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Bowman, Mary Lynne, Ed.; Disinger, John F., Ed. – 1980
Contained are 25 descriptions of teacher education programs for environmental education offered by colleges and universities in the United States. These programs were identified on the basis of recommendations from specialists in the state education agencies and reflect a broad spectrum of approaches and emphases. The case studies include: (1)…
Descriptors: College Programs, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
Helgeson, Stanley L.; And Others – 1990
This document contains 36 programs and/or material listings that were nominated by at least three persons and for which there was evidence of the quality of the program or materials. Reviewers looked for positive evaluation data on the impact of the materials on students, or other information that assessed the quality of the program or materials,…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Biology, Chemistry, College Science
Disinger, John F. – 1987
This digest addresses cognitive learning with respect to outside-the-classroom instruction at the elementary school level. It notes that affective, not cognitive, learning has traditionally been the primary objective of field instruction at all K-12 levels. Therefore, most educational research in field instruction has been mainly non-cognitive in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Objectives, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement
Cowan, Margaret E., Ed.; Stapp, William B., Ed. – 1982
Provided in this document are case studies of representative and exemplary innovative environmental education programs from various regions of the world (North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania). The case studies provide information on the environment and environmental problems and concerns…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Programs, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment)
Steussy, Carol L.; Thomas, Julie A. – 1998
This guide for elementary Teacher preparation programs in science education comprises three sections: "Introduction"; "Guidelines"; and "Implementation." The reform efforts, particularly those pertaining to science education, are characterized by a shift towards shared responsibility for the preparation of teachers to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Hands on Science
Helgeson, Stanley L. – 1988
In 1986, a total of 11 different populations involving more than 1000 schools and more than 20,000 students participated in the Second IEA Science Study (SISS). This digest discusses findings related to curricular patterns and student outcomes. Ratings were done at grades 5, 9, and 12, to ensure that the achievement tests reflected the science…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Comparative Education, Elementary School Science
Rubba, Peter A., Ed.; And Others – 1993
This book addresses the question: What is being done to educate current and future teachers of science so that they will be successful in promoting meaningful learning of science? The authors of the 15 chapters in this yearbook explore various dimensions of the preparation and enhancement of teachers of science, including practical and…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Education Courses, Education Majors, Educational Change
Yager, Robert E.; Blosser, Patricia E. – 1991
The reform of elementary and secondary school science education in the United States has received renewed attention with the publication of several science reform documents and the 1989 Education Summit sponsored by the nation's governors and President Bush. This digest reviews documents which focus on the reform of science education and projects…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Minority Groups
Olstad, Roger G.; Haury, David L. – 1983
The review of science education research for 1982 includes analyses of 455 studies reported in dissertation abstracts, journal articles, research papers, and papers presented at conferences. The organization of the review is topical. Topic areas include: (1) student characteristics and behavior (cognitive development, conceptual understanding,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Voss, Burton E. – 1982
The review of science education research for 1981 includes individual analyses of approximately 400 dissertation abstracts, journal articles, research reports, and papers presented at conferences. The organization of the review is topical. Topics include: (1) status studies of science education; (2) cognitive style; (3) Piagetian studies; (4)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, College Science
Benson, Bernard W., Ed. – 1982
The intent of this yearbook is to provide a positive posture for nurturing desirable changes in the status of science teaching. It is written for elementary school teachers and all who are involved or concerned with curriculum and instruction in the elementary school. The yearbook provides the basis for continued professional growth of teachers by…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
Disinger, John F., Ed. – 1982
Twenty-nine case studies presented in this document, all drawn from the ERIC data base and thus accessible through ERIC microfiche collections, have as their common denominator the efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies to affect and/or accommodate change through environmental education. Their targets, representing all age levels,…
Descriptors: Biology, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation
Gallagher, James J. – 1986
This review of research in science education consists of 432 reports published in 1985. Data sources include science education journals that regularly appear in the "Current Index to Journals in Education," reports entered into the ERIC system in "Resources in Education," and dissertations reported in "Dissertation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Concept Formation
Lawson, Anton E.; And Others – 1985
This review covers approximately 300 studies, including journal articles, dissertations, and papers presented at conferences. The studies are organized under these major headings: status surveys; scientific reasoning; elementary school science (student achievement, student conceptions/misconceptions, student curiosity/attitudes, teaching methods,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, Concept Formation
Anderson, Charles W., Ed. – 1984
Presented in nine separate chapters are nine studies involving the direct observation of science classrooms. Eight of the nine chapters are based on qualitative data collection techniques which typically aim for depth of insight and understanding. Studies included are: "Critical Barriers to the Understanding of Elementary Science: Learning…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development
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