ERIC Number: EJ785190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Contribution of the Competency-Based Approach to Education for All in Cameroon
Bipoupout, J. C.
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v37 n2 p205-221 Jun 2007
Taking place in a context where national policy is concerned about Education for All (EFA), where the educational provision to satisfy political, economic and social demands for a changing world falls well below the minimal requirements, and where international organizations demand signs of more significant progress, this article presents in an analytical manner the contribution made by the competency-based approach to EFA in Cameroon. In fact, the introduction of this approach in an effort to tackle primary school repetition led to remarkable results including not only an improvement in classroom practice with teaching/learning experiences that take into account the principles of the competency-based approach within the provision of remedial teaching, but also by the significant positive contribution towards the achievement of EFA in general and a more effective and equitable school in particular. This analysis ends with a presentation of the implications of the widespread introduction of these positive effects.
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Foreign Countries, International Organizations, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Equal Education, School Effectiveness, Access to Education, Educational Improvement
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cameroon