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Stewart, Jim; And Others – Science Education, 1989
Describes an intelligent tutoring system named MENDEL, including problem GENERATOR, TUTOR, student MODELER, ADVISOR, hypothesis CHECKER, and problem SOLVER. This software may be used by high school or university biology students as a tool for learning concepts and problem-solving strategies in transmission genetics. (YP)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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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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Linder, C. J.; Hudson, H. T. – Science Education, 1989
States that the relationship between mathematics and physics in the first year college level might be similar for populations from different national and cultural backgrounds. Reports student responses in two schools on topics covered by a mathematics test. The similarities and differences between the two groups are discussed. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background
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Stewart, Jim; Dale, Michael – Science Education, 1989
Investigates high school students' understanding of the physical relationship of chromosomes and genes as expressed in their conceptual models and in their ability to manipulate the models to explain solutions to dihybrid cross problems. Describes three typical models and three students' reasoning processes. Discusses four implications. (YP)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Biology, Concept Formation, Fundamental Concepts
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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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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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Jones, M. Gail; Wheatley, Jack – Science Education, 1988
Reviews the literature concerning sociocultural factors, teacher influences and experiences that effect girls attitudes about entering science careers. Discusses a model of these influences on girls. Makes recommendations including increased opportunities and encouragement to foster more favorable attitudes toward science and increase science…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Science Education
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Oliver, J. Steve; Simpson, Ronald D. – Science Education, 1988
Discusses a study that was designed to track achievement in science during a school year and determine if self-reports of affective constructs could be successfully used to predict achievement. Demonstrates that affective behaviors in the science classroom are strongly related to achievement. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Behavior, Affective Measures, Grades (Scholastic)
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Calhoun, Lawrence; And Others – Science Education, 1988
Presents a refined method for designing a valid and reliable Likert-type scale to test attitudes toward the generation of electricity from nuclear energy. Discusses various tests of validity that were used on the nuclear energy scale. Reports results of administration and concludes that the test is both reliable and valid. (CW)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, College Science, Energy Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Abimbola, I. O. – Science Education, 1988
Identifies and discusses the epistemological roots of various terms that have been used to describe student conceptions in the literature with a view to suggest which term science eductors should adopt. Argues that "alternative conceptions" is preferable to "alternative frameworks" for use in describing student conceptions in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation
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Stepans, Joseph; And Others – Science Education, 1988
Compares the effectiveness of two instructional models in bringing about a valid understanding of science concepts in prospective elementary teachers. Describes the two instructional models; an expository model and a learning cycle model. Concludes that college students understandings of science concepts may be improved using a combination of the…
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Instructional Design
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Tobin, Kenneth; Garnett, Patrick – Science Education, 1988
Compares two high school chemistry teachers with two elementary science teachers from case studies from the Exemplary Practice in Science and Mathematics Education Project in Australia. Concludes that both pedagogical and content knowledge are important ingredients for outstanding teaching. (CW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chemistry, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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