ERIC Number: ED253395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Research and Curriculum Development in Science Education. 4. Curriculum Evaluation, Classroom Methodology, and Theoretical Models. The University of Texas Centennial Science Education Center Monograph.
Bethel, Lowell J., Ed.
This monograph consists of 17 research studies in science education. Among the areas investigated in these studies are: modeling and monitoring of college level science education; classroom processes and their relationships with short-term outcomes in elementary school science; expectations of the scientific enterprise; a science laboratory safety computer program simulation for preservice teachers; a minicourse on emotional stress; effects of science inquiry activities on the development of classification and communication skills of children learning a second language; a delphi study of the objectives and planning concerns for secondary science methods courses; influence of class ability level on biology teaching practices; evaluation of an environmental science education academic year program for intermediate elementary teachers (4-6); effectiveness of student feedback and self-analysis in changing selected science teaching practices; effect of rating-delay, instructional content, and length of attendance of elementary teacher ratings of science inservice workshops; effectiveness of teacher-prepared handouts in learning science concepts; detecting and classifying the origins of science misconceptions; effect of a persuasive communication on attitudes toward energy use of preservice elementary teachers; and a comparison of methods for measuring the degree of implementation of an innovative science program. (JN)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Methods Courses, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Process Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Science Education Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Science Education Center.