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Author Ottevanger, Wout.

Title Developing science, mathematics, and ICT education in Sub-Saharan Africa : patterns and promising practices / Wout Ottevanger, Jan van den Akker, Leo de Feiter
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, Africa Region, Human Development Dept., [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 84 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series African human development series
World Bank working paper, 1726-5878 ; no. 101
Africa Region human development series.
World Bank working paper ; no. 101
Contents Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Executive Summary; Sommaire executive; 1. Introduction; List of Tables; List of Figures; 2. Curriculum Policies, Instructional Practices, and Assessment; List of Boxes; 3. School Context and Instructional Resources; 4. SMICT Teachers, Teacher Education and Teacher Support; 5. SMICT Education: Toward a Strategy for Development; Appendix A; References
Summary This working paper is based on a literature review and country case studies from ten Sub-Saharan African countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. It reveals a number of huge challenges in science, mathematics, and ICT education (SMICT) in sub-Saharan Africa: poorly-resourcedschools; 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 SMI
Notes "Secondary Education in Africa (SEIA), Africa Region Human Development Department."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-84)
Notes Executive summary also in French
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Subject Education, Secondary -- Curricula -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Educational technology -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
High school teachers -- Training of -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Information technology -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Form Electronic book
Author Akker, J. J. H. van den, 1950-
Feiter, Leo de.
World Bank. Africa Regional Office. Human Development Department.
LC no. 2007297503
ISBN 0821370707
0821370715 (eISBN)
9780821370711 (eISBN)