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Title:Toward quality education in Liberia
Author:Malakpa, SakuiISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal
Volume:33
Issue:1
Pages:23-32
Language:English
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:educational quality
educational policy
Abstract:In advocating quality education in Liberia, it is important to realize that scholars and disciplines view education differently. Likewise, 'quality' is defined from different perspectives. However defined, quality education is a must if Liberia is to accelerate and buttress socioeconomic development in the post-war era. To this end, Liberia must institute stringent policies and practices for the promotion of quality education. To realize increased quality education in Liberia, the author advances suggestions from several perspectives, in particular his own 'elusive trio': skilled and realistic planning implementation, accurate and inclusive history of Liberia, and ensuring that the curriculum includes Liberian languages and reflects Liberian cultural values. He also accentuates the inclusion of special education services and programmes in schools. Equally relevant are examples and experiences from other sub-Saharan African countries, notably South Africa and Ghana. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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