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van den Berg, Ed; Ellermeijer, Ton – Science Education International, 2003
Describes some elementary science and technology programs and what can be learned about them from the Internet. Discusses what is available from each. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Internet, Resource Materials
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Juca, M. E. W.; Maskill, R. – Science Education International, 1997
Presents the findings of a qualitative study carried out in a poor and problematic area of Brazil to investigate whether constructivist teaching practices are evident in the daily lessons in state elementary schools. Some teachers were found to employ genuinely constructivist methods. Analyzes the theoretical background, methodology, and…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Disadvantaged, Educational Strategies
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Asunta, Tuula – Science Education International, 1997
Reports on the effects of six different primary inservice training courses aimed at teachers' motivation, anxieties, hands-on working skills, and support needs. Results showed that primary teachers felt they needed more continuous support in the area of improving their knowledge and understanding of the subject, especially in chemistry and…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science
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Parkinson, Eric – Science Education International, 1999
Criticizes the national curriculum in England and Wales for not giving elementary-school teachers the freedom to explore relationships between subjects, especially as they relate to scientific and technological literacy. Argues that teacher education in science and technology and teacher input into curriculum development must also be improved.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Hadjikyriacou, Ritsa Maria – Science Education International, 1999
Documents the history and present state of science education at the primary level in Cyprus against the background of the general educational system and goals. (WRM)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Mosothwane, Modise – Science Education International, 2000
Analyzes changes and developments in the primary science curriculum in Botswana from 1969-1989. Discusses the objectives, basic concepts, and reasons for change during three time periods: 1969-1982, 1982-1989, and 1989-present. Identifies discovery teaching as the recommended method of instruction. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science
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BouJaoude, Saouma – Science Education International, 2001
Explains elementary science education and science curriculum in Lebanon and describes the status of teacher education programs for elementary school teachers. (Contains 16 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Asunta, Tuula – Science Education International, 2001
Investigates teacher education methods for teacher development as constructivist science instructors. Explains a typical day in a classroom using the traditional teaching approach and makes recommendations for promoting scientific thinking and problem solving. (YDS)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving