ERIC Number: ED326400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Towards an Appropriate Agenda for Research and Action: Preservice Science Teachers' Views of Urban High Schools.
Fraser-Abder, Pamela; And Others
This paper focuses on the status of science teaching and learning in 20 secondary schools in an urban community which caters to an extremely diverse multicultural student population and the research needed to improve science teaching and learning in such a setting. This research was conducted to provide pre-service teachers with an insight into the realities of teaching and learning in an urban setting. The areas discussed include: (1) attitudes and concerns of urban science teachers; (2) the secondary science curriculum; (3) attitude of urban students to science; (4) strategies for improving science education; (5) out of school projects aimed at making science relevant; and (6) research needed to improve science teaching and learning. Data were collected from 200 students, 50 science teachers, science teacher associations, the Department of Education, journal articles, and science educators. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (63rd, Atlanta, GA, April 8-11, 1990).