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Title:Restoring the educational dream: rethinking educational transformation in Zimbabwe
Editor:Shizha, EdwardISNI
City of publisher:Pretoria
Publisher:Africa Institute of South Africa
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:educational systems
educational quality
educational policy
higher education
women students
educational reform
Abstract:In the 1980s, Zimbabwe's educational system was one of the best in Africa. However, the Structural Adjustment Programme in the 1990s and the political and economic crisis experienced between 2000 and 2009 destroyed the once highly respected quality of education in the country. This book is about educational restoration and transformation after the crisis. The theme running through the book is the way in which political and economic reforms can catalyse the recovery of human, financial and material resources to restore lost hope and the education dream. After the introduction by Edward Shizha, the book is divided into three sections: Problems and challenges; Theoretical underpinnings; and, Towards reconstructing quality education. Chapters in section 1: The educational dream: overcoming the challenges (Edward Shizha); Rebuilding Zimbabwe's education system: the dawn of a new era (John Charema and Edward Shizha); Barriers to the reconfiguration of education in Zimbabwe (Pesanayi Gwirayi, Edias Henry Mutubuki and Nothabo Shoko); Wastage discourse in education: towards an agenda for action (Francis Muchenje); Information and communication technologies: possible challenges to the teacher's authority in Zimbabwe (Ngoni Makuvaza and Edward Shizha). Chapters in section 2: Educational change: theoretical reflections on educational retransformation in Zimbabwe (Tawanda Runhare); Educational policies and practices and their contribution to educational change in Zimbabwe (Maureen Mnkandla and Borniface Chenjerai Chisaka); Neoliberal and indigenous capitalist intrusions in higher education: an anti-colonial analysis (Munyaradzi Hwami); Giftedness and talent development in Zimbabwe in the third millennium (Constantine Ngara). Chapters in section 3: Towards quality education in Zimbabwe: 2000 to present (Godfrey Mutendera and Edward Shizha); Higher education in Zimbabwe: from crisis to reconstruction (Michael Tonderai Kariwo); An analysis of women's access to higher education in Zimbabwe (Precious Guramatunhu-Mudiwa); Conclusion and recommendations: the way forward (Edward Shizha). [ASC Leiden abstract]