ERIC Number: ED239871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The ZIM-SCI Project. Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Progress Report No. 2.
Dock, A. W.
The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) was started in 1981 with the aim of developing a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. Project activities included developing student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits, implementing and evaluating the course, and other efforts to meet the need for a truly scientific science curriculum in a third world context. This report focuses on project activities that took place during 1983. Since circumstances and objectives changed as the project developed, the report attempts to: (1) review overall progress in light of the original conception; (2) examine weak points in the system and strategies devised to strengthen them; and (3) to map out possible lines of development for the future. Among the general areas considered are: implementation efforts; production and distribution of printed materials; establishment of science centers; inservice courses; evaluation; examinations; communication with teachers; staffing; finance; and syllabus development. A list of national and general aims of the project and a copy of the 1983 Zimbabwe Junior Certificate Examination (which ZIM-SCI students currently take) are included in appendices. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Developing Nations, Educational Objectives, General Science, Inservice Teacher Education, Material Development, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Equipment, Science Programs, Science Tests, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Units of Study
University of Zimbabwe, P.O. Box MP 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Zimbabwe Univ., Harare. Dept. of Curriculum Studies.; Ministry of Education and Culture (Zimbabwe).
Identifiers: Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project
Note: Contains a few pages of marginal legibility. For related documents, see SE 043 828-859.