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  • EDCON Education and Development
    of Education and Development Director Professor Dr Birgit Brock Utne EDCON offers consultancies in Evaluations and Reviews of interventions within education in developing countries Education for all The language of instruction in developing countries Multilingualism in Africa Peace Education Schooling targeting the girl child Secondary schooling in developing countries Higher education in developing countries EDCON has a vast network of colleagues in other consultancy firms and in universities in the

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  • EDCON Education and Development
    In the years 1987 1992 the Director of EDCON worked as a Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam and learnt to speak read and write Kiswahili Professor Dr Birgit Brock Utne has for many years worked as a Professor of Education and Development at the University of Oslo Norway and built up the research and evaluation network NETREED Network for Research and Evaluation of Education for Development Professor Dr Birgit Brock Utne was the Norwegian project leader of the research project LOITASA Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa She has had consultancies for NORAD the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Namibian Ministry of Education DANIDA GTZ DEZA UNICEF UNESCO and the World Bank She is fluent in Norwegian German English Kiswahili and can understand and read French Her main areas of competency are Evaluations and Reviews of interventions within education in developing countries Education for all The language of instruction in developing countries Multilingualism in Africa Peace Education Schooling targeting the girl child Secondary schooling in developing countries Higher education in developing countries She has however also done consultancies within programmes dealing with fishery biology management of natural resources and sustainable agriculture and the forestry

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  • EDCON Education and Development
    as a Moral Enterprise 21 22 March Participate in the annual meeting of the Association of Non Fictional writers at Scandic hotel Oslo airport April Working in Hamburg Address in Hamburg Gästehaus der Universität Hamburg Rothenbaumchaussee 34 D 20 148 Hamburg Giving the lecture Education in Africa of good quality but in whose language on Thursday 23rd of April at AfricaVenir in Berlin May take a trip back home 24 to 26th of April to visit Gunnar and attend a birthday of a friend who will be 70 1 May to 1 November address in Norway Dalbovn 64 N 1458 Fjellstrand 13 17 May in Tromsø for a confirmation visiting family and friends 18 19 May heading a viva at the Faculty of Education UiO 28 30 May external examiner of a doctoral thesis at the University of Bristol UK Staying at hotel Crossley 5 6 June Jentene på Kyststien Visiting friends in Stavern and Helgeroa 15 16 June North South conference in Bergen 17 18 June External examiner at the University of Tromsø 18 June 1 August Being with family and friends at Dalbo 2 15 August In South Africa first lecturing at the University of Western Cape in

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  • EDCON Education and Development
    of Oslo Two master degree students per year will write their theses as part of this project 1996 1998 A three year consultancy for DSE Deutsche Stiftung für Entwicklung to build up research capacity among young researchers in southern Africa within the area of qualitative research Planning meeting in Berlin 26 28 January 1996 workshop in Zimbabwe 17 23 March 1996 planning meeting in South Africa 25 31 March 1996 Workshop in Malawi 16 21 September 1996 Planning workshop in South Africa 22 27 September 1996 Course director of the South African programme training seminars in South Africa in last part of January 1997 20 29 introduction methods 7 16 of April 1997 data collection 19 28 of January 1998 data analysis in Europe and or Latin America August 1998 presentation of results 1995 For DSE Deutsche Stiftung für Entwicklung Resource person at a seminar in the use of qualitative research methods in education in Southern Africa In Zschortau near Leipzig 6 April 10 April 7 21 1994 For DSE Deutsche Stiftung für Entwicklung Resource person at a seminar in the use of qualitative research methods in education in Eastern Africa At Villa Borsig Berlin 29 November 1 December 1993 For NORAD October November l993 A Project Review of the Diploma M Phil course in Fisheries Biology and Fisheries Management University of Bergen Together with researcher Henrik Gislason Danish Institute for Fisheries and Marine Research from Denmark and a local consultant from Tanzania one from Zimbabwe and one from Sri Lanka A four week consultancy with three weeks in the field field visits to Tanzania Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka 7 17 1992 For NORAD January February l992 A project review of the Department of animal science and production DASP Sokoine University of Agriculture Team work with four in the team the other three being men and animal scientists one researcher from Tanzania one from Ethiopia and the third and team leader Prof Hans Wiktorsson Uppsala Universität from Sweden A two week consultancy with nine days in the field 1992 For Lärarhögskolan in Malmö Sweden March l992 An evaluation of the project Skola för fred An evaluation af nine booklets making up a series of teaching material being used in connection with peace education from Kindergarden through high school l99l For UNESCO Institute of Education Hamburg Writing of a background paper on suggested tasks for UNESCO to work on in the area of adult education peace education For a workshop taking place l8 and l9 April 1 990 For UNESCO NORAD March l990 Evaluation du projet 504 SEN ll Promotion de la formation et de la recherche en economie sociale et familiale au Senegal written together with Alexis Propovsky and Ann Kristin Søderlund both UNESCO Paris and O Dia Keita and Samba Dione both Senegal A ten day consultancy work one week in the field 1 990 For NORAD the Norwegian Society for Forestry DECO January l990 A project appraisal of the Faculty of Forestry Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro Tanzania

