ERIC Number: ED204102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Summary of Research in Science Education--1979.
Butts, David P.
This review presents a broad perspective of the state of knowledge in science education, a description of existing trends, the areas where research is needed, and tentative answers to persistent problems that have been identified from the research. The review is organized into eight sections. An introductory section describes methods of using research to understand the science learning context. Five following sections focus on research dealing with the elementary school student, the emerging adolescent, the adolescent, the undergraduate college student, and the science teacher. The last two sections deal with measurement instruments used in science education, and an historical perspective relating science education research of 1979 to that of the past and discussing trends and implications for future research. (CS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, College Science, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Teacher Behavior
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10016 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.; National Association for Research in Science Teaching.