Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title
Early years education and development: A need or luxury?
Book Title or Conference Proceedings Title
Education in Tanzania in the era of globalisation: Challenges and opportunities
Institute for Educational Development, East Africa
Lugalla, J. & Ngwaru, M.
Mkuki na Nyota Publishers
Dar es salaam
This chapter details the outcomes of a series of interventions on Early Years Education carried out with teachers and respective stakeholders in under-resourced communities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Several challenges such as parental and community involvement, school readiness, health factors and children’s rights have been pointed out as obstacles to recognition of the significance of Early Childhood Education and Development in the focus areas. The intervention studies revealed that support of all types, especially on improving and re-thinking parenting and school roles is crucial. Also investment in children's early learning, alternatives for parents to finance children's education as well as improving quality of education for children.
(2019). Early years education and development: A need or luxury?. Education in Tanzania in the era of globalisation: Challenges and opportunities, 115-129.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/book_chapters/271