms to serve Tanzania’s social, economic and political […]

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Global or local identity? Nepalese students’ orientations towards learning English and Cantonese in Hong Kong

Global or local identity

By Chura Bahadur Thapa Chair: Mark Bray This seminar will report on a qualitative study of the identities of 28 secondary school Nepalese students in Hong Kong schools. All participants were in English-medium classes and fluent in English, and some were also fluent in Cantonese. During the unstructured interviews and informal interactions as a form of […]

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Education in Eritrea: Features, Challenges and Policy Goals


By Tedros Sium Mengesha Chair: Mark Bray Contemporary African education systems have their roots in colonial eras. Though it would be naïve to say that colonialism had no merits at all, colonial education in Africa was characterised by glaring injustice and inequalities. After independence, the various liberation movements proclaimed top priority to reconstructing education to […]

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