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ERIC Number: ED478913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 270
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-85092-742-0
Popularisation of Science and Technology Education: Some Case Studies from Africa.
Savage, Mike, Ed.; Naidoo, Prem, Ed.
Science and technology, and science and technology education, play an important role in the development of a country's economy, environment, social relations, and other sectors. African countries recognize this role and many have committed considerable resources to the development of science and technology and their educational systems. In African countries, science and technology education stresses the memorizing of facts rather than problem solving, and concentrates on the teaching and learning of acultural and irrelevant science and technology. African countries must, therefore, recognize the need to promote, develop, and sustain a relevant science and technology culture, which includes problem solving and indigenous aspects, in order to narrow the gap between them and industrialized countries. This book contains case studies concerning the popularization of science and technology education in Africa. Chapters include: (1) "Issues and Realities" (Prem Naidoo and Mike Savage); (2) "The Contribution of Science and Technology" (Prem Naidoo and Mike Savage); (3) "Choosing Good Science in a Developing Country" (Robert Adams); (4) "University Science and Technology Education and Economic Development" (Emmanuel Fabiano, Keto Mshigeni, and Osmund Mwandemele); (5) "Small-Scale Industries in the Popularization of Science and Technology in Ghana" (Jesse Amuah); (6) "The Suame Magazine" (Henry Brown-Acquaye); (7) "Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Their Economic Potential in South Africa" (Otsile Ntsoane); (8) "Promoting Co-Operation in Science and Technology in the SADC Region" (Michael Kahn); (9) "Regional Co- Operation for Capacity Building in Science and Technology" (J.G.M. Massaquoi and Mike Savage); (10) "Improving Girls' Participation and Performance in Science, Mathematics and Technology-Based Education" (Jane Mulemwa); (11) "Using the Mass Media to Promote Science and Technology" (Mike Savage); (12) "Malawi and Zanzibar: Exemplars of Inquiry Science in School and the Community" (Mike Savage); (13) "Non- Formal and Formal Approaches to Science and Technology Education in Malawi" (Matthew Chilambo); (14) "Popularizing Science and Technology: The Case of Swaziland" (Bongile Putsoa); (15) "The Contribution of Applied Science to the Popularization of Science and Technology: A Ghanaian Case" (Jophus Anamuah-Mensah); (16) "Promoting the Public Understanding of Science and Technology: The South African Case" (Botlhale Tema, Kebogile Dilotsotlhe, and Jaap Kuiper); (17) "Indigenous Technology as a Basis for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education at the Junior Secondary School Level: A Sierra Leonean Case Study" (Sonia Spencer); (18) "Using Television to Promote Science and Technology" (Marian Addy); (19) "A Synthesis" (Prem Naidoo); and (20) "Towards a Theory of Change: A Postscript for Policy-Makers" (Mike Savage). (MVL)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Africa