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Prof. Chipo Dyanda

Qualifications:

PhD. Loyola University,USA, M.Ed. Howard University, USA, B.Ed. University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Academic Appointments:

Executive Director, Quality Assurance and Professional Development

Research Interests:

Education
Early Childhood Development
Child Development
Quality Assurance and Professional Development
School Readiness


Faculty: Education
Department: Teacher Education and Vice Chancellor’s Office
Research Category: Education
Biography:

Lecturer, Seke Teachers’ College, 1982
Lecturer 1988
Dean of Education 2002, University of Zimbabwe
Pro Vice Chancellor 2010, University of Zimbabwe
Executive Director, Quality Assurance and Professional Development, 2019, University of Zimbabwe


Email: cdyanda@admin.uz.ac.zw
Phone: 0242-335249
Publications:

1. Gatsi, R. and Dyanda, C., 2010. Vygotsky's co-construction principles: bright children as teachers in Zimbabwean infant schools.
2. Dyanda, C. and MacLane, J.B., 2000. Vygotsky's socio-historic theory of cognitive development: a search for an alternative and relevant theory of cognition for Colleges of Education in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, 12(2), pp.210-265.
3. Dozva, M. and Dyanda, C., 2012. Early childhood development training in Zimbabwe’s tertiary institutions: A reflective analysis. Asian Journal of Management Sciences and Education, 1(3), pp.57-65.
4. Johnson, D.J., Dyanda-Marira, C. and Dzvimbo, P.K., 1997. Urban Zimbabwean mothers' choices and perceptions of care for young children. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 12(2), pp.199-219.
5. Dyanda, C. and MacLane, J.B., 2000. Vygotsky's socio-historic theory of cognitive development: a search for an alternative and relevant theory of cognition for Colleges of Education in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, 12(2), pp.210-265.
6. Dyanda, C., 1997. Questioning'questioning'in Zimbabwean infant classes. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, 9(1), pp.44-64.
7. Dyanda, C., 2005. Evaluation of the national early childhood development programme. Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

Patented Work:

Grants & Funding (current and Past projects):

1. English Literacy Norms Project: Rockefeller Foundation.
2. School Readiness Initiative, Roger Federer Foundation

Awards & Achievements:

Awarded merit (B.Ed.), University of Zimbabwe
Awarded Academic Excellence Award(M.Ed.), Howard University
Ph.D. GPA 4.0. Distinction award, Loyola University
Kellogg Foundation Fellow

Consultancy and advisory work (current and past):

Consultant for UNICEF; Save the Children, Zambia and Uganda: Early Childhood Development
Rockefeller Foundation, English Literacy Norms for Primary Schools
School Readiness Initiative, Roger Federer Foundation

Supervision information (MPhil, DPhil, etc.):

Supervised Ph.Ds in Early Childhood Development

Professional membership, Committees, Boards:

1. International Journal of Behavioral Development.
2. Director and Chairman, Zimbabwe United Passenger Company
3. Director and Chairman, Air Zimbabwe

External Profile Links (Google Scholar, ResearchGate, LinkedIn, other social media links):




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