The Application of Educational Design Research in the Context of Curriculum Materials Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Susan McKenney, T.C. Reeves

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Abstract

Progress toward the UN Millennium Development Goal to “Achieve Universal Primary Education” by 2015 is severely limited, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper describes the application of educational design research (EDR) to this goal, specifically in the context of improving the capacity of Tanzanian teachers to produce effective curriculum materials. Using EDR strategies, the project team in Tanzania refined a prototype electronic tool for supporting curriculum materials development and tracked effects on both the professional learning of the developers and teachers and the quality of the curriculum materials that were produced. This paper focuses the capacity of EDR as a distinct research genre for contributing to theory-development while also addressing the specific needs of practitioners in the local context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 annual meeting of the American Eductional Research Association
PublisherAERA
Pages-
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2013
EventAERA Annual Meeting 2013: Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis - San Francisco , United States
Duration: 27 Apr 20131 May 2013

Publication series

Name
PublisherAERA

Conference

ConferenceAERA Annual Meeting 2013
Abbreviated titleAERA 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period27/04/131/05/13
Other2013-04-27 - 2013-05-01

Keywords

  • METIS-297373
  • IR-87070

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