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Journal of Chemical Education, 1985
Provides highlights of lectures, workshops, papers, and symposia presented at a conference which addressed such areas of chemical education as college/high school chemistry teaching; curriculum/curriculum development; safety; two-year programs; computers; toxicology and health hazards; problem-solving; writing skills development; textbooks;…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Conferences, Higher Education
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Gass, J. Ric – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Discussed are concepts involved in legal liability for laboratory accidents. The focus of this article is on negligence, duty, and responsibility issues. Highlighted are the basis of a lawsuit, negligent tort, duty and breech of duty, and cause and harm. Thirty-one cases are cited. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Court Litigation, Higher Education
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Davis, Jeff C. Jr.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Described are the camps, competitions, and tests of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad. International competition, local exams, participating high schools, and national exams are highlighted. A summary of test results from the 1988 national examinations are presented. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Competition, Educational Opportunities
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Seymour, Jerry; Longden, Bernard – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
Reports results of procedures directed at isolating and identifying students' difficulties in comprehending the concepts involved in lessons about gas exchange and respiration. Indicates that pupils (n=137) had deficient understanding of prerequisite concepts and tended to operate at the concrete operational level, whereas the highly abstract…
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests