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Vlaardingerbroek, Barend – Teaching Science, 2011
Pseudoscience is a ubiquitous aspect of popular culture which constitutes a direct challenge to science, and by association, to science education. With the exception of politically influential pseudosciences trying to impose themselves on official curricula such as creationism, science education authorities and professional organisations seem…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Comparative Analysis, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Martin, Sonya N.; Siry, Christina – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2011
In this paper, we employ cultural sociology and Braj Kachru's model of World Englishes as theoretical and analytical tools for considering English as a form of capital necessary for widely disseminating research findings from local networks of practice to the greater science education research community. We present a brief analysis of recent…
Descriptors: Researchers, Communities of Practice, Access to Information, English for Science and Technology
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Fraser, Barry J.; And Others – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1995
Field tests of the Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI) with (n=5,447) high school and college students in six countries furnished evidence that science laboratory classes are dominated by closed-ended activities and that females held generally more favorable perceptions than males. Describes the development and validation of SLEI.…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Students, Foreign Countries, High School Students