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Albuquerque, Pitombo Maiana; de Almeida, Ana Maria Rocha; El-Hani, Nino Charbel – Science Education International, 2008
Despite being a landmark of 20th century biology, the "classical molecular gene concept," according to which a gene is a stretch of DNA encoding a functional product, which may be a single polypeptide or RNA molecule, has been recently challenged by a series of findings (e.g., split genes, alternative splicing, overlapping and nested…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Textbooks, Molecular Biology, Cytology
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Niwano, Yoshiei; Schlosser, Steve; Yager, Robert E. – Science Education International, 2000
Investigates the difficulties that teachers experience in Japan and the United States when they attempt to move to a more constructivist approach in their teaching. (Contains 14 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Differences, Educational Change