A proposal for partnership with Makerere University towards addressing fading interest in science education in rural western Uganda

Peter Idowu, Frank Duda, Douglas Lauffer

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Abstract

In the summer of 2004 three electrical engineering faculty members from Pennsylvania went on a study tour of western Uganda in response to an invitation from community leaders in the Bunyoro-Kitara region. The goal of the visit was to assess needs and challenges in science education. The team visited secondary schools, elementary schools and two universities, and identified a significant number of impediments to the advancement of science education. Follow-up visits and dialogues with Makerere University faculty lead to exploration of strategies for addressing the challenges, as well as initiation of a number of action plans. This paper discusses the challenges identified and the action plans proposed to bring about improvements in the current situation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Pages11871-11879
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 15 2005

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Other2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period6/12/056/15/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Idowu, P., Duda, F., & Lauffer, D. (2005). A proposal for partnership with Makerere University towards addressing fading interest in science education in rural western Uganda. In 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (pp. 11871-11879)