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By Mike Savage, African Forum for Children's Literacy in Science and Technology, Prem Naidoo

Economists, scientists, and educators around the globe agree that technology and know-how schooling is a prerequisite for modernisation and monetary improvement. but, even though it is a vital part of curricula all through sub-Saharan Africa, a more-than-rudimentary grab of technology and expertise lies past the succeed in of such a lot African technological know-how and expertise schooling, a compendium of papers via top African and overseas educators, asks with compelling urgency, "With the millennium nearly upon us, can technological know-how and know-how schooling meet the demanding situations of the arriving century?" this article presents a template for relevance, entry, redress, fairness and caliber in technological know-how and know-how schooling. It does so through integrating farsighted analyses and modern concept with modern realities and grassroots event.

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Rural areas further subsidize cities through the sale of excess food at subsidized prices and the purchase of manufactured goods. The livelihood of African subsistence-level farmers remains relatively untouched by events in cities. Price controls on the basic food crops provide farmers with little incentive to produce an excess. Thus the smallholder sector is an unsatisfactory base for capital formation. This is generally an urban phenomenon where small elites become disproportionately rich through the exploitation of contacts with government, from the extraction of minerals, and from servicing expatriate communities.

One dilemma of science education is whether to characterize intuition as part of the so-called scientific method. For centuries, Organon, a collection of Aristotle's treatises on logic, provided the acknowledged basis for the study of natural science. In the 13th century, Roger Bacon investigated nature using techniques other than logic. He and others like him, however, tended to be regarded as wizards in league with evil spirits, partially because in those days experimental science was represented by alchemists who tried to transmute baser metals into gold and cloaked their operations in mystery.

The data for Ghana and Uganda is indicative of the reality in many parts of Africa that needs no further elaboration. Many countries have a long way to go before achieving even a handful of the stated indicators. © Juta & Co, Ltd 29 African science and technology education into the new millennium SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND EDUCATION IN DEVELOPMENT Science and technology Much scientific research in Africa duplicates or is an extension of western research. Thus, development of Africa's scientific and technological resource base is often measured in terms of journal articles published in the industrialized North and citations to these articles.

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