Implementing the New Zealand science curriculum: will there be a change of state?

Lewthwaite, Brian (1999) Implementing the New Zealand science curriculum: will there be a change of state? New Zealand Science Teacher, 92. pp. 6-10.

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[Extract] The results from New Zealand's participation in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) have revealed the disturbing level of science achievement by New Zealand Form 2 and Form 3 students and associated concerns with science programme delivery in general. An evaluation of the teachers who participated in TIMSS suggests that a disturbing portion of Form 2 teachers (and primary teachers in general) expressed a lack of confidence in their ability to teach science as a consequence of limited formal science learning experiences. This final report of a three part series examines the biographical details, in the context of the teaching of science, of the 122 primary/intermediate/Kura Kaupapa Maori teachers in the Central Districts of the North Island of New Zealand who participated in a study attempting to identify the factors teachers perceived to be influencing the effective implementation of Science in the New Zealand Curriculum.

Item ID: 34998
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0110-7801
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Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 03:41
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 > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 100%
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