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...To assess the conventional view that assets uniformly improve childhood development through wealth effects, this paper tests whether different types of assets have different effects on child education...

One Classroom, Seven Grades and Three Teachers: Challenges Faced by a Novice Headteacher in Tanzania

Michael Cowie

Michael Cowie is an Honorary Fellow of the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. A former headteacher, Michael was previously Co-Director of the Masters Programme in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the North of Scotland Headteacher Preparation Consortium, a partnership involving the universities of Aberdeen and Dundee and nine education authorities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The school context Getting to the rural and remote Mandizini School in the hilly terrain of Mvomero district is no mean achievement. From Dar es Salaam on the eastern shores of the Indian Ocean, we drive north...

Zanzibar: A Small Island in a Global Arena

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction This chapter focuses on Zanzibar; a small island state in the Indian Ocean, and an educational programme to support sustainable change across the islands. It deals initially with Zanzibar...

Tanzania: Revisiting Eastern and Central African Education Systems

Education in East and Central Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction Generally, the educational foundations laid by African traditional or indigenous education systems in the pre-external world contact period tend to be sidelined. Rarely are education values inherited from the pre-colonial...