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Studies in Science Education, 1995
Lists theses and dissertations from British universities completed during sessions 1992-93 and 1993-94 together with some earlier studies not previously listed. All studies are related to either science or mathematics education. (DDR)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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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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Harlen, Wynne – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Presents the state of science education in Scotland beginning with a historical perspective, information about education, and a brief account of developments since the 1960s. Contains 33 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship
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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
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Black, Paul – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Traces the evolution of national curriculum policy in Great Britain focusing on England and Wales. Provides three versions of the national curriculum for science and a framework for assessment and testing. Contains 83 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Laws, Peter M. – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Presents a bibliographical review of research on undergraduate science education that involves a broad evaluation of the literature that defines the field. Discusses definitions of science education. Contains 306 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Action Research, College Curriculum, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Hofstein, Avi; Rosenfeld, Sherman – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Presents and integrates findings from selected research and evaluation studies of informal science learning in different settings such as school-based field trips, student projects, community-based science programs, visits to museums and zoos, the press, and electronic media. Contains 91 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Foreign Countries, Information Systems
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O'Toole, Mitch – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Reviews literature in the field of science education that aids in the mapping of the interface between language and science. Lists six categories of disputes regarding the status and value of science and scientific ideas. Contains 181 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; McGinn, Michelle K. – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Illustrates various aspects of science studies that might be of interest to science educators. Discusses science and technology studies, science education, manufacture of knowledge, representation practices, and theory and method. Concludes that working across the current boundaries would help establish forms of discourse that allow for continuous…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Adey, Philip – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Explores the question of the existence and usefulness of supposed general functions of the mind and the extent to which such functions might be educable. Focuses on the role of education, science education for general development in particular. Contains 99 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Explores the motivating forces which caused the European Union to come into being and their relevance to education. Attempts to describe the basic essence of the current cultural diversity. Argues for a new approach to comparative educational research, both quantitative and qualitative. Suggests three new and substantial tasks for science…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Young, Michael; Glanfield, Ken – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Argues that "connective specialization" could be the basis for a science curriculum that would provide people with the capabilities they will need throughout their working lives in the next century. Claims that science teachers need to see science in its relationship to other subjects and fields of study and that they must initiate…
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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