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ERIC Number: EJ918403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7267
Science Education in Arab States: Bright Future or Status Quo?
Dagher, Zoubeida R.; BouJaoude, Saouma
Studies in Science Education, v47 n1 p73-101 Mar 2011
This paper describes the current state of science education in Arab states and anticipates some of the challenges faced by those states as they reform their science education. After discussing problems of illiteracy, access and quality we provide contextual information about the structure of the educational systems and describe recent efforts to reform them. We focus on issues pertaining to science curriculum and textbooks, language, religion, student learning in science, science teacher education and science education research and summarise the challenges and opportunities for research faced in each area. We conclude the paper by proposing a set of policy and research recommendations that could aid in the development of lasting solutions for recurring problems. (Contains 2 tables and 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan; Lebanon; Morocco; Oman