ERIC Number: ED168875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A Summary of Research in Science Education - 1977.
Peterson, Rita W.; Carlson, Gaylen R.
This review presents a broad picture of science education research during 1977 and discusses how this research relates to the past and how it can be of use to teachers. The review is organized in four sections. The Overview is a presentation and discussion of research dealing with the philosophy of science education, its goals, objectives and priorities, and research related to the status of the science education research enterprise. The second part, Ex Post Facto and Survey Research, includes studies which attempt to explain a phenomenon that had already occurred and surveys about the characteristics of students, teachers, or others. The third part, Experimental Research, focuses on those studies reported in 1977 which evaluated the effect of some variable, such as a specific curriculum or method of teaching, on students or teachers. And the fourth part links the major findings in 1977 with trends and issues of the past five years of research in science education. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Cognitive Development, College Science, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Research Reviews (Publications), Science Education, Science Interests, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Student Interests
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10016 ($8.95)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.; National Association for Research in Science Teaching.