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IFG Policy Notes, 1985
An issue of "Policy Notes" from the Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance (IFG) presents the proceedings of a conference held in October 1984 that focused on the question of what public and private schools can learn from each other. The issue itself consists of an overview addressing important issues in the public/private…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Tisher, Richard P., Ed. – Research in Science Education, 1985
This publication contains 24 studies which focus on: the fostering of inquiry in secondary school science laboratories; realistic expectations for traditional laboratory work; a content-based, college-level science course for all students; understanding learning at the classroom level; transitions and student task involvement; a project to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Curriculum Development
Tisher, Richard P., Ed. – Australian Science Education Research Association: Research in Science Education, 1984
This publication contains studies which focus on students' science concepts and the alternative frameworks they use to interpret natural phenomena. Among the specific areas investigated are: conceptions held by Year 11 chemistry students about stoichiometry; how some 9-year-old students interpret the word "solid" to mean hard,…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Health