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Meyer, Xenia S.; Crawford, Barbara A. – Science Education, 2015
This study investigated how student participation in an authentic scientific investigation may shape underrepresented students' views of science and support students in learning science. The research centered on the instructional approach used in a fifth-grade classroom to engage English language learning students from Latino backgrounds in a…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction
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Brotman, Jennie S.; Mensah, Felicia Moore; Lesko, Nancy – Science Education, 2011
Science education researchers increasingly focus on the use of controversial science topics in the classroom to prepare students to make personal and societal decisions about these issues. However, researchers infrequently investigate the diverse ways in which students learn about controversial science topics outside the classroom, and how these…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Science and Society, High School Students, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Liu, Xiufeng; Zhang, Baohui; Liang, Ling L.; Fulmer, Gavin; Kim, Beaumie; Yuan, Haiquan – Science Education, 2009
Alignment between content standards and standardized tests is a significant issue to society, science pedagogy, and test validation. To better understand the issues related to alignment, this study compares the alignment in physics among three education systems: Jiangsu (China), New York State (United States), and Singapore. The same coding…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Standards, Physics, Foreign Countries
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Terzian, Sevan G. – Science Education, 2009
At the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair, several thousand boys and girls, all members of a growing national network of high school science and engineering clubs, displayed their science fair projects and conducted live experiments to more than 10 million visitors. Housed in the building sponsored by the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Fairs, Science Activities, Science and Society
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Meyer, Helen – Science Education, 2004
This study presents comparative case studies of preservice and first-year teachers' and expert teachers' conceptions of the concept of prior knowledge. Kelly's ("The Psychology of Personal Construct", New York: W. W. Norton, 1955) theory of personal constructs as discussed by Akerson, Flick, and Lederman ("Journal of Research in…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, Constructivism (Learning)
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Ritz, William C.; Felsen, Martin F. – Science Education, 1976
This study attempted to determine activities involving the science supervisor during a typical, professional work week. Findings indicate the five activities most likely to occur are: consulting with teachers, teaching of pupils, curriculum activities, activities related to supplies/equipment, and evaluation of teachers. (BT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Department Heads, Educational Research, Profiles