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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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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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Entwistle, N. J.; Duckworth, D. – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Reviews the trends of science choices among secondary level students in Britain, and summarizes research on factors associated with subject choice. (SL)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Science Curriculum