ERIC Number: EJ643844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Three Forms of Assessment of Prior Knowledge, and Improved Performance Following an Enrichment Programme, of English Second Language Biology Students within the Context of a Marine Theme.
Feltham, Nicola F.; Downs, Colleen T.
International Journal of Science Education, v24 n2 p157-84 Feb 2002
Reports on the assessment of student background knowledge along a continuum of language dependency using a set of three probes. Examines improved student performance in each of the respective assessments on the extent to which a sound natural history background facilitated meaningful learning relative to English as Second Language (ESL) proficiency. Indicates that students did not perceive language to be a problem in biology. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa