ERIC Number: EJ376778
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Understandings and Misconceptions of Biology Concepts Held by Students Attending Small High Schools and Students Attending Large High Schools.
Simpson, William D.; Marek, Edmund A.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v25 n5 p361-74 May 1988
Discusses the relationship of school size to understanding of scientific concepts. Results indicated that students in small high schools had fewer instances of understanding and more instances of misunderstanding of the concepts of diffusion and homeostasis. No difference was observed for concepts related to food production in plants and classification of plants and animals. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Educational Research, Logical Thinking, Misconceptions, Piagetian Theory, Rural Schools, School Size, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Small Schools
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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