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Goal oriented Mathematics Survey at Preparatory Level- Revised set up

K Melesse, MR Reddy

Abstract




This cross sectional study design on mathematical syllabi at preparatory levels of the high schools was to investigate the efficiency of the subject at preparatory level education serving as a basis for several streams, like Natural science, Technology, Computer Science, Health Science and Agriculture found at tertiary levels. The study was done for long period from January 2005 to April 2006 due to some societal inconveniences disturbing university academic situations.
The study was based on the information collected from appropriate students and teachers of the university faculties mentioned above selected based on the purposive and random samplings through self administered questionnaires and Focus Group Discussions.
The study reveals that vast contents of preparatory courses designed in the new education policy have been completed partially due to various reasons, like lack of time, not using of advanced methods of teaching, insufficient infrastructure facilities and shortage of qualified teachers generally in the schools and particularly in the rural area schools.
In the same time, it is known, the Mathematical area contents of preparatory courses were not much supportive to much needed Mathematics faculties in the universities, like Technology, Computer Science and Applied Sciences.
It is studied of hypothesis in-depth by splitting natural Science stream in to two steams Mathematical and Natural Science, was accepted by most students and teachers moderately with modification and orientation. It is observed in all the way, standards in the education was decreasing day by day. It is recommended that suitable steps should be taken to rectify all the shortages and strongly suggested for implementation of our HYPOTHESIS on urgent basis because it has advantages than disadvantages.

Ethiopian Journal of Education and Sciences Vol. 3 (1) 2007: pp. 51-83



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ejesc.v3i1.41999
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