ERIC Number: ED328460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Science Teaching in Nova Scotia Grades 7, 8 and 9: Results of a Teacher Survey Conducted in May, 1990. Research Report Number 2.
McFadden, Charles P.
A survey of grade 7, 8 and 9 science teachers was conducted as part of a research program to determine the consequences for teaching and learning of the recent introduction of the SciencePlus program developed by the Atlantic Science Curriculum Project and the need for further curriculum and professional development. The survey explored some of the conditions of teaching, teachers' goals and instructional practices, and teachers' professional development needs and preferences. Comparison with previously published research indicated that teaching practices in the region appear to have changed over the past decade in the direction of greater hands-on practical activity. Sections include: (1) "General Information"; (2) "Teaching Experience and Educational Background"; (3)"Institutional Arrangements"; (4) "Instructional Goals"; (5) "Instructional Methods"; (6) "Student Assessment Practices"; and (7) "Professional Development Needs." A copy of the survey questionnaire is appended. (KR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High Schools, Laboratories, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Teacher Surveys, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: New Brunswick Univ., Fredericton. Atlantic Science Curriculum Project.
Identifiers - Location: Canada