The SACMEQ II Project in Zanzibar: a study of the conditions of schooling and the quality of education: Zanzibar working report

Autor(es): Nassor, Sebtuu; Said, Omar; Abdalla, Mwanaidi Saleh; Salim, Massouh Mohammed

Organisation(s): Zanzibar (Tanzania UR). Ministry of Education

Date: 2005

Serie: SACMEQ educational policy research series


The report starts with the background information about Zanzibar and the education system. The rest of the report provides information from the analysis of the data from SACMEQ II study. In Chapter 2 the conduct of the study has been explained. This includes the description of the construction of the reading and mathematics tests for the pupils and their teachers. The chapter also includes the sampling procedures used and the calculation of sampling errors, data collection, data entry and the cleaning and weighting of the data. The general policy concerns regarding pupils, their homes and classroom inputs have been reported in Chapter 3. Information on teachers’ characteristics and their viewpoints on teaching, classroom resources and job satisfaction have been provided in Chapter 4. In Chapter 5 the school head’s characteristics and their viewpoints on educational infrastructure, the organization and operation of schools, and problems with pupils and staff have been presented. In Chapter 6, the results of the analysis of the equity in the allocation of educational inputs to regions and also to schools within regions have been provided. The achievement levels for both pupils and their teachers in reading and mathematics have been reported in Chapter 7. This chapter also compared the achievement results between SACMEQ I and SACMEQ II across the Zanzibar’s education regions. In the final chapter, Chapter 8, the summarized policy concerns and suggested agenda for action have been presented.

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