Harmonizing Science Education and Policy Across East Africa
Supporting Regional Integration in East Africa
How might we assess the similarities and address the differences in math and science education across East Africa?
The EAC partnered with the World Bank to assess opportunities to improve secondary math and science education across the region. In support of this effort, the World Bank tapped GKI to spearhead a multi-phase research and workshop design process. GKI conducted a five-country study of secondary math and science education in 2011. The study highlighted regional best practices, harmonization opportunities, and likely roadblocks to avoid. GKI recorded hundreds of unique insights from more than 120 education stakeholders. These individuals hailed from private sector, government, and schools. A GKI-facilitated workshop convened a select group of study participants to prepare policy recommendations based on the study findings. The process culminated in a meeting of EAC Ministers of Education in Arusha, Tanzania, who received the group’s policy recommendations.
Results / Outcomes
- Secondary math and science education reviewed in 5 countries
- Over 600 unique findings reported, some not documented until this report
- More than 120 stakeholders engaged in the study
- Insights organized along 5 pillars of opportunity: Policy and governance; Curricular content; Teaching and learning resources; Teacher training, Professional development, and pedagogy; Evaluation of learning outcomes
- 20 key trends in secondary math and science education
- Three-day stakeholder dialogue to review study findings and offer policy recommendations to EAC Ministers of Education