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Cardoso, Maria de Lurdes; Solomon, Joan – International Journal of Science Education, 2002
Considers how Portuguese and British parents of primary pupils rose to the challenge of having parents help them by taking part in home science activities, taking into account the recent history of science education in the two countries. Shows that the learning atmosphere is very different from that of school, being more conducive to relaxed and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Family Environment, Foreign Countries
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Jenkins, E. W. – International Journal of Science Education, 2000
Examines the impact of the national curriculum on secondary school science teachers' work in England and Wales. Finds that, in a significant number of schools, less time is spent on practical activities in the laboratory and students are presented with a narrower range of laboratory activities. Concludes that many teachers judge the national…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Marion; Gott, Richard – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Reviews evidence of the effectiveness of a scheme resulting from CASE (cognitive acceleration through science education) research. Focuses on the effectiveness of the scheme in raising standards in science. Contains 16 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Explores the responses of primary school groups to animal exhibits. Data obtained from analysis of the content of conversation suggest more similarities than differences by gender. Contains 24 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Concept Formation, Discussion
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Lubben, Fred; Ramsden, Judith Bennett – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Reports on a study of the views of teachers and staff on the introduction of individual investigative work into the precollege, advanced-level chemistry courses in Great Britain. Contains 21 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Course Content, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science
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Lock, Roger – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Argues that the life sciences offer potential for practical work to be undertaken outside the classroom. Explores a rationale for such work and draws on reported studies from a number of countries. Contains 44 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science, Higher Education
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Johnson, Philip – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Reports the findings of a three-year study that explored the development of children's concepts of evaporation at room temperature and condensation of atmospheric water vapor. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Brooke, Helen; Solomon, Joan – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Analyzes observations of primary students in a small Interactive Science Centre using a model of play, practice, and problem solving derived from a range of literature. Identifies features of the creative phase of the activities. Contains 31 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Creativity, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science
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Trend, Roger – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Focuses on the understanding of British children (N=189) of geologic time as they participate in related activities. Indicates that 10- and 11-year-old children lack a clear chronology of geologic events. Contains 22 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Geology
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Taber, Keith S. – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Addresses the interface between two scientific disciplines, chemistry and physics, and suggests that learners do not readily integrate their knowledge across such domains. Recommends further research on how demarcations encourage learners. Contains 46 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Newton, Lynn D.; Newton, Douglas P. – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Explores stereotypes of scientists and the effectiveness of a national curriculum at altering these ideas among primary children. Results confirm the prevalence of a gender-biased stereotype and an unrealistic view of students' work. Contains 20 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, British National Curriculum, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Parker, Joan; Heywood, Dave – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Discusses how to develop teacher subject knowledge for effective delivery of the program of study at the primary level. Indicates that providing teachers with the necessary skills and confidence is complex. Contains 27 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, British National Curriculum, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Philip – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Explores the development of children's conception of a substance and reports the findings in relation to children's understanding of boiling water and particle ideas. Argues that boiling water should have a broad significance in the curriculum. Contains 23 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Donnelly, James F. – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Focuses on how teachers understand the place of the laboratory and laboratory work in their practice. Observations are based on interviews conducted with secondary science teachers in England. Contains 27 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Foreign Countries, Laboratory Experiments, Philosophy
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Taber, Keith S. – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Many students of chemistry demonstrate alternative conceptions about some fundamental aspects of chemistry. Suggests that research evidence provides strong support for this view. Contains 45 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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