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ERIC Number: EJ832932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
An International Comparison of the Science Education Priorities of Science Teachers, Lecturers and Students in Two Developing Countries: Turkey and Lesotho
Tekkaya, C.; Rochford, K.; Moru, A.; Inal, A.; Demirtas, I.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v17 n2 p187-196 2003
Lesotho and Turkey are two developing countries, both relatively deficient in educational resources--one in Southern Africa, and the other straddling the continents of Europe and Asia in the Middle East. This study reports and compares the priorities and responses of (a) 172 Turkish science teachers, lecturers and students, and (b) 171 Lesotho science educators and students, to 20 literature-derived recommendations for improving science education in the two countries. Both quantitative and qualitative survey data are analysed. The educational outcomes of the study are commonly identified areas of future concentration and corresponding sets of recommendations for science teacher-training curricula in these two developing nations. In both Turkey and Lesotho the most frequently prioritised recommendations are found to be similar. They are: to engage "more self-discovery" in science learning; to introduce "more real life skills" into science teaching; to utilise better science "teaching methods"; and to acquire "more resources" for science and technology lessons. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Lesotho; Turkey