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A Vocationalized School Science Curriculum?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article is concerned with the meaning and legitimacy of the view that the secondary science curriculum can be given a vocational emphasis, and with a current attempt to create such a curriculum. Although this perspective on the science curriculum has a long history, in recent decades it has received little attention. This article examines recent research into the vocational and work-related aspects of secondary school science, and the historical and policy background. Its empirical focus is a late secondary course with the title “Applied Science”, which was introduced into schools in England and Wales in 2002. It draws on the preliminary findings of a research study focusing on the origins and implementation of this course. Overall, the article provides an overview of the major issues and research agenda associated with the notion of a vocational or applied school science curriculum, focusing ultimately on the key issues of educational purpose, pedagogy, and status.

Bell, Jacqueline; Donnelly, Jim

2006-10-01

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SCHOOL OF TEACHING & CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP Master of Science  

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.fuxa@okstate.edu Toni Ivey Science 232 Willard 405-744-8005 toni.ivey@okstate.edu Faryl Kander Literacy 2424 Main Hall Literacy 252 Willard 405-744-8043 jenn.sanders10@okstate.edu Julie Thomas Science 224 Willard 405ADMISSION PACKET SCHOOL OF TEACHING & CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP Master of Science Teaching, Learning

Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

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General Science [Sahuarita High School Career Curriculum Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This unit entitled "General Science" is one of a series of instructional guides prepared by teachers for the Sahuarita High School (Arizona) Career Curriculum Project. The package is subtitled "Physical Science in General Science" and consists of sections dealing with mechanics, electricity and light. A list of 41 behavioral objectives is stated…

Christensen, Larry; Lane, Robert

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Inquiry-Based Science Education: A Scenario on Zambia's High School Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is aimed at elucidating the current state of inquiry-based science education (IBSE) in Zambia's high school science curriculum. Therefore, we investigated Zambian teachers' conceptions of inquiry; determined inquiry levels in the national high school science curriculum materials, which include syllabi, textbooks and practical exams; and…

Chabalengula, Vivien M.; Mumba, Frackson

2012-01-01

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InterActions in Physical Science: A new curriculum for middle school physical science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This presentation from the 2006 PTEC conference describes the InterActions in Physical Science curriculum. This curriculum meets the need for a standards-based middles school physical science curriculum. This talk outlines the goals, structures, and activities of the project.

Goldberg, Fred

2006-09-30

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School Science in India: Curriculum Developers/Textbook Authors' Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers insights into the gap between objectives of the National Policy on Education and the development of more meaningful and relevant school science materials based on interviews with curriculum developers/textbook authors at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in New Delhi, India. (AIM)

Koul, Ravinder; Dana, Thomas M.

1997-01-01

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Investigating the Transition Process when Moving from a Spiral Curriculum Alignment into a Field-Focus Science Curriculum Alignment in Middle School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation examined the transition from a spiral science curriculum to a field-focus science curriculum in middle school. A spiral science curriculum focuses on a small part of each field of science during each middle school year, more of a general science concept. In contrast to that, the base of a field-focus curriculum is that each…

Alwardt, Randi Kay

2011-01-01

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Science and Technology Teachers' Views of Primary School Science and Technology Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This phenomenographic study attempts to explicit science and technology teachers' views of primary school science and technology curriculum. Participants of the study were selected through opportunistic sampling and consisted of 30 science and technology teachers teaching in primary schools in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. Data were collected through an…

Yildiz-Duban, Nil

2013-01-01

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Environmental Science for All? Considering Environmental Science for Inclusion in the High School Core Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the dramatic growth of environmental science as an elective in high schools over the last decade, educators have the opportunity to realistically consider the possibility of incorporating environmental science into the core high school curriculum. Environmental science has several characteristics that make it a candidate for the core…

Edelson, Daniel C.

2007-01-01

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Indian River School District Science Curriculum Guidelines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph includes guidelines for science courses in grades seven, eight, and nine, and for biology, chemistry and physics. Seventh grade Environmental Life Science is lab-oriented and based on a variety of student experiences. Course objectives are presented as well as the course outline. A multitext approach, with a suggested textbook list,…

Banks, Dennis E.; And Others

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Science/Technology/Society: A Framework for Curriculum Reform in Secondary School Science and Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Science/Technology/Society (STS) theme describes a contemporary trend in education which focuses on the teaching of issues such as air quality, nuclear power, land use, and water resources but justification for including STS in the high school core curriculum has a precedence based on historical connections among science, technology, and…

Hickman, Faith M.; And Others

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Science Curriculum Components Favoured by High School Students in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the curriculum components in biology favoured by high school students in Taiwan. Our sample consisted of 155 senior high school students (51 boys and 104 girls) and 137 junior high school students (74 boys and 63 girls). The questionnaire was based on the idea of a repertory grid technique and was developed to investigate the…

Hu, Reping; Chang, Wen-Hua; Lin, Chen-Yung

2003-01-01

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Veterinary Science Technology: A Suggested Two-Year Post High School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to aid States in planning and developing two-year post-high school programs in veterinary science technology, the curriculum guide presents a suggested curriculum for a training program in veterinary science technology, with an option in meat inspection and regulatory technology effective in the fourth semester of the training period.…

State Univ. of New York, Delhi. Agricultural and Technical Coll.

