ERIC Number: ED222095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Quebec Science Education: Which Directions? Proceedings of a Symposium Sponsored by the Science Council of Canada and the Association des Professeurs de Sciences du Quebec (March 1982). P82/2.
Souque, Jean-Pascal, Ed.; Dufour, Paul, Ed.
Proceedings are presented of a symposium on science education in Quebec, which was sponsored by the Science Council of Canada and the Association des Professeurs de Sciences du Quebec. Papers and authors addressing the background and present state of Quebec science education are as follows: "Science Teaching at the Secondary Level: An Evaluation" (Louis Ste-Marie); and "Science Teaching: An Answer or a Question?" (Marcel Risi). In addition, comments are offered by Graziella Levy concerning developments at the secondary and primary levels and by Alexander Liutec concerning the present and future situation of science education in the English sector. Future directions for science teaching in Quebec are addressed in "What Sort of Scientific Education for What Sort of Society?" (Jacques Desautels). Graeme Welch also discusses the future directions for science education and suggests that science teachers must assume responsibility for reinforcing linguistic, mathematical, and cognitive skills development of students. Future directions in Quebec are also addressed by Germain Gauthier, who identifies some important characteristics of the social and educational environment in Quebec and outlines possible approaches to science education. The topic of popularization is discussed by Pierre Sormany with regard to the accuracy of scientific subject matter in popular texts and approaches to interest students in science. A concluding statement by Gilbert Lannoy summarizes the scope of the comments and papers presented in the symposium, and additional summaries are presented of these presentations and of discussions. Appended materials include a symposium program and a paper, "Science Teaching in Quebec. Why? For Whom?" (Raymond Duchesne). (SW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).; Association of Professors of Science of Quebec (Quebec).
Note: Published in French under the title "Les sciences au Quebec: Quelle education?" (October 1981).