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ERIC Number: EJ1177339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0726-416X
Curriculum Reforms in Africa: From Policy to Implementation and Practice
Akkari, Abdelalil; Lauwerier, Thibaut; Shafei, Azza A.
Curriculum and Teaching, v27 n2 p83-101 2012
The main objective of this article is to summarise the debate on curriculum in the field of basic education reforms applied in Africa during the last ten years. We will focus in particular on the competency-based approach, which has been adopted with potential enthusiasm in the region. First, we analyze the reasons for choosing this approach in this part of the world. Then, we highlight the factors which hinder the effects of curricular reforms which are aimed at ameliorating the quality of school education into two contexts: North Africa and West Africa. Finally, we make various suggestions on the possibilities of an appropriate curriculum development for the African educational context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa
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