In my own country Bangladesh, it is heart breaking to see what is given to
students in the name of science. In rural schools, students buy notebooks
[workbooks, textbooks} written
by their science teachers. [The students eagerly read them and prepare for
their] written exams.
A few years ago at various seminars, I have started to advocate [for
suggestions on improving our educational science
material in the classroom, although I have not received feedback yet) but:
People in the cities will collect their magazines, journals and donate them
village community reading centers, so that local mothers have access to up
to date knowledge and information.
If university professors can be given some kind of initiative and monetary
help. Then these university professors can be contracted for a short period
of time to teach and serve as resources to the local village schools. I am
sure the students will feel appreciative as well as have role models in the
science fields. In particularly female professors should serve the local
village schools particularly all girls secondary schools.
Otherwise in poor countries there will always be: ONE COUNTRY, TWO
CURRICULUM, ONE FOR The CITIES and THE OTHER FOR VILLAGES.
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