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ERIC Number: EJ891302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
The Cross-Case Analyses of Elementary Students' Engagement in the Strands of Science Proficiency
Minogue, James; Madden, Lauren; Bedward, John; Wiebe, Eric; Carter, Mike
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v21 n5 p559-587 Aug 2010
Recent reports have begun to lay the foundation for a re-visioned K-8 science curriculum which includes four strands that could be used to define and assess science proficiency for all students. Using these strands as an analytic lens, this pre-post multiple-case case study explores elementary school science teachers' practices and their students' actions. This work focuses on naturally occurring ordinary events and builds a description of how these strands of proficiencies are being developed. The results of cross-case analyses suggest that while the participating teachers do engage their students in activities and exercises that contribute to the development of all 4 strands of science proficiency; the nature, duration, and distribution (across the 4 strands) of these activities varied.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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