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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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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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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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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