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Braverman, Marc T.; Yates, Mary Ellen – 1989
This study addressed whether the educational impact of a zoo visit can be enhanced through the provision of appropriate instructional supports such as preparatory trainings or orientations. One important function of the educational process, in contrast to providing direct information or skill development, is to make the learner more sensitive to…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Facilities, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wellington, Jerry – Physics Education, 1990
Examined is the contribution that hands-on, interactive centers can make to science education. The characteristics of informal and formal learning are compared and discussed. (KR)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits, Experiential Learning
Tisher, Richard P., Ed. – 1987
A diversity of themes are addressed in the papers presented in this document; they include new topic areas as well as concerns that have been cited in previous issues. The papers focus on such topics as: (1) problem solving; (2) cognition; (3) the learning environment; (4) energy education; (5) the use of diagrams; (6) scientific methodology; (7)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, College Science, Elementary School Science
Dynan, Muredach B., Ed.; Fraser, Barry J., Ed. – 1985
Some researchers have argued that students often learn to operate in two domains, the domain of the science context in school, and the domain of everyday life outside of school. Outside of school, students are exposed to many media from which to learn science concepts. This document is one of a series on research seminars at the Western Australian…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Innovation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. – 1988
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean face severe financial restrictions in educational funding. Responses to these restrictions are complex and require strong experimental efforts and adaptation to distinct and changing national situations. The articles in this bulletin respond to various proposals and situations that illustrate the search…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Development
Calvo, Gilbert – 1988
Various educators from Latin and Central America and the Caribbean met to design and produce materials for teaching family life, human sexuality, community life, and environmental studies. They concluded that the materials should meet community standards; help prepare for future change; develop working models for designing effective teaching…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Planning
Sacks, Arthur B., Ed. – 1984
The first section of this document contains definitional papers prepared by three sections of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAEE). They are: (1) "The Challenges of K-12 Environmental Education" (Harold Hungerford and Trudi Volk); (2) "'Environmental Studies': Towards a Definition" (Royal Harde);…
Descriptors: Church Role, Computer Simulation, Definitions, Economics
Knapp, Michael S.; And Others – 1988
This project is concerned with the development of procedures and plans for the National Science Foundation (NSF) to use in assessing its initiatives on an ongoing basis. This work is meant to complement another review of NSF's investment opportunities by estabishing a sound basis for designing and carrying out assessments aimed at any of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Educational Assessment
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Maarschalk, Jan – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1988
Identifies two stages in research on scientific literacy; a composite saturation stage in which definitions covered all objects of science education, and a stage when researchers focused on small manageable portions of scientific literacy. Describes formal, nonformal, and informal science teaching. (TW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Education, Nonformal Education
Comings, John P. – 1991
Bangladesh is currently suffering from a number of debilitating weaknesses in its education system. Seventy percent of all children are enrolled in primary school, but 75% of these children do not reach grade five. Futhermore, with absentee rates of 50% for both students and teachers, it is estimated that 35% of children who attend school are…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Age Grade Placement, Area Studies, Efficiency
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Lulat, Y. G-M. – Comparative Education Review, 1985
Lists 242 articles from 16 journals published in January-June 1984 on: adult/nonformal education (8); comparative education--general (30); comparative education--theory/case studies (11); educational planning and reform (13); higher education (22); Africa (14); Asia (52); Australia/Oceania (4); Europe (68); Latin America/Caribbean (6); Middle…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Planning
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Arnove, Robert F. – Comparative Education Review, 1984
Despite remarkable progress in education, China and India still face problems of massive illiteracy; lack of universal access to education; a hierarchical, elitist, examination-oriented system unrelated to economic needs and productive labor; a large number of unemployed school leavers; and dependence on foreign models, particularly at the higher…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Colonialism, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Wilson, Terry; Martin, Joan – 1991
This report presents a model of collaborative effort that established a network of 15 university-based and 2 non-university based Centers for Environmental Education (CEE) in the Tennessee River watershed region. The report begins by establishing definitions for a Center for Environmental Education and a network system, both of which are…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Education Service Centers, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education