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Gillette, Brandon – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2015
Place-name geography, as it is sometimes called, is merely the tip of the iceberg in a field that aims to understand people and places and their interactions with the environment. Geography is also the study of spatial distributions and interpreting what they mean. This review lays out the definition of the nature of science as it relates to…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Models, Science Education
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Seimears, C. Matt; Graves, Emily; Schroyer, M. Gail; Staver, John – Educational Forum, 2012
The purpose of this article is to provide details about the beneficial processes the constructivist pedagogy has in the area of teaching science. No Child Left Behind could possibly cause detrimental effects to the science classroom and the constructivist teacher, so this essay tells how constructivist-based teaching influences students and their…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Coxon, Steve V. – Gifted Child Today, 2012
Spatial and creative abilities are important for innovations in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, but talents are rarely developed from these abilities by schools, including among gifted children and adolescents who have a high potential to become STEM innovators. This article provides an overview of each ability and makes…
Descriptors: Gifted, State Standards, Creativity, Programming
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Gongola, Leah; Sweeney, Jennifer – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2012
Current special education law mandates that educators use scientifically based practices, and in addition, educators should deliver refined instruction for learners with disabilities. Applied behavior analysis, based on the premise of increasing socially significant behaviors, embodies many interventions that adhere to evidence-based teaching…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Research, Autism, Teaching Methods
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Miller, Brigdet – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Federal legislation supports instruction of content areas for all individuals, yet professionals in the field of special education are left trying to find the relevant functional outcomes for science and other content instruction for students with disabilities enrolled in a functional curriculum. Research on effective instruction for students with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Mental Retardation, Science Curriculum
Petrilli, Michael J.; Finn, Chester E., Jr. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2011
President Obama and congressional leaders have vowed to take action this year on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), most recently reauthorized and rebranded as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. While most observers remain skeptical that everyone will actually see a signing ceremony in 2011, it does appear likely that at least…
Descriptors: Credentials, Salaries, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2011
In the wake of an increasing political commitment to evidence-based decision making and evidence-based educational reform that emerged with the No Child Left Behind effort, the question of what counts as evidence has become increasingly important in the field of science education. In current public discussions, academics, politicians, and other…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Research, Evidence, Definitions
Smith, Gregory A.; Sobel, David – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
Place- and community-based education--an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local--addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend young people's attention beyond the classroom to the world as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Place Based Education, School Community Relationship
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Judson, Eugene – Science Education, 2010
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires states to measure the adequate yearly progress (AYP) of each public school and local educational agency (LEA) and to hold schools and LEAs accountable for failing to make AYP. Although it is required that science be assessed in at least three grades, the achievement results from science examinations are…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Science Achievement, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
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Manteaw, Bob Offei – Education, Knowledge & Economy: A Journal for Education and Social Enterprise, 2009
The last few decades have seen an unprecedented transformation in business involvement in education, particularly in Western industrialized societies where privatization, commercialization and neo-liberal discourses continue to dominate educational thinking and practice. This paper foregrounds the growing perception of math and science as…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Corporations, School Business Relationship, Educational Change
Owens, Tara M. – Science Educator, 2009
Concerns over science education in the United States continue to grow due to the increasing global demands and competitiveness for careers in science and technology. This author contends that educators in the United States must look for ways to increase science proficiency and overall science literacy. Research about how students learn science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Policy, Science Achievement, Educational Legislation
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Kay, Ken – Middle School Journal (J3), 2009
In this article, the author describes how middle schools can prepare young people for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Integrating 21st century skills deliberately and systematically into middle school education will empower educators to accomplish many of the elusive goals they have tried to reach for years. Twenty-first…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Teamwork, Leadership, Global Approach
US Department of Education, 2008
This report represents the culmination of the activities conducted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans (White House Initiative) over the span of seven years, as of this writing. It also encompasses the work of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans (the…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
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Conderman, Greg; Woods, C. Sheldon – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
In light of the importance science plays in people's lives and society, it is perplexing to observe the minimal attention given to science instruction--especially in the elementary grades. Though some information presented here is not new, the authors' intent is to stimulate a dialogue about effective elementary science instruction by offering a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Educational Opportunities, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Berube, Clair – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2008
American science teachers in elementary and middle school face a dilemma as they prepare students for high school physics and advanced placement classes. The dilemma lies in ensuring that these students are equipped with the high-level science content they need to thrive in such classes. Aside from life sciences and chemistry sciences, how are our…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Advanced Placement, Physics, Biological Sciences
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