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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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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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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
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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
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2005
This report is based on inspections of science in primary and secondary schools carried out between September 2000 and March 2004. In addition to schools inspected as part of the generational cycle, HMI also visited other primary and secondary schools to observe and describe aspects of best practice. The report also draws on other major sources of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evidence, Sciences, Secondary Schools
Gonzales, Patrick; Calsyn, Christopher; Jocelyn, Leslie; Mak, Kitty; Kastberg, David; Arafeh, Sousan; Williams, Trevor; Tsen, Winnie – 2001
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is one of the most comprehensive international studies of schooling and students' achievement in science and mathematics. TIMSS was originally conducted in 1995. Four years later in 1999, the Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS-R) was conducted. This document…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Criterion Referenced Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Hartel, Hermann – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2000
Discusses xyZET, a simulation program that allows 3D-space in numerous experiments in basic mechanics and electricity and was developed to support physics teaching. Tests course material for 11th grade at German high schools under classroom conditions and reports on their stability and effectiveness. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 11
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House, J. Daniel – International Journal of Instructional Media, 2000
Describes a study that investigated the relationship between student self-beliefs and science achievement using data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and examined the generalizability of previous findings for students in a cross-cultural context. Results indicate self-beliefs were associated with higher science…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
Beatty, Alexandra, Ed. – 1997
This summary report is an additional component of the effort to foster dialogue in the education research and policy communities. The major elements of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are described, and highlights of the discussion that took place at the symposium held on February 3-4, 1997 in Washington, DC by the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research
Robitaille, David F., Ed.; And Others – 1993
The development of curriculum frameworks for mathematics and science was an essential first step in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The frameworks have served as guides for the design of the achievement testing component of TIMSS, and as the foundation upon which the curriculum analysis component of the study is…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Studies
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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
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
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Zuzovsky, Ruth – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Focuses on the performance assessment of the practical component in science education, discussing changes over the years in the rationale and methodology of large-scale performance assessment. Illustrates these changes by comparing the Second International Science Study (1984) with the Third International Science and Mathematics Study. Contains 77…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Performance Based Assessment
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