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Jegede, Olugbemiro J.; Okebukola, Peter A. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1989
The purpose of this study was to determine the socio-cultural factors which mitigate against the learning and teaching of science in the secondary school. It was found that authoritarianism, goal structure, the African world-view, societal expectation, and sacredness of science have significant effects on the learning of science. (CW)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Donnelly, J. F. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1987
Reports findings on variable-handling aspects of pupil performance in investigatory tasks, using data from the British Assessment of Performance Unit (APU) national survey program. Discusses the significance of these findings for assessment methodology and for understanding of 15-year-olds' approaches to the variable-based logic of investigation.…
Descriptors: Biology, Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Junior High Schools