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Reiss, Michael J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1998
Analyzes the ways some school science textbooks for 14-16 year-olds were used in Great Britain to portray the topic of human sexuality. Examines 15 books that vary greatly in their approach to the topic. Contains 30 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Science and Society, Science Curriculum
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Smail, Barbara; Kelly, Alison – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Eleven-year-old secondary school students (N=2065) were given a variety of attitude and achievement tests. Although both boys and girls had positive attitudes toward science, boys preferred studying physical science while girls preferred studying biology. Implications of these and other findings are discussed. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
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Reid, David – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Investigated the claims made by science teachers as to how they write and use worksheets, validating these claims against an analysis of worksheets collected from these teachers. Some weakness of readability theory in terms of validity and reliability when applied to these materials are discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Readability, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
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Hodson, D. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Investigated the effect on student performance of changes in question structure and sequence on a GCE 0-level multiple-choice chemistry test. One finding noted is that there was virtually no change in test reliability on reducing the number of options (from five to per test item). (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Multiple Choice Tests, Science Education
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Harvey, T. J.; Wareham, M. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
This investigation showed no sex difference between boys and girls with regard to practical work at the end of their first year of secondary school and no difference between schools and groupings (all boys, all girls, mixed schools with mixed science classes, and mixed schools with single sex science classes). (JN)
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Instruction
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Collings, John; Smithers, Alan – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Investigated male/female sixth-formers studying physical and biological science A-level courses, examining cognitive style, convergent/divergent thinking, career plans, and other characteristics. Differences between biology/physics students tend to be of the same kind as those between scientists as a whole compared to nonscientists. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Biological Sciences, Cognitive Style, Convergent Thinking
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Walford, Geoffrey – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Reviews efforts by science educators to reduce sexism in science textbooks. While there is agreement about the extent of sexism found in the books, there is some confusion as to the best method of changing it. An analytic framework for clarifying the problem and possible affirmative action are proposed. (JN)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Chemistry, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kelly, Deryk T. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
A-level engineering science constitutes an alternative approach to A-level physics, linking teaching, student experiences, and assessment to engineering philosophy and practice. Discusses the nature and development of the curriculum and its examination, factors related to its growth and acceptance, and future prospects. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Engineering, Engineering Education
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Hodson, D.; Freeman, P. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Argues that fostering early science interest could act as a stimulus for lasting interest, affecting numbers of students opting for secondary school science courses. Identifies problems in testing this argument by research, highlighting two areas: control of inter-school variables and need for a measure of quality of primary science itself. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Research Needs
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Watts, D. Michael; Gilbert, John K. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Examined students' conceptions of the words "force" and "energy" using the interview-about-instances approach. Implications for science instruction and instructional strategies are discussed based on findings that many students have views of these concepts that are different from accepted scientific views. (JN)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Page, Ray; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Discusses aims and objectives of the "Modular Courses in Technology" project. Project aims include developing intellectual ability in a technological context and practical technological skills. Modules, module format, different approaches in forming examination syllabi, and other areas are considered. (JN)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Learning Modules
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Nash, Melanie; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
An open-ended questionnaire was given to 369 students to determine factors which influenced their decision to take 0-level or Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) technology. Indicates that parents and career interests influenced those taking the courses while lack of knowledge about course content influenced those not taking the courses. (JN)
Descriptors: Course Content, Performance Factors, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Fellows, T. J.; Potter, H. L. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Examined job specifications found in advertisements in "The Times Educational Supplement." Results indicate that in a large number of cases information supplied was inadequate. In addition, many advertisements did not indicate the academic specialty required (biology, chemistry, physics) of potential candidates. (JN)
Descriptors: Department Heads, Occupational Information, Science Departments, Science Education
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Spear, Margaret Goddard – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Determined whether secondary science teachers (55 males and 25 females) displayed sex bias in their subjective evaluations of students' written work. Preliminary results revealed that both male and female teachers tended to differentiate between the work of boys and girls in similar ways. (JN)
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Teachers, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
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Smail, Barbara; Kelly, Alison – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Results from three cognitive tests revealed few sex differences among 11-year-old students (N=2065). Neither question style (multiple-choice or structured) nor content (masculine or feminine) has any great effect on sex differences in performance. However, boys performed markedly better than girls on tests of spatial ability and mechanical…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Tests, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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