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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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Menis, Joseph – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
Information on the content of the intended science curriculum, what science was actually taught by the teachers, and how that science was taught is presented. Student achievement and attitudes were assessed using tests and questionnaires. Data were obtained from teachers regarding whether the content had been taught to the students (n=657) who…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Course Content, Earth Science
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Menis, Joseph – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Compared student attitudes (N=211) toward chemistry/mathematics. Results indicate no significant differences between liking a subject and its importance or application, with mathematics being seen as more important and more useful than chemistry. Suggests that teachers must spend more time and energy in developing positive attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Grade 10, Mathematics, Science Education
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Orion, Nir – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1994
A geological investigation project named "Geotop" was introduced into the high school geography curriculum of Israel as a vehicle to enhance geology and science education within a non-science population. Findings of student attitude questionnaires indicate students hold high positive attitudes in the affective and cognitive domains of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geology, Instructional Improvement, Science Education
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Hofstein, Avi; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
The purpose of this study is to elaborate the issue of exemplary teaching in chemistry in the context of a centralized educational system, in which chemistry curriculum development and implementation are also centrally controlled. Students' perceptions of the learning environment were also investigated. (KR)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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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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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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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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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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Eylon, Bat-Sheva; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1985
Examined ability levels, attitudes, expectations, and affective outcomes of junior high students (N=147) who voluntarily enrolled in extracurricular science activities at Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel). Results indicate that for high ability students there is a need for theoretical and experimental independent study which can be found in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Extracurricular Activities, Junior High Schools, Science Activities