ERIC Number: ED263007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Science Education in Canada. Volume I. Policies, Practices, and Perceptions. Informal Series/60.
Connelly, F. Michael; And Others
This 13-chapter book is the product of 2 years of research undertaken as part of a 25-country science study. To provide a context for understanding science education as it has developed in Canada, the book traces educational policies and practices from pre-confederation times to the present. It explains how Canada's colonial beginnings and subsequent growth into a nation of provinces shaped its diverse educational systems, and describes educational structures and practices, curriculum development processes, student assessment practices, and both preservice and inservice teacher education. Science curricula are analyzed by province to indicate the emphasis given specific topics at various levels of schooling. In addition, an innovative research technique was employed to determine how science teachers perceive and react to the environment in which they work (which will provide data to help understand ways the teachers translate curriculum policy). In addition to an introductory chapter describing the methodology used in the research, five reference sections are included. They are a glossary of terms, annotated comments on recent events in science education (by province), a description of science teachers' associations, the goals and policies of science education (by province), and data from curriculum content analyses. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Inservice Teacher Education, National Surveys, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Teacher Education Programs
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 ($26.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada