Dr. Henry Chinhara


  •  PhD (UFH, SA);
  • Med (MSU, ZIM);
  • B.Ed (UZ)
  • Dip.Ed (UZ);
  • PGDHET (UFH) PGDECD (Wheelock, USA)

Cell: +263 774 197 554
Email: hchinhara@buse.ac.zw

; chinharah@gmail.com

Research Interests

  • Critical thinking
  • Inclusive education
  • Children in difficulty circumstances
  • Health and safety issues in Education
  • Children’s rights
  • Special Education Needs
  • Psychosocial support to University students
  • Democracy and freedom in Education
  • Social philosophy and education


  1. Chinhara, H., Adewumi, T.  And Shumba, J. (2016). Nurturing of Critical thinking dispositions in Early Childhood learners, in Zimbabwe: Implications to Teacher Education, “PONTE International Scientific Research Journal” Italy: Dec 2017, Volume 73, Issue 12
  2. Chinhara, H. and Rembe, S. (2017). Health, Nutrition, Safety and Security in Early Childhood Development programs in Zimbabwe:  Implications to children with special education needs. The Anthropologists.
  3. Chinhara H. Sotuku, N. (2020). Continuous professional development for inclusive ECD teachers in Chiredzi Zimbabwe: Challenges and opportunities; Scientific African Vol 8 e00270
  4. Chinhara, H. and Sotuku (2020) Challenges faced in provisioning quality and equitable education to children with special education needs in primary schools attaching ECD classes. Kre publishers com (The Anthropologists)
  5. Shumba, J.; Rembe, S.; Adewumi, T. M. Maphosa, C, and Chinhara, H. (2019). Cultivating a Culture of Nonviolence in Early Childhood Development Centres in Maintaining Safety nets and Peace for Children and youth at Risk

Accepted paper

  1. Chinhara, H. (2021). Rethinking strategies used by teachers to assist learners in inclusive early childhood development classes in primary schools in one district in Zimbabwe

Conference Presentations

  1. Chinhara, Henry, Strategies used to Implement Early Childhood Curriculum in Chiredzi District-Zimbabwe  (paper presented  at the SAIdE conference: Towards excellence in Teacher Education Practices:  from 19-21/09/2016: MAHATMAN hotel Pretoria
  2. Chinhara, Henry and Sotuku, Namhla Enhancing issues of Inclusivity through staff-development programmes: A case of Zimbabwean Primary schools attaching ECD classes in Chiredzi Education District Zimbabwe (paper presented from 6-8 June, 2017 at North West University conference “Teacher education for Inclusivity”  Vaal Campus SA
  3. Chinhara, Henry. Retooling of teachers for inclusivity: the issues at stake SAIdE Conference – Rethinking Education in the 21st Century from 18-21/09/2017 at MAHATIMA Hotel  Pretoria SA
  4. Chinhara, Henry. Developing teachers through Continuous Professional Development: Opportunities and Challenges  (Professional development) 23/10/2017   Research and  Innovation Day
  5. Chinhara, Henry and Sotuku Namhla Issues and realities of teachers in integrating ICT in ECD settings: A case of Buffalo CITY Metropolitan ECD centres. Presented at a SARAECE Transforming teacher education in the early years at Forever Hotel, Centurion, Gauteng on 10-12 May, 2018

Grants awards

  1. Norman, Rudhumbu, Maroni Nyikahadzoi, Mpofu, Vongai, Dziva Diamond, Zinyeka Gracious,  Chinhara Henry, Mandoga, Edward, Mwenje Judy: Seeding Labs’ Instrumental Access Grant of USD$150,000 (Grant successfully awarded, in September 2019