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Tamir, Pinchas; Caridin, Hani – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1993
Describes a study designed to achieve the following goals: (1) compare the perceptions of learning environment in biology and chemistry classrooms by Jewish and Arab students; (2) identify gender effects in the Arab sample on learning environments; and (3) compare the perceptions of Arab students in rural and city schools. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Classroom Environment, Cross Cultural Studies
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Tamir, Pinchas; Gardner, Paul – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1989
The purpose of this study was to identify interest patterns related to high school biology. Eight task dimensions were established before testing. Findings include: the highest interest was in human biology topics and students whose parents' employment was science related showed higher interest in biology. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, High Schools, Science and Society, Science Careers
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Barenholz, Hanna; Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1992
Describes the use of concept mapping (CM) in design, instruction, and assessment related to microbiology lessons prepared for high school students in Israel. Indicates that students utilizing CM displayed an overall, higher achievement gain than students in traditional classes. Recognizes that some teachers did not thoroughly exploit the potential…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping
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Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
The relationships and possible effects of various personal home and school variables on the acquisition of functional biological, chemical, and physical scientific knowledge by tenth grade Israeli students (n=544) was investigated. Biology was the only subject in which functional knowledge was significantly related to nonformal science activities.…
Descriptors: Biology, Career Choice, Chemistry, Classroom Environment
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Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Results from Biology Cognitive Preference Inventory taken by grade 12 Jewish (N=406) and Arab (N=297) biology majors revealed similarities between cognitive preferences, achievement, and background variables. Reports that, in spite of substantial cultural and home differences, both groups became oriented toward principles/questioning rather than…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences
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Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1994
Representative samples of 10-, 14-, and 17-year-old Israeli students, about 2,000 in each, responded to background questionnaires and a battery of tests and scales concerning their conceptions of the nature of science and views about the scientific enterprise. A comparison is made between Israeli, British, and U.S. students. (LZ)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Science Education
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Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1995
Identified strategies high school students (n=174) use in studying from textbooks and their relationships to selected environmental and personal variables. Found some students always use the same strategies whereas others study differently for different purposes. Most study longer for tests. Outlines were the most widely used study tool. (15…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools, History
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Friedler, Yael; Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Presented is an analysis of 40 research studies which compared the achievement in science and the attitudes of Israeli male and female students toward science and science learning. Grades covered include 5-12. A list of 55 references is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1988
Investigates the performance, gender differences, interrelationships among five tasks, relationship with paper and pencil tests, relationships with background variables, and contribution of schools from the Israel data of the Second International Science Study (SISS). Compares the Israeli results with those of Japan. (YP)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Science Education, Science Tests
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Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1987
This study describes grade 12 students in Israel (N=2277) and examines the relationships between certain background variables and student achievement in science. Discusses findings related to achievement and the variables of gender, major field of study, home background, school-related practices, prior studies, and future intentions. (ML)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries, Grade 12
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Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1985
Ability to distinguish between causal (cause-effect) and teleological (means-ends) explanations was measured in 1905 twelfth-grade biology students and found to be dependent on student knowledge. Although the inability to make these distinctions contributes to misconceptions in biology, appropriate instruction can easily remedy the problem. Sample…
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Formation, High Schools, Science Education