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ERIC Number: ED469625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Pages: 13
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School-Based Curriculum Development: A Proposal for Improving Girls' Performance in SMT.
Mulemwa, Jane N.
The paper discusses the process and logistical experiences of developing science, technology and mathematics (SMT) curricula materials at the primary and secondary school levels in Uganda. The author developed the approach as part of the Female Education in Mathematics and Science in Africa (FEMSA) project. FEMSA is an Africa regional project that aims at improving girls' access, participation, and performance in SMT at the primary and secondary school levels in Africa. At the time of writing this paper, FEMSA was being implemented in 11 African countries, including Uganda. To date the most common approach to curriculum development is the centralized approach involving subject experts at the higher levels to develop curricula content at a national curriculum development center. This paper describes the efforts made to involve practicing school teachers in school-based curriculum development under the FEMSA-Uganda project. Based on these experiences, the author proposes improvements to the process, which are likely to have a greater impact on learners, particularly the girls, in terms of motivating them, increasing their interest, participation and hence improving their performance in SMT at the primary and secondary school levels in Africa. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Uganda