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ERIC Number: EJ942372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
On the Road to Reform: A Sociocultural Interpretation of Reform
Mensah, Felicia Moore
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v6 n3 p671-678 Sep 2011
In this paper I discuss how reform in science education is interpreted by Barma as she recounts the story of Catherine, a grade 9 biology teacher, who reforms her teaching practices in response to a national curriculum reform in Quebec, Canada. Unlike some cases in response to reform, this case is hopeful and positive. Also in this paper, I address some familiar areas that must be considered when teachers undertake curriculum reform and how science educators may fulfill the role of facilitator and advocate in the support of teachers on the road to reform. The commentary focuses on how Barma retells the story through the lens of activity theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada