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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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Proper, Herman; And Others – Science Education, 1988
Identifies world views projected in teacher talk and examines the links between these world views and content areas. Finds that the character of classroom discourse is different from the character of text presentation and that there are subject area differences. (YP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 1993
Presents a teacher's reflection on his teaching using two different perspectives. The first perspective uses the cognitive apprenticeship metaphor as a tool for analyzing and understanding teaching. The second, a methodological perspective, uses conversational analysis to arrive at microanalytic descriptions and conceptualizations of teaching. (PR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education
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Shankar, Ganga; Skoog, Gerald D. – Science Education, 1993
From respondents to a questionnaire sent to a random sample of 654 Texas biology teachers, the following conclusions were made: 86% agreed evolution should be taught, 47% agreed it was a central theme in biology, 8% indicated that it conflicted with the Bible, and 7% noted there were more useful alternative theories explaining the history of the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Biology, Classroom Research, Educational Research
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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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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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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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Rosenthal, Dorothy B. – Science Education, 1989
Science policy studies and the social studies of science are two ways to approach science-technology-society (STS) education. This paper applies the two perspectives to STS education and explores the implications of the two approaches for the domain of STS education and the relationship to science education. (YP)
Descriptors: Biology, Elementary Secondary Education, Science and Society, Science Curriculum
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Fortner, Rosanne W.; Mayer, Victor J. – Science Education, 1989
Describes the National Sea Grant Program and eight types of education programs. Examines funding patterns from 1976 through 1987. Assesses current status of education within the Program using a director's survey. Discusses some implications for science educators. Provides the conceptual scheme for aquatic studies and a directory of the programs.…
Descriptors: College Science, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Fellowships
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Wright, Emmett L.; Pembleton, Seliesa M. – Science Education, 1989
Described is the biography of Paul DeHart Hurd as a science educator. Included are anecdotes from his high school story, through studying and teaching experiences, through professional careers, to present activities. Appended is his bibliography of publications, monographs, books, and papers. (YP)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Biographies, Science Careers, Science Curriculum
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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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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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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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Barrow, Lloyd H. – Science Education, 1987
Reports on a study of teacher education programs for science teachers in New England. Focuses on data regarding the amount and types of science content and secondary science methods courses, program emphasis in science content, science processes and methods, science teaching techniques, and effectiveness of science preparation. (TW)
Descriptors: Demography, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Science and Society
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