Educational reform and improvement is a priority goal of the government of the Ivory Coast.?
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Background: Educational reform and improvement is a priority goal of the government of the Ivory Coast. In order to accomplish this task, a new approach to learning has been introduced into the Ivory Coast's school system.... educational television. The project co-sponsored by the Ivory Coast, four nations, the World Bank and UNESCO is aimed at educating nearly one million school children within a ten year period. It is hoped that the introduction of television in the schools throughout the nation will make educational resources available more equally in all parts of the nation.
SYNOPSIS: The Ivory Coast is pioneering new techniques in education in black Africa and these children in the town of Youpougon in the Ivory Coast are in for a new treat in classroom learning and a new scholastic reform in the country, educational television.
Television have been introduced into 470 primary classes in the Ivory Coast. The experience of children watching television in the classrooms has been varied, some students feel comfortable watching the programme and others seem a bit bewildered by the experience. The educational televisional programmes are designed to aid teachers in improving student learning. Teachers will also watch programmes designed to improve their teaching techniques.
For the students, television will help make educational resources available equally throughout all parts of the nation.
Educational reform and improvement is a priority goal in the Ivory Coast. The project of educational television is co-sponsored by the Ivory Coast, France, Canada, the United States, Britain, the World Bank and UNESCO. The goal of the project is to expand in-class television services to cover nearly one million children over the next ten years. The cost of the project will be close to 500 million dollars.