African condition and changing goals of science and technology education
This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. The paper explores the evolution of science in Africa against the perceived policy emphasis of role of science and technology (S&T) in development. The deployment of science and technology in the school curricula, and the question of relevance are debated with guiding questions such as: Who and what shapes science and technology discourse in school science? What frame of S&T best promotes development in Africa? The presentation examines a range of factors, issues and arguments in science and technology education in Africa, and proposes possible future trajectories of science and technology education.