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Heffron, John M. – Science and Education, 1995
Examines the rise of the general science course and its implications for the reform of secondary science education. Concludes that while recent reforms emphasize the personal and social character of science and the use of the scientific method, they will not necessarily make students more scientifically literate or train them to think about…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, General Science, Problem Solving
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Leveson, David – Journal of Geological Education, 1980
Presents lecture outline comparing uniformitarianism with other philosophic approaches to earth study. Comparison is valuable since: (1) it provides insight into the character of geology and the meaning of the scientific method; and (2) it reveals the necessarily biased nature of all information. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Geology, Higher Education, Lecture Method
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Nisbet, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
Traces the history of experimental educational research, based on application of the scientific method to pedagogy. Highlights the beginnings of educational research in German studies of psychology and child development; U.S. development of standardized tests and research-based administration; and European experimental studies. Discusses the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Educational Testing, Experimental Psychology
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Adams, Albert; Reynolds, Sherrod – Journal of Experiential Education, 1981
Provides a historical overview of the progressive education movement, noting its major philosophical threads. Contrasts the progressive ideal with modern experiential education practice by comparing James Coleman's four-phase model of experiential process with John Dewey's scientific method of inquiry, which he used to shape experience. (SB)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning
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Mialaret, Gaston – International Social Science Journal, 1985
The history of the scientific study of educational problems in France is discussed. The educational sciences derive their methods of research from almost all contemporary scientific disciplines. (RM)
Descriptors: Classification, Comparative Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
Stedman, Carlton H. – 1986
The characteristics and major events of early American science are discussed in this paper. The philosophical influences and scientific practices of prominent scientists in early American time periods are examined and referenced in terms of their orientation to inquiry-oriented methods. Specific descriptions of the scientific accomplishments of…
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Inquiry, Learning Strategies
Schwartzman, Roy – 1994
Noting that discussions about the interaction of science and politics are often heard, this paper addresses how these discursive arenas are defined and distinguished. It argues that political and scientific discourse may be distinguished by the roles they assume on the rhetorical stage, and the relevant roles which emerge are implementers and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Intellectual History, Nazism, Politics
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McNatt, Missy; Traill, David – Social Education, 2007
On October 5, 1957, the headline on the front page of the "Baltimore News-Post" proclaimed "Russ "Moon" Circling Earth." The "Russ" Moon was Sputnik I, launched by the Soviet Union a day earlier. The launch had far-reaching and unexpected outcomes for the United States. Almost immediately, President Dwight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Sources, Presidents, United States History
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Henderson, Madeline M. – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1988
This description of the activities of the Office of Scientific Information in the 1950s and 1960s covers the development of techniques in the content analysis of information, methods for processing index entries, and information retrieval devices. (CLB)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Information Dissemination, Information Processing, Information Systems
Goodwin, Stefan – 1981
The status and meaning of Afro-American anthropologists as scientists in the United States are reviewed, along with survey findings concerning the characteristics of this population. At the end of the nineteenth century, DuBois was probably the first Afro-American to take a sequence of anthropology courses at an advanced level. His influence on…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Black Achievement, Black Teachers, Blacks
Little, Thomas C. – 1981
The history of experiential learning in American higher education is outlined, and the rationale and learning objectives of this type of experience are addressed. Experiential education has resulted from an emphasis on practical knowledge. Although the colonial colleges focused on the classical curriculum, the scientific method of the natural…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College Students, Educational History, Educational Trends
Vandenberg, Peter – 1994
By the late 19th century, the new universities in the United States had become so closely intertwined with the research imperative that their future depended on their position at the center of knowledge creation. The tension between the liberal arts college and the "modern" research university initiated a process of differentiation that…
Descriptors: English Departments, Higher Education, Professional Recognition, Research
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Margolin, Ilana; Regev, Hayuta – Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, 2011
This case study examines the ways in which a teacher education program develops prospective teachers who implement the principles of constructing mathematical knowledge via a learning discourse. The study presents and analyzes a mathematical discourse in a 4th grade class as well as the feedback conversation of prospective teachers with their…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Teacher Education Programs
Johanningmeier, Ervin V. – 1985
The origins of educational research are examined in order to understand its original purposes, assumptions, and effects, both intended and unintended. Changes in research are also noted, as public education has been assigned additional responsibilities to meet the requirements of a new social and economic order. This paper discusses the…
Descriptors: Child Psychology, Educational History, Educational Psychology, Educational Research
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Jenkins, E. W. – Studies in Science Education, 1980
This bibliographic survey contains a review of the history of science education in secondary schools in England and Wales during the twentieth century. Included are discussions of elementary school curriculum, nature study movement, biology, general science movement, scientific education for girls, teaching methods, examinations, textbooks,…
Descriptors: Biology, Elementary Secondary Education, General Science, History
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