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Engaging Ocean Science Researchers and Middle School Teachers in Excellent Ocean Science Curriculum Development: Ocean Science Education Institute (OSEI)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The New England Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (NE-COSEE) has been involved in developing models for sustainable involvement of ocean science researchers in the enhancement of K-12 education. Our Ocean Science Education Institute (OSEI) has been refined over two years with a focus on engaging ocean scientists to work closely with middle school science teachers in sustainable curriculum development.

R. F. Chen; K. Frashure

2004-01-01

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Perceptions of Primary School Teachers Regarding New Science and Technology Curriculum of Turkey in terms of Teaching and Assessment Methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate perceptions of the primary school teachers' in 4 th and 5 th grade public schools on new science and technology curriculum in science and technology classes in Turkey. Whether primary school teachers familiar with the improvements in science and technology curriculum and whether they feel themselves adequate in terms of

Pinar Özdemir; Sibel Güneysu

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Employability Standards: Inclusion in Family and Consumer Science Middle School Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent that the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum (QCC) employability standards were included in the family and consumer sciences (FCS) curriculum. The 149 middle school teachers in this study were asked to indicate on a 4-point Likert type scale whether they considered each of the 25 employability…

Smith, Bettye P.

2007-01-01

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Clarendon Alternative School. Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program. Curriculum Sampler II: Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sampler of thematic science lessons from the Japanese bilingual/bicultural education program of the Clarendon Alternative School, a California elementary school, is presented. The lessons are designed to integrate Japanese instruction with the core science curriculum. Each lesson contains this information: the grade level, teacher(s), and…

Choy, V. Kanani, Ed.; And Others

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Towards a More Authentic Science Curriculum: The Contribution of Out-of-School Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In many developed countries of the world, pupil attitudes to school science decline progressively across the age range of secondary schooling while fewer students are choosing to study science at higher levels and as a career. Responses to these developments have included proposals to reform the curriculum, pedagogy, and the nature of pupil…

Braund, Martin; Reiss, Michael

2006-01-01

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A Comparison of the Earth Science Curriculum Project to the Lecture Method in Junior High School Science Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to determine if students taking junior high school science would receive greater understanding and retention of science principles and procedures from the Earth Science Curriculum Project (ESCP) than would students taught grneral science via the lecture-demonstration method. No attempt was made to group the students (28 in…

Green, Sammy Joe

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Fueling the Car of Tomorrow: An Alternative Fuels Curriculum for High School Science Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is no secret that many high school students are fascinated with automobiles. The activities in "Fueling the Car of Tomorrow"--a free high school science curriculum, available online--(see "On the web")--capitalize on this heightened awareness and provide relevant learning opportunities designed to reinforce basic physics, chemistry, biology,…

Schumack, Mark; Baker, Stokes; Benvenuto, Mark; Graves, James; Haman, Arthur; Maggio, Daniel

2010-01-01

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A comparative analysis of Science-Technology-Society standards in elementary, middle and high school state science curriculum frameworks  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analysis of curriculum frameworks from the fifty states to ascertain the compliance with the National Science Education Standards for integrating Science-Technology-Society (STS) themes is reported within this dissertation. Science standards for all fifty states were analyzed to determine if the STS criteria were integrated at the elementary, middle, and high school levels of education. The analysis determined the compliance

Karen Marie Tobias

2007-01-01

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The Value of Fidelity of Implementation Criteria to Evaluate School-Based Science Curriculum Innovations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School-based curriculum innovations, including those in science education, are usually not adequately evaluated, if at all. Furthermore, current procedures and instruments for programme evaluations are often unable to support evidence-based decision-making. We suggest that adopting fidelity of implementation (FOI) criteria from healthcare research…

Lee, Yew-Jin; Chue, Shien

2013-01-01

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Exploring Computer Science Curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Exploring Computer Science is an NSF-funded project to enhance computer science learning in Los Angeles schools. The project uses a curriculum of activities for a yearlong course, which it posts at this website. There are many great ideas for computer science related lesson plans as well as supplemental materials and mappings to Common Core standards.

Bernier, David

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Exploring the middle school science achievement gap: Influences of curriculum, instruction and students' perceptions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Students' science achievement has been subject to scrutiny and criticism in the United States. The decline in rankings on standardized international assessments has been the focus of concern for educators, policy makers, parents and society at large. This study, designed as an action research, explored the factors contributing to the decrease in the number of students attaining advanced proficiency in science learning as measured by state assessments in grades four and eight in a New Jersey school district. Specifically, this study addressed the degree to which the middle school curriculum reflected the national science framework standards for 21st century leaning and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards; the pedagogical approaches regularly planned and implemented in the middle school science classrooms; and the students' perceptions of their science learning. Research data were collected by teacher and student surveys, focus group discussions, student interviews, document reviews of written curricula, and classroom observations. An important disparity emerged between the document analysis of the local curriculum and the teachers' views that 21st century learning skills are reflected in the written curriculum and classroom pedagogy. Further, classroom observations revealed the prevalence of a traditional pedagogy, focused on repetition of teacher-disseminated information and featuring limited differentiation, inquiry-based or constructivist learning strategies. The students expressed a value for discovery and collaboration with peers in order to develop, share and refine their understanding of science. The research concluded with recommendations for a revised curriculum process, sustained and collaborative professional development, on-going formative assessments of student learning and the formal integration of an online student science blog as a means of encouraging the co-construction of deep and enduring science knowledge.

