Jane Nebe

Jane Nebe holds a MA in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment from the UCL Institute of Education, London as a Commonwealth Scholar. She also possesses a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and a M.Ed. in Educational Measurement and Evaluation, both from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Her undergraduate study was however in Pure & Industrial Chemistry where she graduated with a 2nd Class (Upper Division) before veering into the Education field because of her passion to improve learning and achievement.

For the past ten years, she has built a career in the education sector both as a teacher and as an administrator, having worked in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions within Nigeria. On 1st February, 2014, she joined the ERC funded DirtPol project as the Project Researcher in charge of the Education and Schools portfolio for Lagos, Nigeria. Her core responsibility was data generation in relation to the ways 7 – 9 year olds and 13 – 15 year olds understand and perceive themselves, others and their socio-cultural realities through categories denoting ‘dirt’.

In the earlier period of the project, Jane successfully identified schools, obtained approval from appropriate authorities at the State, Local Government and school levels, liaised with relevant school gatekeepers and developed educational materials and interview questions for data generation. During the pilot and third phase of the project, she collected data by means of in-depth interviews, Focus Group Discussions, Essay and Diary entries, photographs, debate and observation. Some of her field experiences are chronicled in some articles on http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/dirtpol/.

Jane is from the Igbo-speaking tribe of Southeast Nigeria. She speaks Igbo, Yoruba, Nigerian Pidgin and English fluently.  She spends her free time watching movies, reading exciting literature and volunteering with groups that are concerned with the academic and moral development of young people. Her main areas of research interest include Research Methods, Educational Assessment and Pedagogy. Jane welcomes future collaborations with researchers and educationists and can be reached via greatjaneo@yahoo.com.