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Katsh-Singer, Rebecca; McNeill, Katherine L.; Loper, Suzanna – Science Education, 2016
Ensuring all students have opportunities to engage in scientific argumentation is a key goal for K-12 students. While research has shown that teachers' beliefs about argumentation can impact their classroom instruction and that students in low socioeconomic status (SES) schools are less likely to experience challenging science learning, there is…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Persuasive Discourse
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Ray, Christopher – Science Education, 1991
Science educators are encouraged to avoid the temptation to select just one view of science and construct science programs around its inevitable prejudices. Author suggests that education departments should emphasize philosophy and the history of science. (15 references) (PR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Science Education, 1983
Describes conferences to be held in Kiel, Germany, April 2-6, 1984; Utrecht, the Netherlands, August 20-25, 1984; and Brisbane, Australia, December 10-20, 1984. Includes topics to be covered and addresses for additional information. A call for papers is included with the Kiel information. (JM)
Descriptors: College Science, Conferences, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Klopfer, Leopold E. – Science Education, 1986
Reviews the goals and results of the 1985 U.S.-Japan Seminar on Science Education. Contains a table which lists Japanese Science Education periodicals and includes descriptive information on each. The language of most of the journals is Japanese, but in some instances English information is available. (ML)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange
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Hurd, Paul DeHart – Science Education, 1982
Descriptive information relative to the historical background of the development of a new, uniform secondary school biology curriculum in China is provided. This curriculum, introduced in 1979, is designed to contribute to the achievement of national goals aimed at the modernization of agriculture, industry, defense, and science and technology.…
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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Swetz, Frank J.; Meerah, Tamby Subahan Mohd – Science Education, 1982
Curriculum planning, even in a developed country, is not without problems. Curriculum planners in developing countries are faced with dilemmas at almost every level of decision making. The revision of the Malaysian physics curriculum is detailed in this article. (PB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Integrated Curriculum, Physics
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Posner, George J.; And Others – Science Education, 1982
A general model of conceptual change which is largely derived from current philosophy of science, but which can illuminate learning as well, is described. Some features of this model are illustrated by interviews with students studying special relativity in physics. Finally, some pedagogical implications are presented. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Conservation (Concept)