ERIC Number: ED221360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Investigations in Science Education, Volume 8, Number 3.
Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Mayer, Victor J., Ed.
Investigations in Science Education, v8 n3 1982
Abstractor's analyses of science education research studies are presented in this issue of Investigations in Science Education. The first group of studies relates to research on teacher education (priority of perceived needs common to science teachers and how these might be used to develop inservice programs, determining the level of awareness and use of population education materials by teachers, and behaviors of preservice elementary teachers attempting to acquire science process skills). The second group focuses on achievement (teaching-learning model used with culturally deprived students and predicting success of college biology students using the Cloze test). The third grouping focuses on cognitive variables (mathematical model of concept learning applied to science instruction, cognitive preferences of talented science students, relationship between academic performance and school-related affective characteristics of 12-year-olds, and modification of cognitive style of graduate students). Studies addressing the effect of women students in engineering on their institution's resources (Do women engineering students present different problems for their colleges/universities than do male students?), science interests of junior high school students, and science needs assessment for use with elementary school teachers are analyzed in the final section. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Achievement, Cognitive Processes, College Science, Concept Formation, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering, Females, Higher Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Student Characteristics, Teacher Education
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