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Labianca, Dominick A.; Reeves, William J. – Science Education, 1976
Discusses one topic in a program for the nonscience major that combines science and literature. (MLH)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Curriculum, Drug Addiction
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Griffiths, K. G.; Smart, R. St. C. – Science Education, 1975
Outlines the problems and attempted solutions leading to the structure of a first year interdisciplinary science course. Presents the history and development of the course, staffing procedure, and structure of the course. (GS)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Raven, Ronald J. – Science Education, 1975
Examines the prevailing system for the training of science teachers, particularly for the primary and secondary levels. Outlines the entrance requirements and curriculum for each level. Analyzes the system and offers suggestions for general improvement. (GS)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education
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Mayer, Victor J.; And Others – Science Education, 1975
Reports on the evaluation of an earth science inservice program designed to (1) improve teachers' understandings of principles and concepts, (2) assist teachers in the use of investigatory techniques for teaching, (3) assist teachers in developing and implementing laboratory-oriented courses and (4) instruct teachers in techniques of self…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Earth Science, Evaluation, Higher Education
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Pizzini, Edward L. – Science Education, 1975
Reports an attitudinal study to determine the effects of an instructional procedure on the development of attitudes toward teaching and related activities. Positive effects were noted as a result of the program which permitted sophomore students to observe and participate in the duties and responsibilities of teaching. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Educational Research, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Haladyna, Tom; Shaughnessy, Joan – Science Education, 1982
Results from meta-analysis of studies on student attitudes toward science are discussed. Includes description of meta-analysis techniques, discussion of attitudes toward science (with a proposed definition), a theoretical framework for studying attitudes which provides a structure for synthesis studies, and recommendations, including those related…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, College Science, Elementary School Science
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Finley, Fred N.; Stewart, James – Science Education, 1982
Discusses the meaning of Schwab's "substantive structures" of a discipline in terms of science philosophy. Presents three techniques for representing substantive structures and discusses some of their uses in science education research. (SK)
Descriptors: College Science, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Epistemology
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Brumby, Margaret N. – Science Education, 1982
College students (N=52) were given unfamiliar or novel problems (written and interview responses) to determine how they characterize living things, criteria they use to distinguish between living/dead/nonliving, and to determine if their idea of life included the interrelationship between organisms and biosphere. Results and implications are…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Biology, College Science, College Students
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