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Research Output

2019

The Pluto Problem: Reflexivities of Discomfort in Teacher Professional Development

Thomas, M. A. M. & Vavrus, F. K., Jan 1 2019, In : Critical Studies in Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2018

Andreas goes to Africa: A comparative historical study of the teachers for east Africa programs

Vavrus, F., Jan 1 2018, In : European Education. 50, 2, p. 171-184 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Rethinking the concept of "context" in comparative research

Bartlett, L. & Vavrus, F., 2018, World Yearbook of Education 2019: Comparative Methodology in the Era of Big Data and Global Networks. Gorur, R., Sellar, S. & Steiner-Khamsi, G. (eds.). Routledge.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2017

From gap to debt: Rethinking equity metaphors in education

Vavrus, F. K., Jan 1 2017, In : International Education Journal. 16, 3, p. 5-16 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2016

Rethinking case study research: A comparative approach

Bartlett, L. & Vavrus, F., Nov 10 2016, Taylor and Francis Inc. 132 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

15 Scopus citations

Topographies of power: a critical historical geography of schooling in Tanzania

Vavrus, F., Apr 2 2016, In : Comparative Education. 52, 2, p. 136-156 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
2015

More clever than the devil: ujanja as schooling strategy in Tanzania

Vavrus, F., Jan 2 2015, In : International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 28, 1, p. 50-71 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2014

Transversing the vertical case study: A methodological approach to studies of educational policy as practice

Bartlett, L. & Vavrus, F., Jun 2014, In : Anthropology and Education Quarterly. 45, 2, p. 131-147 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Scopus citations
2013

International collaboration: Processes, Benefits, Tensions, and Conclusions

Bartlett, L., Bermeo, M. J., Boniface, T., Mogusu, E., Ngarina, D., Rugambwa, A., Salema, V., Thomas, M. A. M., Vavrus, F. & Webb, T., Jan 1 2013, Teaching in Tension: International Pedagogies, National Policies, and Teachers' Practices in Tanzania. Sense Publishers, p. 169-193 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations

Introduction: Teaching and researching in tension

Vavrus, F., Bartlett, L. & Salema, V., Jan 1 2013, Teaching in Tension: International Pedagogies, National Policies, and Teachers' Practices in Tanzania. Sense Publishers, p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

1 Scopus citations
17 Scopus citations

Testing and teaching: The tanzanian national exams and their influence on pedagogy

Bartlett, L. & Vavrus, F., Jan 1 2013, Teaching in Tension: International Pedagogies, National Policies, and Teachers' Practices in Tanzania. Sense Publishers, p. 93-113 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations

The emergence of an international teacher education and research collaboration

Vavrus, F., Jan 1 2013, Teaching in Tension: International Pedagogies, National Policies, and Teachers' Practices in Tanzania. Sense Publishers, p. 23-38 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Scopus citations

The new abolitionists? The World Bank and the 'boldness' of global school fee elimination reforms

Vavrus, F. & Kwauk, C., Jul 1 2013, In : Discourse. 34, 3, p. 351-365 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Working lives of teachers: Social and material constraints

Vavrus, F. & Salema, V., Jan 1 2013, Teaching in Tension: International Pedagogies, National Policies, and Teachers' Practices in Tanzania. Sense Publishers, p. 75-92 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations
2012

Comparative pedagogies and epistemological diversity: Social and materials contexts of teaching in Tanzania

Vavrus, F. & Bartlett, L., Nov 1 2012, In : Comparative Education Review. 56, SPL.ISS. 4, p. 634-658 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations
2011

Educational Formations: Gendered Experiences of Schooling in Local Contexts

Vavrus, F. & DeJaeghere, J., 2011, In : Feminist Formations. 23

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Introduction—Educational formations: Gendered experiences of schooling in local contexts

Vavrus, F. & DeJaeghere, J., 2011, In : Feminist Formations. 23

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

UNESCO-International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa.

