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Miller, Ralph M. – Science Education, 1984
Discusses reasons why good teaching of science is indispensible to the education of people to continue their quest for a more meaningful and more benevolent life. Areas explored include the role of science, misuses of science, and "science" in Verlikovsky's "Worlds in Collision" and Von Daniken's "Chariots of the…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Welch, Wayne W. – Science Education, 1985
Reviews science education research over the past decades, examining trends in research and noting emphases and gaps in the coverage of science teaching and learning issues addressed by the research. Areas addressed include the content (antecedent conditions), transaction (interactions), and outcomes (results of instruction) for the domain of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Renner, John W. – Science Education, 1982
Addresses the power held by persons who construct curricula, teach, and do research from a frame of reference that includes definite purposes for and theories about science education. Suggests the purpose of science education as a discipline is to improve existing procedures and establish new and verified procedures for teaching science.…
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education