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Layton, David, Ed. – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Studies in Science Education is an international review of research for all who are interested in the educational dimensions of science. This issue contains these articles: "Teaching about Science, Technology and Society at the Secondary School Level in the United States. An Educational Dilemma for the 1980s" (Mary C. McConnell); Science…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Demonstrations (Educational), Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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McCulloch, Gary – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Reviews and evaluates the contribution of historical studies in science education with particular reference to the case of England and Wales, where there are a series of challenges that threaten to undermine the enterprise as a whole. Contains 67 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Osborne, Jonathan; Simon, Shirley – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Presents and recommends the rationale for a primary science curriculum characterized by reduced content, breadth and balance, and a focus on investigative activities. Contains 128 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Ogborn, Jon – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Comments on the consequences of the death of the rationalist dream, including a loss of nerve in science education that leads some people to doubt the point and the value of teaching science. Argues that the death of this dream is irrelevant. Contains 57 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology
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Bates, Inge – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Reviews the development of the competence movement in Great Britain as well as the related literature. Distinguishes four broad categories of research: (1) technical; (2) evaluative; (3) sociological; and (4) miscellaneous topics. Contains 98 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, British National Curriculum, Competence, Foreign Countries
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Bliss, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Considers the contribution psychology has made to understanding the way children learn science. Reviews the work of Piaget and the subsequent application of his theories to understanding science teaching and learning. Contains 150 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Background, Educational Environment
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Gilbert, John K. – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Considers the metaphor of science education research as fields of inquiry. Groups the papers that have appeared in Studies in Science Education according to their contribution to the development of this metaphor. Contains 26 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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van den Brul, Caroline – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Reports research based on the scientific issues of a claim of missing matter in the universe and a possible link between injections of vitamin K into newborn babies and the subsequent development of childhood cancer. Contains 64 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Epistemology, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Representation, Mass Media Effects
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Studies in Science Education, 1995
Lists theses and dissertations from British universities completed during sessions 1992-93 and 1993-94 together with some earlier studies not previously listed. All studies are related to either science or mathematics education. (DDR)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Black, Paul – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Traces the evolution of national curriculum policy in Great Britain focusing on England and Wales. Provides three versions of the national curriculum for science and a framework for assessment and testing. Contains 83 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Laws, Peter M. – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Presents a bibliographical review of research on undergraduate science education that involves a broad evaluation of the literature that defines the field. Discusses definitions of science education. Contains 306 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Action Research, College Curriculum, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Gunter, Barrie; Kinderlerer, Julian; Beyleveld, Deryck – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Describes British teenagers' (n=138) knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes toward biotechnology with particular reference to food production. Concludes that more than half the teenagers were familiar with the term "biotechnology," but most lacked detailed knowledge of the subject. Teens rated formal schooling in science as an important…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agriculture, Attitudes, Biotechnology
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Studies in Science Education, 1985
Lists theses and dissertations for degrees in British universities completed during 1982-83 and 1983-84, including some not previously listed. They are arranged under 18 headings reflecting studies of teaching/learning in biology, chemistry, physics, technology, elementary and secondary school mathematics, schools and industry, computers,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Studies in Science Education, 1981
Lists theses and dissertations for higher degrees in British universities completed during 1978-79 and 1979-80. (DS)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Higher Education, Masters Theses, Mathematics Education
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Manthorpe, Catherine A. – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Drawing on British publications, three general issues related to girls and science education are discussed: demands of state and industry, equality of opportunity, and the nature of science and the scientific enterprise. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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