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Tobin, Kenneth; And Others – Science Education, 1990
Described is how an elementary teacher established an environment conducive to learning in her classroom by implementing her own integrated science and mathematics curriculum. The implications for change on the county and state levels are discussed. (KR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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Stanley, William B.; Brickhouse, Nancy W. – Science Education, 1995
The authors restate their position that it is essential to correct narrow conceptions of science and that to do so requires the infusion of history and philosophy of science into teacher education programs. Discusses various educational philosophies that address whether or not the boundaries of science can be established clearly. (LZ)
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Instructional Improvement
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Lomask, Michal S.; And Others – Science Education, 1995
Developed and tested the Safety Simulator, a new assessment of science teachers' knowledge of school lab safety management based on Interactive Videodisc Technology. Reports that reliability of scores for the four different categories of lab safety (physical facilities, chemicals, lab techniques, and students' behavior) were found to be moderate…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Interactive Video, Laboratory Safety, Safety Education
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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
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Lederman, Norman G.; Zeidler, Dana L. – Science Education, 1987
Reports on a study to test the validity of the assumption that a teacher's conception of the nature of science directly influences his/her classroom behavior. Recommends a redirection in science education to promote more adequate conceptions of the nature of science in secondary schools. (TW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Misconceptions, Science and Society
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Heikkinen, Michael W. – Science Education, 1988
Summarizes the academic preparation of secondary school science teachers in Idaho by science subject. Reveals that the extent of some problems appears to be greater than reported in the literature. Reports that only 57% of Idaho science teachers were endorsed to teach the subject they taught. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Biology, Chemistry
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Spector, Barbara S. – Science Education, 1986
Calls for action to mitigate the crisis in science education that emerged in 1982 from segments of the American population, including scientists, science educators, and politicians. Florida's response to the crisis is reported, considering pertinent legislation, implementing the legislation, and the Florida Omnibus Education Act of 1984. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Mathematics Education, Science Education
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Piburn, Michael D. – Science Education, 1972
Uses the experience of the Time, Space and Matter developers to argue that much attention to training of teachers is necessary if a new program is to be implemented. Describes the use of a series of resource teachers to guide inservice training of new users. (AL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Science Course Improvement Projects
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Frankel, Edward – Science Education, 1972
Describes an intensive field experience program in one elementary school and compares student teacher and co-operating teacher ratings of student teacher performance. (AL)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluation, Field Experience Programs
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Shrigley, Robert L. – Science Education, 1971
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, International Education, Program Descriptions, Science Education
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McCormack, Alan J.; Bybee, Rodger W. – Science Education, 1971
Summarizes Piagetian developmental psychology, and describes a study in which trainee elementary school teachers administered Piagetian tasks to pupils. During this time the teachers were being instructed in the development of children's thought processes. Results support the continued use of the method. (AL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Tests, Elementary School Science
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Perkes, Victor A. – Science Education, 1971
Teachers required to use an Elementary Science Study (ESS) unit during student teaching tended to use more of the techniques advocated by ESS in their own classes one year later than did teachers allowed to plan their own approach during student teaching. (AL)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Evaluation, Methods Courses, Science Education
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Newton, David E. – Science Education, 1971
Descriptors: Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Science Education, Surveys
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Schuck, Robert F. – Science Education, 1971
Student teachers instructed in techniques of deliberate set induction produced greater achievement and retention in their students than student teachers given no instruction in this teaching technique. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Research, Instruction, Science Education
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Loving, Cathleen C.; Foster, Andrea – Science Education, 2000
Examines the extent to which science education graduate students enjoy a well-articulated position on the compatibility of science and religion and, as a result, are comfortable with their espoused views and plans for the role of religion in classroom discussions. Examines changes in students' mental states as a form of conceptual change after a…
Descriptors: Achievement, Concept Formation, Epistemology, Graduate Students
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