Science education in schools - the Caribbean experience

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National Science Teachers Association


This paper gives an overview of science education in the Caribbean and notes that two basic factors contribute to low performance in the area of science education--inadequate and unstable staffing, and inadequate physical laboratory infrastructure. It suggests that schools must rely more on graduates of the colleges of education to teach science. The paper also examines the organization of science and technical programmes in Suriname. It points out the limitations of the textbook approach to science teaching and concludes that new perspectives are needed involving re-direction of goals, imaginative approaches to teaching content and method, and solutions to the problem of teacher shortage


Inter American Seminar on Science Education, Panama City, Panama, 10-14 Dec., 1984
National Science Teachers Association

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