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ERIC Number: ED124417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 19
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Strategies for Science Instruction with Native Children in Northern Manitoba Schools.
Leith, Sylvia; Slentz, Kenneth
Reported is a study related to effective teaching strategies for science instruction in northern Manitoba schools, which considered the importance of recognizing the culture and environment in which instruction takes place. The study described postulated that certain teaching strategies, when used for science instruction with native children, will maximize both achievement and attitude toward science instruction. Sixteen student teachers were participants in the study and the students consisted of native Indian children from 25 classrooms in eight different northern schools; grades included were 4 to 11. Six different strategies were implemented at various cognitive levels. Analysis of data for grades 4 to 6, as well as 7 to 11, indicated the most frequently used strategy (questioning) was least liked by native children. Student achievement using this strategy was reasonably high, and very high for students in grades 7 to 11. The most successful strategies used with the elementary children were the experimental approach and activity sessions; for the secondary group, information-centered assignments and questioning. The least successful for both groups was values discussion. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada