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Title:Education For Self-Reliance Must Underlie Curriculum Development in East Africa
Author:Lewis, Arthur J.
Periodical:East Africa Journal
Geographic term:Tanzania
Education and Oral Traditions
Abstract:'Curriculum' is defined here as experiences provided to children and youth by the school in accord with the accepted purposes of education. President Nyerere's proposal of extensive student participation in the operation of the schools in Tanzania also belongs to the curriculum. Too often an attempt is made to transplant an innovation from one culture to another without relating the innovation to the original cnrriculum. The application of these new trends and emphases in East Africa depends on the East African decisions on key curriculum issues. Six such issues are identified and are given expression in the questions: What are the goals of education? Who shall be educated? What experiences shall be provided by the school? What methods of instruction shall be used? Who shall make curriculum decisions? How can a curriculum be evaluated? Each of these questions needs to be answered in the process of curriculum improvement This paper not provides, nor even suggests, the answers but suggests ways to find them. Ref.