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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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Tebbutt, M. J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1993
Describes a preliminary survey of the views held by second-year sixth form students (n=421) on a range of subjects at A level and degree level, with a particular focus on mathematics and physics. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Perception
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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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Garrett, R. M.; Jimenez, J. M. Sanchez – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1994
Seeks to remedy a lack of studies that make direct comparisons using specifically designed instruments. Builds upon a previous parallel study comparing the views of teachers from Spain and England on problem solving by examining pupils' opinions of problems and the difficulties they encounter when trying to solve them. (LZ)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Problem Solving
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Spicer, John I.; Bonsall, Marie – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1995
Taught comparative animal physiology to undergraduates (n=31) using student-centered (open-ended) investigations in small groups. Questionnaires and discussion found that students appeared to value learning through their own experience as highly as they did being taught and valued the opportunity to establish and develop skills less easily…
Descriptors: Biology, College Students, Higher Education, Physiology
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Woolnough, Brian E. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1995
Responses of about 1,210 sixth-formers were compared to responses of 268 who are going on to higher education to become scientists. Responses were analyzed concerning their reaction to different types of student activity in school science, factors which encouraged or discouraged them toward careers in science or engineering, and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Careers, Science Education, Science Instruction
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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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Ormerod, Milton B.; Waller, John E. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1988
Five independent attitudes related to craft, design, and technology (CDT) are isolated by factor analysis. Rated liking for CDT, the intention to study continually, contemplation of a career based on it, verbal intelligence, mathematical ability, and technical skills of the family are also measured. Some sex differences are considered. (Author/YP)
Descriptors: Design Crafts, Foreign Countries, Science Interests, Secondary Education
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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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