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Fensham, Peter J. – Science Education, 2009
Policy has been a much neglected area for research in science education. In their neglect of policy studies, researchers have maintained an ongoing naivete about the politics of science education. In doing so, they often overestimate the implications of their research findings about practice and ignore the interplay between the stakeholders beyond…
Descriptors: Science Education, Role Perception, Theory Practice Relationship, Politics of Education
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Ayas, A.; And Others – Science Education, 1993
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Brincones, Isabel; Otero, Jose – Science Education, 1994
Using ordering tasks in which 51 grade-12 students arranged fragmented text passages, it was observed that students produced a high number of texts with top-level structures that employed minimal organizational components and had recourse to local coherence criteria to organize the text. (PR)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Physics
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Hill, John C.; Tanveer, Sardar A. – Science Education, 1990
Described is a systematic plan for implementing a national curriculum development effort in science education in Pakistan. The stages, curriculum tasks, and evaluation tasks of the six-year program are included. Implications for other developing countries are addressed. (KR)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Lawson, Anton E. – Science Education, 1990
Described are the results of a formal reasoning test taken by both Japanese and American students. The most likely reasons for the difference between test score results are discussed. Japan's "hands-on" and group inquiry-oriented curriculum approach is cited as one difference. (KR)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education
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Dreyfus, Amos; And Others – Science Education, 1990
Discussed are the implications of the three main stages of conceptual change--"awareness, disequilibrium, and reformulating"--on misconceptions of grade 10 students in Israel. The difficulties and problems encountered with the procedure are included. (KR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Grade 10
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Rennie, L. J.; Dunne, M. – Science Education, 1994
From data obtained from a questionnaire administered to a stratified, random sample of Form 5 (16-year-old) students in Fiji, it was concluded that gender and ethnicity were found to have no consistent relationship with students' perceptions, attitudes, and attributions about science. Different kinds of career advice were given to students on the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Stinner, Arthur – Science Education, 1995
Addresses the need for and the problem of organizing a science curriculum around contextual settings and science stories that serve to involve and motivate students to develop an understanding of the world that is rooted in the scientific and humanistic traditions. Presents a conceptual development model and a proposed program of activities. (76…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Context Effect, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Ogawa, Masakata – Science Education, 1995
Argues that a multiscience perspective on science education affords richer implications for reflection and practice than does multiculturalism. Recognizes the existence of various types of science at play in all science classrooms, especially personal science, indigenous science, and Western modern science. Discusses implications for curriculum…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Zoller, Uri; And Others – Science Education, 1990
Presented is a case study of a Science/Technology/Society course. Described are the specific goals and objectives of the course and the design of the study. The results of the study and the validity and transferability of this type of assessment are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Course Descriptions, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives
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Tamir, Pinchas – Science Education, 1990
Presented is a study designed to describe the characteristics, goals, and instructional strategies of high school science teachers in Israel. The study also attempted to identify factors which explain differences between teachers of different science content and provide explanations for the differential implementation of curricula in biology,…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Educational Objectives, Females
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Lijnse, Piet L.; And Others – Science Education, 1990
Described is a Dutch thematics physics curriculum recently developed for the average academic secondary student. Discussed are the structure, contents of units, and systematic units of the curriculum. (CW)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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MacDonald, M. Allyson; Rogan, John M. – Science Education, 1990
Described are some of the factors that have influenced the introduction of instructional change into Black South African classrooms. The Science Education Project of the 1980s, teacher uncertainty, pupil expectations, the epistemology of science education, resources, and the image of innovation are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology
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Aho, Leena; And Others – Science Education, 1989
This study reports the preferences students expressed in regard to problem-solving modes for resolving environmental problems. There were many differences between students at different grades and between girls and boys. Implications for teaching are suggested. (YP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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De Laeter, J. R. – Science Education, 1989
Described is physics education in Australia at the secondary level. Its origins based on British traditions and the influence of American thought and practice on its development are discussed. Implications for the future are examined. (YP)
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Curriculum
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