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Ryder, Jim – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2002
One consequence of the advancing globalization and technological dependence of society is that people outside professional science are finding that issues of concern to them have a science dimension. I consider how school science education can support engagement with scientific information. I contend that teaching about the epistemology of science…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Educational Objectives, Citizenship
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Terry, C. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
Based on a model of local curriculum development, but incorporating the ideas first expressed by Goodlad in establishing a league of co-operating schools for the improvement of learning, this curriculum development project successfully infused the study of technology into the science courses of several British secondary schools. (RM)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development
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Smail, Barbara – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1985
Described are the results of a four-year action research project that investigated the reasons for girls' underachievement in science and technology and tested teacher-developed change strategies. Boys participating continued to be much more interested in science than the girls. Changes in option choice behavior were very small for both sexes. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Change Agents, Change Strategies
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Millar, Robin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1985
The evolution of argument that the study of science develops skills, attitudes of mind, or ways of thinking and behaving that are transferable to other areas of experience is discussed by looking at ways in which it has been deployed by people who sought to expand or alter the role of science in the school curriculum in Great Britain. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fensham, Peter J. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1985
Providing science education for all students is a challenge for educators around the world. In an effort to help educators answer this challenge, earlier attempts at providing science for all are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Needs