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Lee, Yeung Chung; Grace, Marcus – Science Education, 2012
It has been argued that decision making about socioscientific issue (SSIs) necessitates informal reasoning, which involves multiperspective thinking and moral judgment. This study extends the scope of the literature concerning students' reasoning on SSIs to a cross-contextual study by comparing decisions made on avian flu by 12-13-year-old Chinese…
Descriptors: Evidence, Value Judgment, Decision Making, Comparative Analysis
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Wan, Zhi Hong; Wong, Siu Ling; Yung, Benny Hin Wai – Science Education, 2011
Teaching nature of science (NOS) is beginning to take root in science education in China. This exploratory study interviewed 24 science teacher educators from economically developed parts of China about their conceptions of teaching NOS to prospective science teachers. Five key dimensions emerged from the data. This paper focuses on the dimension…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Interests, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
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Liu, Xiufeng; Zhang, Baohui; Liang, Ling L.; Fulmer, Gavin; Kim, Beaumie; Yuan, Haiquan – Science Education, 2009
Alignment between content standards and standardized tests is a significant issue to society, science pedagogy, and test validation. To better understand the issues related to alignment, this study compares the alignment in physics among three education systems: Jiangsu (China), New York State (United States), and Singapore. The same coding…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Standards, Physics, Foreign Countries
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Wei, Bing; Thomas, Gregory P. – Science Education, 2005
Taking the Junior Secondary School Chemistry Curriculum (JSSCC) in the People's Republic of China as a case, this paper approaches the issue of the tension between elite and future citizenry orientations in science curriculum. The changes in the JSSCC over the period from 1978 to 2001 are explained from three viewpoints: sociopolitical,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Chemistry, Curriculum Development
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Wang, Wenjin; And Others – Science Education, 1996
Discusses characteristics of science education in China: teacher centered, theory focused, national examination oriented, homework supplemented, systematic after-class activities, and active involvement of parents. (Author/MKR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Wang, Jianjun – Science Education, 1997
Presents in-depth discussions about the current situation, ongoing experiments, and existing problems of school physics in terms of the historical, cultural, political, and social contexts of China. Contains 52 references. (Author/JRH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Physics
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Gao, Lingbiao – Science Education, 1998
Reviews the educational reform and philosophy of Confucianism, the communist ideology, the psychological characteristics of the Chinese, and the Chinese language as the cultural context of school science teaching and learning in the People's Republic of China. Focuses on the effects of cultural influences. Contains 28 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chinese, Confucianism, Cultural Influences, Educational Change
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Li, Tong; Lui, Xiufeng – Science Education, 1995
Summarizes a 10-year Chinese secondary school chemistry teaching experiment, programmed elicitation, which was found to be more effective than traditional Chinese elicitation. Includes sample programmed elicitation textbook section and lesson. (Author/MKR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Course Descriptions, Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis
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Swetz, Frank J. – Science Education, 1986
Examines the content and methodology of the teaching of human evolution in the schools of the People's Republic of China. Reviews the aims and goals of science teaching and their effects on the teaching of evolution. Emphasizes evolution, compatibility with China's political doctrines, and includes illustrations of instructional materials. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, Evolution, Foreign Countries, National Programs
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Lunetta, Vincent N.; Cheng, Yeong-Jing – Science Education, 1987
Examines the utility of the ancient Chinese concept of Tai-chi as a model for interpreting complex contemporary issues in science education. Describes the model and suggests how it can be useful in understanding scientific phenomena and in guiding instruction. (ML)
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Models
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Smith, John P. – Science Education, 1981
Discusses ways in which the study of science is being popularized at all educational levels in Chinese society. Describes efforts of popularization through newspapers, gifted student programs, public schools, book publications, and audiovisual media. (CS)
Descriptors: College Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Science Curriculum
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Smith, John P. – Science Education, 1981
Presents observations and comments regarding the present status of earth science education in China. (CS)
Descriptors: College Science, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Geology
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Swetz, Frank – Science Education, 1979
Examines the trends of science education in the People's Republic of China (PRC) over the past 30 years, described the present climate of the discipline, and comments on the future path it will take. The content of science courses of public schools in PRC is also presented. (HM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, International Studies