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Bindel, Henry J., Jr. – Science and Children, 1985
Compares eight states on their inservice teacher training programs, changes in the science curricula (including instruction requirements, skill lists, and/or syllabi development), curriculum evaluation, budget-program/personnel commitments, and resources for assistance. These states include Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Oregon,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Spector, Barbara S. – Science and Children, 1989
Descriptions and implications of five stages of professional development of science teachers are provided. Behavioral characteristics for each stage are stressed. (CW)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Developmental Stages, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education
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Stein, Harry – Science and Children, 1988
Provides suggestions for note-taking from books, lectures, visual presentations, and laboratory experiments to enhance student knowledge, memory, and length of attention span during instruction. Describes topical and structural outlines, visual mapping, charting, three-column note-taking, and concept mapping. Benefits and application of…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Cues
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Kyle, William C., Jr.; And Others – Science and Children, 1990
Described are the organization, development, and piloting of this K-6 science curriculum program. Results of the pilot study are presented including the improvement in student and teacher attitudes. (CW)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Kyle, William C., Jr.; Shymansky, James A. – Science and Children, 1988
Provides several reasons for the lack of the classroom teacher's involvement in science education research. Explains the purposes, advantages, involvements, and kinds of research. States that without teachers as researchers, there is an inability to put knowledge to practice. (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Faculty Development, Problem Solving
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Mackenzie, Norma N.; And Others – Science and Children, 1988
Describes computer software for use with various age groups. Topics include activities involving temperature, simulations, earth science, the circulatory system, human body, reading in science, and ecology. Provides information on equipment needed, availability, package contents, and price. Comments of reviews are presented by classroom teachers.…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Computers