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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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Johnstone, Alex H. – Studies in Science Education, 1974
Reported is an evaluation of chemistry syllabuses in Scotland. The development of the curriculum reform movement is briefly sketched, syllabus content described, student reactions and attitudes noted, student performance surveyed, and experimental studies summarized. The author concludes that curriculum developers should be warned against…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Curriculum Development, Instruction
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Schaefer, G. – Studies in Science Education, 1974
The functions of the Institute for Science Education (IPN) at Kiel, West Germany, are described. The main activities of the IPN focus on development of curricula for science education and investigation of special problems arising in science teaching. (PEB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Integrated Curriculum
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West, R. W. – Studies in Science Education, 1974
Described are some of the activities, roles, problems and projects of the Education (Research) Committee of the Association for Science Education. (PEB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Professional Associations
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Brock, W. H. – Studies in Science Education, 1975
Presents a bibliography of general sources of information on the history of science education in Great Britain. Describes by topic some of the research published in recent years by historians of science and education. Topics include examinations, the laboratory, textbooks, teaching methods, medicine and pharmacy, women's education, and others. (…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Instruction, International Education
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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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Tawney, David A. – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Serves as an introduction to the field of educational evaluation by clarifying the aims and methods of evaluation and outlining points of conflict that exist between the various practitioners. Presents five evaluation studies as examples for discussion and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. (GS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Research, Evaluation
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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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Sjoberg, Svein – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Describes the purposes of the Center for Science Education at the University of Oslo as follows: to give help and advice to acting teachers; to make the staff at the university more aware of the needs and problems of the schools. Outlines the activities involved in fulfilling these purposes. (GS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Science 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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