Hassan Khalfan Hamidu

Doctoral Researcher

hassidCurrent Status

Second Year, Full-Time student

Research Topic

Community participation in managing public secondary schools as an Implementation of education policy: A Lesson from the Morogoro region, Tanzania.

Research Summary

This research focuses on the currently established ward-based public secondary schools which commonly known as community schools in Tanzania with an intention of  exploring the state of community participation in managing these schools in relation to an overview of the education policy guide. The project specifically needs to establish an understanding of a participatory - based model in managing schools (i.e. public schools). The target population of this project were the District secondary education officers (DSEOs), ward executive officers (WEOs), heads of schools, chairperson of school boards, communities including parents of students. It is a multiple nested case study project.  Using data from in-depth individual interviews, focused group interviews and scheduled participant observation, the project consists of the following four key areas;

  1. Presenting indicators of community participation (CP) in managing public secondary schools. In this area, the project explores whether communities participate, and collaborate with chairpersons of school boards and heads of schools in managing school. ( Finding out if CP is taking place) 
  2. Building up an understanding of applied ways for the community members to participate in managing public secondary schools. This will focus mainly on providing an overview of  how community members participate  in managing schools’ academic matters,  financial matters, and students’ behaviour and needs of teachers…( Finding out how does CP exist)
  3. Participating and non-participating community members including their leaders have been asked to share their perspectives on the value of community participation in managing public secondary schools. Such in-depth interviews focused to  offer more detailed insight of people’s perspectives of a phenomenon‘community participation and its value  in managing public secondary  schools’.  (Exploring people’s perspectives on the phenomenon CP and its value in managing schools
  4. Developing knowledge on how to improve community participation in managing public secondary schools. In order to give more detailed data, in-depth interviews have been followed up with participant observation to inform the appropriate strategies of motivating the community to participate in managing public secondary schools. (Improving the practice‘CP’)

Research Interests

  • Leadership  and accountability in education
  • Community participation in managing  education
  • Education management
  • Secondary education
  • Education policy
  • School governance and Project management

Research Supervisors

Dr Tom Bisschoff 

Dr Marion Bowl

Funding

The Commonwealth Scholarship Award in the United Kingdom (CSC-UK)

Membership of Research and Professional Organisations 

British Educational Leadership and Management (BELMAS)

Publications

bookHamidu, Hassan (2012) Constraints in Managing Community Secondary schools in Tanzania: A case study of the Morogoro Municipality in Morogoro region Lambert Academic Publishing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Presentations 

The School of Education Doctoral Research Conference, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, 28 November 2015

The School of Education Doctoral Research Conference, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, 29 November 2014

Contact Details 

hxk387@bham.ac.uk  and /or hascohamidu@yahoo.com

www.birmingham.ac.uk/hassan-khalfan-hamidu