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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Discusses the purpose, scope, conduct, and potential products of a United States study of education in Japan. The study will investigate the formal and informal means of education in Japan within its societal context to develop a series of insights for the improvement of U.S. education. (JN)
Descriptors: Education, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Johnston, Karen L.; Aldridge, Bill G. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Discusses problems (and possible solutions) related to: changing enrollments and effects on teacher demand; supply of qualified science/mathematics teachers; implications of increasing science/mathematics course requirements; dimensions of the science and engineering talent pool; and the match between student needs and available…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Enrollment Trends
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Reported are highlights of a workshop related to the geosciences sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Discussions include recommendations for the NSF's undergraduate education programs including support for individual students, laboratory activities, faculty enhancement, curriculum, courses, and underrepresented groups. Precollege…
Descriptors: College Science, Disabilities, Earth Science, Educational Improvement
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Rettig, Terrence W.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Reviewed are six programs at different colleges and universities which provide research opportunities for undergraduate students in physics, astronomy, marine biology, meteorology, and anthropology. Background, features, and accomplishments of the programs are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, College Science
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Habowsky, Joseph E. J.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is an application of educational technology that serves 700 students enrolled in 7 biology courses. Audiovisual and computer-assisted instruction are included. The integration of interactive audio with computer software is highlighted. (CW)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Biological Sciences, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Burns, Ralph A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Presented are studies which confirm the idea that factors related to the format, the order of items presented, and the presentation style can affect the impact of information and student recall. Discussed are dynamic presentations, enumerated items, impact and timing, pairing of items, data summaries, and information load. (CW)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Science, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Explored are several facets of the quality of the science curriculum at the undergraduate level. Discussed are maturation of disciplines, entry-level courses, the development of intellectual skills, and academic majors. Recommendations for college science departments are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, College Science, Degree Requirements, Educational Improvement
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Presented are the highlights and an analysis of The Neal Report on undergraduate science education. Included are an overview of the report and discussions and recommendations on laboratories; curriculum; industry/academic coupling; centers for instructional research and development; faculty exchange; teaching internships; and undergraduate women,…
Descriptors: College Science, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Faculty
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Snyder, H. David – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
The impact and uses of new technologies in science teaching are discussed. Included are computers, software, sensors, integrated circuits, computer signal access, and computer interfaces. Uses and advantages of these new technologies are suggested. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Explains the rationale, program specifics and initiatives for the preparation and development of staff, curriculum, instructional support, and research for science education in the United States. Includes total program cost for each. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Education Service Centers, Educational Research
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Summarizes the way in which the nation is preparing scientists and engineers to meet the needs of industry and society. States that by offering special science and mathematics enrichment programs and providing good enthusiastic teaching, young people can be recruited to the sciences. (RT)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, College Science, Educational Needs, Engineering
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Emphasizes the need of leadership and funding for undergraduate education in the National Science Foundation (NSF). Criticizes the current programs of NSF and suggests some ideas about the improvement of undergraduate education. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Federal Aid, Financial Needs, Financial Support
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Bouthyette, Pierre-Yves – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1992
This article highlights the structure of a college horticulture course designed for students with nonscience majors. With an underlying emphasis that science is the manifestation of a basic human need to explain, the course outline illustrates the primary goal of developing and maintaining students' motivation for learning contemporary scientific…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Felder, Richard M.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1992
Describes the successful aspects of a three-day workshop on teaching effectiveness for engineering professors. Discusses participants' comments and suggestions about administrative support, communication of fresh insights and perspectives, establishment of a participatory structure, and teaching/learning mismatches. (JJK)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Weiler, Susan C.; Yancey, Paul H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1992
Describes the major challenges of accommodating dual-career couples in academic science and some of the current responses to those challenges from institutions of higher learning. Discusses prevailing perceptions concerning household responsibility, the science work ethic, job procurement, continued discrimination against women, and future…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Faculty, Dual Career Family, Faculty Recruitment
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