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Title: Primary Science Education Development in the South Pacific: Some Views About Interventions
Contributor(s): Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid ; 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
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