État de publication: Publiée (2019 Juillet )
Titre du livre: Science education in Canada
Lieu: New York, États-Unis
Intervalle de pages: 129-150
Résumé: This chapter overviews science education in Québec, highlighting its educational policies, the science and technology (S&T) curriculum, and teacher education in particular. Québec is a unique province; its Charter of the French Language, vast immigrant population, and diverse Indigenous population can lead to disparities in education in metropolitan centres and rural communities. The reform of educational policies and the most recent revision of S&T curricula have led to a renewed interest in studies of science education and its implementation. This chapter explores ongoing challenges in Québec: difficulties inherent in integrating S&T at the secondary level, a low priority of science at the elementary level, declining student interest in S&T, gender and equity in science education, the underrepresentation of Indigenous youth in science, and the role of language in science. Also presented are innovative approaches to teacher education and professional development, such as school and university partnerships, development of learning communities, and collaborative design of engaging S&T curricula.