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Serder, Margareta; Jakobsson, Anders – Science Education, 2016
Previous research in science education has suggested that difficulties among students learning science relate to challenges in framing its discourse. This article examines the role that language plays in a scientific literacy test for which everyday life is an augmented aspect. Video-recorded data was collected in four ninth-grade science classes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Video Technology
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McConney, Andrew; Oliver, Mary C.; Woods-McConney, Amanda; Schibeci, Renato; Maor, Dorit – Science Education, 2014
In this study, we examine patterns of students' literacy and engagement in science associated with different levels of "inquiry-oriented" learning reported by students in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. To achieve this, we analyzed data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's 2006 Programme for International…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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Kind, Per Morten – Science Education, 2013
The paper analyzes conceptualizations in the science frameworks in three large-scale assessments, Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The assessments have a shared history, but have developed different conceptualizations. The…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation
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Anderson, Kevin J. B. – Science Education, 2012
Assuming that quality science education plays a role in economic growth within a country, it becomes important to understand how education policy might influence science education teaching and learning. This integrative research review draws on Cooper's methodology (Cooper, 1982; Cooper & Hedges, 2009) to synthesize empirical findings on the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
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Sikora, Joanna; Pokropek, Artur – Science Education, 2012
Using data from the Program for International Student Assessment 2006 surveys for 50 countries, this paper explores gender segregation of adolescent science career plans. We ask whether, in different cultures, bridging the male-female gap in science self-concept could reduce gender disparities in students' career preferences. Bringing together the…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Policy, Science Careers, Gender Differences
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Hatzinikita, Vassilia; Dimopoulos, Kostas; Christidou, Vasilia – Science Education, 2008
The paper compares the nature of the textual construction of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) science test items and the Greek school science textbooks. This nature is determined by the interplay of the notions of classification (content specialization) and formality (code specialization) modulated by both the linguistic…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Specialization, Test Construction, Comparative Analysis