Educational investment is now back at the top of the development agenda. The World Conference on Education For All, jointly sponsored by UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP and the World Bank, confirmed the commitment of national governments and donors to provide opportunities for all children to enrol in school and reach minimum levels of achievement. This book takes a new look at the problems that confront politicians, planners, curriculum developers and teachers in implementing educational innovations in developing countries. The eight case studies of educational change are based on doctoral research in Nigeria, the Sudan, Lesotho, Malaysia, China and the Seychelles, and analyzes four types of innovation - curriculum development, teacher education, institutional change and system-wide reform. An international team of contributors based at Sussex University has drawn together detailed case studies based on extensive field research examining the activities of those who plan and implement change - the changemakers. The insights into theory and practice that emerge provide the intellectural yeast for the development of effective innovation stategies for the next decade. Keith M.
Lewin is also the author of "Education in Austerity: Options for Planners" and "Doing Educational Research in Developing Countries: Qualitative Strategies" (co-authored with G. Vulliamy and D. Stephens). Janet S. Stuart has also written "The Unequal Third".
List of Maps - List of Tables - List of Figures - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; K.M.Lewin - Changemakers and Change Models: Educational Innovation in Developing Countries; K.M.Lewin - PART 1: CURRICULUM INNOVATIONS - Modernising the Geography Curriculum in Past-1976 China; J.L.Yat-ming - Science Education as a Development Strategy in Nigeria: a Study of Kano State Science Secondary Schools; A.U.Adamu - PART 2: TEACHER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS - Inservice Training in Malaysia for the New Primary Curriculum (KBSR); N.A.Ibrahim - Classroom Action Research in Africa: a Lesotho Case Study of Curriculum and Professional Development; J.S.Stuart - PART 3: INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXTS - Perception Gaps in Technical Assistance Projects: the Sudanese Case; F.Leach - School Climates in The Gambia; B.Sarr & K.Lewin - PART 4: SYSTEMS REFORMS - Vocationalising Secondary Education: Study of the Junior Secondary Schooling Innovation in Nigeria; F.Nwakoby & K.Lewin - the National Youth Service in the Seychelles; I.G.Haffenden - Postcript; K.M.Lewin - Bibliography - Index