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Berlin, Donna F., Ed.; White, Arthur L., Ed. – International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (NJ3), 2010
The chapters in this book reflect the work of science and mathematics educators who have worked for many years at the international level. As members of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, their work provides readers with issues, models, practices, and research results that have applicability and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Research and Development, Mathematics Education
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Stinner, Arthur – Science Education, 1995
Addresses the need for and the problem of organizing a science curriculum around contextual settings and science stories that serve to involve and motivate students to develop an understanding of the world that is rooted in the scientific and humanistic traditions. Presents a conceptual development model and a proposed program of activities. (76…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Context Effect, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Schafer, John – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 1993
Presents a role for indigenous knowledge in extension education and research programs. Defines indigenous knowledge and then predicts efforts to utilize indigenous knowledge to facilitate the development of agriculture systems that will be agronomically, environmentally, and economically sound and enhance acceptance by practitioners because of the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Attitudes, Definitions
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McNay, Margaret – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1991
Describes a qualitative study in which eight elementary school teachers read research articles in children's science and were interviewed. Results fall in three categories: comments relating to the teachers' need to verify the findings of research reports, expressions of self-doubts and questions raised as teachers read the articles, and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Education
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Flick, Larry – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1991
Describes a theory of metaphor and analogy and discusses its implications for enhancing teacher understanding of scientific inquiry and inquiry teaching at the elementary level. Discusses uses of analogy in classrooms: Scientific Theory, Learning Styles and Modes, Children's Ideas, Generative Teaching Strategies, Graphic Organizers, and…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary School Science, Inquiry, Inservice Education
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Bentley, Michael L.; Garrison, James W. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1991
Discusses teacher knowledge of nature of science. Asserts this is aspect of science content knowledge frequently neglected in teacher education. Differentiates between positivism and postpositivism. Describes textbook's role in fostering student misconceptions of nature of science. Suggests students be given chance to carry out their own…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Misconceptions, Postsecondary Education
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Tolman, Marvin N.; Campbell, Milo K. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1991
Compares science preparation requirements of preservice elementary teachers with standards set by NSTA. Questionnaire was sent to 321 AACTE institutions. Most colleges do not require recommended 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of science, and only 20 percent of schools have science content courses designed for elementary education majors.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, National Standards
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Johnson, Gordon; And Others – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1991
Provides guidelines for translating university science laboratories into middle school science activities. The need for guidelines is based on the authors' discovery that teachers teach what they were taught. Discusses six expected outcomes of middle school science activities: developing science concepts; practicing process skills; quantitative…
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Laboratory Experiments, Postsecondary Education, Science Activities