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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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Levine, Tamar; Donitsa-Schmidt, Smadar – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1996
Compares classroom environment in a group which used multimodal computer-based activities with that of a control group which used traditional science instruction strategies. Results indicate that for most climate dimensions, students in the experimental group perceived their classroom in a more positive light than did students in the control…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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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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Barenholz, Hanna; Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1997
Describes a science program designed to attract children to science through an extended study of biology. Presents a detailed description of the various professional development activities and the results of the formative evaluation of the program. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Concept Formation, Educational Strategies
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Hofstein, Avi; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1996
Compares students' perceptions of laboratory classes in chemistry and biology using the Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI). Results indicate significant differences on the subscales of "integration" and "open-endedness." Suggests that the SLEI can be considered as a sensitive tool to measure students' perceptions…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries
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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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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