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ERIC Number: EJ778805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Facilitating Teachers' Professional Growth through Their Involvement in Creating Context-Based Materials in Science
George, June M.; Lubben, Fred
International Journal of Educational Development, v22 n6 p659-672 Nov 2002
This paper traces the professional growth of science teachers in Trinidad and Tobago through their involvement in the production of context-based resource materials relevant to the lives of their students during workshop sessions. Grounded theory methods were used to analyse pre- and post-workshop questionnaire responses, tape-recorded group discussions and several draft lesson outlines. The findings show that professional growth is indicated by changes in the nature of the contexts chosen as lesson foci, the role of these contexts in the overall lesson design, and teachers' perceptions of contextualised teaching. Conflicts between students' cultural and scientific understandings were not addressed by these teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Trinidad and Tobago