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Stewart, James; Rudolph, John L. – Science Education, 2001
Describes the nature and existence of both model-data fit and conceptual problems in science, then examines two curricular projects--one in genetics and one in evolutionary biology--that attempt to integrate these problems into classroom instruction. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Evolution
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Lewis, Bradford F.; Aikenhead, Glen S. – Science Education, 2001
Introduces three articles that appear in this issue on universalism and multiculturalism. Describes the articles as having moved beyond the debate of multiculturalism and universalism by accepting that all systems of knowledge about nature are embedded within the context of a cultural group. (SAH)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Journal Articles
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Svennbeck, Margareta – Science Education, 2001
Comments on three articles in this issue on universalists versus multiculturalists. Discusses the importance in the United States of universalism versus relativism with regard to science. Discusses whether indigenous knowledge or traditional ecological knowledge should be considered with regard to science education. (SAH)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Multicultural Education
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Seale, T. S. – Science Education, 1983
Encourages science educators to consider engaging students in science projects resulting in socially useful products. Educational presentations meant to perform social functions (soft products) and preparation/execution of environmental manipulations (hard products) such as pollution analysis, plant breeding, or administering medical tests are…
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Gardner, Marjorie H.; Yager, Robert E. – Science Education, 1983
Discusses the dangers of quick-fix solutions to the current crisis in science education and the need for a philosophical base and theoretical teaching strategies. Proposes science and mathematics study as requirements for grades K-14 and implementation of a vertically articulated curriculum. Concludes by calling for pluralistic response to the…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, College Science, Curriculum Design
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Voyles, Martha M.; Wright, E. Ronald – Science Education, 1975
Describes a course designed to teach the fundamental microbiological principles common to all disciplines. The course is designed to meet individual student needs through self-directed lab work and various minicourses on topics in applied microbiology. (GS)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Lucas, Keith B. – Science Education, 1981
Discusses five major objectives projected for science education based on current literature regarding science curriculum and development. Literature sources include "Small is Beautiful,""Education and the Spirit of Science," and the works of two curriculum developers, Theodore Brameld and Ralph Tyler. (CS)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science
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Zeidler, Dana L. – Science Education, 1984
Develops a more thorough rationale for the implementation of an interdisciplinary approach to science education. This rationale entails arguments stressing the need for education reform and summarizes the most viable approaches and important considerations in responding to that need. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Moral Issues
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Chen, David; Novik, Ruth – Science Education, 1984
Develops the thesis that science education should be extended beyond the scope of scientific discipline to its applied aspects, namely, technology and its interphase with society. Suggests that curricula be developed which fosters scientific and technological literacy for all students. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Berkheimer, Glenn D.; Lott, Gerald W. – Science Education, 1984
Determined perceptions of science education faculty and graduate students (N=195) concerning how the relative emphasis of major science education objectives should change in grades K-12. Also determined extent of agreement among subjects on the emphases and identified extent to which personal characteristics of subjects related to differences in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Students
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Holliday, William G.; And Others – Science Education, 1985
Presents a summary of science education research for 1983. The 422 reports reviewed were placed into one of seven clusters for analysis/discussion: learning and instruction; curriculum development and evaluation; cognitive development studies; test development; teacher education; science education research completed in foreign countries; and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Feldman, Allan – Science Education, 2000
Considers teaching as an activity in which teachers deliberate in the practical domain to decide on actions and goals. Argues that because practical reasoning is similar to scientific reasoning, a model of practical conceptual change can be developed that is analogous to the conceptual change model. Examines two case studies of teachers using the…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Hill, John C.; Tanveer, Sardar A. – Science Education, 1990
Described is a systematic plan for implementing a national curriculum development effort in science education in Pakistan. The stages, curriculum tasks, and evaluation tasks of the six-year program are included. Implications for other developing countries are addressed. (KR)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Hlebowitsh, Peter S.; Wraga, William G. – Science Education, 1989
Criticized are the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded curriculum reforms during the post-Sputnik epoch. The parallels and contrasts between the proposals of today's NSF and those supported during the late 1950s and early 1960s are outlined. The proper role of a policymaking body in American education is recommended. (YP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Policy Formation
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Blum, Abraham A.; And Others – Science Education, 1981
Describes the development and validation of the Curriculum Adaptation Scheme (CAS) to aid curriculum developers in their curriculum adaptation endeavors. Provides a copy of the instrument. (DS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Higher Education, Instructional Development
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