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Koballa, Thomas R., Jr. – Science Education, 1989
The purpose of this developmental study was to use the theory of reasoned action to construct a message to persuade elementary teachers to teach energy conservation practices to children. The six steps followed in the project are discussed. An energy conservation persuasive message and the results of the validation are provided. (YP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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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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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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Lederman, Norman G.; Zeidler, Dana L. – Science Education, 1987
Reports on a study to test the validity of the assumption that a teacher's conception of the nature of science directly influences his/her classroom behavior. Recommends a redirection in science education to promote more adequate conceptions of the nature of science in secondary schools. (TW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Misconceptions, Science and Society
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Andersson, Bjorn – Science Education, 1986
Describes five ways that high school students explain a chemical change. Discusses the differences in conceptual understanding of the students based upon their responses to questions about simple reactions. Presents additional classifications of conceptions of chemical reactions done by other researchers. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures
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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