Development, implementation and evaluation of the Science - A Process Approach for Trinidad and Tobago (SAPATT) Science Curriculum (Phase 1)

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This report traces the development of science education, particularly the primary science curriculum, in Trinidad and Tobago. Problem areas that have influenced science instruction are identified. A model is presented for teacher involvement in primary science curriculum development. Through this approach, approximately 700 teachers were involved with curriculum writing form 1977-1983. The teachers also helped in the implementation of Science - A Process Approach for Trinidad and Tobago (SAPATT). An evaluative study of the SAPATT curriculum is presented and includes: 1) the research plan; 2) statement of problems; 3) methodology (attitude, implementation, evaluation); and 4) present phase of study (procedures, results). The study reveals that high scores have been achieved by SAPATT students and that teachers have evidenced significant interest and participation levels in the programme. It is recommended that all schools--private and public--should use the programme and that SAPATT teachers' guides be distributed to all schools


Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 58th, French Lick Springs, IN, 15-18 Apr., 1985

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