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Symington, David; Spurling, Heather – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Presented is a criticism of the instructions given for and the scoring of the Draw-a-Scientist test (Chambers, 1983). A response to this criticism by authors who employ this method is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Content Validity, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Taber, Keith S. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1992
Presents findings that young secondary students have stereotyped ideas about the appropriateness of certain careers for men and women. Indicates that careers such as pilot, engine mechanic, electrician, and computer technician are viewed by all students as more suitable for males. Considers the consequences of these results relative to the…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education
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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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Scharf, P. F.; Schibeci, R. A. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Investigated were the attitudes of two groups of students in their first year of secondary education at four metropolitan senior high schools in Western Australia. Results indicated that there was little attitude difference between the group which had experienced the new curriculum and those who had not. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Middle Schools
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Menis, Joseph – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1989
This paper examines the affective components which were an integral part of science goals of the 1980's using data from the Second IEA Science Study in the United States. Data indicated that students in the United States were generally positive about chemistry and science. (CW)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Affective Measures, Chemistry, High Schools
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Powell, J. P.; Cracknell, G. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1987
Studies the interviews of 24 professional scientists to seek their views on the long range effects of their initial training. Analyzes the interviews for content, teaching, and types of learning experience. Concludes with a discussion of the implications of the findings for science education. Argues for a reduction in content. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, College Science, Foreign Countries
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Rennie, Leonie J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1987
Reports an investigation of the perceptions of technology of teachers who are the heads of their school science departments. Relates these perceptions with those of a sample of 13-year-old pupils. Reveals that many teachers have a restricted view of technology. Discusses the implications of findings for curriculum change. (CW)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Science and Society, Science Curriculum
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Milner, Nava; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1987
Explores the variables that affect students' decisions to enroll in elective physical science courses in high school. Reviews the results of a survey of 875 eleventh grade students in Israeli academic high schools. Infers relationships between attitude and enrollment using regression analysis. (CW)
Descriptors: Enrollment Influences, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Physical Sciences
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Ato, Tortiv; Wilkinson, William J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1986
Examines the influence of both teacher and pupil use of science equipment on Nigerian students' attitudes to science. Test results from students in 36 secondary schools indicated that schools making considerable use of science equipment, particularly with girls, were associated with more positive attitudes to many aspects of science. (ML)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Females, Learning Strategies
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Brophy, Michael; Pillay, Patrick – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1986
Provides an overview of the educational program of the Seychelles and focuses on an evaluation of the final phase (P7-P9) of the nine-year school program. Reports how findings from content analyses of materials, teacher and student interviews, and student test results were used to develop the new Seychelles Integrated Science program. (ML)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Science Curriculum
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Akpan, Efiong U. U. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1986
Reports a study's findings of which factors influence Nigerian secondary school students' choice of science subjects. Variables considered were sex, age, group of study (arts or science), attitudes, intelligence (IQ), and personality. Results from 1240 students indicated that attitude to science was most important factor followed by IQ. (ML)
Descriptors: Intelligence, Science Education, Science Interests, Secondary Education
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Dreyfus, Amos; Roth, Zvi – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1986
This study examined 12th-grade biology students' opinions and beliefs on the desirability of the use and/or development of various biotechnologies. Describes the development of and presents results from the three questionnaires employed in the study. Includes a listing of the 15 biotechnology topics investigated in the study. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Foreign Countries, Science and Society
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Harvey, T. J.; Stables, A. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1986
Examines the attitudes to science, physics, chemistry, biology, and to school of students in mixed and single-sex secondary schools from England. Results are used to support an argument for separating students by sex for studying some subjects in mixed schools. (ML)
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Methen, Amena Al; Wilkinson, William J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1986
Discusses a study in Kuwait which focused on students' ability to pick out appropriate teaching behaviors and teacher personality characteristics. Responses from high school students (N=210) corresponded closely with findings from similar perception studies. (ML)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Perception, Science Education, Science Teachers
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Scherz, Zahava; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1986
Describes students' perceptions of their studies in the Preacademic School at the Hebrew University and discusses their attitudes, expectations, and opinions with regard to a desirable preacademic preparatory program. Students expressed concern about deficiencies in learning skills. (ML)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Science, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Needs
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