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PAL Team

At Centre for Commonwealth Education (CCE), University of Cambridge:

CCE Members:  Alicia Fentiman (Principal Investigator) and Seonghye Moon (Researcher)

CCE Fellows:  Professor Ciaran Sugrue (University College Dublin) and Professor Dominic Wyse (Institute of Education, University of London)

At School of Education, University of Dar es Salaam:

Dr Hilary Dachi (Director of the Centre for Educational Research and Professional Development and the Dean of the School of Education)

Dr Aneth Komba (Project manager)

Mr Nkanileka Mgonda (Researcher)

At Four Primary Schools in Manzese Ward, Dar es Salaam:

Laula Tesha (Head Teacher), and Fransisca Julius (PDL) at Manzese Primary School

Ester Lulyeho (Head Teacher), Magreth Jonathani (PDL), and Lawrence Chisera Mmasi (PDL) at Uzuri Primary School

Biamina Ramdhani Swahi (Head Teacher), Maria John Mshanga (PDL), and Lea Furahini Mshijak at Ukombozi Primary School

Antony Aloyce Valonge (Head Teacher), Fatna Ibrahimu Thahabu (PDL), and Pili Said Mkusa (PDL) at Kilimani Primary School.

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Agness  from Manzese School, Tanzania. Agness was one of the Professional Development Leaders on the PAL project. Agness was passionate about improving the quality of teaching and learning English in her primary school. Agness participated in many CCE training workshops, and she was a dedicated and committed researcher. We extend our sincere condolences to her family and to her colleagues. She will be greatly missed.

AgnessPAL Research team

Photographs: (Left) Agnes Athuman; (Right) Professional training workshop with PDLs and headteachers 

Collaborative Partnerships:

Ministry of Education, Tanzania; Manzese Ward; Kinondoni District; University of Dar es Salaam; four primary schools in the Wards of Ukombozi, Manzese, Kilimani and Uzuri. A key component of the success of this research initiative has been the establishment of collaborative partnerships at different levels - school, ward, district and ministry. From the outset it was imperative to gain trust and rapport with the schools, community and the Ministry of Education. Fortunately, the dedicated and established partnerships have gone from strength to strength.

Conference with Minister of Education in Tanzania (March 2012)