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University of Maryland at College Park, College of Education, International Education Policy Program

Adelphi, Maryland
www.usmf.org

University of Maryland at College Park, College of Education, International Education Policy Program was awarded $1,250,000 between 2011 and 2012, including 2 grants in International Peace & Security and Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries.

$900,000

2012 • 5 years, 8 months • International Peace & Security

           
  

$350,000

2011 • 4 years • Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

University of Maryland will conduct a policy-oriented research study on the barriers to women becoming secondary school teachers in three African countries and what can be done to overcome those barriers. MacArthur is supporting two of the case studies (in Uganda and Tanzania). The project will use quantitative data gathered from Ministries of Education and other sources, as well as qualitative data gathered from semi-structured interviews with Ministry of Education officials, teachers, and other actors. U of Maryland will work with the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and the respective Ministries of Education to create and implement an “Action Plan to Overcome Gender Imbalance in the Teaching Force.”

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