Connecting resources for tertiary chemical education with scientists and students in developing countries

Jansen-Van Vuuren, Ross D., Buchanan, Malcolm S. and McKenzie, Ross H. (2013) Connecting resources for tertiary chemical education with scientists and students in developing countries. Journal of Chemical Education, 90 10: 1325-1332. doi:10.1021/ed3006105


Author Jansen-Van Vuuren, Ross D.
Buchanan, Malcolm S.
McKenzie, Ross H.
Title Connecting resources for tertiary chemical education with scientists and students in developing countries
Journal name Journal of Chemical Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9584
1938-1328
Publication date 2013-10-08
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/ed3006105
Volume 90
Issue 10
Start page 1325
End page 1332
Total pages 8
Place of publication Washington, DC United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Subject 1600 Chemistry
3304 Education
Abstract The ability of developing countries to provide a sound tertiary chemical education is a key ingredient to the improvement of living standards and economic development within these countries. However, teaching undergraduate experimental chemistry and building research capacity in institutions based within these countries involves formidable challenges. These are not just a lack of funding and skilled teachers and technicians, but also take the form of cultural and language barriers. In the past three decades a diverse range of initiatives have aimed to address the situation. This article provides a summary of these while conveying realistic and concrete suggestions for how scientists based in industrialized nations can get involved, based on low-cost solutions with existing resources. The first step is being well informed about what has already been tried and what currently works.
Keyword Conferences
Laboratory Equipment/Apparatus
Microscale Lab
Public Understanding/Outreach
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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