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Collins, Angelo – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Details the four-year consensus-building process in the United States on what students should understand and be able to do in science after 13 years of schooling. The product of this process is a document known as the National Science Education Standards. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards
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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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Butler, Jim – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Traces the evolution of science teachers' understandings of the complex process of judging standards of student achievement in Queensland high schools. Contrasts the Queensland system with other systems in Australia. Contains 37 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries