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Rohadi, Nyoman; Taylor, Peter C. – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1992
Reports a study designed to compare science and nonscience Indonesian high school students' (n=400) energy-related knowledge and their attitudes toward energy conservation. Results indicated that (1) students in general have unfavorable attitudes toward energy conservation, and (2) nonscience students are less knowledgeable about energy-related…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Correlation, Curriculum Development
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Baker, David P.; Jones, Deborah Perkins – Sociology of Education, 1993
Reports on a study of eighth-grade mathematical performance of 77,000 students in 19 countries, data from 1964 and 1982 studies in 9 countries, and data on gender stratification and its impact on mathematics performance. Finds that a cross-national variation exists and that it is related to gender stratification. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Attainment, Females
Dossey, John – 1990
Discrete mathematics, the mathematics of decision making for finite settings, is a topic of great interest in mathematics education at all levels. Attention is being focused on resolving the diversity of opinion concerning the exact nature of the subject, what content the curriculum should contain, who should study that material, and how that…
Descriptors: Algebra, Algorithms, Computer Software, Curriculum Guides
Confrey, Jere; And Others – 1991
The "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics (1989)" calls for the revision of existing secondary mathematics curricula which include an emphasis on contextual problems, multiple representations, and the use of computers. The focus of this revision significantly involves the acknowledgment of the key role of the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Context Effect, Functions (Mathematics)
Corvallis School District 509J, OR. – 1986
This guide is directed toward school districts that wish to become involved in an integrated vocational education and mathematics skills program and plan to incorporate a mathematics equivalency credit option. The guide contains materials that can be used to conduct three workshops for teachers on integrated mathematics-vocational courses. The…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Course Organization
Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus. – 1981
Nine recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Articulation Between Secondary Education and Ohio Colleges are presented. The major areas of concern are: a college preparatory curriculum; teacher preservice and inservice education; and communication within the educational community, as well as with students and their parents. Included with the…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), College Bound Students
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch. – 1994
This teachers guide is the French translation of the second cycle for the secondary science curriculum. The document is presented in six sections. The first section provides a historic overview of the secondary school science program that emphasizes the Science, Technology, and Society approach. The second section discusses what the science class…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Concept Formation, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Foreign Countries
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch. – 1990
The Mathematics 16 program provides for the development of essential concepts, skills, and attitudes required for effective computation and problem solving. The program is activity-based, and addresses the need for students to be able to transfer and apply specific mathematical concepts and skills to more generalized situations in everyday life…
Descriptors: Calculators, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Computation
Mathematical Association of America, Washington, D.C. – 1997
This directory is a reference for students and faculty to learn about extracurricular mathematics-based intervention projects. The individual projects are directed for the most part by collegiate mathematicians and held on their campuses. The "Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement" (SUMMA) Consortium of the…
Descriptors: College Programs, Educational Strategies, Enrichment Activities, Higher Education
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Boaler, Jo – British Educational Research Journal, 1994
Reports on a study of the move away from abstract calculations toward "mathematics in context" among 50 British female secondary school students. Discusses implications of findings in relation to reported female underachievement and disinterest in school mathematics. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletics, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Mitchell, Charles E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1990
Describes projects focusing on needs of business and industry and the preparation of high school graduates to meet these needs. Discusses some areas of mathematics that teachers and employers thought were neglected in the current curriculum. (YP)
Descriptors: Job Skills, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum
Dyrenfurth, Michael J. – 1984
Given the importance of technology in our society today, it would seem that the hope for a future in which people are in control of their environment lies in universal technological literacy or, in other words, in the ability to do and use technology instead of just being aware of it. The earliest form of collective arguments for technological…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Definitions, Educational Needs
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Bollinger, Galen – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Presented are some current facts about symbol manipulators and their relation to high school mathematics. The development of computer algebra systems is discussed. Five areas of computer algebra needing investigation (skill proficiency, understanding, curriculum content, student homework, and equity) are identified. (MVL)
Descriptors: Algebra, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
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Riding, Richard; Caine, Tracey – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1993
Reports on a preliminary study of cognitive style and performance of 182 secondary students on the British General Certificate of Secondary Education. Finds that students who tested at an intermediate position on both dimensions of the Wholist-Analytic cognitive style measure did best on the test. (CFR)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests, Educational Assessment
Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC. Pacific Region. – 1989
This booklet contains all of the information necessary to conduct and administer the annual Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) Pacific Region Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the school level. Students are invited to conduct original experimental research in the sciences, mathematics, humanities and computer applications…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Guidelines, Humanities, Mathematical Applications
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