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Jenkins, Edgar – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
When the "Journal of Biological Education" was first published in 1967, biology was still very much the Cinderella of the three school sciences in many countries. Most selective secondary school biology courses readily betrayed their origins as an unconvincing coalition of botany and zoology. In the non-selective secondary modern…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Biological Sciences, Science Education History, Science Education
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Hollins, Martin – School Science Review, 2013
This article charts some of the most notable ways in which the science curriculum has changed over the past 50 years and identifies the influence of members of the Association for Science Education (ASE) in both projects and policy developments. The world is different from that of 50 years ago but there are continuing issues about the teaching,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Aubusson, Peter – Australian Journal of Education, 2011
Science schooling enjoys high status. Scientific capability is perceived as critical in underpinning economic success in advanced societies. Science achievement, at all levels, has become a global competition in which nations want to be seen to triumph. Governments periodically pay close attention to science education with a view to ensuring it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Curriculum Development
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Raghavan, Kalyani; Cohen-Regev, Shira; Strobel, Shelley A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2001
Describes the results of a curriculum-aligned assessment comprising selected items from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS). The assessment was administered to fifth grade students involved in a local systemic change project to address questions such as, How does the performance of students involved in the project compare…
Descriptors: Achievement, Comparative Education, Elementary Education, Evaluation
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Lynch, Sharon – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2001
Discusses the policy and practice implications of five articles published in this issue. Argues that the "one size fits all" approach cannot work in systemic reform. (Contains 23 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Culture, Educational Change, Equal Education
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Forgione, Pascal; Nohara, David; Welch, Christine; Salganik, Laura – Science Teacher, 2000
Describes the purpose of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and analyzes the results of the study. First published in 1999. (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education
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Venville, Grady; Wallace, John; Louden, William – Research in Science Education, 1998
Suggests that the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) rank Western Australia as first in the world in science. Examines a statewide curriculum reform initiative that focuses on primary level science teacher leaders. Contains 27 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Hawkes, Mark; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1997
A consortium of Chicago-area school districts obtained special permission to administer the Third International Mathematics and Science Survey (TIMSS) to consortium students so it could evaluate how its students stacked up against their international peers. TIMSS officials and the U.S. Department of Education are encouraging other districts and…
Descriptors: Awards, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Status Comparison
Jones, Russell W. – Australian Science Teachers' Journal, 1999
Briefly describes the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) organization, administration, and results as they relate to Australian science and math education. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Assessment, Educational Change