The results from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) showed that science achievement was much lower than mathematics achievement among primary pupils in Hong Kong. It becomes a concern for teacher educators to find out more about the teaching of science. This paper addresses the problem by describing the science teaching beliefs held by the Hong Kong primary teachers. Drawing on the findings, implications for teacher education and ways to enhance the quality of science education at the primary level are discussed. Copyright © 1999 SEAMEO Regional Centre for Science and Mathematics.
|Journal||Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1999|