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Dodick, Jeff; Orion, Nir – American Biology Teacher, 2003
Discusses challenges faced in the teaching and learning of evolution. Presents a curricular program and a case study on evolutionary biology. Investigates students' conceptual knowledge after exposure to the program "From Dinosaurs to Darwin," which focuses on fossil records as evidence of evolution. (Contains 32 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Biology, Evolution, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Tamir, Pinchas; Peretz, Miriam Ben – American Biology Teacher, 1988
Presents the results of a comparative study of Canada and Israel. Science achievements based on data collected in the Second International Science Study are examined. Also the intended and translated curriculum are considered. The populations of the study, results of the study, and the similarities between students are described. (CW)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Biological Sciences, Cognitive Ability, Foreign Countries
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Eisen, Yehudit; Stavy, Ruth – American Biology Teacher, 1992
This paper describes the current approach used in Israel for teaching photosynthesis to junior high school students. Authors identify two types of problems, psychological and instructional, that children experience in understanding photosynthesis. Presents a foundation and sequence for a new approach to teaching photosynthesis. (18 references) (PR)
Descriptors: Biology, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Misconceptions
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Tamir, Pinchas – American Biology Teacher, 1992
A survey examined Israeli biology teachers' (n=95 student teachers and 118 practicing teachers) understanding of biology. Discusses teachers' knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, interest, and attitudes on characteristics including levels of biological organization; self-reported profiles; background variables; and differences between…
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Processes, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Tamir, Pinchas – American Biology Teacher, 1978
Describes the examination scheme developed to evaluate high school biology students using the BSCS project in Israel. The scheme consists of a practical examination and a written test. Since the scheme is relatively new, little research has been performed. (MA)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum, Educational Research, Evaluation