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ERIC Number: EJ779630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
Science Curriculum in Practice: Student Teachers' Use of Hands-On Activities in High-Stakes Testing Schools
Eick, Charles J.
NASSP Bulletin, v86 n630 p72-85 2002
This article describes the influence of recently adopted high-stakes testing on the curriculum and instruction of 12 secondary science student teachers (or interns). The study, which used a postpositivist, qualitative method with researcher as participant as the university supervisor, focused on interns' abilities to implement hands-on, reform-minded practices in the context of their school placements. Findings indicate that high-stakes testing could adversely influence interns' use of hands-on activities in courses assessed on tests and in schools where students did not receive high scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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