ERIC Number: ED255475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Some Factors That Affect Curriculum Implementation in Upper Volta.
Ouedraogo, Mathieu R.
Proposed reforms in the educational system of Upper Volta have brought to the surface a variety of opposing and negative reactions against implementing suggested changes. Factors that have emerged to hamper change are: (1) language of instruction (French vs Voltaic); (2) concentration on productive instruction (e.g., animal husbandry) gives rise to fears about obstruction for the student who may be socially upwardly mobile; (3) parents' negative attitudes; (4) difficulty in recruiting and training teachers; (5) differences between urban and rural needs and opportunities; and (6) the question of the role the government should play in education. Descriptions of the methodology, data computation, and analysis of findings from a survey are given as a well as a summary of the findings and conclusions. Some recommendations are made on training teachers and school administrators, and the role curriculum developers should play in implementing changes. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
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.
Identifiers: Upper Volta
Note: Document is printed in light type on colored paper and may not reproduce well. Requirement for the Post Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Development, University of Nairobi.