UoN is the Local Implementing Partner of an inter-University, inter-Faculty and inter-Disciplinary project titled Supporting Holistic & Actionable Research in Education (SHARE) – Co-Creating for Change: Learning Becomes Service to Justice.
SHARE is being implemented from January 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 as three separate but related studies namely: Language of Instruction Transition in Education Systems (LITES) study and; Higher Education Institutions Generating Holistic and Transformative Solutions (HEIGHTS) studies, that is: HEIGHTS – Innovation Ecosystem (HEIGHTS – IE) HEIGHTS – Financial Sustainability (HEIGHTS – FS).
The studies are being undertaken concurrently and include an ecosystem diagnostic process (Phases 1 &2); field research design and implementation (Phase 3) and capacity building.
The LITES panel consisted of Dr. TJ D’Agostino, Aimee Lyons and Prof. Hellen Inyenga who spoke on the purpose, innovative nature and anticipated outcomes of the study.
They brought to light that the main purpose of LITES is to diagnose the health of the evidence ecosystem for informing decision making and to engage key stakeholders early in and throughout the process. In addition, LITES aims to fill the evidence gap of LMICs regarding how to design and implement a strong language of instruction transition policy and the various factors that enable or impede success of these efforts.