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Hill, Faith – Research in Science Education, 1995
Focuses on the provision of HIV/AIDS education for 16- through 19-year olds in colleges of further education and offers both qualitative and quantitative insights into the English approach to HIV/AIDS education for this age group. Reports that most colleges fail to meet the needs of young people and are offering very little education in this area.…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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Gardner, Paul L., Ed. – Research in Science Education, 1994
This volume contains 41 papers, 10 abstracts/research notes, and an after-dinner speech "The Book of Genesis and the Chronicles of the People of ASERA (Australasian Science Education Research Association). Paper titles include: "Improving students' understanding of carbohydrate metabolism in first-year Biochemistry at tertiary…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Anderson, David; Lucas, Keith B. – Research in Science Education, 1997
Year Eight students that underwent novelty-reducing pre-orientation to the physical environment of an interactive science museum and had prior experience visiting the museum learned more than their counterparts. Those exhibits most frequently recalled shared a combination of characteristics such as large physical size, prominence in the exhibit…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Familiarity, Field Trips, Foreign Countries
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Skamp, Keith – Research in Science Education, 1997
There is movement in Australia towards requiring an initial degree for entry into teacher education programs in hopes of improving science teaching in primary schools. Upon entry into preservice education degree programs, Australian and Canadian student teachers were interviewed to determine whether first degrees influenced perceptions about…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Tobin, Kenneth; Seiler, Gale; Smith, Mackenzie W. – Research in Science Education, 1999
Advocates co-teaching as an essential component of teacher education programs. Describes the co-teaching efforts of a university professor, doctoral student, and student-teacher as they taught science to African-American students placed in a low-track program of study in an urban high school. Presents theoretical frameworks associated with…
Descriptors: Action Research, Black Students, Classroom Research, Higher Education
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Thomas, Gregory P. – Research in Science Education, 1999
Describes a teacher-researcher's investigation into barriers to student adoption of an alternative referent for learning and its consequential learning strategies in an 11th-grade chemistry class. Suggests that various contextual factors influenced students' willingness to adopt the alternative referent, and that students' beliefs, trust of the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Chemistry, Classroom Research, Foreign Countries
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Stephens, Sally-Anne; McRobbie, Campbell J.; Lucas, Keith B. – Research in Science Education, 1999
Examines the extent and nature of Year 10 students' model-based reasoning in a laboratory investigation that considered the influence of six factors on electrical resistance. Finds that spontaneous use of the electron-drift model of metals in explanations increased over the duration of the task, but the explanations were restricted to mainly…
Descriptors: Action Research, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Electricity
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Rickards, Tony; Fisher, Darrell – Research in Science Education, 1999
Presents an investigation into associations between students' (n=3215) perceptions of their interactions with teachers, the cultural background of students, and their attitudinal and cognitive achievement outcomes. Finds that students' attitude scores were higher in classrooms in which students perceived greater leadership, helping/friendly, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Ethnicity, Females, Foreign Countries
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Wilson, Jan – Research in Science Education, 1996
Examines relationships between structural characteristics of students' concept maps about chemical equilibrium and independent measures of their achievement in chemistry. Results indicate significant relationships between multidimensional scaling coordinates and test scores of recall of knowledge and its application and also reveal structural…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemical Equilibrium, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries
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Watters, James J.; Ginns, Ian S. – Research in Science Education, 1997
Explores the involvement and professional growth of a teacher in a professional development project entitled Simply Science. Findings indicate an increase in the teacher's pedagogical content knowledge and confidence in teaching science and a change in her views about cooperative learning strategies. Discusses implications for the design of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Galili, Igal – Research in Science Education, 1995
Investigated students' understanding of the concept of weightlessness and found it to be influenced by the confusion between the concepts of weight and gravitational force. The causal structure of students' knowledge presents a platform for interpreting students' alternative ideas about weight and related physical concepts, which could guide…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, Gravity (Physics), High School Students
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Cross, Roger – Research in Science Education, 1995
Argues that the alliance between the government and the scientific establishment has resulted in reforms that do not help future citizens in understanding the complexities of the social relations of science and technology. Presents evidence of a return to a conception of scientific literacy in which the central mythology of value-free science is…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Dorman, Jeffrey P.; And Others – Research in Science Education, 1995
Investigates the relationship between school environment and science classroom environment in secondary schools. Reports that the characteristics of the school environment are not transmitted automatically into the science classroom. Concludes that the effect the school-level environment has on student learning is mediated by classroom process…
Descriptors: Affiliation Need, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Cooperation
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