Low-cost Science Teaching Equipment

Report of a Commonwealth Regional Seminar/Workshop, Nassau, Bahamas, 16–26 November 1976

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Education materials developed during the past two decades have tended to stress student participation and learning by doing. Consequently they require an adequate supply of equipment for effective implementation. Yet, to date, very little progress seems to have been made in school science teaching. One of the major reasons is the non-availability, inadequacy or non-utilisation of equipment.

This is a report of a seminar – the first of a series of such meetings on the teaching of science – concerned with the means of making the knowledge of science available to as many school pupils as possible through the local production of science teaching equipment, keeping the cost as low as possible.



Speech by Dr. S.J. Cookey Director, Education Division, Commonwealth Secretariat

It gives me much pleasure to be here once again in this lovely country of the Bahamas. I believe I am here now because, as the saying in the Bahamas goes, I “took away some sand in my shoes” when I visited this country in 1974. On this memorable occasion my primary task is to thank the Honourable Minister and the Government and people of the Bahamas for their kindness and hospitality.


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