Enlarging the focus on primary science delivery in New Zealand

Lewthwaite, Brian, Stableford, Judy, and Fisher, Darrell (2001) Enlarging the focus on primary science delivery in New Zealand. SAMEpapers: science and mathematics education papers, 2001. pp. 213-237.

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This case study analysis of a large urban intermediate (Year 7 - Year 8) school in New Zealand, examines the complex and interrelated factors influencing science program delivery. Teachers recognise that various intrinsic factors including multidimensional aspects of their professional science knowledge, interest and adequacy strongly influence science curriculum delivery. As well, extrinsic factors such as time availability, resource adequacy and school culture aspects such as curriculum leadership and support are also identified as factors that greatly impact on science program delivery. Implications of this study in the context of the present remediation efforts in primary science education in New Zealand are also considered.

Item ID: 34992
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1170-2575
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 04:18
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 100%
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