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Venville, Grady J.; Wallace, John; Rennie, Leonie J.; Malone, John A. – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Explores the issue of curriculum integration, with a particular focus on science as a discipline and its relationship with other subjects. Presents the exploration in the form of a research journey. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Describes an attempt to write and edit a series of stories, 'Science Web Reader,' which make good reading for pupils aged 11-13. Explores three aspects of story: the author identified as a person, the story as that person's thoughts, and the offering of a distinct point of view. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Science Education
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Powell, Janet Carlson; Anderson, Ronald D. – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Analyzes the role of science curriculum materials in educational reform concluding that materials can and should play a vital role. Concludes also that the use of new curriculum materials must be accompanied by transformative professional development in a supportive school and community environment. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Materials, Resource Materials, Science Curriculum
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Duschl, Richard A.; Osborne, Jonathan – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Explores the research on argumentation in science education by focusing on two questions: (1) what should constitute argumentation?; and (2) what does research say about classroom conditions that promote, nurture, and sustain argumentation practices among students? Discusses possible barriers to argumentation and foundational frameworks and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Scanlon, Eileen; Morris, Erica; Di Paolo, Terry; Cooper, Martyn – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Reviews science learning in higher education, specifically in engineering, and the influences of technologically-mediated approaches on the cooperative learning of practical work and science. Discusses reasons for including practical work in science education, implementing practical work in distance education, and using technology and learning…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Engineering Education
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Leach, John; Scott, Phil – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Reviews evidence on the effectiveness of "sequence of teaching activities" on student learning and the design and evaluation of science teaching sequences. Discusses the social constructivist perspective on learning and offers a generalized approach to planning a science teaching sequence. Provides an example of how to plan an…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Design, Electric Circuits, Electricity
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Barton, Angela Calabrese – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Identifies what "urban science education studies" means and reviews 46 articles representing the nature of urban science education based on the questions asked, research frameworks, guiding assumptions, and findings. Discusses educational equity and challenges regarding policy and enactments, goals of school science, and what to teach in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Ryder, Jim – Studies in Science Education, 2001
Draws on a range of published case studies on settings in which individuals not professionally involved with science address issues that have a scientific aspect. Suggests that at least some areas of knowledge about science should be part of the compulsory school science curriculum. (Contains 61 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Level
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Loo, Seng Piew – Studies in Science Education, 2001
Focuses on the relationship between science and Islam in the context of science education. Describes Islamic science and whether it is a valid philosophy of science. Discuses islamisation or marginalization of science education. Discusses implications and offers suggestions for science education. (Contains 63 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Islam
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Cogan, Leland S.; Wang, Hsingchi A.; Schmidt, William H. – Studies in Science Education, 2001
Studies how the cultural context of curriculum policy relates to what students are taught in the classroom by using data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Explores how what constitutes school science varies from one culture/nation to another, and that these differences pervade all instantiations of curriculum.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Grade 8
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Jenkins, Edgar W. – Studies in Science Education, 2000
Presents a review to offer a personal commentary upon the range, quality, purpose, and usefulness of research in science education. Discusses diversity in research in science education; science education research domains; science education research community and science; and related research, policy, and practice. (Contains 66 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education
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Drori, Gili S. – Studies in Science Education, 2000
Discusses the links between science education and economic development from a comparative perspective and examines current global trends in science education expansion. Reviews empirical research assessing the effects of science education on economic development from a comparative or cross-national perspective. (Contains 72 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Economics, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education
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Thomas, Jeff – Studies in Science Education, 2000
Focuses on the way learning about genetics and evolution raises ideas that pupils and adults should relate to themselves whether what is learned helps reveal what science can and cannot say about human nature. Reviews the impact of informal learning after exploring the role and influence of informal learning channels. (Contains 79 references.)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution, Genetics, Higher Education
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Rollnick, Marissa – Studies in Science Education, 2000
Examines some recent findings related to the learning of science through a second language. Examines some theoretical perspectives on language and learning in science. Provides perspectives on the place of culture in relation to language. Appraises research on language and teaching approaches followed by that on language and learning. (Contains…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Orton, Tony; Roper, Tom – Studies in Science Education, 2000
Explores the state of the relationship between science and mathematics as it currently exists. Looks at the problems experienced by science undergraduates in terms of their mathematics skills. Reviews literature of mathematics, science, and primary education in order to explore the relationship as exemplified therein. (Contains 135 references.)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Skills, Primary Education
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