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MacDonald, M. Allyson; Rogan, John M. – Science Education, 1990
Described are some of the factors that have influenced the introduction of instructional change into Black South African classrooms. The Science Education Project of the 1980s, teacher uncertainty, pupil expectations, the epistemology of science education, resources, and the image of innovation are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology
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Linder, C. J.; Hudson, H. T. – Science Education, 1989
States that the relationship between mathematics and physics in the first year college level might be similar for populations from different national and cultural backgrounds. Reports student responses in two schools on topics covered by a mathematics test. The similarities and differences between the two groups are discussed. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background
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MacDonald, M. Allyson; Rogan, John M. – Science Education, 1988
Analyzed and compared the teaching behavior of teachers who had been trained to use Science Education Project (SEP) materials with the teaching behavior of teachers using traditional approaches. Reviewed some relevant research on observations of science teaching and presented the results of the comparative study. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Hewson, Mariana G. A'B. – Science Education, 1986
Investigated (1) conceptions 40 African students used in solving floating/sinking problems; (2) nature of these conceptions; (3) kinds of arguments of epistemological commitment they displayed in their responses; and (4) if their conceptions differed from scientific conceptions. (JN)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Density (Matter), High Schools