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Developing a rural and regional science challenge to utilise community and industry-based partnerships

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posted on 2009-08-01, 00:00 authored by Damian BlakeDamian Blake, Coral CampbellCoral Campbell
Interest and participation in science in schools has been declining for many years and there is a genuine need to rejuvenate interest in science at the high school level. One possible solution is the completion of challenging science projects which fulfill an authentic purpose in the community. This paper discusses the results of ongoing research into the establishment of a rural and regional Science Challenge which makes use of partnerships with local industries and community groups to encourage the development of authentic science projects. In the development of the Science Challenge, many issues are emerging in relation to teachers' work, resources, administration and school cultures. This paper reports on the preliminary findings and indicates directions for the future.

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Journal

EURASIA journal of mathematics, science & technology education

Volume

5

Issue

3

Pagination

247 - 253

Publisher

Eurasia Publishing House

Location

Ankara, Turkey

ISSN

1305-8223

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, Eurasia Publishing House

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