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Researching education outcomes in Burundi, Malawi, Senegal and Uganda: using participatory tools and collaborative approaches : The Improving Learning Outcomes in Primary Schools (ILOPS) Project | Project methodology

Edge, Karen and Marphatia, Akanksha and Legault, Elise and Archer, David (2010) Researching education outcomes in Burundi, Malawi, Senegal and Uganda: using participatory tools and collaborative approaches : The Improving Learning Outcomes in Primary Schools (ILOPS) Project | Project methodology. In: Researching education outcomes in Burundi, Malawi, Senegal and Uganda: using participatory tools and collaborative approaches. ActionAid/Institute of Education, London.

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Abstract

In January 2008, ActionAid, Dr Karen Edge (IOE) and partners in Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Senegal studied the role of parents and teachers in enhancing learning outcomes. The Improving Learning Outcomes in Primary Schools (ILOPS) Project was supported by the Quality Education in Developing Countries Initiative of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Findings from the ILOPS Project are presented in three separate briefs exploring teacher quality, parental participation and, this paper, exploring our tools and approaches. This paper, primarily designed for practitioner audiences, outlines the participatory research methodology designed by Dr Karen Edge and the strategies employ the methods with a team of 53 senior educational leaders from participating countries. The strategies were designed to bring teams of non-researchers together, to build national-level team capacity and collaboration and support their work in the field by collaborating with all participants to design the overall conceptual framework and methods of the study. In this paper, we provide details on the development and implementation of our approach as well as the lessons learned throughout the process for others interested in following similar approaches. This approach has been employed within several other IOE project, led by Dr Edge. In addition, the approach has influenced the work of ActionAid and other participating stakeholders.

Item Type: Book Section
Controlled Keywords: Education, Compariative, Primary education, Partnerships, Mixed methods, International, Education, Development
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > London Centre for Leadership in Learning
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 11:18
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:53
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