|The Effectiveness of Teacher Resource Centre Strategy - Education Research Paper No. 34 (DFID, 1999, 257 p.)|
The research team from the University of Leeds Schools of Education extends its warmest thanks to colleagues in the countries where the case studies were done and who participated so closely in carrying out the case studies in their countries:
Pankaj Jain in India
Jason Kazilimani in Zambia
David Khatete in Kenya
Sharada Maharjan and Rakesh Shrestha in Nepal
Bob Prophet in Botswana.
To all those teachers, children and education personnel we visited we wish to say thank you very much for your hospitality, time, patience and insights into the quality of education in your communities.
We would like to thank the Education Division of the Department for International Development for conceiving the research problem and funding the study. Special thanks to Terry Allsop who was a most willing mentor, and to Graham Larkbey who helped us with getting the report to press.
Tony Davison of The British Council and Patrick Whittle of Cambridge Education Consultants gave us very good advice and much of their precious time. Thank you.
A special thanks goes to Keith Sims at the Elmete Professional Development Centre for his close support and help in letting us into the intricacies of the new breed of teacher centres, and for his visit to Botswana which informed the design of our case studies.
Thanks to Bernadette Stiell who helped early in the project to gather relevant material for the desk study.
Finally we gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance and efficiency of Sarah Boyes in the International Education Office at the School of Education University of Leeds.