Vavrus, F., Thomas, M. & Bartlett, L., 2011

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

2010
36 Scopus citations

Global competition and higher education in the United Republic of Tanzania

Vavrus, F. & Shuyler, A., 2010, Higher Education, Policy and the Global Competition Phenomenon. Rust, V. D., Portnoi, L. M. & Bagley, S. S. (eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 177-190

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Lessons from Teaching in Action: Developing, implementing, and sustaining a teacher-training professional development program: VMM Partnership Programs

Vavrus, F. & Thomas, M., 2010, Supporting Quality Education in East Africa: VMM Partnership Programs. Desforges, M. & Lyimo, P. V. (eds.). United Kingdom: Liverpool Hope University Press, p. 135-151

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

84 Scopus citations
2007

The cost of a ‘free’ primary education in Tanzania

Vavrus, F. & Moshi, G., 2007, In : International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice. 8, p. 35-48

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The cultural and political context of schooling at Jefferson High School: Current Perspectives

Vavrus, F., 2007, Research Process in Classroom Discourse Analysis: Current Perspectives. Zuengler, J. & Cole, K. (eds.). New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2006

Comparatively knowing: Making a case for the vertical case study

Vavrus, F. & Bartlett, L., 2006, In : Current Issues in Comparative Education. 8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education in Exile: SOMAFCO, the ANC School in Tanzania, 1978 to 1992

Vavrus, F., 2006, In : African Studies Review. 49, p. 149-150

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Girls' schooling in Tanzania: The key to HIV/AIDS prevention?

Vavrus, F., Nov 1 2006, In : AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 18, 8, p. 863-871 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

The global politics of educational language policy in Tanzania: Essays in Honor of Robert B. Tabachnick and Robert

Vavrus, F., 2006, Current Discourse on Education in Developing Nations: Essays in Honor of B. Robert Tabachnick and Robert Koehl: Essays in Honor of Robert B. Tabachnick and Robert. Ofalayan, M. (ed.). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 41-49 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2005

Adjusting inequality: Education and structural adjustment policies in Tanzania

Vavrus, F., Jan 1 2005, In : Harvard Educational Review. 75, 2, p. 174-201 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

50 Scopus citations

Higher Education in Tanzania: A Case Study

Vavrus, F., 2005, In : Africa. 75, p. 263-264

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2004

The referential web: Externalization beyond education in Tanzania

Vavrus, F., 2004, The Global Politics of Educational Borrowing and Lending. Steiner-Khamsi, G. (ed.). New York, NY: Teachers College Press, p. 141-153

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2003

Desire and Decline: Schooling Amid Crisis in Tanzania

Vavrus, F., 2003, New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Girls' education and fertility transitions: An analysis of recent trends in Tanzania and Uganda

Vavrus, F. & Larsen, U., Jul 1 2003, In : Economic Development and Cultural Change. 51, 4, p. 945-975 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Women and Development: Rethinking Policy and Reconceptualizing Practice

Vavrus, F. & Richey, L. A., 2003, In : Women’s Studies Quarterly.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

“The acquired income deficiency syndrome”: School fees and sexual risk in northern Tanzania

Vavrus, F., 2003, In : Compare. 33, p. 235-250

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

"I didn't do nothin'": The discursive construction of school suspension

Vavrus, F. & Cole, K. M., Jan 1 2002, In : Urban Review. 34, 2, p. 87-111 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

106 Scopus citations
15 Scopus citations

Postcoloniality and English: Exploring language policy and the politics of development in Tanzania

Vavrus, F., Dec 1 2002, In : TESOL Quarterly. 36, 3, p. 373-397 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Scopus citations

Uncoupling the articulation between girls' education and tradition in Tanzania

Vavrus, F., Dec 2002, In : Gender and Education. 14, 4, p. 367-389 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2000

Governmentality in an era of ‘empowerment’: The case of Tanzania: anging Relations between the State, Civil Society,

Vavrus, F., 2000, Educational Knowledge: anging Relations between the State, Civil Society,. Popkewitz, T. S. (ed.). New York, NY: SUNY Press, p. 221-242

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter