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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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Tobin, Kenneth – Science Education, 1986
Reports on a study to extend the concurrent and predictive validity of the Teacher Performance Assessment Instrument by including a sample of middle school science teachers. The validity criteria for the study involved observing student engagement and integrated process skill achievement. (TW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Gallagher, James J. – Science Education, 1987
Reviews and analyzes research related to the teaching and learning of science completed in 1985. Includes: (1) reviews of research; (2) evaluation; (3) student characteristics; (4) attitudes toward science; (5) conceptual reasoning; (6) instructional treatments; (7) cognitive skills; (8) laboratory work; (9) microcomputer applications; (10)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Concept Formation
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Tolman, Richard R.; And Others – Science Education, 1988
Studies the quality of graduating science education majors at Brigham Young University (BYU) and attempts to identify possible trends in the ability of students who entered secondary school science teaching. Concludes that there was no manifested trend toward lower quality college students entering the science teaching profession at BYU. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude, College Entrance Examinations, College Science