ERIC Number: ED355110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Summary of Research in Science Education--1991.
Lederman, Norman G.; And Others
This summary of research in science education continues a long tradition of review and analysis of research in science education by the ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education. The summaries provide an overview of recent research, provide research information in a succinct form for practitioners and development personnel, stimulate ideas for future research, and track trends in science education research. The research selected was published in 14 refereed journals during 1991. (These journals were considered to be the primary journals for the dissemination of science education research.) Over 50 dissertations reported in 1991 are referenced but not summarized. The summary is divided into two broad categories: (1) research on teaching, and (2) research on learning. Category 1 is subdivided into four areas: (1) curriculum and instruction (e.g., nature of science, reading and writing, strategies and methods); (2) cognition and achievement (teachers' knowledge of students' knowledge and of content and pedagogy); (3) affect and characteristics (teachers' attitudes, beliefs and characteristics); (4) science teacher education. Category 2 is subdivided into three areas: (1) curriculum and instruction (e.g., process skills, scientific literacy, learning in small groups); (2) cognition and achievement (reasoning and problem solving, conceptions of science, cognitive style and study strategies); (3) affect and characteristics (e.g., gender issues, science competitions, course enrollment). A "Brief Guide to ERIC" concludes the document. (Contains over 150 journal references.) (PR/CW)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Problem Solving, Process Education, Rural Education, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Scientific Concepts, State of the Art Reviews, Teacher Education
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1015 (Stock No. 506-S, $13.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.; National Association for Research in Science Teaching.