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Januszyk, Rita; Miller, Emily C.; Lee, Okhee – Science Teacher, 2016
While student demographics continue to change nationwide, science achievement gaps persist, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NCES 2012). As traditional racial and ethnic minority students have become the numeric majority (NCES 2013), teaching science for all increasingly means addressing diverse student populations.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Science Teachers, Student Diversity
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Wright, Katherine; Eslami, Zohreh; McTigue, Erin; Reynolds, Dudley – Science Teacher, 2015
Studies evaluating the graphics in science textbooks have recommended that teachers use eye-catching visuals to reinforce student learning objectives. Similarly, the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) suggest that science teachers use visuals to teach English Language Learners (ELLs). However, little research has…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Computer Graphics, Standards, Teaching Methods
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Yager, Robert E.; Penick, John E. – Science Teacher, 1989
Reports on research modeled after the studies of the National Assessment of Educational Progress which sought to acquire data on student perceptions about science programs. Indicates that student attitudes are not as negative in exemplary schools as they are in randomly chosen schools. (RT)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Demonstration Programs, Educational Research, Science Instruction
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Yager, Robert E. – Science Teacher, 1982
Implications for science curriculum and instruction are addressed based on a comparison of attitudes of seventh- and eleventh-grade students toward the study of science as reported in the third assessment (science) of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). (SK)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Grade 11, Grade 7, Science Curriculum