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Studies in Science Education, 1982
Lists additional 1979-1980 theses/dissertations, complementing a list printed in Volume 9 (pp. 106-117) of this journal. Subjects include teaching/learning of biology, environmental science, geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and girls and science. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Mathematics
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Maddock, M. N. – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Draws on literature from the fields of science education, anthropology, and other areas. Proposes a viewpoint that science and science education are cultural enterprises which form a part of the wider cultural matrix of society and that educational considerations concerning science must be made in light of this wider perspective. (DS)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Wilson, Bryan – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Describes the preparation of a bibliographic guide focusing on the research dealing with the cultural context of science and mathematics education. (DS)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Mathematics, College Science, Cultural Influences
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Eliot, John; Hauptman, Anna – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Indicates that spatial ability describes a variety of different behaviors and briefly reviews efforts to define intelligence factors and identify processes involved in solving tasks requiring spatial ability. (DS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Perceptual Development
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Fraser, Barry J.; Walberg, Herbert J. – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Reviews studies on the psychosocial learning environment of science classrooms focusing on: (1) assessment of classroom learning environments; (2) predictive validity of environmental perceptions in science classrooms; (3) past criterion validity studies; and (4) directions for future research. (DS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Educational Environment
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Dierks, Werner – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Reviews identified learning problems dealing with stoichiometric calculations. Suggests solutions to these problems along with consequences for the curriculum. Includes remarks from a mathematics teacher concerning these problems. (DS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Mathematics 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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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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Jenkins, E. W. – Studies in Science Education, 1980
This bibliographic survey contains a review of the history of science education in secondary schools in England and Wales during the twentieth century. Included are discussions of elementary school curriculum, nature study movement, biology, general science movement, scientific education for girls, teaching methods, examinations, textbooks,…
Descriptors: Biology, Elementary Secondary Education, General Science, History
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Heward, Christine M. – Studies in Science Education, 1980
Briefly reviewed is the historical development of working class science education. These current issues are discussed and sources indicated for investigating them: working class cultural, intellectual and educational traditions in science; elementary education; the rise of technical education; the separation of technical, secondary, and elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, History, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Gauld, C. F.; Hukins, A. A. – Studies in Science Education, 1980
The author reviews the following areas: the nature of scientific attitudes, the development of scientific attitudes as an educational objective, instruments for measuring scientific attitudes, and research concerning relationships between scientific attitudes and other variables; and makes recommendations for changes in research into scientific…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Educational Research
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Studies in Science Education, 1980
Lists dissertations submitted for higher degrees in Australia between 1974 and 1979 in science and math education, categorized by these subjects: teaching and learning of science, concept formation, other psychological studies, teaching and learning of mathematics, teacher education, philosophical studies, history of science education, and…
Descriptors: College Science, Doctoral Dissertations, Higher Education, Masters Theses
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Aikenhead, Glen S. – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Reconceptualizes a cultural perspective for science education that offers an account of life in a science classroom by characterizing students' experiences as crossing borders between subcultures. Contains 160 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Influences, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rennie, Leonie J.; McClafferty, Terence P. – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Focuses on the interactive science center and its history over the last four decades. Traces the original idea to Francis Bacon. Recommends the use of cross-site studies to develop a model of learning in this setting. Contains 141 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits
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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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