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Report
From ideas to outcomes:
learning from
research collaboration with
African partner universities
CRI Teaching through Research workshop
Elina Lehtomäki
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First ideas of three people in
three different projects:
Consultancy:
education
development
in Tanzania
UNESCO
Capacity
Building in
Africa
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Bilateral
cooperation:
Ministry of
Education,
Ethiopia
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Exclusion
Dropout
What do we know?
What do we not
know?
How could we know
better?
Previous research and critique on education
development in sub-Saharan Africa
Increased access to primary education but:
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shortage of qualitified teachers
high dropouts rates
out-of-school children
inadequate quality and poor relevance of learning
inequality in advancement
top-down policy processes and leadership
weak connections between school and wider
society
WHAT DO THE STUDENTS SAY?
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Educated Girls and Women in Tanzania:
Socio-cultural Interpretations on
the Meaning of Education
A multidisciplinary research project explores
achievements and challenges of educational equity
policies, processes and practices in Tanzania.
The focus is on socio-cultural interpretations of the
meaning of education for girls and women, including
girls and women with disabilities.
The studies analyze experience and perceptions of
girls and women, who, against odds, have
succeeded to continue their educational path up to
secondary and higher education, on the meaning of
education in their lives and factors contributing to
advancement.
From sharing ideas to research
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Outputs: three doctoral dissertations
Hanna Posti-Ahokas:
Female Students’
Perspectives of Relevance of
Secondary Education in
Tanzania – A critical social
explanation
Magreth Matonya:
Accessibility of Higher
Learning in Tanzania,
Experiences of Women
with Disabilities
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Lehtomäki & Hukkanen (forthcoming): Tanzanian girls and
women with [dis]abilities claiming their right to education
Learning (and teaching) through
research collaboration
Dialogue, dialogue, dialogue:
– Working conditions: access to research literature,
library services, funding of field work, advisors
– Leadership and administration: high vs. low
authority, top-down vs. collaborative
– Knowledge: local context and global picture,
research approaches, methods and culturally,
socially appropriate applications and innovations
 Shared views, diverse approaches, long-term
collaboration and new partnerships
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What about outcomes?
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New projects and collaboration
Culturally responsive teacher education
(Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Finland)
African-Finnish Network for Inclusive
Teacher Education (Ethiopia, Kenya,
Tanzania, Finland)
From Disability to Capability
Influencing programmes of intergovernmental
and international organisations, e.g. UN
inclusive education in post-2015 Millennium
Development Goals
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Global Connectedness: Student Voices on the Value of
Cross-cultural Learning Dialogue
Lehtomäki, E., Posti-Ahokas, H., Moate, J.
ECER Network 20: Research in innovative intercultural
learning environments
Contribution of qualitative education research to
future European – African cooperation
Lehtomäki, E., Posti-Ahokas, H., Okkolin, M.A.,
Matonya, M., Bhalalusesa, E.

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