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Developing Science, Mathematics, and ICT Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Patterns and Promising Practices Wout Ottevanger

Developing Science, Mathematics, and ICT Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Patterns and Promising Practices

Wout Ottevanger

Published March 29th 2007
ISBN : 9780821370704
Paperback
84 pages
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Developing Science, Mathematics and ICT in Secondary Education is based on country studies from ten Sub-Saharan African countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, and a literature review. It reveals a number of huge challenges in science, mathematics and ICT (SMICT) education in sub-Saharan Africa: poorly-resourced schools- large classes- a curriculum hardly relevant to the daily lives of students- a lack of qualified teachers- and inadequate teacher education programs. Through examining country case studies, this paper discusses the lessons for improvement of SMICT in secondary education in Africa.