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Using research to understand the science learning context

David P. Butts
1981 Science Education  
This review .presents a broad perspective of the state of knowledge in science education, a description of existing treads;" the areas where research is needed, and tentative answers to persistent probltis  ...  With 253: sixth graders, Wareing (322) foUnd no evidence that thesst dents' attitudes toward science were influenced by their learning, styles: t ' With too few studies' Of this element in the student  ...  In a study with 284 fourth, fifth, and, sixth graders, Story and Brown (285) found a significant change in student attitude toward science when hands-on instruction was compared withicxpio6k,instruc-:  ... 
doi:10.1002/sce.3730650403 fatcat:klxtyekpzzfafgjminrmneyzau

A summary of research in science education — 1988

Thomas R. Koballa, Frank E. Crawley, Robert L. Shrigley
1990 Science Education  
This volume presents a compilation a*d review of more than 400 research studies on science teaching and the preparation of science teachers that were reported in 1988, organized into 10 sections.  ...  Eacn major section begins with an overview of the research summarized in the section and a context for review, and ends with an invited commentary on the impact and implications of the research presented  ...  Acknowledgement We are grateful for the assistance of Stan Helgeson and the ERIC staff for promptly mailing a complete set of science education research reports to us, abstracted and entered into the ERIC  ... 
doi:10.1002/sce.3730740304 fatcat:iqv3mslp6rdlnms7frefx7vede

A summary of research in science education — 1983

William G. Holliday, Stanley L. Helgeson, Patricia E. Blosser, Barry L. S. McGuire
1985 Science Education  
The studies have been organized into one of seven instruction (summarizing studies related to models and explanations of how students learn, instruction (summarizing studies related to models and explanations  ...  A bibliography (by author) and a subject index are topics (including meta-analysis studies and studies focusing on race and/or sex). A bibliography (uy author) and a subject index are included. (JN)  ...  A Naturalistic Study of Children and Their Parents in Family Learning Courses in Science. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Dallas,  ... 
doi:10.1002/sce.3730690303 fatcat:3bzknewquvakxpgaw23ya45o4u

Summary of research in science education–1991

Norman G. Lederman, Julie Gess-Newsome, Danal Zeidler
1993 Science Education  
This summary of research in science education continues a long tradition of review and analysis of research in science education by the ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education  ...  ., nature of science, reading and writing, strategies and methods); (2) cognition and achievement (teachers' knowledge of students' knowledge and of content and pedagogy); (3) affect and characteristics  ...  First and foremost, we would like to thank David Haury of ERIC and The Ohio State University for his tireless efforts with respect to the organization and management of this entire endeavor.  ... 
doi:10.1002/sce.3730770503 fatcat:3hf3mhu3u5crdhd2saw477awri

A Summary of Research in Science Education-1990

Fred Finley, Frances Lawrenz, Patricia Heller
1992 Science Education  
In 1990 there was increased reporting of research on conceptual change, problem solving, assessment, and women and minorities in science education.  ...  The intent of this publication is to consolidate and critique research findings related to teaching and learning in the sciences as they were reported in 1990.  ...  picture of science as a dynamic human enterprise that takes place in a rich social and historical context.  ... 
doi:10.1002/sce.3730760303 fatcat:3z37oh362fbdfm7gs3kstlqbim

Women's underrepresentation in science: Sociocultural and biological considerations

Stephen J. Ceci, Wendy M. Williams, Susan M. Barnett
2009 Psychological bulletin  
The underrepresentation of women at the top of math-intensive fields is controversial, with competing claims of biological and sociocultural causation.  ...  math-intensive careers as they advance; (b) more men than women score in the extreme math-proficient range on gatekeeper tests, such as the SAT Mathematics and the Graduate Record Examinations Quantitative  ...  less reliable. 8 Yet, a recent analysis of a subset of more than 17,000 high school seniors' mathematics scores on the NAEP revealed that among a select sample who had taken advanced mathematics and science  ... 
doi:10.1037/a0014412 pmid:19254079 fatcat:h2jlnspnkzbszexewk3v46f4zq

A summary of research in science education — 1987. Part 1

John R. Staver, Larry G. Enochs, Owen J. Koeppe, Diane McGrath, Hilary McLellan, J. Steve Oliver, Lawrence C. Scharmann, Emmett L. Wright
1989 Science Education  
A participation in school science was used to develop a model for who did not go on to study which was effective with students required by law.  ...  Influence of resequencing general science content on the science achievement, attitudes toward science, and interest in science of sixth grade students.  ... 
doi:10.1002/sce.3730730302 fatcat:ki4ss4vcdrbulcvaozzk7gvsgq

A summary of research in science education — 1986. Part I

James A. Shymansky, William C. Kyle
1988 Science Education  
This volume represents a compilation and organization of more than 400 research efforts reported in 1986.  ...  It is organized around four major sections that reflect the process of teaching, learning, and schooling including: (1) "Teaching and the Teacher"  ...  Study One, with 95 first, third, and sixth graders, demonstrated developmental differences in speed of processing between younger students and older students.  ... 
doi:10.1002/sce.3730720304 fatcat:oojyz6ye3jdiza2enrrppc4liy

