Recoup Theme 1 Presentation Oct 08

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<ul><li> 1. RECOUP Theme 1: three linked projects on human and social outcomes Consortium Advisory Group Meeting, Cambridge, 15 October 2008</li></ul> <p> 2. Situation of Theme 1 qualitative projects0= Yet to start data collection1= Data collection in process 2= Data collection completed, preliminary analysis under way 3= Analysis on-going, output available 0 1 2 0 Disability, Education &amp; Poverty [DEPP] 0 2 0 2 Youth, Gender &amp; Citizenship [YGC] 2 0 3 1 Health &amp; Fertility [H&amp;F] Pakistan Kenya India Ghana Project 3. Published outputs from RECOUP work: </p> <ul><li>Health and Fertility [H&amp;F] </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>2 working papers (India, Pakistan) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Disability, Education and Poverty [DEPP] </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>2 working papers (General, India) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Journal article (India, inEcon. &amp; Pol. Weekly) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Accepted journal article (India, inAPDRJ,2009) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Policy Brief (General) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Youth, Gender and Citizenship [YGC] </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Accepted journal article ( Compare,on African and Indian gender theory) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Introduction to Special Issue ( Compare ) </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 4. </p> <ul><li>Aslam, M., Kingdon, G. and S. Malik, Maternal Education and Child Health Understanding the Pathways in Pakistan, mimeo, CSAE, May 08 </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>In Pakistan, testing relationships between maternal schooling and</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>child health outcomes ( child height, weight and arm-circumference) </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>parental health-seeking behaviour(immunisation status of children) </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Looks at the pathways through which maternal education has its impact on child health/ health-seeking behaviour</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Only maternal health knowledge helps explain immunisation status for young children, and mothers education has a direct positive effect only in determining younger childrens heights </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Further quantitative-qualitative work is planned </li></ul></li></ul> <p>One quantitative draft paper on theme 1 5. Other RECOUP Theme 1 outputs </p> <ul><li>Edited book:Gender, Education and Equality in a Global Context(Arnot &amp; Fennell, 2008) with 5 chapters by RECOUP members </li></ul> <ul><li>Edited special journal issue:Gendered education and national development (Arnot &amp; Fennell,Compare38, 5, 2008) 3 articles by RECOUP members </li></ul> <ul><li>Book:Degrees Without Freedom(Jeffrey, Jeffery &amp; Jeffery, 2008) </li></ul> <ul><li>Refereed journal article: Disputing Contraception: Muslim Reform, Secular Change &amp; Fertility,Modern Asian Studies,(Jeffery, Jeffery &amp; Jeffrey, 2008).</li></ul> <p> 6. Research capacity development </p> <ul><li>PhD students:</li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Four funded RECOUP students;</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Two students linked to use RECOUP data;</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Four students in Cambridge associated to RECOUP themes</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Qualitative Research Skills Manual launched as an open web-based resource</li></ul> <ul><li>Building of qualitative social research capacity in all partners.</li></ul> <ul><li>Development of capacity of Northern team members in researching poverty in the South </li></ul> <p> 7. KenyaMidterm Dissemination Workshop</p> <ul><li>Health and Fertility </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li> Issues around the relationships between education and health and fertility outcomes for the poor, Jeffery </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Disability, Education and Poverty </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li> Testing transitions: the lives of young people with disabilities in Kenya, Mugo &amp; Singal.</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Youth, Gender and Citizenship </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li> Being young, Kenyan and gendered Ruto, Ndiritu, &amp; Arnot </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li> Conceptualising poverty and well-being in the context of education Wawire,Wainaina, Chege, &amp; Arnot</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li> Citizenship education and political engagement: voices of Kenyan youth Chege, Wawire &amp; Arnot </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 8. IndiaMidterm Dissemination Workshop</p> <ul><li>H&amp;F </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li> Another Look into the Education-Fertility Black Box: Insights from qualitative and quantitative RECOUP research by Clare Noronha, Roger Jeffery &amp; ANO </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>DEPP </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li> Education for better life: the undelivered promise of education for people with disabilities by Nidhi Singal &amp; ANO.</li></ul></li></ul> <p> 9. GhanaMidterm Dissemination Workshop</p> <ul><li>YGC </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Youth Citizenship, National Unity and Poverty Alleviation: East and West African approaches, Arnot, Casely-Hayford, Chege, Dovie, and Wainaina,</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Growing up modern in Ghana: Educationaloutcomes, social class and social transition, Casely-Hayford, Dovie, Sackey, and Arnot.</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>The making of a Ghanaian Citizen: the role of education among urban youth, Dovie, Casely-Hayford, Hettey, and Arnot.</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>The effects of education among rural youth in Northern Ghana: an intergenerational perspective, Salifu,Musah. and Iddrisu </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 10. Some of our plans for 2008-09 </p> <ul><li>Reports on qualitative projects: e.g. </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Ghana, YGC (Nov 2008) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>India, DEPP (Nov 2008) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Pakistan, H&amp;F (Nov 2008) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Analysis of household survey data on disability, its correlates and consequences, India and Pakistan </li></ul> <ul><li>Publications linking Quantitative/Qualitative data </li></ul> <ul><li>Other Publications </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Researching Education in the South(Edited book) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Youth Gender and Citizenship in East &amp; West Africa(Edited book) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li> Doing Disability Research (Article) </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 11. UKFIET 2009 papers </p> <ul><li>Three Symposia </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Disability symposium 14 invited papers </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>RECOUP symposium: three papers </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>(a) Transitions to adulthood,</li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>(b) Health &amp; Fertility in Pakistan,</li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>(c) Gender &amp; Citizenship in Kenya </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Symposium on Youth Citizenship and the Politics of Belonging: young people's views of educational politics, policies and practices (open stream)</li></ul></li></ul> <p> 12. Lessons learned: 1 </p> <ul><li>Qualitative projects are hard to keep to planned 6-month periods </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Translation and transcription: dilemmas here are more intransigent than we expected </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Identification of sample takes longer than expected (people with disabilities, getting intergenerational interviews)</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Writing time not built into the plan </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 13. Lessons learned: 2 </p> <ul><li>Serious delays as a result of political conflict in Kenya and Pakistan (loss of community trust, sample, danger for researchers)</li></ul> <ul><li>Electronic communications with Southern partners are hard to maintain, especially in Africa </li></ul> <ul><li>Communities have shown research fatigue related to lack of definite collective or individual rewards for taking part </li></ul> <p> 14. High-points </p> <ul><li>Model structure of three interactive research training workshops (on data collection and transcribing, Atlas.ti, and data analysis and report writing) for each country team on Theme 1 projects as they rolled out </li></ul> <ul><li>Photographic research very popular in Kenya, with IT training of youth and community members.</li></ul> <ul><li>DEPP working paper to be included in the World BanksDisability Knowledge Kit, tentatively titled,Inter-Agency Disability Knowledge Base </li></ul> <ul><li>Collaborative South-South authorship: Kenya and Ghana teams writing joint YGC working paper, matched design of journal articles,and prospect of joint authorship of a book </li></ul> <p> 15. Helping to redefine the terms of debates </p> <ul><li>Reconceptualising outcomes </li></ul> <ul><li>Reconceptualising methods </li></ul> <ul><li>Reconceptualising processes </li></ul> <ul><li>Representing the voices of young stakeholders </li></ul>

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