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Yager, Robert E.; Tamir, Pinchas – Science Education, 1993
Describes the Iowa science-technology-society (STS) models and goals. Characterizes and gives examples of using the STS approach in classrooms. Reports the results of four studies that have assessed the outcomes of learning with STS instruction. Identifies some problems concerning the future use of STS in schools. (PR)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Science and Society, Science Curriculum
Yager, Robert E.; Tamir, Pinchas – 1992
Science/Technology/Society STS) has been defined as teaching and learning in the context of human experiences. The STS movement has grown out of dissatisfaction with the curriculum reform of the 1960s and utilizes a problem solving approach that appeals to students' interests. This paper describes the STS approach and reports research results…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style
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Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
The relationships and possible effects of various personal home and school variables on the acquisition of functional biological, chemical, and physical scientific knowledge by tenth grade Israeli students (n=544) was investigated. Biology was the only subject in which functional knowledge was significantly related to nonformal science activities.…
Descriptors: Biology, Career Choice, Chemistry, Classroom Environment
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Friedler, Yael; Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Presented is an analysis of 40 research studies which compared the achievement in science and the attitudes of Israeli male and female students toward science and science learning. Grades covered include 5-12. A list of 55 references is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
Friedler, Yael; Tamir, Pinchas – 1984
The intended, perceived, implemented, and achieved curriculum of high school biology classes in Israel was studied using a variety of data sources and research methodologies. The intended curriculum was identified by analysis of commonly used laboratory manuals. The perceived curriculum was captured by procuring the views of teachers and students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Rubin, Amram; Tamir, Pinchas – American Biology Teacher, 1988
Proposes an approach to school laboratory experiences which leads to gradual acquisition of inquiry skills based on the idea of advance organizers. Presents a design which is context familiar and can serve as an introduction to scientific inquiry. Discusses student achievement, and teacher and student attitudes. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style
Tamir, Pinchas – 1986
The study compares the achievement of Jewish and Arab students in the high school biology matriculation examinations in Israel with special reference to differences between boys and girls. While Jewish and Arab students follow the same syllabus and take identical matriculation examinations, significant differences exist in learning and achievement…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Arabs, Biology, Cognitive Measurement
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Amir, Ruth; Tamir, Pinchas – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Described is a study of 147 students that indicated a high proportion of students did not understand the concept of limiting factors. Textbook presentations that create problems are discussed. Strategies which may be more effective in teaching the concept are suggested. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation