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Sharpe, Rachael; Abrahams, Ian; Fotou, Nikolaos – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: In England, there is a growing need to improve the lives of secondary school students who are defined as disadvantaged and to support these students in their attainment and attitudes to secondary school science. Purpose: This paper reports on a project designed to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds by pairing them with…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disadvantaged Youth, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Summers, Mike; Childs, Ann – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2007
Conceptions of sustainable development were elicited using a questionnaire completed by three cohorts of postgraduate students starting a secondary science teacher-training course (N = 123). Qualitative responses were analysed in three ways: (i) development of categories to capture features of sustainable development; (ii) scrutiny of individual…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Science Teachers, Sustainable Development, Questionnaires
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Rodrigues, Susan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
Teaching and learning science through the use of familiar contexts has been advocated for several decades. Many take the use of context in science lessons to mean the use of resource materials that involve common scenarios or themes, or activities. This paper reviews a lesson identified by a teacher as a lesson taught in context. The data…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Science Teachers, Discourse Analysis
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Khine, Myint Swe; Fisher, Darrell – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine interpersonal behaviour in psychosocial learning environments and to determine the associations between science students' perceptions of their interactions with their teachers, the cultural background of teachers and their attitudinal outcomes. A sample of 1188 students completed the Questionnaire on…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Science Teachers
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Myers, George; Boyes, Edward; Stanisstreet, Martin – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2004
The understanding of pupils in schools in England between the ages of 11 and 16 about air and air pollution has been studied using a closed-form questionnaire with over a thousand students. Items for the questionnaire were derived from the results of an earlier open-form questionnaire completed by a smaller number of students. The ideas explored…
Descriptors: Pollution, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Secondary Education
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Thompson, Jerome; Soyibo, Kola – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Investigates whether the use of the combination of lecture, teacher demonstrations, class discussion, and student practical work in small groups significantly improved experimental subjects' attitudes to chemistry and understanding of electrolysis more than their control group counterparts who were not exposed to practical work. Examines whether…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Concept Formation, Secondary Education
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Reid, Norman; Skryabina, Elena A. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Reports on a project that explored attitudes towards physics in Scotland, looking at students aged from 10-20 years old. Describes the main factors attracting school pupils into a study of physics together with the pattern of attitude changes that take place with age. The outcomes suggest some ways by which physics curriculum planners can develop…
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Physics
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Tan, Kim-Chwee Daniel; Goh, Ngoh-Khang; Chia, Lian-Sai; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2001
Grade 10 students in Singapore find qualitative analysis one of the more difficult topics in their external examinations. Fifty-one grade 10 students from three schools were interviewed to investigate their perceptions about learning qualitative analysis. The results showed that students found qualitative analysis tedious and difficult to…
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Inorganic Chemistry, Science Education
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Francis, Leslie J.; Greer, John E. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1999
Describes the development of a new measure of attitude towards science for use among secondary school pupils which operationalizes the affective attitudinal domain. Scale norms demonstrate that males record a more positive attitude towards science than females, and that younger pupils record a more positive attitude than older pupils. (Contains 78…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Age Differences, Attitude Measures, Interest Inventories
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Fisher, Darrell L.; Waldrip, Bruce G. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1999
Describes the development and validation of an instrument for assessing culturally-sensitive factors of students' learning environments and for examining associations between these factors, students' achievement of inquiry skills, students' attitudes toward science, and teacher/student interactions. Discusses findings related to instrument…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Classroom Environment, Culturally Relevant Education, Inquiry
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Tairab, Hassan H.; Wilkinson, William J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
The degree of agreement between evaluations of trainee biology teachers using students' perceptions of teacher skills and characteristics obtained from Science Student Perception Questionnaire (SSPQ) and evaluations of these same teachers by their university supervisor and their school supervisors was determined. Results indicate an agreement and…
Descriptors: Biology, Cooperating Teachers, Perception, Preservice Teacher Education
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Francis, Leslie J.; Greer, John E. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1999
Reports on a study of pupils (n=1549) aged 13 to 16 attending 12 Protestant and 12 Catholic schools in Northern Ireland and their attitudes toward science. Concludes that girls, oldest students, and pupils in Catholic schools hold less positive attitudes toward science in the school curriculum and towards science as a career. Contains 36…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries, Protestants
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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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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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