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Braaten, Melissa – Science Education, 2019
Learning to teach within and across the settings of teacher education coursework and field experience in local schools is subject to the "two-worlds pitfall," where practices, norms, expectations, tools, and other aspects of teaching can be jarringly different. This remains an ever-present dilemma for preservice teachers, their teacher…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Maltese, Adam V.; Tai, Robert H. – Science Education, 2011
As the global economic crisis continues, sustaining the United States' position as a leader in research and development is a top concern of policy makers. Looking to increase the number of students pursuing degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), calls for improved mathematics and science education abound. We completed…
Descriptors: Student Educational Objectives, Selection, STEM Education, Majors (Students)
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Eggert, Sabina; Bogeholz, Susanne – Science Education, 2010
Decision making about socioscientific issues is an important aspect of modern science education worldwide. Among the many topics that represent socioscientific issues, issues relating to the sustainable development of our environment are one crucial topic. However, difficulties exist with respect to the assessment of teaching outcomes related to…
Descriptors: Sciences, Sustainable Development, Science Education, Models
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Da-Silva, Consuelo; Mellado, Vicente; Ruiz, Constantino; Porlan, Rafael – Science Education, 2007
We describe a longitudinal study of a secondary education biology teacher at two moments in her career (1993-2002), determining the changes in her conceptions of the nature of science and its teaching and learning, and the factors that favored or hindered such changes. The changes were analyzed using cognitive maps, constructed on the basis of the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Longitudinal Studies, Biology, Secondary Education
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Hanrahan, Mary U. – Science Education, 2006
There is evidence that alienation from science is linked to the dominant discourse practices of science classrooms (cf. Lemke, J. L. (1990). Talking Science: Language, Learning, and Values. Norwood, NJ: Ablex). Yet, in secondary science education it is particularly hard to find evidence of curriculum reform that includes explicit changes in…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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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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Furio, C.; Guisasola, J.; Almudi, J. M.; Ceberio, M. – Science Education, 2003
This work is grounded in a constructivistic conception of the learning of science, more particularly on the model known as teaching-learning as oriented research. In accordance with this theoretical basis we have developed an empirical research project to investigate the teaching of electrostatics in high schools. The designs developed have…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Constructivism (Learning), Energy, Models
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Carlone, Heidi B. – Science Education, 2003
Investigates meanings of an innovative, reform-based curriculum (Active Physics) in various contexts. Explores how meanings of the curriculum transformed as it traveled across space and time. Discusses how aspects of the context enabled innovative science and those that constrained the potential of the curriculum. Demonstrates potential for…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Ethnicity
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Yerrick, Randy K.; Hoving, Timothy J. – Science Education, 2003
Investigates preservice science teachers' beliefs about science teaching and learning through reflections on teaching lower track science students. Studies preservice teachers enrolled in a field-based secondary science methods course working with rural Black children. Discusses implications for teacher education and research. (Author/KHR)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Black Youth, Educational Change, Field Instruction
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Mbajiorgu, N. M.; Ali, A. – Science Education, 2003
Investigates the relationship between a science-technology-society (STS) approach, scientific literacy (SL), and achievement in biology. Uses two instruments for data collection, an achievement test on reproduction and family planning and an SL scale. Concludes that the STS approach might be affecting other variables in the science classroom that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Foreign Countries, Science and Society
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Bianchini, Julie A.; Johnston, Carol C.; Oram, Susannah Y.; Cavazos, Lynnette M. – Science Education, 2003
Examines views and practices of first-year science teachers, graduates of a teacher education program in California, focusing on gender equity and multicultural education. Explores teachers' attempts at the nature of science and implementing equitable instruction in classrooms. Discusses commonalties across teachers' successes and struggles in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Professional Development
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Toth, Eva Erdosne; Suthers, Daniel D.; Lesgold, Alan M. – Science Education, 2002
Documents an instructional methodology to teach a fundamental reasoning skill during scientific inquiry: the evaluation of empirical evidence against multiple hypotheses. Uses an instructional framework with iterative cycles that lends itself to authentic scientific inquiry by providing a nontraditional approach to three aspects of learning: (1)…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Evaluation, Inquiry, Science Activities
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Eick, Charles J.; Reed, Cynthia J. – Science Education, 2002
Examines the influence of personal histories on the formation of early role identity as inquiry-oriented science teachers. Involves n=12 secondary science student teachers to illustrate the development of inquiry orientation. Discusses the role of learners' personal histories on their teaching identity development and implications for preparing…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Science Teachers
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Hand, Brian; Prain, Vaughan – Science Education, 2002
Reports on a 4-year study examining teachers' concerns in implementing writing-to-learn strategies within science classrooms based on using a model of writing-to-learn. Describes in detail two teachers' participation in an ongoing in-service program to develop pedagogical practices to support writing-to-learn strategies. Central issues for the two…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Inservice Teacher Education, Middle Schools, Science Education
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Haney, Jodi J.; McArthur, Julia – Science Education, 2002
Case studies were constructed for four prospective teachers who were purposely selected as a result of their scores on the Classroom Learning Environment Survey (CLES) to gain a better understanding of emerging constructivist beliefs and classroom practices. Finds two kinds of beliefs, central beliefs defined as those dictating subsequent teaching…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction
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