ERIC Number: ED237476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Basic Training Course in Systematic Curriculum Development. Course One: General Background to Curriculum Development in Africa.
Quansah, Kofi B.
This course supplies an historical overview of forces and factors which have led to changes in African educational philosophy and planning. Most landmarks in African education have been established by some important international conferences on education (held in developing nations), a number of which are discussed in the course. The course is divided into the following sections: (1) objectives of the course; (2) the post-second world war social revolution; (3) the focus of educational development in Africa since the Addis Ababa Conference of 1961; (4) dysfunctionality of the school system; (5) developments in the late 1960's; (6) developments in the 1970's; and (7) the trend of educational development from the 1970's. Concluding remarks offer reflections on the purpose, objectives, quality, and relevance of education in Africa. References for further reading are included. (JD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, African History, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Educational History, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Organizations, Political Influences, Relevance (Education), Social Action, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).
Authoring Institution: African Curriculum Organisation.
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