ERIC Number: ED255355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Observing Science Classrooms: Observing Science Perspectives from Research and Practice. 1984 AETS Yearbook.
Anderson, Charles W., Ed.
Presented in nine separate chapters are nine studies involving the direct observation of science classrooms. Eight of the nine chapters are based on qualitative data collection techniques which typically aim for depth of insight and understanding. Studies included are: "Critical Barriers to the Understanding of Elementary Science: Learning about Light and Color" (Maja Apelman); "Alternate Theories in the Classroom" (Keith Hanson); "Teaching for the Development of Understanding of Ideas: Forces on Moving Objects" (James Minstrell); "Using Classroom Observations to Improve Science Teaching and Curriculum Materials" (Kathleen Roth); "Can Science Teachers Promote Gender Equity in Their Classrooms? How Two Teachers Do It" (Susan Melnick, Christopher Wheeler, and Barbara Gunnings);"Philosophy as a Guide to Reflection on Classroom Events" (Thomas Russell); "A Study of Policy and Program Formulation and Implementation in a Secondary School Science Department "(James Gallagher); "Science Classroom Management and Organization" (Julie Sanford); and "Relationships between Classroom Processes and Science Learning" (Kenneth Tobin and William Capie). Each chapter (which is preceded by a short introduction highlighting the major issues examined) presents a particular theory or perspective and demonstrates how that perspective can enrich the understanding of science classrooms. (JN)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Philosophy, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Sex Fairness, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Education of Teachers in Science.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.