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Leden, Lotta; Hansson, Lena; Ideland, Malin – Science Education, 2020
Nature of science (NOS) has increasingly been emphasized as an important element in science education. This paper engages in the question of how teachers negotiate different approaches to and contexts for NOS teaching. This exploratory study is part of a three-year longitudinal project where six in-service teachers developed and negotiated their…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Shea, Molly V.; Sandoval, Jose – Science Education, 2020
In this article we studied how community educators' designed for equity in an after school science program. Building from discussions of equity in out-of-school-time (OST) science, this case study offers insight into the role of pedagogy in organizing for dignity and belonging in an after school program. This case study focused on the practices of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Equal Education, Instructional Design, Case Studies
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Olitsky, Stacy; Perfetti, Amy; Coughlin, Allyson – Science Education, 2020
In recent years, there have been programs aimed at increasing the number of science and math teachers in high-need areas by offering scholarships to candidates in exchange for their agreement to teach in a high-need school for a period of time. However, there has been concern that recipients might fulfill the terms of their agreement, then leave…
Descriptors: Science Education, Mathematics Education, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Robertson, Amy D.; Atkins Elliott, Leslie J. – Science Education, 2020
Responsive teaching--or teaching that builds from the "seeds of science" in student thinking--is depicted in STEM education literature as both important and challenging. U.S. science education reform has been calling for teachers to enact instruction that attends to and takes up the substance of students' STEM ideas; however, responsive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Piqueras, Jesús; Achiam, Marianne – Science Education, 2019
Educators' work is a key element in museums' learning experience, yet knowledge about their professional development is still limited. In this study, we followed three science museum educators' professional growth during collaboration with researchers, with special focus on the introduction of research-based frameworks in their practice. To…
Descriptors: Science Education, Museums, Faculty Development, Science Teachers
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Knigh-Bardsley Amanda; McNeill, Katherine L. – Science Education, 2016
Despite being identified as an essential scientific practice, argumentation is rarely integrated into instruction. This could be influenced by teachers' pedagogical design capacity (PDC), which considers teaching as a design activity influenced by both instructional resources (such as tools and professional development (PD)) and teacher resources…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Science Process Skills, Persuasive Discourse, Science Education
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Smetana, Lara K.; Wenner, Julianne; Settlage, John; McCoach, D. Betsy – Science Education, 2016
Science education reform may fall short of its potential to reduce educational disparities if the challenges are interpreted using strictly reductionist approaches. Taking a cue from school effectiveness research and reframing our approach using systems thinking, this study examined school-level variables associated with equitable science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Achievement, Trust (Psychology), Principals
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Melville, Wayne; Bartley, Anthony – Science Education, 2013
In this article, we use a narrative methodology to understand the work of three teachers who have constituted identities that have allowed them to challenge the contemporary discourse of science education. We describe how teachers' evolving identities have been constituted through their responses to the discourses and situations of their work and…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Research Methodology, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept
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Breslyn, Wayne; McGinnis, J. Randy – Science Education, 2012
Teachers' use of inquiry has been studied largely without regard for the disciplines in which teachers practice. As a result, there is no theoretical understanding of the possible role of discipline in shaping teachers' conceptions and enactment of inquiry. In this mixed-methods study, conceptions and enactment of inquiry for 60 National Board…
Descriptors: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science
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Levinson, Ralph; Kent, Phillip; Pratt, David; Kapadia, Ramesh; Yogui, Cristina – Science Education, 2012
Risk has now become a feature of science curricula in many industrialized countries. While risk is conceptualized within a number of different theoretical frameworks, the predominant model used in examination specifications is a utility model in which risk calculations are deemed to be objective through technical expert assessment and where the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Decision Making, Cultural Influences
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Dotger, Sharon; Dotger, Benjamin H.; Tillotson, John – Science Education, 2010
Discussing the teaching of evolution with concerned parents is a challenge to any science teacher. Using the medical education pedagogy of standardized individuals within the field of teacher education, this article addresses how preservice science teachers elected to verbally interact with standardized parents who questioned the teaching of…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Evolution, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Howes, Elaine V.; Lim, Miyoun; Campos, Jaclyn – Science Education, 2009
Teaching literacy in inquiry-based science-teaching settings has recently become a focus of research in science education. Because professional scientists' uses of reading, writing, and speaking are foundational to their work, as well as to nonscientists' comprehension of it , it follows that literacy practices should also be central to science…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Literacy Education, Literacy, Science Education
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Penuel, William; Fishman, Barry J.; Gallagher, Lawrence P.; Korbak, Christine; Lopez-Prado, Bladimir – Science Education, 2009
Implementation of science curriculum materials has been a fundamental challenge in science education for decades. Policy researchers have argued that alignment of standards, curriculum, and assessment are the key to supporting implementation. This paper focuses on teachers' perceptions of curricular alignment and on curriculum implementation using…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Science Instruction
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Park Rogers, Meredith A.; Abell, Sandra K. – Science Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to understand one case of undergraduate inquiry-based instruction through the words and actions of students and instructors. The data sources included fieldnotes from 16 of 29 classes, two sets of student and instructor interviews (beginning and end of the semester), and a collection of artifacts, such as the…
Descriptors: College Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Laboratory Manuals, Instructional Materials
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Taylor, Amy R.; Jones, M. Gail; Broadwell, Bethany; Oppewal, Tom – Science Education, 2008
Although there have been numerous studies that indicate the benefits of teachers and students working with scientists, there is little research that documents scientists' views of science education, science teacher preparation, and the goals of science education. Furthermore, little is known about how scientists' views of science education may…
Descriptors: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Science Teachers, Accountability
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