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ERIC Number: EJ759938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8326
Teaching Science in a Poor Urban School in Pakistan: Tensions in the Life History of a Female Elementary Teacher
Upadhyay, Bhaskar; Barton, Angela Calabrese; Zahur, Rubina
Science Education, v89 n5 p725-743 Sep 2005
In this paper, we draw from a narrative life history approach to report in depth on the experiences of one teacher, Shagufta, in a high-poverty urban elementary school in Lahore, Pakistan. The purpose of reporting Shagufta's story is twofold. First, we want to make sense of her role as a science teacher--what should the children in her school learn in science, and why, if these children are expected by Pakistani society to leave formal education before the eighth grade? Second, what core tensions mark Shagufta's story as she has tried to craft her science teaching practice?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan