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Title:Situational analysis on primary teacher preparation for environmental science education in Zimbabwe
Author:Shumba, OversonISNI
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:environmental education
primary education
teacher education
Abstract:This article reports on a situation analysis of the structural problems, teaching reality and support needs of college science departments in ten primary teachers colleges in Zimbabwe. The objectives of the analysis are to assess the existing situation pertaining to teaching and learning of science and environmental science in primary colleges of education; to provide a critical appraisal of the changes required in the college science curriculum for it to effectively prepare teachers for teaching environmental science in primary schools; to identify specific needs and areas of support for the further professional development of science lecturers; and to recommend strategies by which systemic change and improvement of the college science curriculum and the teaching and learning of environmental science might be accomplished. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]