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Cornett, Jeffrey W.; And Others – Science Education, 1990
Presented are the findings of a naturalistic case study of science teacher thinking. The role of personal practical theories and curricular and instructional decisions is discussed. Suggested implications of understanding personal theorizing of science teachers and science teacher educators are included. (KR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, College Science, Curriculum Design
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Garnett, Patrick J.; Tobin, Kenneth – Science Education, 1984
Determined that the majority of 299 preservice teachers did not use formal reasoning patterns when they attempted to solve a variety of problems. Results obtained for controlling variables and for proportional, probabilistic, correlational, and combinatorial reasoning are discussed with implications for middle/junior high school science teaching.…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Higher Education
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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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Koballa, Thomas R.; And Others – Science Education, 1990
Reported is a summary and review of over 300 research papers published in 1988. The review is organized into 10 sections: (1) "Professional Concerns"; (2) "Teacher Education"; (3) "Programs"; (4) "Curriculum"; (5) "Instruction"; (6) "Conceptual Development"; (7) "Problem…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Classroom Research, College Science, Educational Research
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Staver, John R.; And Others – Science Education, 1989
Reported is a summary and review of over 300 research papers published in 1987. The review is organized into four sections: (1) "Learners and Learning"; (2) "Teachers and Teaching"; (3) "Curriculum and Instruction"; and (4) "Context and Settings." (YP)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Classroom Research, College Science, Educational Research
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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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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