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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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Dagher, Zoubeida R.; BouJaoude, Saouma – Studies in Science Education, 2011
This paper describes the current state of science education in Arab states and anticipates some of the challenges faced by those states as they reform their science education. After discussing problems of illiteracy, access and quality we provide contextual information about the structure of the educational systems and describe recent efforts to…
Descriptors: Illiteracy, Arabs, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Levinson, Ralph – Studies in Science Education, 2010
Contemporary policy statements from government and reforms to science curricula in schools emphasise the importance of educating a scientifically literate public for democratic participation in science and technology. While such an aspiration is seemingly uncontentious and appears consistent with progressive educational thinking, the reality of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Human Capital, Scientific Literacy
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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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Donnelly, James – Studies in Science Education, 2009
This article reviews an important but neglected area of the science curriculum: connections with work and the workplace. The first section offers some historical background, arguing that economic and practical relevance has from the beginning been an important theme within science education. The article then undertakes a broader exploration of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Educational Research
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat – Studies in Science Education, 2009
In this paper we combine the findings from two recent studies relating to participation and attainment in school science --a re-analysis of existing official data for England and a review of wider international research evidence in the literature relevant to the UK. Although the secondary data are drawn mainly from England, the comprehensiveness…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Socioeconomic Status, Economic Status, Foreign Countries
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Barton, Angela Calabrese – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Identifies what "urban science education studies" means and reviews 46 articles representing the nature of urban science education based on the questions asked, research frameworks, guiding assumptions, and findings. Discusses educational equity and challenges regarding policy and enactments, goals of school science, and what to teach in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Jenkins, Edgar W. – Studies in Science Education, 2000
Presents a review to offer a personal commentary upon the range, quality, purpose, and usefulness of research in science education. Discusses diversity in research in science education; science education research domains; science education research community and science; and related research, policy, and practice. (Contains 66 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education