ERIC Number: ED231662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Science Education in Southern Africa. Pre-Entry Science Courses and Science Teachers' Upgrading Programmes. Report of the Interuniversity Workshop (Maseru, Lesotho, December 2-5, 1981).
Thijs, G. D., Ed.
A workshop was organized to: (1) exchange ideas, views, teaching materials, and experiences between all individuals involved in present science education projects; (2) familiarize staff of the Lesotho Science Pre-Entry Course (LESPEC) with the working situation in these types of projects; and (3) start discussions of policy matters related to the aims of these programs in view of the needs of science education in the southern Africa region. Presented is a summary of the workshop, including objectives, organization, subject area discussions, policy discussions, conclusions/recommendations, and workshop evaluation. Subject area discussions focused on an interdisciplinary approach, programmed instruction and open labs/teaching approaches, ability grouping, and educational objectives related to biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English. Also included are discussions of teacher education, educational improvement, defining target groups (focusing on target institutions, issue of bonding, need for streaming, and issue of direct entry), methods and problems of selection, and position of projects in the educational system. The program, a list of participants, and a list of the position papers are included in the appendices. Position papers are categorized by and presented in the same order as topic areas in the subject area discussions, and make up the major portion of the report. (JN)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Science Projects, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement
Free University, P.O. Box 7161, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Free Univ., Amsterdam (Netherlands).
Identifiers: Africa (South); Science Education Research; Streaming (Education)
Note: Workshop was sponsored by the Basic Science Projects Working Group of the Free University Amsterdam, the University College of Botswana, the National University of Lesotho, and the University College of Swaziland.