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ERIC Number: EJ824420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
The Development of Human Capacity in Malawi: The Role of Science and Technology
Nampota, Dorothy; Thompson, Jeff; Wikeley, Felicity
International Review of Education, v55 n1 p59-74 Jan 2009
Faced with accelerating poverty, the Malawi government has re-awakened its commitment to the development of human capacity and the role of development in this context. This paper explores the relationship between development and science and technology. It goes on to review the country's science and technology needs and how these justify taking developmental action. It concludes that strategies designed to increase access to education should not be limited to the primary sector, but should also include secondary curricula and university science and technology programmes. Drawing on the arguments in the article and personal experience, the authors suggest promoting the development of human capacity in Malawi by creating special "science schools" in the secondary sector and increasing the number of scholarships for university science students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malawi