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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.

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Popularising Science and Technology: The Case of Swaziland

This chapter illustrates the evolution of a country's attempt to establish a science and technology culture that is publicly perceived as a local challenge rather than an imported idea. This is illustrated by school science curriculum reform that promotes strong links with the scientific and technological applications practised in local workplaces. It is hoped that the meaningful and useful school science derived from learning through these concrete local contexts will cultivate scientifically oriented values and abilities among society's youth.

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