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Hong, Miyoung; Kang, Nam-Hwa – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This study examined science teachers' conceptions of creativity in science education, pedagogical ideas, and contextual factors perceived as constraints on teaching for creativity and any differences in the conceptions of teachers from South Korea and the United States. Participants in the study consisted of 44 South Korean and 21 US secondary…
Descriptors: Creativity, Class Size, High Stakes Tests, Foreign Countries
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Berlin, Donna F.; White, Arthur L. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
The purpose of this article is twofold: (a) to describe a unique teacher licensure program for grades 7-12 that integrates mathematics, science, and technology education and (b) to explore the attitudes and perceptions related to the integration of mathematics, science, and technology education of three cohorts of preservice teachers enrolled in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reliability, Semantic Differential, Factor Analysis
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Pierce, Robyn; Ball, Lynda; Stacey, Kaye – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
The use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) in years 9 and 10 classrooms as a tool to support learning or in preparation for senior secondary mathematics is controversial. This paper presents an analysis of the positive and negative aspects of using CAS identified in the literature related to these year levels, along with the perceptions of 12…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Algebra, Secondary Schools, Mathematics Instruction
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Afra, Nada Chatila; Osta, Iman; Zoubeir, Wassim – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
This study attempted to investigate the alternative conceptions that a group of 12 Lebanese students in a grade 9 class hold about electricity. It also attempted to evaluate learning outcomes of implementing in that class an inquiry-based module for the acquisition of conceptual understanding of basic concepts in electricity. Fourteen mostly…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Grade 9, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
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Panizzon, Debra; Pegg, John – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
Aligned with recent changes to syllabuses in Australia is an assessment regime requiring teachers to identify what their students "know" and "can do" in terms of the quality of understanding demonstrated. This paper describes the experiences of 25 secondary science and mathematics teachers in rural schools in New South Wales as…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Student Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries