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Lin, Shu-Fen; Chang, Wen-Hua; Cheng, Yeong-Jing – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
The processes of curricula, textbooks and student resources development have been broadly surveyed and studied while teachers' guides have received comparatively little consideration throughout recent reforms in science education. Ideal curriculum materials align instruction with the goals of reform. Well-designed teachers' guides contribute to…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Elementary School Science, Junior High Schools, Textbooks
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Chang, Huey-Por; Chen, Chin-Chang; Guo, Gwo-Jen; Cheng, Yeong-Jin; Lin, Chen-Yung; Jen, Tsung-Hau – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
The objective of this study was to develop an instrument to measure school students' competence in learning science as part of a large research project in Taiwan. The instrument consisted of 29 self-report, Likert-type items divided into 2 scales: Competence in Scientific Inquiry and Competence in Communication. The Competence in Scientific…
Descriptors: High Schools, Leadership Qualities, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Lee, Chun-Yi; Yuan, Yuan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This study explored gender differences in the relationship between young people's mathematics attitudes and their perceptions toward virtual manipulatives. Seven hundred eighty junior high school adolescents who participated in the problem-solving activity using virtual manipulatives were selected for examination. The study found the male…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Adolescents, Gender Differences, Mathematics Instruction
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Gal, Hagar; Lin, Fou-Lai; Ying, Jia-Ming – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
This study uses classroom videotapes to examine the phenomenon of students who are left behind during whole-class teaching. Zooming in via these videos enabled us to analyze these classroom situations by means of a compact, multi-perspective set of theories--van Hiele theory, conceptualization, and visual perception. The analysis provided a…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Interaction, Geometry, Foreign Countries
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Wu, Hsin-Kai; Hsu, Ying-Shao; Hwang, Fu-Kwun – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
Researchers in educational technology have searched for factors to explain teachers' acceptance and resistance to using technology for instruction. Among the many identified factors, however, organizational and school factors have not yet been explored and discussed. This study investigates the effects of school size on science and mathematics…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, School Size, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Hsu, Pei-Ling; Yang, Wen-Gin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2007
Systemic functional linguistics (SFL) was the foundation for this study that explored the effect of science text and image integration on grade 9 students' reading comprehension. Two texts in Chinese on the moon phase with different print and image integration were compared--a traditional textbook (TT) used in Taiwanese junior high schools and a…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Junior High Schools, Research Design, Textbooks
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Calik, Muammer – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2005
This study reports on research examining what students think about aspects of solution chemistry and seeks to establish what alternative conceptions they hold in this area. To achieve this aim the researchers developed a test comprising of open-ended questions that evaluated students understanding of solution chemistry. The test was administered…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Grade 9, Grade 7, Grade 10
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Yen, Chiung-Fen; Yao, Tsung-Wei; Chiu, Yu-Chih – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2004
This study examined students' alternative conceptions of reptiles and amphibians and the extent to which these conceptions remain intact through the elementary (grades 4 and 6), junior, and senior high school years. We administered multiple-choice and free-response instruments to a total of 513 students and interviewed at least 20 students at each…
Descriptors: Animals, Classification, Misconceptions, Elementary School Science
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Lin, Fou-Lai; Yang, Kai-Lin; Chen, Chuang-Yih – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2004
Three issues about students' reasoning, proving and understanding proof in number patterns are investigated in this paper. The first is to elaborate the features of junior high students' reasoning on linear and quadratic number patterns. The second is to study the relationships between 9th graders' justification of mathematical statements about…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Geometric Concepts, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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Yu, Jya-Yi Wu; Chin, Erh-Tsung; Lin, Chia-Jung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2004
This research was designed to study Taiwanese junior high school students' understanding about the validity of conditional statements. Distinguishing between validity and truth is a crucial topic in mathematical reasoning and argumentation but has been always neglected in the mathematics curriculum at junior high school level of schooling. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Validity, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Logic
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Guo, Chorng-Jee; Chang, Huey-Por – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2004
The new Science and Technology Curriculum Framework recently issued in Taiwan advocates the teaching of integrated science and technology with greater emphasis on basic skills. Science teachers are not used to teach in this way, they need different abilities and skills in order to do so. Using various effective professional development strategies,…
Descriptors: Expertise, Video Technology, Educational Strategies, Junior High Schools
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