ERIC Number: ED231646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Investigations in Science Education. Volume 9, Number 1.
Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Mayer, Victor J., Ed.
Investigations in Science Education, v9 n1 1983
Abstractor's analyses of 12 science education research studies are presented. Nine analyses in the first section, focusing on various aspects of science instruction, include: a comparison of different approaches to helping students understand metric units of volume; use of specific questions to cue elementary school students in obtaining information from graphical materials; a meta-analysis of research results on instruction; effects of participation in an inservice program on earth science teachers' attitudes/creativity; use of two different teaching strategies in an earth science course for elementary education majors to determine if contrasting teaching environments would influence students' concept of science instruction; examination of whether teachers who advocated use of living organisms to teach science practiced what they espoused; and an analysis of geology teaching assistant reaction to a training program utilizing video-taped teaching episodes. Three analyses of research on testing are presented in the next section. Research analyzed focused on the reliability/content validity of the Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) Organism Unit test, comparison of multiple choice/essay tests, and development of an instrument to measure understanding of science. An analysis of a paper on inservice teachers' needs and the author's response to the analysis are provided in the final section. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Science, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Questioning Techniques, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Test Construction, Testing
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Science and Mathematics Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.