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The preparation and implementation of an individual course in electronics for students of varied abilities in grades 9 and 10

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Clayton, A W(Anthony) (1990) The preparation and implementation of an individual course in electronics for students of varied abilities in grades 9 and 10. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Compared with technologically advanced countries
overseas, Tasmania lacks two important assets: firstly, a well established
basis of high technology industry, and secondly, a
willingness on the part of the population in general to
concede that Tasmania's future prosperity and
competitiveness on world markets will depend at least in
part on emphases and directions in today's Science and
Technology education.
This dissertation describes the factors, rationale,
processes and outcomes associated with attempts to address
the above problems in relation to the availability of
Electronics in the secondary education curriculum.
The period covered, 1982 to 1989 inclusive, has seen
Electronics "rise" from a minor and incidental aspect of the
curricula of some schools and colleges to a coordinated and
flexible set of curriculum offerings covering the span from
Year 9 to Year 12, and offered in some form in nearly half of
the schools in the State. Unsupported by both the Schools
Board and the Education Department at the beginning of this
period, the subject now has the full support and
encouragement of both of these bodies. Appendices 1 and 2 contain teaching and syllabus
materials respectively, which have been developed as parts
of the overall approach to the problem of providing enticing,
interesting and worthwhile programs of study in this area:
programs which are aimed at giving students the best
possible insights and skills and at improving their ability to
determine how Science and Technology can best be used to
improve man's prosperity and to support the continuing
survival of the human race.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
Keywords: Electronics
Copyright Holders: The Author
Additional Information:

Thesis (M.Ed. Stud.)--University of Tasmania, 1990. Spine title: Electronics in secondary education

Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 00:45
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 05:55
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