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Champagne, Audrey B.; Klopfer, Leopold E. – Science Education, 1980
The fifth in a series of innovators in the teaching of elementary school science, this essay outlines the contributions of Florence Billig (1890-1967). (CS)
Descriptors: Biographies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Employed Women
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Champagne, Audrey B.; Klopfer, Leopold E. – Science Education, 1980
Reviewed are the contributions of Gerald Spellman Craig to the field of elementary school science. Included are Craig's viewpoints on criteria to be used in selecting natural science objectives, examples of general and specific objectives that fit each of the criteria, and his ideas about content, its organization, and sequencing. (CS)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Stedman, Carlton H. – Science Education, 1987
Discusses the history of American science and science education, with particular emphasis on the development of scientific inquiry and experimentation. Focuses primarily on the activities of individuals in the 1800's, and the introduction of science into secondary schools and higher education institutions in the early 1900's. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Inquiry, Science Education
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Bybee, Rodger W. – Science Education, 1987
Aims to clarify the relationship between science education and the science-technology-society (STS) theme and to develop a justification for the inclusion of the STS theme. Examines the current debate over definitions in science education, and provides an historical perspective of science education's purpose as a social institution. (TW)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Models
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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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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