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ERIC Number: EJ905689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1305-8223
A Comparative Analysis of Earth Science Curriculum Using Inquiry Methodology between Korean and the U.S. Textbooks
Park, Mira; Park, Do-Yong; Lee, Robert E.
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v5 n4 p395-411 2009
The purpose of this study is to investigate in what ways the inquiry task of teaching and learning in earth science textbooks reflect the unique characteristics of earth science inquiry methodology, and how it provides students with opportunities to develop their scientific reasoning skills. This study analyzes a number of inquiry activities in both Korean and American earth science curriculums by using an analysis framework of earth science inquiry methodology. Results suggest that Earth science activities in Korean textbooks appropriately reflect comprehensive earth science methodologies and provide students with more opportunities to develop their earth scientific literacy, while the American curriculum used in the U.S. included only a small number of inquiry-based activities. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea; United States