ERIC Number: EJ783213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 31
Realities and Challenges of Educational Reform in the Province of Quebec: Exploratory Research on Teaching Science and Technology/Realites Et Defis De La Reforme Scolaire Quebecoise: Une Etude Exploratoire De L'Enseignement De La Science...
Potvin, Patrice; Dionne, Eric
McGill Journal of Education, v42 n3 p393-410 2007
Exploratory and descriptive research was conducted in a secondary school to reveal the realities and difficulties of the implementation process that awaits teachers under Quebec's Educational Reform. A team of teachers agreed to be observed while simulating implementation one year ahead of other schools. Results underscore the importance of in-service training, of an implementation plan, and of the level of professionalism. Analysis tends to indicate that the Quebec implementation experience is not uncommon.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Technology Education, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Teamwork, Resistance to Change
McGill Journal of Education. McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2, Canada. Tel: 514-398-4246; Fax: 514-398-4529; NOTE: As of the winter issue for 2007 (v.42, n1), this journal will only be available online. Web site: http://mje.mcgill.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada