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Tytler, Russell – Research in Science Education, 2007
"School Innovation in Science" represents a model, developed through working with more than 200 Victorian schools, to improve science teaching and learning. SIS works at the level of the science team and the teacher, providing resources to challenge and support the change process. Its emphasis is on strategic planning supported by a…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, Innovation, Audits (Verification)
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Pringle, Rose M.; Carrier Martin, Sarah – Research in Science Education, 2005
In 1983, the National Commission on Excellence in Education in the United States issued a report called "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform." This report and other policy initiatives such as the No Child Left Behind Legislation recommended that the individual states institute assessments to hold schools accountable.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Testing Programs, Teacher Attitudes
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Venville, Grady; Wallace, John; Louden, William – Research in Science Education, 1998
Suggests that the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) rank Western Australia as first in the world in science. Examines a statewide curriculum reform initiative that focuses on primary level science teacher leaders. Contains 27 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Tobin, Kenneth – Research in Science Education, 2002
Early science educators need a gradual introduction to peer review activities. Employs cultural sociology and activity theory to identify patterns of coherence and coexisting contradictions that create tensions to catalyze improvements in science education. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Evaluative Thinking, Higher Education
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Scantlebury, Kathryn – Research in Science Education, 2002
Discusses the process and the cultural and social capital garnered through external funding of research projects and publications. Ponders questions on who should be considered a peer for a feminist science educator. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Evaluative Thinking, Feminism
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Osborne, Margery D.; Brady, David J. – Research in Science Education, 2002
Analyzes some experiences with peer review and suggests that the process should be reconceptualized as one that involves an attempt to understand what an author is trying to do and helping authors achieve their goals. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Evaluative Thinking, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship
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Baker, Dale – Research in Science Education, 2002
Explores the peer review process in electronic and print science education journals and addresses how to submit manuscripts, criteria for reviews, and reviewer qualifications. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Electronic Journals, Evaluative Thinking
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Larochelle, Marie; Desautels, Jacques – Research in Science Education, 2002
Suggests that peers have come to be key factors in the configuration of the exercise of science and are endowed with enormous political power. (Contains 25 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Evaluative Thinking, Higher Education
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Research in Science Education, 2002
Analyzes the 'publish or perish' enterprise focusing on the origins of editorial power and knowledge. Explores how tenure, promotion, and salary decisions are important elements that accrue power and knowledge for journal editors. (Contains 26 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Evaluative Thinking, Higher Education
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Eisenhart, Margaret – Research in Science Education, 2002
Explains that the approach to take regarding the peer review issue is to reconsider what is meant by merit in educational research and to train upcoming researchers to expand their ability to judge merit. (Contains 25 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Educational Research, Evaluative Thinking
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Mruck, Katja; Mey, Gunter – Research in Science Education, 2002
Suggests that even if the use of the Internet leads to significant changes in peer review, there is no value-free scientific knowledge and evaluation that are separate from predominant paradigms. (Contains 16 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Evaluative Thinking, Higher Education
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Tobin, Kenneth; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Research in Science Education, 2002
Consists of a metalogue between two authors in which critical issues associated with peer review are identified. Highlights theory and practices that are salient to the continued improvement of science education. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Evaluative Thinking, Higher Education
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White, Robyn; Wallace, John – Research in Science Education, 1999
Describes the activities of two prominent science educators who presided over Australian science curriculum reforms during the 1960s and 1970s. Represents the educators' actions as heroic and describe how the Heroes shaped, modified, and united the culture through referents, rituals, and artifacts. Speculates on the importance of heroic activity…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Development