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ERIC Number: ED327439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 86
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8213-1585-4
ISSN: ISSN-0259-210X
Implementing Educational Policies in Swaziland. World Bank Discussion Papers No. 88. Africa Technical Department Series.
Magalula, Cisco
At the time of independence in 1968, education in Swaziland was characterized by poor quality, uneven distribution of schools, high dropout and repeater rates, serious shortages of teachers, and inappropriate and highly academic curricula. This paper describes the status of present-day education in Swaziland in terms of the effect of government policies on the primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors. Because current trends in education are the cumulative result of policies followed since independence, the historical development of education policy is traced in quinquennials that correspond to each of the four post-independence 5-year National Development Plans. The policies of the first three 5-year periods are followed by an appraisal of the achievements and failures of the period with regard to policy objectives and policy procedures. The final chapter on the Fourth Plan (1984-88) lists priority areas for continued improvement--improved teacher training, curriculum development, support to the sector from the Ministry of Education, and more systematic educational planning, monitoring, and evaluation. An annex includes the detailed recommendations of the National Review Commission Report of 1985. (Author)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Swaziland