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Carrick, Tessa – Journal of Biological Education, 1978
Aspects of textbooks' readability are discussed and some recommendations are made. The results of applying three readability tests to 13 current textbooks are presented. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Biology, Instructional Materials, Readability, Readability Formulas
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Carrick, Tessa – Journal of Biological Education, 1977
This examination of textbooks shows the very wide range of approaches adopted. Aims, content, and methods of presentation are compared. The uses of questions in the books are examined in detail. The characteristics of the books are related to the variety of approaches to the teaching of biology in schools. (Author/MA)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Evaluation, Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Carrick, Tessa – Journal of Biological Education, 1983
Some aspects of the selection and teaching of options of the Joint Matriculation Board's Advanced Level Biology syllabus were investigated by means of a questionnaire. The teachers' opinions of the options and their aims in teaching them are considered. Options seem to be regarded favorably by most of the teachers. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Opinions, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Carrick, Tessa – Journal of Biological Education, 1983
Investigated background of Advanced Level Biology teachers, examining their teaching situations, views of the nature of science, and aims for Advanced Level teaching. Among the findings reported are those indicating little concern to foster a deeper appreciation of scientific processes and concern with low-level rather than higher-order cognitive…
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Objectives, High Schools, Science Education
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Carrick, Tessa – Journal of Biological Education, 1987
Deals with the practical assessment of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in Great Britain with regard to the requirements set forth in biology syllabi. Addresses the requirements of the British National Criteria for assessment of experimental skills, the assessment framework, and the principle of positive achievement. (TW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Cognitive Development, Course Content
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Carrick, Tessa – Journal of Biological Education, 1982
This survey of 11 recently published biology textbooks includes an analysis of content, certain general characteristics, readability, and use of questions. Differences between these and earlier textbooks are noted. The reading difficulty of the new books is found to be less than for those covered in a previous survey. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Foreign Countries, Readability, Science Education