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Marion, Scott F. – 1988
A major concern of science educators is the lack of talented females selecting science careers. In spite of attempts during the past few decades to create equality in all facets of life in the United States, many sexual stereotypes persist. The research presented here is designed to examine the relationship of sex to the relevant factors…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Causal Models, College Science, Course Selection (Students)
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Lawson, Anton E.; Worsnop, William A. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1992
Indicates that measures of reflective reasoning skill are significantly related to initial scientific beliefs about evolution, as well as to gains in declarative knowledge about evolution; however, the same measures are not significantly related to changes in those beliefs. Interrelationships among the study's major variables and their educational…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Biology, Conflict, Creationism
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Pizzini, Edward L.; Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1992
Compares models of the classroom dynamics for a traditional laboratory setting and a problem-solving-centered environment, both at the eighth grade science level. Descriptive data indicate no differences in the models, whereas path analyses suggest that, in the problem-solving model, student behaviors significantly correlate to lesson structure,…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style