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Dass, Pradeep Maxwell – 1996
Science educators have been advocating a broader role for science education--that of helping all students see the relevance of science to their own lives. Yet the only experience with post-secondary science that non-science majors get is through a couple of science courses which are part of the general education requirements (GERs) for a liberal…
Descriptors: College Science, Faculty, General Education, Higher Education
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Dass, Pradeep Maxwell – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 1999
Trans-disciplinary educational approaches hold the promise of helping students see real-life issues in an organic rather than a fragmented manner and be able to apply knowledge to address these issues in an organic manner. Presents reasons for organizing trans-disciplinary instruction around contemporary environmental issues. (Contains 14…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dass, Pradeep Maxwell – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1999
Nationwide dissemination of the Iowa Chautauqua Model for inservice professional development of K-12 science teachers has led to new professional development programs in many states. Discusses a formative evaluation of the implementation of the Collier Chautauqua Program (CCP) which focuses on teacher enhancement resulting from participation in…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation
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Dass, Pradeep Maxwell – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 1997
The need for a citizenry capable of comprehending and tackling contemporary issues related to science and technology demands science education experiences that are fundamentally different from traditional experiences in school science. Argues that high school biology experiences organized around contemporary bioethical issues can meet this need.…
Descriptors: Bioethics, Biology, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development
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Dass, Pradeep M. – Clearing House, 2000
Argues that traditional methods of science instruction are being supplanted by a broader approach that enhances understanding of the nature of science and teaches students to critically analyze scientific information. Discusses six domains of science to be included in good science instruction. Discusses ways new teachers can put those domains into…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Science Education
Dass, Jane; Pine, Charles – 1981
The New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test (NJCBSPT) is designed to measure certain basic language and mathematics skills of students entering New Jersey colleges. The primary purpose of the two mathematics sections is to determine whether students are prepared to begin certain college-level work without a handicap in computation or…
Descriptors: Algebra, Basic Skills, College Freshmen, Computation
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Dass, Pradeep Maxwell – International Journal of Science Education, 2001
Introduces the Iowa Chautauqua Program (ICP) which was disseminated through the U.S. Department of Education as an exemplary model of professional development for inservice teachers. Results reveal intricate relationships between classroom implementation by teachers and program implementation by the school district. (Contains 24 references.)…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Middle Schools, Professional Development
Dass, Pradeep M. – 1999
The current agenda in science education calls for science instruction that enhances student understanding of the nature of scientific enterprise, enables students to critically analyze scientific information as well as apply it in real-life situations, and sets them on a path of lifelong learning in science. In order to prepare teachers who can…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Dass, Pradeep Maxwell – 1999
Nation-wide dissemination of the Iowa Chautauqua Model for inservice professional development of K-12 science teachers has led to new professional development programs in many states. The Collier Chautauqua Program (CCP) implemented the Iowa Chautauqua model at the district level in Collier County, Florida. A formative evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Tully, Phillip J.; Zajac, Ian T.; Venning, Anthony J. – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2009
It has been reported that depression and anxiety have overlapping symptoms and are conceptually interrelated. One of the most prominent theoretical developments that explain this association is Clark and Watson's tripartite model ("Journal of Abnormal Psychology," 100:316-336, 1991) that posits these two disorders and negative emotions…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Psychopathology, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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rababah, Mahdi mohamme saied – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Counsellors need to be able to understand students' social self-efficacy, in order to provide them appropriate counselling services. This study investigated social gender self-efficacy differences, and depression, anxiety and stress, and examined the relationship of social self-efficacy to depression, anxiety and stress among a sample of 573…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Anxiety, Stress Variables, Stress Management
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Tompson, George H.; Dass, Parshotam – Simulation & Gaming, 2000
Investigates the relative contribution of computer simulations and case studies for improving undergraduate students' self-efficacy in strategic management courses. Results of pre-and post-test data, regression analysis, and analysis of variance show that simulations result in significantly higher improvement in self-efficacy than case studies.…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation
Killingsworth, Kelcey Ray – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the British Petroleum Gulf Oil Spill on resource change, psychological stress, and resilience for business owners, residents, and workers in Escambia County, Florida. This study was based on Hobfoll's (1988, 1989) Conservation of Resources theory. All business owners, residents, and workers…
Descriptors: Fuels, Pollution, Anxiety, Resilience (Psychology)
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Harrison, Allyson G.; Alexander, Sandra J.; Armstrong, Irene T. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2013
This study examined the extent to which postsecondary students endorse symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and whether experienced level of stress, depression, or anxiety are associated with higher reporting of ADHD symptoms. Students attending a combined health and counseling service completed the Conners Adult ADHD Rating…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Anxiety
McKinnon, Norma M. – 1997
Dayspring AIDS support services (DASS), a New England-based health organization, like many service organizations that rely on part-time and volunteer help, lacked the funds needed to improve and/or renew part-time staff and volunteer knowledge and skills. This paper describes an innovative way in which the professional development needs of DASS's…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Caregivers, Program Development, Social Support Groups
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