Enhancing students' engagement in vocational agri-science and after-school careers in agricultural business: a case study of Uganda

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Author: James, Okiror John; Hayward, Geoff; Winterbottom, Mark


There is urgent need to stem the many failed attempts to improve agricultural education delivery in Africa in a context of growing youth unemployment and food insecurity. Studies show that teachers are ill prepared to engage learners practically, and motivate them towards agricultural careers. Constructively, aligned teaching that matches learning outcomes, teaching methods and assessments has gained currency in pedagogical change. This study examines the pedagogical methods used for secondary school agriculture in Uganda. Data were collected in a cross-sectional survey from 80...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Secondary education; Vocational education and training; Career development; Research; Providers of education and training; Statistics

Keywords: Teaching method; Case study; Secondary school; Vocational teachers; Career guidance; Pedagogics; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Uganda; Africa

Published: [Nairobi, Kenya]: Academic Journals, 2017

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Journal volume: 9

Journal number: 3

Journal date: April 2017

Pages: pp. 20-30

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.476

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