A study of the condition of science education in the high schools of the pilot area of Nova Scotia

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dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Flack, Donald Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:23Z
dc.date.issued 1967
dc.identifier.other Q183.4 C32 N63
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22070
dc.description ix, 166 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 164-166.
dc.description Online version unavailable; print version available from Patrick Power Library.
dc.description.abstract The Pilot Area, designated by the Government of Canada for economic assistance, comprises the Nova Scotia counties of Antigonish, Cape Breton, Colchester, Cumberland, Guysborough, Inverness, Pictou, Richmond and Victoria. In this thesis, science education in the Pilot Area is compared with that in two other regions; namely, in the remainder of rural Nova Scotia (Area A), and in urban Halifax-Dartmouth (Area B). The factors compared include: student enrolment in science subjects; time distributed between science subjects and other subjects in the curriculum; the laboratory facilities; the qualifications of teachers; and the pass rate in the sciences in provincial examinations. The study reveals that, in the Pilot Area, a strong correlation exists between poverty and sub-standard science education. A revised cost-sharing structure featuring increased subsidization to impoverished school boards, additional salary incentives to teachers in economically disadvantaged areas, and means to improve teacher qualifications in science are the recommendations of this study.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc Q183.4.C32
dc.subject.lcsh Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Nova Scotia
dc.title A study of the condition of science education in the high schools of the pilot area of Nova Scotia
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thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Education
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Faculty of Education
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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