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Blanco, Monica – Science & Education, 2013
The aim of this paper is to provide a cross-national comparative analysis of the introduction of calculus in Spanish and French military educational institutions through the works of Pedro Padilla y Arcos (1724-1807?) and Etienne Bezout (1730-1783), respectively. Both authors developed their educational work in the context of military schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Calculus, Military Schools
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Vazquez-Alonso, Angel; Garcia-Carmona, Antonio; Manassero-Mas, Maria Antonia; Bennassar-Roig, Antoni – Science & Education, 2013
This study analyzes the beliefs about science-technology-society, and other Nature of Science (NOS) themes, of a large sample (613) of Spanish pre- and in-service secondary education teachers through their responses to 30 items of the Questionnaire of Opinions on Science, Technology and Society. The data were processed by means of a multiple…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Principles
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Simon, Josep; Cuenca-Lorente, Mar – Science & Education, 2012
Although a large number of Spanish secondary schools have preserved an important scientific heritage, including large scientific instrument collections, this heritage has never been officially protected. Their current state is very diverse, and although several research projects have attempted to initiate their recovery and use, their lack of…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, Physics, Chemistry
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Herran, Nestor – Science & Education, 2012
This paper provides a first approach to the history of "Iberica," one of the most important popular science magazines published in Spain before the Civil War. Founded in 1914 by members of the Society of Jesus based at the Ebro Observatory, "Iberica" reached a weekly circulation of about 10,000 in the mid 1920s, and was…
Descriptors: War, Periodicals, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Roca-Rosell, Antoni; Grapi-Vilumara, Pere – Science & Education, 2010
In the early 1930s, the young Antoni Quintana-Mari undertook some research on Antoni de Marti i Franques, one of the most prominent Catalan scientists of the Enlightenment. This scientist worked in Tarragona, where Quintana-Mari lived. Quintana-Mari learnt about Marti i Franques from Josep Estalella, his teacher of physics and chemistry at the…
Descriptors: Science History, Science Education, Scientists, Historians
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Navarro-Brotons, Victor – Science & Education, 2006
This essay examines some aspects of the teaching of mathematics and its applications in three of the principal sixteenth century Spanish universities (Salamanca, Valencia and Alcala) and in other institutions sponsored by the monarchy, such as the "Casa de la Contratacion" (House of Trade) of Seville and the so-called Academy of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, World History, College Mathematics