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Title: Robust Adaptive Processes: The Case for Laboratory Assistants in Fiji High Schools
Contributor(s): Cook, Alan (author); Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 1994
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Abstract: Few science teachers in Fiji organised whole class experiments far students despite students' practical work being promoted by the Ministry of Education as being an essential component of science education. This paper reports findings from a series of interviews with science teachers conducted to investigate one of the causative factors; i.e.: the deterioration of science apparatus and facilities. It was found that previous initiatives to address the problem of laboratory maintenance were not sustained. It is argued here that more robust processes need to be put in place. In this case it appears that the most efficient and cost effective means of supporting practical work is for the Fiji Ministry of Education to employ laboratory assistants to service cohorts of schools.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 17(2), p. 7-15
Publisher: Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics
Place of Publication: Malaysia
ISSN: 0126-7663
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130106 Secondary Education
130311 Pacific Peoples Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
930499 School/Institution not elsewhere classified
930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Category Description: C2 Non-Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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