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ERIC Number: ED066369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 9
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Educational Strategies for Accelerating Development in Southern Africa.
Parker, Franklin
This paper discusses the following major problems related to the educational crisis in southern Africa: 1) maintaining educational quality while providing for rising enrollment; 2) providing for increased enrollment but with relatively less money for education; 3) counteracting the imbalance between the increasing school output and the number of available jobs, and balancing skills levels with labor demands; 4) updating course content and teaching methods to suit today's heterogeneous student population; and 5) correcting the imbalance between too much formal education and the lack of out-of-school training or lifelong education. The paper also provides a discussion of Africa's economic development, an overview of assessments of African education between 1960-65 and an examination of education as a source of economic growth. Emphasizing that strategies for solving educational problems must be related to economic development, the paper presents interrelated educational and developmental strategies in terms of educational objectives, national planning, regional planning, family planning, easing alienation, reducing illiteracy, and use of master teachers. Bibliographical notes are appended. (CG)
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Identifiers: Africa (South)
Note: Keynote address at the conference, "Accelerated Development in South Africa," Braamfontein, South Africa, March, 1972