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dc.description.abstractThe emphasis of education policies in Africa on primary and secondary and tertiary education has recently been critized, the main reason being that although enrollment rates have increased, economic growth rates have hardly been affected. In fact, this has been the reason why many people believe that shift in emphasis to higher level of education should take place. In this paper we argue that it may be wrong to shift already scarce resources to one sector. Providing universal primary and secondary education is moral and ethical responsibility that must be taken seriously. It would therefore be wrong to deprive Africa's citizens of this basic human right notwithstanding the increase in enrollment rates, which are still dismally low. Rather, we emphasize here that the low impact of increased enrollment rates in education on growth may rather be the result of inappropriate education curricula in such that labor market requirements are not sufficiently met. Hence, more emphasis in these levels should be on science education and technology (SET) as this is vital in increasingly knowledge-based economies.en
dc.titleTowards a knowledge based economy : the relevance of curricula in Africa?en
dc.title.alternativeScience, Education and Technology (SET)en
ags.descriptionNotesDiscussion paper series.en
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes bibliographical references.en
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababa:en
ags.publisherNameUN. ECA,en
dc.coverage.spatialAFR
dc.coverage.spatialAfrica
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-22T00:59:02Z
dc.date.available2017-06-09T07:42:11Z
dc.date.issued2001-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/17161
dc.format.extent30 p . :
dc.languageeng
dc.typeTechnical paper
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE ET FINANCEMENT DU DEVELOPPEMENT::CONDITIONS ECONOMIQUES::ECONOMIE DU SAVOIR
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y FINANCIACION DEL DESARROLLO::CONDICIONES ECONOMICAS::ECONOMIA BASADA EN EL CONOCIMIENTO
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::DEVELOPPEMENT SCIENTIFIQUE ET TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE::INDICATEURS SCIENTIFIQUES ET TECHNIQUES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::DESARROLLO CIENTIFICO Y TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA::INDICADORES DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE ET FINANCEMENT DU DEVELOPPEMENT::CONDITIONS ECONOMIQUES::ECONOMIE DU SAVOIR
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y FINANCIACION DEL DESARROLLO::CONDICIONES ECONOMICAS::ECONOMIA BASADA EN EL CONOCIMIENTO
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE ET FINANCEMENT DU DEVELOPPEMENT::CONDITIONS ECONOMIQUES::ECONOMIE DU SAVOIR
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y FINANCIACION DEL DESARROLLO::CONDICIONES ECONOMICAS::ECONOMIA BASADA EN EL CONOCIMIENTO
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::DEVELOPPEMENT SCIENTIFIQUE ET TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE::INDICATEURS SCIENTIFIQUES ET TECHNIQUES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::DESARROLLO CIENTIFICO Y TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA::INDICADORES DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::DEVELOPPEMENT SCIENTIFIQUE ET TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE::INDICATEURS SCIENTIFIQUES ET TECHNIQUES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::DESARROLLO CIENTIFICO Y TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA::INDICADORES DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
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ags.creatorPersonalGauci, Adrian
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.subjectThesaurusKNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY
ags.subjectThesaurusSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INDICATORS
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIE DU SAVOIR
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIA BASADA EN EL CONOCIMIENTO
ags.subjectThesaurusINDICATEURS SCIENTIFIQUES ET TECHNIQUES
ags.subjectThesaurusINDICADORES DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIE DU SAVOIR
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIA BASADA EN EL CONOCIMIENTO
ags.subjectThesaurusINDICATEURS SCIENTIFIQUES ET TECHNIQUES
ags.subjectThesaurusINDICADORES DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIE DU SAVOIR
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIA BASADA EN EL CONOCIMIENTO
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIE DU SAVOIR
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIA BASADA EN EL CONOCIMIENTO
ags.subjectThesaurusINDICATEURS SCIENTIFIQUES ET TECHNIQUES
ags.subjectThesaurusINDICADORES DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
ags.subjectThesaurusINDICATEURS SCIENTIFIQUES ET TECHNIQUES
ags.subjectThesaurusINDICADORES DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
ags.subjectClassification11.00.00 Education: General
ags.subjectClassification16.00.00 Science and Technology: General
ags.availabilityNumber67035
ags.availabilityNumber2001
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.RNECA/ESPD/DPS/1/2001
ags.JN67035
uneca.language.supporteden


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