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ERIC Number: EJ875378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7267
The Roles of the Formal and Informal Sectors in the Provision of Effective Science Education
Stocklmayer, Susan M.; Rennie, Leonie J.; Gilbert, John K.
Studies in Science Education, v46 n1 p1-44 Mar 2010
For many years, formal school science education has been criticised by students, teachers, parents and employers throughout the world. This article presents an argument that a greater collaboration between the formal and the informal sector could address some of these criticisms. The causes for concern about formal science education are summarised and the major approaches being taken to address them are outlined. The contributions that the informal sector currently makes to science education are identified. It is suggested that the provision of an effective science education entails an enhanced complementarity between the two sectors. Finally, there is a brief discussion of the collaboration and communication still needed if this is to be effective. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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