ERIC Number: ED420534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Resources for Transforming Science Education: The Context and Practice of High School Science Teaching. EPU Working Paper No. 15.
This working paper presents an analysis that seeks to refocus thinking about the question of educational resources needed for transformation in schools. Both the context of science education and the teaching practices of science teachers as potential resources that can be marshaled to facilitate the transformation of science education in schools are presented. Context resources and practice resources are identified as crucial to the success of educational transformation, and this study is concerned with a microanalysis of these resources. The results of the research suggest that a great deal of potential for school change exists in teachers' knowledge, time available, human and textual resources, and various teaching practices that feature a transformative engagement. Contains 33 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Science Education, Science Teachers, Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Textbooks
University of Natal, Education Policy Unit, Durban 4041, South Africa.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Natal Univ., Durban (South Africa). Education Policy Unit.
Identifiers - Location: South Africa