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|Title:||Primary Science Education Development in the South Pacific: Some Views About Interventions||Contributor(s):||Taylor, Neil (author) ; Vlaardingerbroek, B (author); Coll, R C (author)||Publication Date:||2002||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4098||Abstract:||Improving primary science education in the Pacific is of increasing importance if these small, developing island nations are to improve the quality of life of their citizens and achieve sustainable economic growth. The education systems in the Pacific are commonly legacies of old colonial powers and are dominated by external summative examinations that drive a teacher-dominated didactic pedagogy. Changing this situation is likely to be a long-term issue. However, in the short to medium term science education at the primary level would benefit from some simple interventions that are achievable, sustainable and relatively inexpensive when compared to many aid-funded projects. The authors propose a regional approach to curriculum development and the employment of simple readers to deliver science concepts through literacy as a means of improving the current situation.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society, Armidale, Australia, 6th - 8th December, 2002||Conference Details:||Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society, Armidale, Australia, 6th - 8th December, 2002||Source of Publication:||Internationalising Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Critical Reflections, Critical Times, p. 227-238||Publisher:||University of New England||Place of Publication:||Armidale, Australia||Field of Research (FOR):||130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/17941447?selectedversion=NBD26287865||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 279
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