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Ross, John A. – Science Education, 1990
Described is the key teacher strategy for inservice compared to an all teacher strategy, in which inservice is given directly to all the target teachers. Student achievement in both situations is considered. (KR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Simpson, Ronald D.; Oliver, J. Steve – Science Education, 1990
Major findings and prediction models resulting from longitudinal research are presented. Discussed are the study design; variables, trends, and profiles; a follow-up study; and implications and policy recommendations. A summary model designed to explain this phenomenon is given. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Howe, Ann C.; Stanback, Bessie – Science Education, 1985
Presents a review of research on the Intermediate Science Curriculum Study (ISCS). Areas addressed include: (1) teacher education; (2) student cognitive and affective outcomes; (3) teacher and student facilitative characteristics and behaviors; and (4) ISCS instructional materials. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Literature Reviews
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Rakow, Steven J.; And Others – Science Education, 1984
Students' understanding of basic science concepts (with particular emphasis on the interaction of science and society) was measured during a 1981-82 national assessment. These results are compared to those obtained from the Third Science Assessment (1977) to determine how students' knowledge has changed during the past five years. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Elementary School Science
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Welch, Wayne W. – Science Education, 1985
Reviews science education research over the past decades, examining trends in research and noting emphases and gaps in the coverage of science teaching and learning issues addressed by the research. Areas addressed include the content (antecedent conditions), transaction (interactions), and outcomes (results of instruction) for the domain of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Okebukola, Peter Akinsola – Science Education, 1985
A study comparing cooperative and competitive learning approaches in science was conducted with 630 eighth-grade Nigerian students using five different treatments. Combinations of cooperation and competition were found to be the best methods of instruction. Procedural demands on teachers using these methods were relatively easy. (DH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Competition, Cooperation
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Simpson, Ronald D.; Oliver, J. Steve – Science Education, 1985
Approximately 4000 students participated in a study to determine relationships between attitudes toward science, achievement motivation, and demographic variables over the school year and across grades (6-10) by sex. Positive attitudes and motivation declined steadily across the grades with significant sex differences (males having more positive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Elementary School Science, Females
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Hamilton, Marlene A. – Science Education, 1985
Examination results from 1146 Jamaican high school students in single-sex and coeducational schools indicated students from coeducational schools had lower performance on all measures. A subsample provided more information on sex differences, performance in individual subjects, and students receiving grades of A or B. (DH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, Coeducation
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Bredderman, Ted – Science Education, 1985
Student outcomes were assessed by quantitatively combining results of 57 reported evaluations of three major curriculum programs in elementary school science. Thirty-two percent of the comparisons were statistically significant, favoring activity-based programs; six percent favored control groups. (DH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Learning
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Cannon, Roger Kalup, Jr.; Simpson, Ronald D. – Science Education, 1985
Reports on a comprehensive, longitudinal investigation examining influences on commitment to science and achievement in science among adolescent students (N=821). Findings show that science attitude and achievement motivation declined throughout the year, life science achievement increased, and differences in achievement motivation occurred…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Biological Sciences, Females
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Lederman, Norman G.; And Others – Science Education, 1993
This summary of research developed by the ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education contains two main sections: Research on Teaching and Research on Learning. The first section contains subsections on Curriculum and Instruction, Science Teacher Education. Curriculum and Instruction, Cognition and Achievement, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning)
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Zoller, Uri; And Others – Science Education, 1987
Describes a specially designed preparatory course in science and mathematics for relatively "unprepared" adult students in Israel. Compares the achievements of these students with the achievements of those identified as "prepared" according to their formal education and qualifications. (TW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, College Science, Foreign Countries
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Haukoos, Gerry D.; Penick, John E. – Science Education, 1987
Reports on a study to determine the interaction effects of selected personality characteristics, science achievement, and two classroom climates, one which encouraged discovery learning and one that did not. Demonstrated that student achievement is influenced by dynamic interactions within classrooms. (TW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Communication, College Science, Discovery Learning
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Oliver, J. Steve; Simpson, Ronald D. – Science Education, 1988
Discusses a study that was designed to track achievement in science during a school year and determine if self-reports of affective constructs could be successfully used to predict achievement. Demonstrates that affective behaviors in the science classroom are strongly related to achievement. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Behavior, Affective Measures, Grades (Scholastic)
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Heikkinen, Michael W. – Science Education, 1988
Summarizes the academic preparation of secondary school science teachers in Idaho by science subject. Reveals that the extent of some problems appears to be greater than reported in the literature. Reports that only 57% of Idaho science teachers were endorsed to teach the subject they taught. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Biology, Chemistry
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