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Ferguson, Peter D.; Fraser, Barry J. – Research in Science Education, 1998
Tasmanian students' (n=1,040) perceptions of the learning environment were collected in the final stages of primary school and again in the initial term in secondary school. First exposure to specialized science learning environments and teachers changed students' perceptions. Both school size and student gender were found to be influencing…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Fraser, Barry J.; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1988
Reported is a case study of science teaching in middle and upper primary school classes. The background of the schools, teachers and students, classroom observations and classroom environment are described. Exemplary classes were materials-centered and encouraged formulation and testing of predictions. Other characteristics are listed. (CW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education