ERIC Number: EJ584666
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Poor Performance in Science among African Students: An Alternative Explanation to the African Worldview Thesis.
Dzama, Emmanuel N. N.; Osborne, Jonathan F.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v36 n3 p387-405 Mar 1999
Literature reviews and a study conducted in Malawi suggest that poor performance in science among students in developing African countries is caused by the absence of vocational incentives rather than by evidence of a conflict between traditional beliefs and science. Explains that science-performance improvement for students in developing countries succeeds, rather than precedes, industrial and technological development. Contains 81 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Africa; England; India; Japan