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Thompson, E. David; Bowling, Bethany V.; Markle, Ross E. – Research in Science Education, 2018
Studies over the last 30¬†years have considered various factors related to student success in introductory biology courses. While much of the available literature suggests that the best predictors of success in a college course are prior college grade point average (GPA) and class attendance, faculty often require a valuable predictor of success in…
Descriptors: Success, Biology, Science Instruction, Predictor Variables
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Fensham, Peter J. – Research in Science Education, 2016
In the 1960s, major reforms of the curriculum for school science education occurred that set a future for school science education that has been astonishingly robust at seeing off alternatives. This is not to say that there are not a number of good reasons for such alternative futures. The sciences, their relation to the socio-scientific context,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Trends