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  • EDCON Education and Development
    of Instruction in South Africa Funding from The Norwegian Research Council NFR and HRC the Human Research Council in South Africa Partners Prof Zubeida Desai and Dr Vuyokazi Nomlomo Research Assistants Halla Holmarsdottir and Vuokazi Nomolomo both have now received their doctorates in connection with the project NETREED 2001 2008 NETwork for Research and Evaluation of Education in Developing countries Funding from The Norwegian Research Council NFR Research Assistants Ragnhild Tungesvik 2001 2003 Greta Gudmundsdottir 2003 2005 Torill Aagot Halvorsen 2005 2007 Line Kjølstad Gran 15 Sept 2007 The language of Instruction in South Africa and Tanzania 2001 2004 Funding from The Norwegian Research Council NFR Research Assistant Halla Holmarsdottir Education in Africa 1989 1999 Funding from NORAD Ministry of Foreign Affairs Students who have written their theses in connection with the project Astrid Tolo Øyvind Ørbeck Sørheim Rune Hansson Ingunn Bremnes Titus Tenga Kari Aas Marianna Mietinnen Ragnhild Tungesvik Kjersti Okkelmo Hege Grov Annette Nyquist Tone Holtan Elisabeth Grimstad Johnny Aasen Torunn Henriksen Dag Aasland Kostas Koupolos Peace education 1980 1989 Funding from International Peace Research Institute of Oslo PRIO Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Disarmament Sweden Students who have written their theses in connection with the project

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  • EDCON Education and Development
    ducation and Development Consulting Home About Whereabouts 2015 Consultancies Research projects Publications References Tingatinga Tanzania Photo of painting Publications 2010 2014 Publications 2000 2007 Publications 1985 2000 Webdesign Last updated

