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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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Reiss, Michael J. – Studies in Science Education, 2008
I begin by examining the natures of science and religion before looking at the ways in which they relate to one another. I then look at a number of case studies that centre on the relationships between science and religion, including attempts to find mechanisms for divine action in quantum theory and chaos theory, creationism, genetic engineering…
Descriptors: Religion, Quantum Mechanics, Genetics, Science Education
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Koul, Ravinder – Studies in Science Education, 2003
Worldview theory in science education has generally proceeded from an assumption that there exist distinguishable entities called "science" and "indigenous knowledge" in all times and every place in the world. This assumption has been the philosophical ground point of typologies that describe the relationship between science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Scientific Attitudes