Popularisation of Science and Technology Education

Some Case Studies from Africa

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Science and technology, and science and technology education, play a pivotal role in the development of a country’s economy, environment, social relations and other sectors. Human resource development in science and technology is vital in building a critical mass of skilled individuals ready to play a part in the New Africa Partnership (NEPAD) – a rejuvenation and vigorous socio-economic development of the continent. Many African countries have committed considerable resources to its exploitation but more needs to be done to promote, develop and sustain a relevant science and technology culture, which includes problem solving and indigenous aspects, in order to narrow the gap between the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and the industrialised countries. Through country case studies centred around Sub-Saharan Africa; this book provides critical insights into why science and technology should be popularised; what and whose science and technology systems should be introduced and promoted; and how science and technology should be implemented and practised.



Non-Formal and Formal Approaches to Science and Technology Education in Malawi

The Umgeni Valley Environmental Centre near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal provides training in environmental education and produces curriculum materials for environmental education. AFCLIST sponsored a Malawi and Zanzibar delegation to a week's workshop at the Centre. During the week (6-13 December 1999) participants visited various environmental education facilities at Umgeni Valley and attended lectures as well as field trips to Treasure Beach Environmental Education Centre, Midmar Dam Environmental Education Centre and the Sea World Aquarium and Dolphinarium.


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