Beyond Cold Conceptual Change: The Role of Motivational Beliefs and Classroom Contextual Factors in the Process of Conceptual Change

Paul R. Pintrich, Ronald W. Marx, Robert A. Boyle
1993 Review of Educational Research  
In order to study children's images of science in a setting which provided students with a better in-school science program to build on, I chose a new site, a sixth-grade classroom known for its innovative  ...  Discussion Sixth graders' ideas about science Some sixth graders' ideas about what science is about were very similar to those of younger elementary school children.  ...  Appendix B: Image of Science Interview Guideline Appendix A: General Background Questionnaire  ... 
doi:10.2307/1170472 fatcat:trxbd3kxpvfezdztfhdqwmxd6y

Beyond Cold Conceptual Change: The Role of Motivational Beliefs and Classroom Contextual Factors in the Process of Conceptual Change

Paul R. Pintrich, Ronald W. Marx, Robert A. Boyle
1993 Review of Educational Research  
In order to study children's images of science in a setting which provided students with a better in-school science program to build on, I chose a new site, a sixth-grade classroom known for its innovative  ...  Discussion Sixth graders' ideas about science Some sixth graders' ideas about what science is about were very similar to those of younger elementary school children.  ...  Appendix B: Image of Science Interview Guideline Appendix A: General Background Questionnaire  ... 
doi:10.3102/00346543063002167 fatcat:xglcp2cvrjblvbjav7o64rwiva

The Science of Reading and Its Educational Implications

Mark S. Seidenberg
2013 Language Learning and Development  
impairment) or environmental ones (for example, poor schooling or poverty).  ...  I mainly focus on the United States, which fares poorly on cross-national comparisons of literacy, with about 25-30% of the population exhibiting literacy skills that are low by standard metrics.  ...  Finally I thank the journal editor, Cindy Fisher, for her patience in dealing with a manuscript that was always almost finished.  ... 
doi:10.1080/15475441.2013.812017 pmid:24839408 pmcid:PMC4020782 fatcat:n6iq3cixxjc5bpxe73rbourlxy

Psychometric models of student conceptions in science: Reconciling qualitative studies and distractor-driven assessment instruments

Philip M. Sadler
1998 Journal of Research in Science Teaching  
This study uses psychometric modeling to rank the appeal of a variety of children's astronomical ideas on a single uniform scale.  ...  Distractor-driven multiple choice tests combine the richness of qualitative research with the power of quantitative assessment, measuring conceptual change along a single uniform dimension.  ...  This research was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (MDR 85-50297 and MDR 88-50424), the Smithsonian Institution, and Apple Computer.  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1098-2736(199803)35:3<265::aid-tea3>3.0.co;2-p fatcat:osskgqvjvng2zn5i5ub56wj4jm

Understandings of the nature of science and decision making on science and technology based issues

Randy L. Bell, Norman G. Lederman
2003 Science Education  
These findings contrast with the assumptions of the science education community and current reform efforts and call for a reexamination of the goals of nature of science instruction.  ...  The purpose of this investigation was to explicate the role of the nature of science in decision making on science and technology based issues and to delineate the reasoning and factors associated with  ...  Welch and Pella calculated separate coefficients with the mental ability test for each of the three grade levels represented in the sample of high school students.  ... 
doi:10.1002/sce.10063 fatcat:bkctkxk6gzhqnj4x26yc3cj5xm

Assessing Senior Secondary School Students' Mathematical Proficiency as Related to Gender and Performance in Mathematics in Nigeria

Adeneye O. A. Awofala
2017 International Journal of Research in Education and Science  
schools in Lagos State using the quantitative research method within the blueprint of descriptive survey design.  ...  Findings revealed that senior secondary school students from the elitist schools showed high level of mathematical proficiency.  ...  Acknowledgements The author thanks the Principals, mathematics teachers and students of the schools that participated in the study.  ... 
doi:10.21890/ijres.327908 fatcat:3cx53cpkonbhvadjbwb7n32egu

Asking scientists: A decade of questions analyzed by age, gender, and country

Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Ricky J. Sethi, Lynn Bry, Anat Yarden
2009 Science Education  
The sample demonstrated a surprising dominance of female contributions among K-12 students (although this dominance did not carry over to the full sample), where offline situations are commonly characterized  ...  Nearly 79,000 questions sent to an Internet-based Ask-A-Scientist site during the last decade were analyzed according to the surfer's age, gender, country of origin, and the year the question was sent.  ...  This research was supported by the Sacsta Rashi Fellowship for honor students in science education. The authors would like to thank Mrs. Yetty Varon and Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1002/sce.20284 fatcat:bteye7hqs5am5joauv6eh3ybq4
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