Leadership Challenges in Improving Cameroon’s Education

Leadership has a great deal of application to this wicked problem project, but that does not signify any level of ease or simplicity with which to apply its concepts. The first roadblock of this project is my geographical distance from Cameroon. I will need to inspire a network of participants to carry out the overall vision through a carefully and…

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Applying the Strategic Marketing Framework to Education in Cameroon

The education in developing countries requires more than simply increasing a budget or providing better teacher training. This project aims to increase student attendance, connect impact investing programs, stimulate the job market with outside investment, and provide higher education counseling and assistance. Successfully measuring progress requires approaches on multiple facets of the infrastructure, one of which is a unique marketing…

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Finance Potential for Cameroon

Cameroon's education department can use the returns on government-invested assets to help fund teachers' salaries, increase the number and quality of classrooms, and purchase school supplies and uniforms for students. In order to earn substantial returns, the precision with which these investments are made requires an advanced understanding and application of certain finance concepts. Primarily, the net present value (NPV)…

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Integrated Technology in Cameroon's Education

[slideshare id=78331532&doc=clark-philip-m6-wicked-problem-170728040451] Classrooms in Cameroon are filled with students, as many as 100 in one class in some places, with limited resources to teach the children. This presents a dual problem where students teachers provide less attention to each student who has reduced access to additional books and materials. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) states that…

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Strategy Management for Education in Cameroon

Developing any project requires a strategy, even if it is to have no strategy. The effective choice of strategy is not simply posting alternative options and throwing darts at them. It takes a delicate science to build attractive strategies and a certain art to implement them. If, as Michael Porter advocates, "the essence of strategy…is choosing what not to do",…

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Building on Accounting Standards in Africa

The United States is less than 250 years old and we certainly did not form this country with the know-how of the English colonists alone. In taking on improving today’s third world countries, specifically those in Africa, so many avenues are available that people have taken and are currently pursuing. Some of these include donating clothes, shoes and school supplies.…

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Education Incentives in Africa

I originally started a business modeled as a for-profit company that gives back, coined “philanthropic capitalism” by TOMS Shoes (Zimmerman, 2009). The idea is to provide small business consulting services in a for-profit business with a built in margin that provides educational services to the least developed countries of the world. In order to start moving with the ‘give-back’ half…

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Applying Organizational Behavior Concepts to Teacher Training in Developing Countries

As the developed world quickly expands in size and technology, developing populations are falling behind in basic needs, such as education. A higher quality and more focused type of education is critically needed for these populations in order “to manage the meager resources under their control” and “to create opportunities for securing a livelihood or building wealth” (Epstein & Yuthas,…

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Analyzing Education in a Human World

Cameroon suffers from plights aplenty. If we consider each one, whether it be a shortage of clean water or inadequate transportation solutions, generations of improvements would stand on one foundational difficulty: insufficient education. Whereas in many developed countries where basic human rights are often satisfied, education can still be improved upon and often is needed. However, in developing countries, the…

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Economic Principles Applied to Education in Cameroon

CIRCULAR FLOW MODEL Dollars flow into the hands of laborers after they work for a business. After consumers pay taxes on these earned dollars, they either spend or save them. When these dollars are spent, they go back to businesses where these businesses can buy more capital and pay their laborers. The cycle starts over and the economy grows (Circular…

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