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Jones, Verity – Primary Science, 2017
As a teacher, author Verity Jones found for many years that the science knowledge and understanding of the children she taught in year 6 (age 10-11) was being compromised by the pressures of a government focus on maths and literacy and a short-sighted approach to how to teach those subjects in a cross-curricular way. As the science coordinator for…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teaching Assistants
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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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Wegner, Claas; Issak, Nicole; Tesch, Katharina; Zehne, Carolin – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The following article presents a concept of a science club which was developed by two master's students as a part of their thesis and which has been developed and improved ever since. The extra-curricular concept emphasises pupils' individuality through focusing on problem based leaning, station learning, and mixed age groups. Having joined the…
Descriptors: Clubs, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Foreign Countries
Loney, Emily – Hunt Institute, 2014
Innovation and ingenuity have long been hallmarks of the U.S.' economy. Our competitive strength is built on the legacy of great innovators--from Alexander Graham Bell and Lewis Latimer to the Wright brothers and Steve Jobs. The U.S. has prized its status as a leader in developing creative thinkers and entrepreneurs, but by many estimates, it is…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Achievement, Science Course Improvement Projects, Context Effect
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Wegner, Claas; Homann, Wiebke; Strehlke, Friederike – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The German science project "NAWI-Interaktiv" is an example of innovative use of E-Learning and new media education. Since 2009, the learning platform provides learners and teachers with high-quality learning tools, teaching material, useful information and E-learning programs for free. This is to raise the pupils' motivation to learn…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Science Education, Science Projects, Foreign Countries
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Davis, Kimberly E. Bryant; Hardin, Stacey E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
The work from the University of Central Florida's STEM summer camp (sponsored by Workforce Central Florida) is shared. The camps targeted low-SES schools with a high percentage of students on free and reduced lunch as well as high percentages of students with. Students were given preassessments and postassessments to gauge their knowledge of and…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Careers, STEM Education, Science Experiments
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Weaving, Harriet; Whitehouse, Gillian – School Science Review, 2013
Analysis of international surveys on measured performance by students at various levels is often used by the media to indicate that education in Britain is not as good as it should be. However, this article (which is confined to science in England) shows that, although England might not win the league, it is certainly a dependable member of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Science Education, Surveys
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Sumida, Manabu – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
Japan has no formal educational system for gifted children. However, in 2005, Japan's Cabinet approved and established the third Science and Technology Basic Plan (2006-10), which includes "nurturing the individuality and ability of gifted ("sainou" in Japanese) children." Enforcement of this plan is exemplified in programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Science Education, Science Programs
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Oversby, John; McGregor, Deb – Education in Science, 2012
Construction of science education policy is, for most practising educators, somewhat shrouded in mist. Policies are currently conveyed by the present Secretary of State with responsibility for education through presentations of governmental papers and curricular documents. While it may seem strange that a politician can be elected one day, and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Evidence, Science Education, Values
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Bakker, Steven – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2012
A particular trait of the educational system under socialist reign was accountability at the input side--appropriate facilities, centrally decided curriculum, approved text-books, and uniformly trained teachers--but no control on the output. It was simply assumed that it met the agreed standards, which was, in turn, proven by the statistics…
Descriptors: Accountability, Social Problems, Ethics, Foreign Students
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
With all the competition to get into the right universities to secure the best jobs, secondary school students are often encouraged to take after-school classes in subjects already taught in school to help them improve their performance--even if that means forsaking other fun and interesting ways of spending after-school hours, such as playing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, After School Education, After School Programs
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
Are socio-economically disadvantaged students condemned to perpetuate an intergenerational cycle of poor academic achievement, poor job prospects and poverty? Not if they attend schools that provide them with more regular classes. Resilient students in the 2006 and 2009 PISA surveys displayed high levels of academic achievement despite the fact…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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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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DeBoer, George E. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2011
Standards-based science education, with its emphasis on monitoring and accountability, is rapidly becoming a key part of the globalization of science education. Standards-based testing within countries is increasingly being used to determine the effectiveness of a country's educational system, and international testing programs such as Programme…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Testing, Global Approach, Educational Change
Epstein, Diana; Miller, Raegen T. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Prospective teachers can typically obtain a license to teach elementary school without taking a rigorous college-level STEM class such as calculus, statistics, or chemistry, and without demonstrating a solid grasp of mathematics knowledge, scientific knowledge, or the nature of scientific inquiry. This is not a recipe for ensuring students have…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, STEM Education, Teacher Education
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