ERIC Number: ED234007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Factors Relating to the Effective Implementation of Agriculture Curriculum in Secondary Schools in Uganda. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation. No. 41.
A study examined factors and problems that tend to hinder effective implementation of agriculture curriculum in Uganda's secondary schools. Comparisons of examination results revealed that the levels of achievement of secondary school students in agriculture fell below those of other science subjects. A survey was conducted in 10 schools where questionnaires were submitted to the headmasters, the agriculture teachers, and students of agriculture. Opinions were sought on teaching materials and facilities, teacher attitudes and training, school administration, the agriculture curriculum, and the examination system. Analysis of findings indicated that teaching materials and facilities were inadequate, and in some cases not available. Teachers were trained and competent but mobile; there were not enough teachers; and many were inexperienced. It was also found that administrators did not provide enough guidance and advice to teachers. The curriculum was found to be too broad to be covered sufficiently in the allocated time. Examinations were considered difficult due to the fact that teaching could not be accomplished properly because of lack of materials and facilities. Recommendations are offered for improvements. The survey questionnaires are appended, and findings are presented in tabular form. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Agricultural Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Developing Nations, Educational Facilities, Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).; African Curriculum Organisation.
Note: Requirement for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Development, University of Nairobi. Best copy available.