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  • EDCON Education and Development
    role of language in higher education in Africa EAIE Forum EAIE Forum Winter 2013 pp 16 17 EAIE Amsterdam http www eaie org home publishing publications forum html Brock Utne Birgit 2013 Language Multilingual issues in developing countries In Wolhuter Charl C I Kamere K Biraimah eds A Student s Textbook in Comparative Education Potchefstroom Platinum Press ISBN 978 1 86822 638 pp 115 144 chapter 7 397 pp 978 1 86822 638 er ikke et gyldig ISBN fra bok rapport Conference presentations Brock Utne Birgit 2013 Changing language of instruction in Tanzania from English to Kiswahili What happened to all the policy drafts Paper presented at the 57 th annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society held in New Orleans March 10 15 2013 Brock Utne Birgit and Malcolm Mercer 2013 Using languages that children know as the languages of instruction a post 2015 challenge and the work of CASAS Paper presented at the UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development Education Development Post 2015 Reflecting Reviewing Re visioning Oxford 10 12 September 2013 Sub theme Evidence and Knowledge Publications in 2012 Brock Utne Birgit 2012a Language policy and science could some African countries learn from some Asian countries International Review of Education Vol 58 No 4 pp 481 503 DOI 10 1007 s11159 012 9308 2 Brock Utne Birgit 2012b Language and inequality global challenges to education Compare Vol 42 No 5 1 21 July 2012 DOI 10 1080 03057925 2012 706453To link to this article http dx doi org 10 1080 03057925 2012 706453 BBrock Utne Birgit 2012c Learning for all of Africa s children in whose language CCommonwealth Education Partnerships CEP 2012 2013 pp 147 151 hhttp www cedol org commonwealth education partnerships articles 201213 BBrock Utne Birgit 2012d The centrality of women s work for peace in the thinking apublications and writings of Elise Boulding Journal of Peace Education Vol 9 No 2 August 2012 127 137 ISSN 1740 0201 print ISSN 1740 021X online http dx doi org 10 1080 17400201 2012 700198 B rock Utne Birgit 2012 Understanding what the teacher is saying Kiswahili and English medium primary schools in Tanzania In Martha Qorro Zubeida Desai and Birgit Brock Utne Eds Language of Instruction A key to understanding what the teacher is saying Dar es Salaam KAD Associates pp 1 24 Brock Utne Birgit 2011 Linking the Micro and Macro in Peace and Development Studies In Fink George Ed Stress of War Amsterdam Elsevier Publishing reprinting a table from that article Conference presentations Brock Utne Birgit 2012 A gender perspective on peace education and the work for peace Invited key note presented to pre school teachers in New Zealand as part of an annual Teachers Refresher Course held on Thursday 12 th of April at Whitby Hall St Hilda s College Dunedin Brock Utne Birgit 2012 The Language of Instruction in Africa an example of structural violence and neo colonialism Presentation at a student staff seminar arranged by the National Centre for Peace and Conflict studies at the University of Otago and held in sem room 6 in St David on Thursday 3 rd of May Brock Utne Birgit 2012 Language and Power A public lecture arranged by the National Centre for Peace and Conflict studies at the University of Otago and held in Room 203 of the Commerce Building on Wednesday 9 th of May Brock Utne Birgit 2012 Are we educating boys for war and girls for peace Invited lecture held at the Resource Center at the College of Education University of Otago onThursday 17 th of May Brock Utne Birgit 2012 Gender and Peace Public seminar arranged by the National Centre for Peace and Conflict studies at the University of Otago and held in Burns 5 on Tues 22 nd May Brock Utne Birgit 2012 A Babble of Tongues Peace Power and the Role of Language A public lecture arranged by the National Consultative Committee onDisarmament and the UNESCO Commission of New Zealand and held in St Andrews on the Terrace Meeting room annex in Wellington on Thursday 24 th of May Brock Utne Birgit 2012 Where have all the policy drafts gone Key note lecture presented at the International Conference on 50 Years of Kiswahili as a Language of African Liberation Unification and Renaissance Hosted by the Institute of Kiswahili Studies University of Dar es Salaam and ACALAN Bamako Thursday 4 th to Saturday 6 th October 2012 Publications in 2011 Brock Utne Birgit 2011 Languages and Education in Africa A Comparative and Transdisciplinary Discussion In Lexander Kristin Vold Chantal Lyche and Anne Moseng Knutsen Eds Pluralité des langues pluralité des cultures regard sur l Afrique et au delá Oslo Novus Press Pp 153 163 Brock Utne Birgit 2011 International security and Language expanding the peace journalism framework In Ibrahim Seaga Shaw Robert A Hackett Jake Lynch Eds 2011 Expanding Peace Journalism Critical and comparative perspectives Sydney Sydney University Press in press Brock Utne Birgit 2011 The centrality of women s work for peace in the thinking actions and writings of Elise Boulding The Journal of Peace Education in press Conference presentations Brock Utne Birgit 2011 Teaching science for development in whose language P resented at the LOITASA workshop at the university of Western Cape 27 30 March 2011 Brock Utne Birgit 2011 Language and Liberation Language of instruction in mathematics and science the case of Zanzibar P resented at the 55th Annual Meetings of the Comparative and International Education Society in Montreal in May 2011 Brock Utne Birgit 2011 Language and inequality could Africa learn from Asia Invited key note presented to the Third General Assembly of the Asia Africa Dialogue held at Hiroshima University from June 7 th to 10 th 2011 Brock Utne Birgit 2011 Language and inequality global challenges to education BAICE Presidential Address at the 11 th UKFIET International Conference Oxford 16 September 2011 Publications in 2010 Books Brock Utne Birgit Zubeida Desai Martha Qorro and Allan Pitman Eds 2010 Language of

