Dr. Foster Kholowa – Board Chairperson

Dr Foster Kholowa is a Senior Lecturer in Language and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education at Chancellor College, University of Malawi. He was Dean of Education up until December 2016.

He did his Bachelor of Education at the University of Malawi and an MA in Education and Professional Development at the University of East Anglia in the UK. He later did a PhD in Education (early literacy development) at the University of Malawi and University of Sussex in the UK. Additionally, Dr Foster Kholowa completed a postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Studies in Primary Education at the University of Strathclyde (Scotland, UK). He further studied and specialized in Early Childhood Development through the Early Childhood Virtual University (ECDVU) at the University of Victoria in Canada.

Over the years Foster Kholowa has played an active role in both Education and Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Malawi in terms of research, Policy development, curriculum/materials development, and capacity building of education and ECD practitioners at various levels. He is often consulted by UN Agencies, Malawi Government, World Bank on ECD.

Dr Kholowa’s notable publications (2008 — 2014) include:

Neuman, M.J., McConnell & Kholowa, F. From Early Childhood Development Policy to Sustainability: The Fragility of Community-Based Childcare Services in Malawi. International Journal of Early Childhood Development Volume 45, Number 3, February 2014, ISSN0020-7187

Kholowa, F. & Ellis, S, (2010) Growing up in rural Malawi: dilemmas of childhood in Clark, M & Tucker, S, Early Childhoods in a changing world. London: Trentham

Dixon, K, Place, and Kholowa, F. In(sites): Examining early literacy practices at home and school in rural Malawi and South Africa in South African Review of Education (SARE), Volume 14, No3, December 2008, pp.5-21

Kholowa, F. & Maluwa-Banda, D. (March 2008) Early Childhood Education and Development in Malawi: Major Challenges and Prospects, In: Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Volume 20, No. 1


Department of Curriculum and Teaching Studies
Chancellor College, University of Malawi
P.O Box 280 Zomba
Republic of Malawi
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