Popularisation of Science and Technology: Some Case Studies from Africa

Overview

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). 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 to narrow the gap between sub-Saharan Africa and the industrialized countries.

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Overview

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). 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 to narrow the gap between sub-Saharan Africa and the industrialized countries.

Through country case studies centered around Sub-Saharan Africa this book provides critical insights into why science and technology should be popularized; what and whose science and technology systems should be introduced and promoted; and how science and technology should be implemented and practiced.

This book is a collaboration between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the African Forum for Children's Literacy in Science and Technology (AFCLIST).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780850927429
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: the history, present-day practices and challenges of science and technology.
Part 2: how science and technology is being and can be used to exploit the rich resource base for economic and social transformation within Africa .
Part 3: case studies on current practices in popularizing science and technology.
Part 4: summarises the ideas given in previous chapters and examines the way forward, formulating policy guidelines for developing and implementing effective methods for popularizing an understanding of science and technology.

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