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Arzi, Hanna J.; And Others – Science Education, 1986
Reports on a longitudinal study of retention of science learning carried out in Israel (from grade 8 to grade 10, ages 13-16). Findings show that retention of meaningful school materials does exist from one course to another, even over relatively extended materials. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Long Term Memory, Longitudinal Studies
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Lederman, Norman G. – Science Education, 1986
Identified classroom variables (teacher variables and classroom climate) which are related to changes in high school students' conceptions of the nature of science. Results discussed are based on data collected over a two-year period from 18 biology teachers and their 409 students. Implications for science instruction are addressed. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Classroom Environment, Comprehension, High Schools
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Hofstein, Avi; And Others – Science Education, 1986
Compared 2,500 13- and 17-year-old students in the United States with 350 13-year-old and 340 17-year-old students in Israel using test items from the 1976 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) efforts. The study was designed to examine the results of school science upon affective outcomes of instruction. (JN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Science Curriculum
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Thomas, Gail E. – Science Education, 1986
Identified factors associated with college students' interest in science and mathematics and if these factors differed for men and women or for Blacks and Whites. Results are based on a 78-item questionnaire completed by 2,046 junior/senior students who participated voluntarily in the study. (JN)
Descriptors: Blacks, Females, High Schools, Higher Education
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Okebukola, Peter A.; Ogunniyi, M. B. – Science Education, 1986
Determined if a relationship exists between direct and indirect verbal influences of the teacher and (1) students' achievement in biology and (2) students' level of class participation. Results show that students in an indirect group achieved better and participated more in class activities than students in a direct group. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, High Schools, Science Education
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Koballa, Thomas R., Jr. – Science Education, 1986
Determined if listing thoughts evoked after exposure to arguments presented in a two-sided persuasive communication serves to enhance attitude change and if the number of favorable thoughts listed by preservice elementary teachers following exposure to persuasive communication are related to their changed attitudes toward energy conservation. (JN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Elementary School Teachers, Energy Conservation, Energy Education
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Tobin, Kenneth – Science Education, 1986
Students from 15 intact classes in grades 6 and 7 (N=142) from suburban schools in Perth, Australia, were used to investigate their time on task and achievement in process-oriented lessons. One finding noted is a positive relationship between achievement and student reasoning ability and engagement in planning and collecting tasks. (JN)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Process Education
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Allison, A. Wayne; Shrigley, Robert L. – Science Education, 1986
Determined if the number of operational questions asked by fifth- and sixth-grade students (N=72) increased by teacher modeling or by practice at writing such questions. One finding is that students experiencing two types of teacher modeling asked more operational questions than students in a control group. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Intermediate Grades, Questioning Techniques, Science Education
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Hawk, Parmalee P. – Science Education, 1986
Determined that graphic organizers are effective in increasing the achievement of sixth-grade (N=235) and seventh-grade (N=220) middle school students who used the organizers. Reasons why the graphic organizer enhances student learning and is an effective and practical teaching strategy are also discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biological Sciences, Elementary School Science, Graphic Organizers
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Cavana, Gordon R.; Leonard, William H. – Science Education, 1985
Compared "extended discretion" (ED) learning approach to traditional Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) laboratory investigations. Found that although ED students are more capable of exercising independent judgment for greater lengths of time while BSCS demanded more teacher time, all teachers were still reluctant to accord…
Descriptors: Biology, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
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Tamir, Pinchas – Science Education, 1985
Offers a conceptual framework for studying and analyzing potential benefits/disadvantages of homework. Also describes studies (measurement of conditions, practices, and attitudes toward homework). Findings show that students value homework, that few teachers regularly check homework, and that there are sex differences between Arab and Jewish…
Descriptors: Ecology, Homework, Learning Strategies, Models
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Atwood, Ronald K.; Oldham, Ben R. – Science Education, 1985
Teachers (N=146) using Science Curriculum Improvement Study were surveyed for their views on teaching disabled students in regular science programs. Results show that teachers feel positively about teaching disabled students (but also feel inadequate with this responsibility). Advantages and disadvantages of mainstreaming in elementary science are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Inquiry
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Orpwood, Graham W. F.; Souque, Jean-Pascal – Science Education, 1985
Examines the substantive components of a four-year study of science education in Canada including issues raised, research findings, and conclusions. Among the recommendations are guaranteeing science education in every elementary school, greater opportunities for girls, challenging high achievers, emphasizing science-technology-society…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Rosenthal, Dorothy B. – Science Education, 1985
Analysis of subtopics of evolution in 22 high school biology textbooks shows a mean of 12 percent of total text devoted to evolution, with a decrease in attention from 1963 to 1983. Various text examples are presented to support the discussion, and implications for science teaching are addressed. (DH)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Trends, Evolution, High Schools
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Renner, John W.; And Others – Science Education, 1985
Secondary physics students were interviewed to determine their expectations/actions in laboratory work. Results indicate preference for laboratory activities because such exercises help students remember, are less confusing, and more concrete. Use of the laboratory as an introduction to a concept, followed by discussion, was a key component to…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Interviews, Laboratory Procedures, Learning Processes
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