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Raveendran, Aswathy; Chunawala, Sugra – Science Education, 2015
Several educators have emphasized that students need to understand science as a human endeavor that is not value free. In the exploratory study reported here, we investigated how doctoral students of biology understand the intersection of values and science in the context of genetic determinism. Deterministic research claims have been critiqued…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Biology, Values
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Bang, Megan; Medin, Douglas – Science Education, 2010
Although there has been considerable focus on the underrepresentation of minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and the need for science instruction that fosters diversity, much of the associated effort has focused on the goal of diversity and tended to assume that science and science learning are…
Descriptors: American Indians, Disproportionate Representation, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Sharma, Ajay – Science Education, 2008
Students studying in government-run schools in rural India possess much experiential knowledge of the world around them. This paper presents a narrative account of an ethnographic exploration of such students as they attempted to learn about electricity in an eighth-grade classroom in a government-run school in a village in India. The paper shows…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Energy
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Shireen Desouza, Josephine M.; Boone, William J.; Yilmaz, Ozgul – Science Education, 2004
Elementary and middle school teachers in urban schools in India provided responses to the science efficacy instrument (STEBI-A). These responses were evaluated using Rasch analysis and parametric tests. Rasch fit statistics and person-item maps were evaluated. It was found that the instrument worked well for the two groups of teachers, but the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Urban Schools, Science Curriculum
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Rampal, A. – Science Education, 1992
Examines trends in teachers' beliefs about scientists and the nature of science. Discusses teachers' questionnaire responses on the following qualities of scientists: minimum educational qualifications; creativity; temperament; stereotyped image; and personal beliefs about indigenous systems of medicine and astrology. (Contains 63 references.)…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Kumar, A.; And Others – Science Education, 1987
Analyzes the system and policy of science education in India. Describes its academic environment profiles, its teachers and students, and explains its curricula, examination systems, and research and development activities. (ML)
Descriptors: College Science, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Lucas, Ann – Science Education, 1972
Describes the structure of the observatory built in India in 1710 and shows the relationship of the scientific and geometric principles involved. (AL)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Building Design, Mathematics Education, Resource Materials