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The World of Science Education

Handbook of Research in Science Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Femi S. Otulaja
  • Meshach B. Ogunniyi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Femi S. Otulaja, Meshach B. Ogunniyi
    Pages 1-6
  3. Kabba E. Colley
    Pages 7-25
  4. Oloyede S. Oyelekan, Julius B. Omiwale
    Pages 43-64
  5. Anthony Lelliott
    Pages 65-79
  6. Duncan Mhakure, Femi S. Otulaja
    Pages 81-100
  7. Mussa Mohamed, Simon Karuku
    Pages 101-118
  8. Paul Webb
    Pages 119-131
  9. Cecilia Kuziwa Mukundu, Raviro Chineka, Anselem Madzudzo
    Pages 133-155

About this book


Each volume in the 7-volume series The World of Science Education reviews research in a key region of the world. These regions include North America, South and Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe and Israel, North Africa and the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The focus of this Handbook is on research in science education in mostly former British colonies in Sub-Saharan Africa and the scholarship that most closely support this program. The reviews of the research situate what has been accomplished within a given field in Sub-Saharan Africa rather than an international context. The purpose therefore is to articulate and exhibit regional networks and trends that produced specific forms of science education. The thrust lies in identifying the roots of research programs and sketching trajectories – focusing the changing façade of problems and solutions within regional contexts. The approach allows readers to review what has been done and accomplished, what is missing and what might be done next.


Science education Sub-Saharan Africa Cultural perspectives Historical perspectives Legacy of Colonialism

Editors and affiliations

  • Femi S. Otulaja
    • 1
  • Meshach B. Ogunniyi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of the Western CapeSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The World of Science Education
  • Book Subtitle Handbook of Research in Science Education in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Editors Femi S. Otulaja
    Meshach B. Ogunniyi
  • Series Title Cultural and Historical Perpectives on Science Education: Handbooks
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-6351-089-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages CLVI, 10
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education, general
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