Lower Secondary Science Teaching and Learning: A Glimpse into the Science Classroom Summary Report



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School of Education, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine


This is an exploratory study of a sample of 31 lower secondary science classrooms, representing the range of school types within the educational system in Trinidad and Tobago. It sought to answer the following questions: 1) What are teachers intensions when they plan and implement science lessons? 2) Do teachers encounter any problems as they enact the curriculum? 3) What strategies are being used to implement the lower secondary science curriculum? Specifically the study sought to investigate the processes and activities that teachers engage in as they plan for and implement the lower secondary science curriculum, in order to document what was happening ad to offer suggestions for improving practice in lower secondary science education.


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Lower Secondary Education