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Reiss, Michael J.; Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Research in Science Education, 2001
Discusses students' understandings of their own internal structure. Analysis shows the extent to which student understanding increases with age and the degree to which students know more about some organs and organ systems than others. Gender differences in the drawings were generally not large and there were some intriguing differences in the…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Biology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Scantlebury, Kathryn; And Others – Research in Science Education, 1996
Presents a study of science teachers (n=5) who serve as cooperating teachers. Discusses the impact of gender-sensitive cooperating teachers on student teachers' teaching strategies, questioning patterns, and interactions during their teaching practicum. Contains 47 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Equal Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Questioning Techniques, Science Teachers
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Nair, Chenicheri Sid.; Fisher, Darrell L. – Research in Science Education, 2001
Modifies and validates a new form of the College and University Classroom Environment Inventory (CUCEI) and uses it to compare students' actual and preferred perceptions of their classroom environments at the senior secondary and tertiary education levels. Examines differences in perceptions according to student gender. (Contains 50 references.)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Educational Environment, Females
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DeTure, Linda R.; And Others – Research in Science Education, 1995
Administered a laboratory process skills test to 147 year-5 students to assess their investigations, performance, and reasoning in biology, chemistry, and physics. Reports significant correlation between performance and amount of homework done and students' perceptions of several aspects of the classroom environment including personalization,…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Forgasz, Helen, Ed. – Research in Science Education, 1991
This annual publication contains 43 research papers on a variety of issues related to science education. Topics include the following: mature-age students; teacher professional development; spreadsheets and science instruction; the Learning in Science Project and putting it into practice; science discipline knowledge in primary teacher education;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Constructivism (Learning)
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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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Jones, Jennifer; And Others – Research in Science Education, 1996
Reports on a longitudinal study based on Years 7-12 for girls' achievement in mathematics and science. The data suggest that Year Nine is crucial for girls' perceptions of how they have performed in math and science in relation to boys' achievements in these fields. (AIM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Females, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education
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Endler, Lorna C.; Bond, Trevor – Research in Science Education, 2001
Observes the progressive change in the cognitive development of students (n=141) over the course of their secondary education in an Australian private school. Analyzes data to investigate children's cognitive development across years 8, 10, and 12. Examines the influence of the Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) Thinking…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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Jones, Jennifer; Young, Deidra J. – Research in Science Education, 1995
Investigates high school students' perceptions and attitudes toward mathematics and science and their perceived reasons for not performing well in mathematics and science. Reports that boys have more favorable attitudes and that gender differences in attitudes increased as students progressed through high school, irrespective of school type and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Achievement
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Smeh, Kathy; Fawns, Rod – Research in Science Education, 2000
Young pupils find collaborative learning hard to sustain, even though it is recommended by developmental psychology and classroom intervention theories. Investigates the effect of two role attribution strategies on communication in peer groups of different gender composition in 8th grade science classes. Confirms the effectiveness of social role…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperation, Developmental Psychology
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Rickards, Tony; Fisher, Darrell – Research in Science Education, 1999
Presents an investigation into associations between students' (n=3215) perceptions of their interactions with teachers, the cultural background of students, and their attitudinal and cognitive achievement outcomes. Finds that students' attitude scores were higher in classrooms in which students perceived greater leadership, helping/friendly, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Ethnicity, Females, Foreign Countries