ERIC Number: EJ1075018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Reference Count: 119
An Examination of the Influence of Globalisation on Science Education in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa
Koosimile, Anthony T.; Suping, Shanah M.
International Journal of Science Education, v37 n14 p2358-2385 2015
This paper takes the view that the emergence of some trends and practices in science education mirrors the influence of the process of globalisation in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa. Through a literature review, an attempt is made to link science education and globalisation by answering the question: "What influence does globalisation have on science education in countries in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa?" The findings of the study show some significant convergence of what is valued in science education in Sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as pedagogy; English language as a medium of instruction; assessment of learning; mobility of students in the region; and in the frameworks for collaborative engagements among stakeholders in Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper concludes with a reflective end-piece calling for more case studies to help scrutinise further the influence of globalisation on science education in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Descriptors: Science Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction, Student Mobility, English (Second Language), Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Knowledge Economy, International Education, Financial Support, International Organizations, Cooperation, Stakeholders, Role, Literature Reviews
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Identifiers - Location: Africa