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Improving Schools through Teacher Development: Case Studies of the Aga Khan Foundation Projects in East Africa


reviewed by W. James Jacob ó 2004

coverTitle: Improving Schools through Teacher Development: Case Studies of the Aga Khan Foundation Projects in East Africa
Author(s): Stephen E. Anderson (Ed.)
Publisher: Swets and Zeitlinger, Lisse, Netherlands
ISBN: 9026519362 , Pages: 331, Year: 2002
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Too often nongovernmental organizations, donor agencies, and government departments lack the necessary funds for evaluating ongoing educational programs. This is particularly the case in developing countries where limited funds are in many cases restricted by donors to program-related expenses only. Program evaluation and assessment are not often justified as program-related expenses when implementing organizations are striving to maximize the impact of each dollar. This dilemma is the focus of editor Stephen E. Andersonís Improving Schools through Teacher Development, an evaluation of a fifteen-year period of the Aga Khan Foundationís school improvement projects (SIPs) in East Africa. This volume brings together the work of fifteen authors who write ten chapters that provide historical and evaluative case studies on SIPs in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Recognizing a dearth of literature on evaluation of educational programs, Anderson approached the Aga Khan Foundation and suggested that it compile previous evaluations of the fifteen-year school improvement projects in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. This book compiles evaluations of the Aga Khan Foundationís East African SIPs from... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2004, p. 293-298
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11155, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 12:53:23 PM

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  • W. James Jacob
    UCLA
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    W. James Jacob is the Research Coordinator for the Center for International & Development Education (CIDE) at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include comparative and international education in developing countries. educational policy, project design, and implementation and evaluation.
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