An Analysis of Quality of Education and Its Evaluation: A Case of Zimbabwean Primary Schools

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  • Source:
    South African Journal of Education, v39 n2 Article 1644 May 2019. 9 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
      Garira, Elizabeth (ORCID 0000-0003-0158-6085) ; Howie, Sarah (ORCID 0000-0003-4602-6794) ; Plomp, Tjeerd (ORCID 0000-0002-0962-6689)
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1219986
      Education Association of South Africa. University of Pretoria, Centre for the Study of Resilience, Level 3, Groenkloof Student Centre, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, George Storrar Road and Lleyds Street, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. Web site: http://www.sajournalofeducation.co.za/index.php/saje/index
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      0256-0100
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      This study sought to analyse quality of education and its evaluation in Zimbabwean primary schools. A qualitative research methodology was adopted. Thirty-five schools, 73 teachers, 15 school administrators and four Education Officials participated in the study. Data were collected through interviews and questionnaires and analysed through thematic content analysis. Findings indicate that a lot still needs to be done for quality of education to be fully realised. Overall, no meaningful school self-evaluation (SSE) of quality of education is taking place and teachers are not involved in the evaluation of quality of education in schools. Moreover, there is no standard instrument used to evaluate quality of education in schools. The study concluded that schools should engage in SSE and recommends the Ministry of Education to develop an SSE framework to be used in schools. It also recommends that teachers, as the main mediators between policy and practice, ought to be actively involved in SSE of education quality for its realisation and improvement.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      -1
    • Physical Description:
      9
    • Education Level:
      Elementary Education
    • Journal Code:
      SEP2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1219986
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GARIRA, E.; HOWIE, S.; PLOMP, T. An Analysis of Quality of Education and Its Evaluation: A Case of Zimbabwean Primary Schools. South African Journal of Education, [s. l.], v. 39, n. 2, 2019. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219986&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Garira E, Howie S, Plomp T. An Analysis of Quality of Education and Its Evaluation: A Case of Zimbabwean Primary Schools. South African Journal of Education. 2019;39(2). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219986&custid=s8280428. Accessed December 5, 2019.
    • APA:
      Garira, E., Howie, S., & Plomp, T. (2019). An Analysis of Quality of Education and Its Evaluation: A Case of Zimbabwean Primary Schools. South African Journal of Education, 39(2). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219986&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Garira, Elizabeth, Sarah Howie, and Tjeerd Plomp. 2019. “An Analysis of Quality of Education and Its Evaluation: A Case of Zimbabwean Primary Schools.” South African Journal of Education 39 (2). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219986&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Garira, E., Howie, S. and Plomp, T. (2019) ‘An Analysis of Quality of Education and Its Evaluation: A Case of Zimbabwean Primary Schools’, South African Journal of Education, 39(2). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219986&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 5 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Garira, E, Howie, S & Plomp, T 2019, ‘An Analysis of Quality of Education and Its Evaluation: A Case of Zimbabwean Primary Schools’, South African Journal of Education, vol. 39, no. 2, viewed 5 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Garira, Elizabeth, et al. “An Analysis of Quality of Education and Its Evaluation: A Case of Zimbabwean Primary Schools.” South African Journal of Education, vol. 39, no. 2, May 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219986&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Garira, Elizabeth, Sarah Howie, and Tjeerd Plomp. “An Analysis of Quality of Education and Its Evaluation: A Case of Zimbabwean Primary Schools.” South African Journal of Education 39, no. 2 (May 1, 2019). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219986&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Garira E, Howie S, Plomp T. An Analysis of Quality of Education and Its Evaluation: A Case of Zimbabwean Primary Schools. South African Journal of Education [Internet]. 2019 May 1 [cited 2019 Dec 5];39(2). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219986&custid=s8280428