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ERIC Number: ED113138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 290
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An Historical Study of Science Education in Newfoundland.
Gough, Ruby Louise
Reported is a study of the history of science education in the province of Newfoundland, Canada. Science education was examined within the context of the educational system and in relation to social and cultural development. Causes for current problems in science education, such as declining enrollment in science, acute shortage of qualified science teachers, and general paucity of facilities, were examined from a historical perspective. Restrictive policies against settlement, religious antagonisms, and exploitation by outside interests were largely responsible for duplication of schools with untrained teachers, generally impoverished facilities, and a rigid, narrow curriculum. Differential grading patterns for males and females encouraged employment of more female teachers with no science background. In the twientieth century societal needs affected school curriculum, and science curriculum included the study of hygiene, nature study, and navigation. Causes for science teacher shortages and lack of scientific literacy were also examined. Recommendations for improvement of science education in the province are made based on understanding the origins of present problems. (Author/PS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Canada