P147
Dynamics of African educational systems: compromise between quantity and quality
Convenor:
Maria Antonia Barreto (IPL/CEA-IUL)
Location:
C5.09
Start time:
29 June, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

African educational systems have been evolving mainly in a quantitative approach, not taking into account its quality. This way, it is urgent to create evaluative, contextualized and holistic dynamics to improve their quality.

Long abstract:

African educational systems have been evolving mainly having as a fundamental concern its growth in several dimensions, having difficulties in assuring its quality. Those growth concerns are, many times, an answer to international programs that do not take into account specific contexts and constrains. Also, other educational partners, both national and international, collaborate in projects whose intervention is limited, having difficulties in assuring a fair intervention in both time and space, that do not translate into holistic projects, affecting their quality. This way, it is urgent to create evaluative, contextualized and holistic dynamics that contribute to the accomplishment of a compromise between quality and quantity of these systems.