||Electronic Library Series|
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
English, French, Arabic, Portuguese
Target groups/ literacy levels
Teachers, teacher educators
Literacy: literate people
Education (Primary School)
Health: a HIV/AIDS Electronic Library is about to be published in order to provide resources related to HIV/AIDS education and policy to teacher training institutions, educators, scholars, students and researchers in Africa.
Those resources have been gathered from UNAIDS, WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF and various experts in HIV/ AIDS education.
It includes lesson plans covering specific education topics, curriculum development, educational methodology, science, biology, sociology, politics, economics and civics.
It will be available on CD-ROM.
Aim and content of the application
The IICBA Electronic Library Series have been developed to provide additional resources (the latest research and development outputs in different disciplines) for teachers, educators of non-formal education and teacher trainers in Africa, in order to improve the quality and content of the teaching and learning processes.
The Primary School Mathematics and Science Electronic Libraries aim to assist teachers, educators of non-formal education and teacher trainers to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in primary schools.
It introduces and improves the use of technology in schools, teacher training institutes and updates teachers through training in the use of computer technology.
It encourages the establishment of networks through which the electronic library series are disseminated.
The application intends to provide practical materials, lessons, research and ideas.
The resources are divided into 5 sections:
- Articles and texts on Maths and Science.
They are classified in a list and searchable by topic or methodology.
- Lesson plans: classified in a list and searchable by topic, methodology or grade.
- Practical guide to education (Edukit): offers a comprehensive view of the major issues in education (basic methodologies and teaching techniques including lesson plans and teaching tips).
The resources contained are very useful in all schools, and particularly in those with limited resources.
The material presented would be a useful complement teacher training and for teachers and administrators at the Primary School level.
- Sample test questions: this section gathers questions grouped into categories that may be used in the classroom, as a tool for evaluation, or to provide examples of test-question writing.
- Frequently asked questions: is a list of commonly asked questions about the Science/ Mathematics Electronic Library Series.
The content, largely text-based, is presented in a simple graphic environment using intuitive navigation tools, and does not require any particular computer skills to be used.
The Mathematics and Science series are also available online, directly from the IICBA website, and on CD-ROMs.
Website address: http://www.unesco-iicba.org/electronic_library/electronic_library.htm
This application can be used individually and also in a multi-user network system, depending on the educational purpose.
UNESCO- IICBA, International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa,
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
- Fay Chung
- Henok Workye
IICBA seeks to develop the capacities of institutions in Africa working in the area of:
-Planning and management