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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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Venville, Grady J.; Wallace, John; Rennie, Leonie J.; Malone, John A. – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Explores the issue of curriculum integration, with a particular focus on science as a discipline and its relationship with other subjects. Presents the exploration in the form of a research journey. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Holmes, Brian – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Discusses the use of science syllabuses developed in one country that were developed in a second country and the consequences of doing so. (SL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Problems, Intercultural Programs
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Harding, J. M.; And Others – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Outlines the current state of research on curriculum change by reference to studies representative of the main trends in the United States and England. Reviews the Curriculum Diffusion Research Project and presents suggestions for future study in the area of curriculum diffusion. (GS)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research
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Kempa, R. F. – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Outlines the criticisms of science education research related to the following points: absence of an adequate theoretical framework, methodological shortcomings in design and evaluation, and inadequate attention to science-specific problems of learning and characteristics of the learner. (Author/GS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Evaluation, Instruction
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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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Karplus, Robert – Studies in Science Education, 1978
The operation of the Hall of Science as a museum and as an educational center is noted. Descriptions of 30 science education projects currently underway are provided. (CP)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Curriculum Development, Educational Research
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Thomas, Jeff; Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Discusses the development of a science curriculum that will enable students to apply what they have learned to the problems inherent to their generation as times and technologies change. Focuses on students still in school, trainees and workers in industry, and adults. (CCM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
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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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Kenway, Jane; Gough, Annette – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Reviews literature related to gender, science discourse, and the discourse designed to enhance girls' post-school options through nontraditional choices. Contains 116 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Curriculum Development, Educational Experience, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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