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Fayard, Pierre – International Journal of Science Education, 1991
Proposes methods for the optimal popularization of science and technology to shape and influence public opinion about the utility of associated policies and goals. Emphasizes that such popularization should concentrate on enabling laypeople to acquire an adequate level of scientific and technological literacy, applicable to their everyday lives.…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Community Change, Educational Trends
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Wellington, J. – International Journal of Science Education, 1991
Asserts that scientific details presented informally in newspapers can be of educational value within school science instruction when used carefully and critically. Suggests that one of the aims of the science curriculum should be the development of students' willingness and ability to study newspaper science with understanding and healthy…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Education
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O'Donoghue, R. B.; NcNaught, C. – International Journal of Science Education, 1991
Discusses a two-year action-research investigation of conceptual, evaluation and adoption tensions that led to a revised approach to environmental education and curriculum innovation. The study revealed how external support services and a sustained dialog around the prevailing science curriculum, local environment, and everyday classroom…
Descriptors: Action Research, Community Support, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors
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Constable, Hilary; Long, Andrew – International Journal of Science Education, 1991
Proposes resolutions about the relationship between a short course on science instruction and specific changes in teaching strategy. Identifies teachers' existing knowledge base as an important factor for the examination of new pedagogical ideas. Suggests that loyalty and demonstration provide a mechanism by which teachers may enhance their…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Demonstrations (Educational), Educational Assessment
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Quin, Melanie – International Journal of Science Education, 1991
Describes the Nuffield project that served as a resource for science centers across England and as a vehicle for the European Collaborative for Science, Industry, and Technology Exhibitions. Discusses the network of contacts extending from the BBC and British Association to science centers worldwide following the inception of the project by the…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, International Cooperation
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Hacker, R. G. – International Journal of Science Education, 1991
Describes the interactions of high school girls and boys during coeducational science lessons. Analyses of the audiovideo recordings of 144 lessons taught by 12 male teachers indicate that girls were more likely to initiate classroom discourse. Findings did not support the hypothesis that gender disparity in science achievement in favor of boys…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Interaction Process Analysis
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Ben-Chaim, David; Zoller, Uri – International Journal of Science Education, 1991
Presents the STS (science/technology/society) outlook profiles of 546 eleventh graders from Israeli high schools within the existing science, nonscience, and technological tracks in terms of cognition, behavior, and literacy. Findings indicate significant differences between the profiles for students regarding behavior and literacy but not for…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Cognitive Measurement, Foreign Countries, Grade 11
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Wilkie, Tom – International Journal of Science Education, 1991
Discusses concerns about public understanding of science in the United Kingdom in relation to structure and content of newspapers, particularly the inadequacy of the press to be a vehicle for promoting scientific literacy within the citizenry. Argues that changes in science coverage by the media must originate from the scientific community with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role