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Bouwma-Gearhart, Jana; Lenz, Adam; Ivanovitch, John – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
Research has focused on identifying and overcoming determinants that impede widespread adoption of instructional interventions, with little empirical examination of postsecondary educators' perceptions about these interventions. We explored postsecondary biology educators' sensemaking of education improvement interventions targeting undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers
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Jenkins, Edgar – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
When the "Journal of Biological Education" was first published in 1967, biology was still very much the Cinderella of the three school sciences in many countries. Most selective secondary school biology courses readily betrayed their origins as an unconvincing coalition of botany and zoology. In the non-selective secondary modern…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Biological Sciences, Science Education History, Science Education
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Stears, Michele – Journal of Biological Education, 2012
The present study was prompted by the introduction of evolution in the school curriculum and reports on student teachers' responses to a course in evolution at a South African university. The concepts framing the study are conceptual change, nature of science (NOS) and the science/religion conflict. The research may be described as a qualitative…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Scientific Principles, Conflict, Religion
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Loehr, John F.; Almarode, John T.; Tai, Robert H.; Sadler, Philip M. – Journal of Biological Education, 2012
In a climate where increasing numbers of students are encouraged to pursue post-secondary education, the level of preparedness students have for college-level coursework is not far from the minds of all educators, especially high school teachers. Specifically within the biological sciences, introductory biology classes often serve as the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Introductory Courses, Investigations, Prior Learning
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Patrick, Patricia G.; Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Journal of Biological Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to report United States of America (USA) science teachers' understandings of the internal structures of the human body. The 71 science teachers who participated in this study attended a frog/pig, two-hour dissection workshop at the 2004 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Workshops, Human Body, Science Teachers
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Phillips, C. J. C.; McCulloch, S. – Journal of Biological Education, 2005
Cultural differences in students' attitudes towards animals need to be better understood and respected in order to promote tolerance in multicultural biological education. A cross-cultural study was conducted to investigate the beliefs of 425 students of different nationalities on animal sentience and attitudes towards the uses of animals.…
Descriptors: Animals, Student Attitudes, Veterinary Medicine, Surgery
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Leonard, William H. – Journal of Biological Education, 2004
This article presents a brief history of the events leading up to the current US biology education standards, a brief examination of the National Science Education Standards for biology, and a description of the three recently developed biology curricula that were designed to address the new standards. Several evaluative studies of these curricula…
Descriptors: Biology, Academic Standards, National Standards, Science Education