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ERIC Number: ED458090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Current Primary Science Practice: Observing What Actually Happens in the Classroom.
Clark, John Cripps
Very little has been published about the amount and nature science teaching in Australian primary schools and that which has is largely based on written surveys completed by teachers and principals at a sample of schools. This study was designed to follow these surveys into the classroom. I observed fourteen science lessons, interviewed twelve teachers and interviewed the science coordinators at eight schools in order to gain a more accurate picture of the teaching of science in primary schools. The structure and organization of science lessons was remarkably similar, as were the difficulties experienced by teachers trying to teach science. To improve students' experience of science in primary schools we need to find ways to better understand what is actually occurring in the classroom. (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia