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Eilam, Efrat – Studies in Science Education, 2022
Globally climate change (CC) is scarcely addressed in school curricula, and school graduates are mostly uneducated about climate change. The purpose of this paper is to make a case for conceptualising CC as a discipline, and to further argue why CC should be included in school curricula as a disciplinary-subject. An initial examination of CC in…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Change
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Pareja Roblin, Natalie; Schunn, Christian; Bernstein, Debra; McKenney, Susan – Studies in Science Education, 2018
Grant-funded curriculum development efforts can substantially impact practice and research in science education. Therefore, understanding the sometimes-unintended consequences of changes in grant priorities is crucial. Using the case of two large funding agencies in the United States, the current portfolio review provides insight into these…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Materials, Federal Aid, Educational Change
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Ryder, Jim – Studies in Science Education, 2015
The science curriculum is a focus of repeated reform in many countries. However, the enactment of such reforms within schools rarely reflects the intended outcomes of curriculum designers. This review considers what we know about the experiences and reflections of teachers in the enactment of externally driven school science curriculum reform.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Teacher Response
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Hingant, Benedicte; Albe, Virginie – Studies in Science Education, 2010
This literature review provides an overview of recent studies on the introduction of nanosciences and nanotechnologies in secondary education. Four salient research topics have emerged: questions and reflections preceding curriculum development on nanosciences and nanotechnologies lessons; research on students' conceptualisations of nano-related…
Descriptors: Technology, Technological Advancement, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Jenkins, Edgar W. – Studies in Science Education, 2009
This paper offers a commentary upon a number of recent documents from different countries concerned with the reform of school science education. It identifies and considers in turn four issues drawn from the documents: the way in which science is defined; the reference to science as a whole rather than as discrete disciplines; the nature of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Scientific Principles, Educational Change, Science Education
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King, Chris – Studies in Science Education, 2008
Geoscience educational publications are reviewed in seven areas to identify future directions for curriculum development, professional development and research. The review shows that: effective teaching methods encompassing broad geoscience study still need extensive research; whilst some valuable materials have been developed for the teaching of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Professional Development, Misconceptions
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Garrard, Jan – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Provides a review of health issues that could be incorporated into secondary science curricula. Includes sections on the nature of the concepts of health and health education, descriptive health education research, theoretical perspectives on health education, and models and curricula for health education. (ML)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Health Education, Instructional Innovation
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Osborne, Roger; Wittrock, Merlin – Studies in Science Education, 1985
Suggesting that learning be considered as a generative process, attempts to: (1) place generative learning ideas in the context of other viewpoints of learning; (2) explicate key postulates of the generative learning model; and (3) examine implications of these theoretical ideas for teaching, learning, curriculum development, and research. (JN)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning
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Gaskell, P. James – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Discusses interests of various social groups in supporting trend to help students relate science to current issues and practical applications, pointing to issues in science/technology/society (STS) curricula that need to be addressed by science teachers and describing some organizational decisions that need to be made in developing STS curriculum…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Lucas, A. M. – Studies in Science Education, 1980
Presented are some concerns regarding the relationship between science education and environmental education. Semantic problems, inadequate literature reporting efforts in the field, and the feeling that science education is the vehicle for environmental education are discussed and recommendations made for research and curriculum development. (CS)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Environmental Education
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George, June – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Reports on a case study that is part of a larger study taking place in Trinidad, West Indies. Focuses on one subject and how a person makes use of conventional science and traditional knowledge in everyday life. Contains 29 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Concept Formation, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development
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Orpwood, Graham – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Begins with a review of Canadian science education and the status of science standards development across Canada. Focuses on Ontario and a curriculum restructuring project taking place there. Contains 27 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Han, Jong-Ha – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Provides a general description of the National Science Curriculum in Korea including its involvement in science textbook development. Discusses evaluation procedures for science programs and textbooks. Also contains information on curriculum policy and assumptions about learning. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Bell, Beverley; Carr, Malcolm; Jones, Alister – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Discusses curriculum development in New Zealand from educational, social, political, and historical perspectives. Describes and critiques the development process. Contains 70 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Harlen, Wynne – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Presents the state of science education in Scotland beginning with a historical perspective, information about education, and a brief account of developments since the 1960s. Contains 33 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship
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