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Robles, Dawn; Helms, Jenifer; Phillips, Michelle – Inverness Research, 2009
In recent years academic, engineering, business, and other fields, have launched major research and development efforts into the study and application of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. In spite of all these efforts and the investment of millions of dollars, the general public has had little access to research findings and…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Investigations, Summative Evaluation, Cooperation
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Glowienka, Emerine – BioScience, 1975
Discusses the positive side of genetic technology advances and the implications for human beings, both from a sociological viewpoint and the point of view of a social philosopher. Genetic engineering, technology and counseling are discussed. (BR)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Genetics, Heredity, Reproduction (Biology)
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Yaki, Akawo Angwal; Saat, Rohaida Mohd; Sathasivam, Renuka V.; Zulnaidi, Hutkemri – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2019
Purpose: The integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education has been reported to improve students' science achievement. Nevertheless, few studies have focused on how this approach affected different ability groups. Lack of equity or the presence of achievement gap can be detrimental because they can reduce medium and…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Grade 11
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Murphy-Judy, Kathryn – Learning Languages, 2017
The author argues for the inclusion of language in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) curriculum. She begins by examining the American Association of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) statistical report of U.S. language study. Language instruction in public and private schools has been declining throughout the years while pressures from…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Second Language Learning, Bilingualism
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Dawson, Vaille – Research in Science Education, 2007
The products of modern biotechnology processes such as genetic engineering, DNA testing and cloning will increasingly impact on society. It is essential that young people have a well-developed scientific understanding of biotechnology and associated processes so that they are able to contribute to public debate and make informed personal…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Genetics, Engineering, Biotechnology
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Bello, Julia; Butler, Charles; Radavich, Rosanne; York, Alan; Oseto, Christian; Orvis, Kathryn; Pittendrigh, Barry R. – Science Education Review, 2007
Although members of the general public have often heard of the terms "genetic engineering" and, more recently, genomics, they typically have little to no knowledge about these topics, and in some cases are confused about basic concepts in these areas. There is currently a need for teaching models to explain concepts behind genomics.…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Genetics, Teaching Models, Scientific Concepts
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Ramsey, Paul – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1972
Presented are issues related to genetic engineering. Increased knowledge of techniques to manipulate genes are apt to create confusion about moral values in relation to unborn babies and other living organisms on earth. Human beings may use this knowledge to disturb the balance maintained by nature. (PS)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, Heredity
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Mansour, Nasser – European Educational Research Journal, 2008
This article focuses on some of the challenges of teaching science in a culture where science and religion sometimes appear to be or are set at odds with each other. Apparent conflicts between scholarly claims and religious claims are not limited to science, however--they occur in almost every subject. Many topics included in science education are…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Conflict, Religion, Pregnancy
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Leach, C. K.; And Others – Biochemical Education, 1997
Describes the Distance Educational Network of Europe (DUNE) project that aims at enhancing the development of distance education in an international context. Highlights issues relating to the delivery of distance-learning courses in a transnational forum. Describes the genetic engineering course that aims at explaining the core techniques of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Genetic Engineering
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Armstrong, Kerri; Weber, Kurt – American Biology Teacher, 1991
A unit designed to cover the topic of genetic engineering and its ethical considerations is presented. Students are expected to learn the material while using a debate format. A list of objectives for the unit, the debate format, and the results from an opinion questionnaire are described. (KR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bioethics, Biology, Cognitive Development
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Trexler, Cary J.; Meischen, Deanna – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2002
Interviews with eight preservice elementary teachers regarding benchmarks related to agricultural technology for food and fiber showed that those from rural areas had more complex understanding of the trade-offs in technology use; urban residents were more concerned with ethical dilemmas. Pesticide pollution was most understood, genetic…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Benchmarking, Elementary School Teachers
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Schallies, Michael; Lembens, Anja – Journal of Biological Education, 2002
Describes a research and development project aiming to help develop secondary students' abilities to understand biotechnology/genetic engineering. Focuses on an exemplary true-to-life experiment, planned and executed by students in grade 8, that involves external experts and uses an industrial research laboratory for solving genuine questions.…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Class Activities, Cognitive Development, Experiential Learning
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Kirkpatrick, Gretchen; Orvis, Kathryn; Pittendrigh, Barry – Journal of Biological Education, 2002
Presents the Genomic Analogy Model for Educators (GAME) strategy for making concepts in genomics easily understandable for both students and the general population by using familiar objects and concepts associated with daily life. Uses web-based tutorials accompanied by laboratory exercises that are intended to be used by students studying…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, DNA, Genetics, Higher Education
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Moores, Donald F. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2002
This article explores three controversial issues in the deaf community: genetic engineering, cochlear implants, and high stakes testing for students. It is argued that while some argue high stakes testing raises the expectations for students with deafness, it may leave many students with deafness without high school diplomas. (Contains…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Cochlear Implants, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education
Sadler, Troy D.; Zeidler, Dana L. – 2004
The purpose of this article is to contribute to a theoretical knowledge base through research by examining factors salient to science education reform and practice in the context of socioscientific issues. The study explores how individuals negotiate and resolve genetic engineering dilemmas. A mixed-methods approach was used to examine patterns of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Genetic Engineering, Higher Education, Moral Issues
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