ERIC Number: ED256561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Summary of Research in Science Education--1983.
Holliday, William G.; And Others
This review covers 422 studies of the following types: reports prepared for scientific organizations, dissertations, journal articles, research papers, and papers presented at conferences. The studies have been organized into one of seven clusters for analysis and discussion. They are: (1) learning and instruction (summarizing studies related to models and explanations of how students learn, aptitudes and individualized instruction, textbooks and comprehensibility, problem-solving and thinking, prior knowledge and misconceptions, museums and field trips, computers and instruction, and other areas); (2) curriculum development and evaluation (including studies related to policies, models, textbooks, and curriculum materials); (3) cognitive development (reviewing studies on cognitive growth and development, reasoning, achievement, concepts, and processes); (4) instrument development (summarizing studies on learning and achievement, reasoning and logical thinking, science process skills, and attitudes, perceptions, and interests); (5) preservice teacher education (presenting studies related to attitudes, process skills and logical thinking, science anxiety, and methods courses) and inservice teacher education (presenting studies related to questioning and wait time, methods courses, and teacher behavior); (6) research completed in foreign countries (including research focusing on learning, classrooms, curriculum development/evaluation, science and nonscience majors, and teacher education); and (7) special topics (including meta-analysis studies and studies focusing on race and/or sex). A bibliography (by author) and subject index are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, College Science, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning, Literature Reviews, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education, Test Construction
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.; National Association for Research in Science Teaching.