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  • EDCON Education and Development
    Analysis of Peace and Development Studies as well as Peace Education from a Feminist Perspective In Karame Kari and Torunn Tryggestad eds Gender Perspectives on Peace and Conflict Studies Oslo Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and International Peace Research Institute Oslo pp 144 163 ISBN 82 7002 153 9 Indigenous knowledge 2002 Stories of the Hunt Who is writing them In Odora Hoppers Catherine ed Indigenous Knowledge and the Integration of Knowledge Systems Towards a Philosophy of Articulation Claremont South Africa New Africa Education pp 237 257 2000 Transforming African Universities Using Indigenous Perspectives and Local Experience In Teasdale G R and Z Ma Rhea eds Local Knowledge and Wisdom in Higher Education New York Pergamon Press pp 153 169 Globalisation Language and Education 2006 Learning through a familiar language versus learning through a foreign language a look at some secondary school classrooms in Tanzania In Brock Utne Birgit Zubeida Desai and Martha Qorro eds Focus on Fresh Data on the Language of Instruction Debate in Tanzania and South Africa Cape Town African Minds Pp 19 40 2006 English as the language of instruction or destruction how do teachers and students in Tanzania cope In Albert Weidemann and Birgit Smieja eds Empowerment through Language and Education cases and case studies from North America Europe Africa and Japan Frankfurt Peter Lang pp 75 91 2005 Globalisation Language and Education In International Handbook on Globalisation Education and Policy Research Dordrecht Kluwer Academic Publishers 2005 s 549 565 2005 Language in Education Policies and Practices in Africa with a Special Focus on Tanzania and South Africa Insights from Research in Progress In Lin Angel M Y and Peter Martin eds Decolonisation Globalisation Language in Education Clevedon Buffalo Toronto Multilingual Matters pp 175 195 2002 Globalisierung des Bildungswesens Erfahrungen aus Afrika In Wulf Christoph und Christine Merkel Hrsg Globalisierung als Herausforderung der Erziehung Theorien Grundlagen Fallstudien European Studies in Education Münster New York München Berlin Waxmann Pp 402 414 A selection of articles in professional journals written in English book reviews are not included Peace education 2007 Education for peace vs education about peace Bridges Vol 14 No1 2 pp 107 125 ISSN 1042 2234 a volume dealing with the Reality of War and the Possibility of Peace 2004 Peace Research with a Diversity Perspective a look to Africa International Journal of Peace Studies Vol 9 No 2 Autumn Winter pp 109 123 Globalisation Language and Education 2007 Learning through a familiar language versus learning through a foreign language a look into some secondary school classrooms in Tanzania International Journal of Educational Development Vol 27 No 5 2007 ISSN 0738 0593 pp 487 498 2007 Is Norwegian threatened as an academic language International Higher Education Summer issue ISSN 1084 0613 pp 15 16 2007 Language of Instruction and Student Performance New Insights from Research in Tanzania and South Africa International Review of Education Vol 53 No 5 6 ISSN 0020 8566 in press 2004 with Halla Holmarsdottir Language policies and practices in Tanzania and

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