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Cornett, Jeffrey W.; And Others – Science Education, 1990
Presented are the findings of a naturalistic case study of science teacher thinking. The role of personal practical theories and curricular and instructional decisions is discussed. Suggested implications of understanding personal theorizing of science teachers and science teacher educators are included. (KR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, College Science, Curriculum Design
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Wilson, John T.; Chalmers-Neubauer, Irene – Science Education, 1990
Described and assessed was the teacher's role in three elementary school science programs which included hands-on learning experiences for the students. Results indicated that this role varied with the manner in which hands-on materials were used in the program. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Science Course Improvement Projects
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Koballa, Thomas R., Jr. – Science Education, 1989
The purpose of this developmental study was to use the theory of reasoned action to construct a message to persuade elementary teachers to teach energy conservation practices to children. The six steps followed in the project are discussed. An energy conservation persuasive message and the results of the validation are provided. (YP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Ogunniyi, M. B. – Science Education, 1984
Identified and described (using a slight modification of Flander's interaction analysis categories) the nature of biology, chemistry, and physics teachers' verbal behaviors exhibited during science instruction. Results indicate that verbal behaviors are dominated by teachers in the study (N=24), with students remaining mostly passive. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Interaction, Physics
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Garnett, Patrick J.; Tobin, Kenneth – Science Education, 1984
Determined that the majority of 299 preservice teachers did not use formal reasoning patterns when they attempted to solve a variety of problems. Results obtained for controlling variables and for proportional, probabilistic, correlational, and combinatorial reasoning are discussed with implications for middle/junior high school science teaching.…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Higher Education
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Lombard, Anne S.; And Others – Science Education, 1985
Participants (N=40) in an inservice program to promote student reasoning and learning cycle approach indicated that making changes and maintaining ongoing work was dependent on collaboration between colleagues in the project. Investigators concluded that the "coaching" phase (Joyce and Showers inservice training model) is a crucial step…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Processes, Models, Program Evaluation
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Harty, Harold; Salama, Galal – Science Education, 1985
Investigated attitudes toward lectures, self-concept, and locus of control of Egyptian middle school teachers with (N=40) and without (N=40) professional educational training. A set of more desirable attitudes toward lectures, higher self-concept, and greater internal locus of control were found in the group with professional training. (DH)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Lecture Method
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Proper, Herman; And Others – Science Education, 1988
Identifies world views projected in teacher talk and examines the links between these world views and content areas. Finds that the character of classroom discourse is different from the character of text presentation and that there are subject area differences. (YP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 1993
Presents a teacher's reflection on his teaching using two different perspectives. The first perspective uses the cognitive apprenticeship metaphor as a tool for analyzing and understanding teaching. The second, a methodological perspective, uses conversational analysis to arrive at microanalytic descriptions and conceptualizations of teaching. (PR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education
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Brickhouse, Nancy W. – Science Education, 1993
Discusses some of the definitions of successful instruction stated or implied by researchers in science education and examines reasons for the diversity of definitions. Describes how a high school chemistry teacher decides whether his or her instruction is successful and how these assessments influence instructional practices. (PR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Classroom Research, Educational Assessment, High Schools
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Shankar, Ganga; Skoog, Gerald D. – Science Education, 1993
From respondents to a questionnaire sent to a random sample of 654 Texas biology teachers, the following conclusions were made: 86% agreed evolution should be taught, 47% agreed it was a central theme in biology, 8% indicated that it conflicted with the Bible, and 7% noted there were more useful alternative theories explaining the history of the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Biology, Classroom Research, Educational Research
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Lederman, Norman G.; And Others – Science Education, 1993
This summary of research developed by the ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education contains two main sections: Research on Teaching and Research on Learning. The first section contains subsections on Curriculum and Instruction, Science Teacher Education. Curriculum and Instruction, Cognition and Achievement, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning)
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Koballa, Thomas R.; And Others – Science Education, 1990
Reported is a summary and review of over 300 research papers published in 1988. The review is organized into 10 sections: (1) "Professional Concerns"; (2) "Teacher Education"; (3) "Programs"; (4) "Curriculum"; (5) "Instruction"; (6) "Conceptual Development"; (7) "Problem…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Classroom Research, College Science, Educational Research
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Lomask, Michal S.; And Others – Science Education, 1995
Developed and tested the Safety Simulator, a new assessment of science teachers' knowledge of school lab safety management based on Interactive Videodisc Technology. Reports that reliability of scores for the four different categories of lab safety (physical facilities, chemicals, lab techniques, and students' behavior) were found to be moderate…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Interactive Video, Laboratory Safety, Safety Education
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Tamir, Pinchas – Science Education, 1990
Presented is a study designed to describe the characteristics, goals, and instructional strategies of high school science teachers in Israel. The study also attempted to identify factors which explain differences between teachers of different science content and provide explanations for the differential implementation of curricula in biology,…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Educational Objectives, Females
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