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ERIC Number: EJ1050893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1446-6120
The Use of Science Kits in the Professional Development of Rural Elementary School Teachers
Sherman, Ann; MacDonald, A. Leo
Science Education Review, v7 n3 p91-105 2008
This study reports on a science professional development initiative with elementary school teachers in Canada. Grades 4 and 5 teachers were involved in the implementation and modification of science kits, together with corresponding professional development activities. Each kit was aligned to specific outcomes in the curriculum and provided a complete set of materials and guidelines for classroom use. Teachers describe, through surveys and interviews, the benefits of using the kits and share a new confidence for teaching science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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