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My Experience with Physics Education in East Timor

Curt Gabrielson
Exploratorium Teacher Institute



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For two years I worked in East Timor helping to develop the new nation's physics curriculum. Together with local teachers, I created a manual of hands-on lessons, solidified the pre-secondary and secondary (middle and high) school curriculum, conducted nation-wide training for physics teachers of pre-secondary and secondary schools and began a new physics department at the national university complete with basic lab courses.

physics, science, curriculum development, teacher training, third world


Gabrielson, C. (2002) My Experience with Physics Education in East Timor. International Education Journal, 3 (3), 138-152.

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