This book examines the challenges that schools face in handling adolescent pupils. It is a product of a series of studies conducted in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the years 2000-2001 about management of puberty in primary schools, all of which came to the same and poignant conclusion that the current management of sexual maturation within the primary education system is systematically failing to meet the needs of all children, especially girls.
Dr Deborah Kasente is senior lecturer, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Makerere University. She is also a Senior Research Associate at Makerere Institute of Social Research where she is a Team Leader of a Rockefeller supported project for Institutionalising Mastery of English Literacy in Uganda Primary Schools. Her other key publications are in Education Reform, Gender, Poverty and Employment;Gender and the Expansion of Non-Traditional Agricultural Exports, Gender and Social Security Reform and Microfinance.
Dr Nakanyike B. Musisi is Executive Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR), Uganda. She holds an MA and MPhil from the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada. She takes keen interest in the transformations occuring in higher education in Uganda.