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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.

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The Organization and Management of Educational Materials

A great deal of thought is being given all over the world to the question of education being an agent for accelerating economic, social and cultural change. If things are allowed to drift and take their own course, the rate of growth of the economy and the associated facets of culture and education is bound to be slow. The imbalances and maldistributions which exist in the developing countries in particular cannot be overcome rapidly, while their existence for any length of time creates social and political problems.

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