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ERIC Number: EJ887083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Aboriginal Students' Achievement in Science Education: The Effect of Teaching Methods
Bourque, Jimmy; Bouchamma, Yamina; Larose, Francois
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v56 n1 p57-71 Spr 2010
Some authors assume that the academic difficulties encountered by Aboriginal students can be partly explained by the discrepancy between teaching methods and Aboriginal learning styles. However, this hypothesis lacks empirical foundations. Using pan-Canadian data, we tried to identify the most efficient teaching methods for Aboriginal students and assessed whether these methods were associated with performance differences between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals in science education. Results revealed that judicious dosage and a proper balance among teaching methods seem to be required for students' optimal achievement. In addition, only marginal differences were observed between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals. However, standard assessment methods might partly explain these unexpected results.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada