A model for the development of an African literature curriculum in the secondary schools of Sierra Leone

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Roland E. Buck (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Roland H. Nelson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to provide a decision-making model that would be used in the development of an African Literature curriculum to be adopted in the secondary schools of Sierra Leone. Emphasis was put on the decision-making process in Sierra Leone, especially in terms of allowing lay members of the community to participate in curriculum decisions. A critical look at the current decision-making process in Sierra Leone as it relates to curriculum development and implementation was undertaken and the Vroom model for decision-making was analysed and adapted to suit the Sierra Leone situation. After examining the way decisions affecting curriculum development in Sierra Leone were made and the role of the various officials connected with their implementation, existing curriculum and instructional practices were attacked at their most vulnerable points, especially in terms of their lack of relevance to the cultural aspirations of the students currently enrolled in the secondary schools of Sierra Leone.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
African literature $x Study and teaching (Secondary) $z Sierra Leone
Education, Secondary $z Sierra Leone $v Curricula

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