Educational Reform in Africa: Essays on Curriculum, Libraries , Counseling, and Grade Levels

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This work examines issues in African education ranging from the philosophy of education for women and guidance and counseling challenges, to the role of information and telecommunications technology in the field.


“. . . addresses a number of very important and current African Education issues from a modern perspective. – Prof. Fedelis Ikem, Winston Salem State University

“. . . a very valuable book for those interested in education in Africa. – Prof. Magnus O. Bassey, Queens College

“. . . useful as a tool that provides invaluable information for students in African education, scholars in the field, education practitioners and policy makers in Africa, and the scholarly community in general.” – Prof. Femi Kolapo, University of Guelph

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword by Fedelis Ikem
Introduction – James Etim and Valentine James
Part I: Philosophy and Economic Considerations
A Philosophy of Education for Nigerian Women: Problems and Prospects – Andrew F. Uduigwomen
Economic and Econometric Evidence for and against Private Income And Employment Benefits of Education in Africa – Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Financing Education in Eritrea – Ravinder Rena
Education in Nigeria: Towards a Positive Development – Tola Olujuwon
The Role of Research and Educational Institutes in Nigeria’s Sustainable Agricultural Development – S. Tunji Titilola
Part II: Implementation and Curriculum Reform
Repositioning the Junior Secondary School in Nigeria in the Information Age – James Etim
Contemporary Reforms in the Nigerian Tertiary Education System – Bassey Ubong and Addison M. Wokocha
Competencies Exhibited by Professionally Qualified Teachers in Nigerian Secondary Schools – Nwachukwu P. Ololube
Part III: Reforms at K-16 Levels
The Introduction of Free Primary Education in Kenya – James Stanfeld
School Reform: A Case Study of Primary Education in Botswana – Mojeed K. Akinsola and Josiah O. Ajiboye
Universal Primary Education and Universal Basic Education – Stephen U. Bassey
Colleges of Education and the Preparation of Teachers for Universal Basic Education – Bassey Ubong
Growth in Nigerian Universities: Changing for the Better – James Etim
Agricultural Education: The Role of Universities in Agriculture – Joel Oke
Part IV: Information Use, Library and Information Sciences
The Role of Information and Communication Technology – Alice Etim
Faculty and Student Use of Library Services – Okon Ani and Bassey A. Bassey
Part V: Guidance and Exceptionalities
Guidance and Counseling Challenges in the 21st Century – Daniel Denga and Hannah Denga
Comparative Effectiveness of Two Training Techniques – Eno Ntukidem, Sarah Oden, Hannah Denga, and Suzanna Umoh
Indices: Name

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