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Serder, Margareta; Jakobsson, Anders – Science Education, 2016
Previous research in science education has suggested that difficulties among students learning science relate to challenges in framing its discourse. This article examines the role that language plays in a scientific literacy test for which everyday life is an augmented aspect. Video-recorded data was collected in four ninth-grade science classes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Video Technology
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Anderson, Kevin J. B. – Science Education, 2012
Assuming that quality science education plays a role in economic growth within a country, it becomes important to understand how education policy might influence science education teaching and learning. This integrative research review draws on Cooper's methodology (Cooper, 1982; Cooper & Hedges, 2009) to synthesize empirical findings on the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
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Hatzinikita, Vassilia; Dimopoulos, Kostas; Christidou, Vasilia – Science Education, 2008
The paper compares the nature of the textual construction of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) science test items and the Greek school science textbooks. This nature is determined by the interplay of the notions of classification (content specialization) and formality (code specialization) modulated by both the linguistic…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Specialization, Test Construction, Comparative Analysis