Implementing science education in an integrated curriculum at primary level: Threats and opportunities

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Abstract

This article aims to explore the difficulties of providing quality primary science education through an integrated curriculum named General Studies. Principals, panel heads and teachers of two schools which received the Chief Executive Excellence in Teaching Award were interviewed to investigate their strategies and difficulties in providing quality science education. The findings reflect the views of the respondents competing demands from various education reform initiatives. The strategies employed in enhancing pupils’ performance and understandings in science are reflected, which provides good reference for schools and teachers. Copyright © 2009 James Nicholas Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-74
JournalCurriculum and Teaching
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Citation

Cheng, M. H., & So, W. M. W. (2009). Implementing science education in an integrated curriculum at primary level: Threats and opportunities. Curriculum and Teaching, 24(1), 57-74.

Keywords

  • Integrated curriculum
  • Science education
  • Hong Kong
  • Primary science
  • Education reform
  • Assessment reform
  • School-based curriculum

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