ERIC Number: ED243713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
New Trends in School Science Equipment.
Lowe, Norman K., Ed.
This four-part volume examines trends, problems, and issues related to school science equipment. Part 1 focuses on laboratory work and practical activities in science and technology education, considering equipment and curriculum development, equipment development related to curricula in Brazil, uses of local resources for practical work, elementary technology materials for science curricula, project work and the needs of a technology laboratory, and the development and utilization of equipment for scientific subjects in Hungary. Part 2 examines the development and production of science and technology equipment, discussing the provision of equipment on a national scale, the Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (Penang), the National Educational Equipment Centre in Pakistan, development of school equipment production in Kenya, production of low-cost equipment in Hong Kong, and science equipment centers in Belgium. Part 3 examines various aspects of teacher training for practical work in science and technology, including the approach of the Australian Science Teacher Education Project, teacher training in Trinidad and Tobago, and the establishment of a laboratory technician training school in Afghanistan. Part 4 reports on information and communication related to school science and technology equipment, examining the need for a clearinghouse and information network. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Utilization, Foreign Countries, Material Development, Resource Centers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Equipment, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education, Technology
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Based on discussion s held and papers presented at an international meeting on school science equipment (Paris, November 17-21, 1980).