Mathematics Education in East Africa

Towards Harmonization and Enhancement of Education Quality

  • Anjum Halai
  • Geoff Tennant

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

About this book


This book is a valuable resource for policymakers and practitioners as it brings insights mainly from developing countries where relatively less research activity takes place.  It is also a valuable resource for courses in mathematics education in the teacher education colleges, and departments of education in the sub-Saharan Africa region.

In the increasingly global and technological world mathematics is seen as a significant gatekeeper of opportunities for social and economic advancement and mobility. Hence, countries and development agencies in the broader sub-Saharan Africa region are looking towards increasing access to relevant and high-quality secondary education as a lever towards economic development. Policy makers and other key decision makers in education look towards improvement in mathematics teaching and learning as a key focus in education reform. In the East Africa region also a number of initiatives have been taken at the national level in the respective countries to improve the quality of mathematics education. This book provides an in-depth comparative analysis of the developments and issues in mathematics education in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, and advances our understanding of the state of secondary mathematics education in East Africa.


Mathematics curriculum developmen Mathematics education in sub-Saharan Africa Challenges in teaching and learning mathematics Harmonizing mathematics education in diverse settings State of mathematics education in sub-Saharan Africa Potentials in sub-Saharan African math education Pitfalls in sub-Saharan African math education

Editors and affiliations

  • Anjum Halai
    • 1
  • Geoff Tennant
    • 2
  1. 1.East Africa Salama House UramboAga Khan Univ, Inst for Edu DevtDar es SalaamTanzania
  2. 2.Institute for Educational DevelopmentAga Khan UniversityDares SalaamTanzania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27257-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27258-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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