ERIC Number: ED248121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Agriculture Science Project in Mauritius. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation No. 102.
Jeeroburkhan, M. Fazal
This study evaluated the Agricultural Curriculum Project which is being implemented in 16 secondary schools in Mauritius. Specific areas examined included: (1) the relevance, appropriateness, and practicability of the project's general objectives; (2) the relevance, balance, and organization of the course content; (3) the effectiveness and feasibility of the teaching and learning strategies; and (4) various aspects of the instructional materials used. Data were obtained from teachers, students, and experts by means of questionnaires (included in appendices), interviews, and direct classroom observation. Thirty-one major conclusions are drawn from the analysis of these data; for example, it was found that agriculture is among the three subjects in the curriculum which students prefer most, that the subject is satisfactorily taught in most schools through a combination of different teaching/learning strategies, that these strategies ensure the development of understanding and critical thinking, and that program materials are good in arousing students' interest and are fairly rich in exercises and activities. Ten recommendations are offered based on these and the other conclusions, including the suggestion that more practical activities such as gardening and animal raising be incorporated into the program. (JN)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Course Content, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Instructional Material Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).
Authoring Institution: African Curriculum Organisation.
Note: Requirement for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Development, University of Nairobi. Several pages are in light type.