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Kyle, William C., Jr.; And Others – Science and Children, 1991
Presented are the results of a survey of a sample of the readers of the journal, "Science and Children." The characteristics of the group including demographics, teaching strategies employed by, financial support of, interests of, and satisfaction with the journal of this sample of readers are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Financial Support, Science Activities
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Fort, Deborah C.; Varney, Heather L. – Science and Children, 1989
Reported are the results of a survey of elementary and secondary school students' portraits of scientists. Discussed are sample demographics, gender and race comparisons, scientists and role models. The positive results of these voluntary submissions are stressed. (CW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Illustrations, Minority Groups
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Tolman, Marvin N.; Campbell, Milo K. – Science and Children, 1989
Described is a survey of the topical emphases in the science methods courses of 239 teacher education institutions. A list of the topics and how they were rated is included. Elementary science methods textbooks commonly used are listed. (CW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Lloyd, Carol; Contreras, Norma – Science and Children, 1987
Describes a study in which elementary school children received different types of instruction about terminology used in explaining the water cycle. Results indicated that the group of students receiving hands-on instruction demonstrated a better understanding of the terms than did the other groups involved in the study. (TW)
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning
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Powell, Richard R.; Garcia, Jesus – Science and Children, 1988
Reviews research about racial, ethnic, and sexual stereotypes in elementary science textbooks. Describes the demographics of the United States population as of 1980. Compares these demographics to representations in textbooks. Recommends three corrections that need to be made if schools are to attend to the social message in curricular materials.…
Descriptors: Educational Discrimination, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Ethnic Stereotypes
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Kyle, William C.; And Others – Science and Children, 1988
Reports on the progress of the "Science Through Discovery" program of the Richardson (Texas) Independent School District. Results of a study into the program indicate that students have improved their attitudes about science, as well as their decision-making skills regarding technological issues. (TW)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Process Education