ERIC Number: ED209075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Research in Science Education: New Questions, New Directions.
Robinson, James T., Ed.
Presented is a compilation of papers focusing on new questions and new directions for research in science education. Papers are grouped into one of three related fields of research: (1) analysis of curriculum materials, especially science textbooks; (2) investigations of science understandings of students and experts; and (3) investigations of the contextual factors of science classrooms. A general introduction precedes each of these three sections and summarizes and compares papers. Individual papers describe a particular problem related to one of the general areas, the theoretical base underlying the research and how the problem is being investigated, and selected research findings. Topics include: (1) textbook assessment; (2) analysis of science textbooks; (3) structure, strategies, and comprehension in learning; (4) concept of change in scientific reasoning; (5) understanding and problem-solving in physics; (6) implications of classroom research for science and math instruction; (7) mathematics classroom inquiry; and (8) the case for the participant/observer in mathematics classrooms. (DS)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, College Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Materials, Secondary School Science, Textbook Preparation, Textbook Research
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.