ERIC Number: ED390656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Implementing Science and Technology Education for All: Guide to Better Policy and Practice for Teachers.
Akpan, Ben B.
This study was undertaken to provide a guide to better policy and practice for teachers on the implementation of science and technology education for all by focusing on the role of Science Teachers' Associations (STAS). The study had the following objectives: to survey national policies on science and technology, to identify virile STAS in several countries, to trace the origin and visible role of STAS especially in Africa, to show the relationship of the STAS with the government with respect to formulation of policy about science and technology, to show how national policies get to teachers, to evaluate how well national policies have responded to the felt needs of the African community, and to provide a framework that would lead to science and technology education for all. It was concluded that in general, STAS have been found to influence science and technology education through curriculum development efforts, textual materials production, teacher training programs, and participation in the formulation of science and technology policy. Nine appendices include: a list of African primary science programs, Nigerian core curriculum for primary science, and a list of International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) member organizations. Contains 51 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Material Development, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Associations, Teacher Education, Technology Education
Commonwealth Secretariat, Education Department, Human Resource Development Division, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).