Economic growth and curriculum reform in southern Africa

SOURCE: NORRAG News
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Chisholm
KEYWORDS: ECONOMIC GROWTH, EDUCATION, EDUCATION REFORM, SOUTHERN AFRICA
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5311

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the adoption of learner-centred education as a major curriculum innovation to address political and economic goals in the 1990s in southern Africa. It argues that sustainability has been far from the centre of concern despite statements to the contrary within either national curricular or aid agency statements of policy intent.