Winning, Rosalie Anne

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Biological Sciences Curriculum Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Looking for ideas or resources for your biology lessons? A specialist in inquiry-based education "the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) is a nonprofit corporation that develops and supports the implementation of innovative science education curriculum for students in kindergarten through college." The BSCS website is organized around their three main activity centers: Curriculum Development, Professional Development, and Research & Evaluation. The Curriculum Development section profiles a wide variety of resources and organizes them by elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. The Professional Development section features information about various BSCS development programs, institutes, and other resources. The Research & Evaluation section includes information about current research projects, informed consent, evaluation philosophy, and internal and external evaluation projects. The site also provides corporate information about BSCS, a press kit and a job board.

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The Lamprey River Curriculum: A Teacher-Written, Teacher-Tested Social Studies Curriculum with a Science Component for Elementary, Middle and High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This social studies curriculum with a science component contains two sections. The first section targets elementary schools and includes six lessons. The second section is intended for middle schools and high schools and contains four units. These two sections overlap with each other and can be used by teachers from any grade level. The content of…

McNelly, Deborah; Hoff, Douglas

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Transformative Multicultural Science curriculum: A case study of middle school robotics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Multicultural Science has been a topic of research and discourse over the past several years. However, most of the literature concerning this topic (or paradigm) has centered on programs in tribal or Indigenous schools. Under the framework of instructional congruence, this case study explored how elementary and middle school students in a culturally diverse charter school responded to a Multicultural Science program. Furthermore, this research sought to better understand the dynamics of teaching and learning strategies used within the paradigm of Multicultural Science. The school's Robotics class, a class typically stereotyped as fitting within the misconceptions associated with the Western Modern Science paradigm, was the center of this case study. A triangulation of data consisted of class observations throughout two semesters; pre and post student science attitude surveys; and interviews with individual students, Robotic student teams, the Robotics class instructor, and school administration. Three themes emerged from the data that conceptualized the influence of a Multicultural Science curriculum with ethnically diverse students in a charter school's Robotics class. Results included the students' perceptions of a connection between science (i.e., Robotics) and their personal lives, a positive growth in the students' attitude toward science (and engineering), and a sense of personal empowerment toward being successful in science. However, also evident in the findings were the students' stereotypical attitudes toward science (and scientists) and their lack of understanding of the Nature of Science. Implications from this study include suggestions toward the development of Multicultural Science curricula in public schools. Modifications in university science methods courses to include the Multicultural Science paradigm are also suggested.

Grimes, Mary Katheryn

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Media Literacy Ignored: A Qualitative Call for the Introduction of Media Studies Across the High School Social Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that America is behind several countries in media studies and that efforts to introduce systematic study and use of media in the curriculum has been sporadic, this paper calls for the introduction of media studies in the social science curriculum of American high schools. Two projects are examined as possible means of helping spread media…

Sneed, Don; And Others

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A Curriculum for a Three Year High School Science Research Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A three-year high school science research program has been taught in Woodbridge Township School District - Woodbridge, New Jersey, since 1987. The program's focus is to foster originial science research projects for high school students that have shown an aptitude and an interest in science. Students are instructed in basic research skills, including developing and conducting original research projects, statistical analysis, scientific writing, and presentation of research at local and national symposia, and science fairs. Upon completion of the third year all students are required to submit a paper, suitable for journal publication, detailing their research. Participating students have gone on to win awards with Westinghouse, Intel, The National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, the International Science and Engineering Fair, New Jersey Academy of Sciences, and local and regional science fairs and symposia. Participating teachers have been recoginized by the Sigma Xi Research Society of Rutgers University for excellence in science teaching. New Jersey awarded the curriulum a Best Practice Award for 2003. Goals and strategies of the curriculum are detailed in a guide written for the courses. Professional development for the courses and resources for mentoring programs are the responsibility of the District Science Supervisor, and have been fostered over the years with the assistance of local colleges and universities including Rutgers Univesity, Monmouth University, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Liberty Science Center of New Jersey's Partners in Science Program, as well as local industries including Hatco Corporation, Merck Corporation, Englehard Corporation, and Lucent Technologies. Science Research teachers have conducted developmental workshops for school districts interested in implementing similar curricula.

Darytichen, F.; Danch, J.

2003-12-01

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Validity and Worth in the Science Curriculum: Learning School Science Outside the Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is widely acknowledged that there are problems with school science in many developed countries of the world. Such problems manifest themselves in a progressive decline in pupil enthusiasm for school science across the secondary age range and by the fact that fewer students are choosing to study the physical sciences at higher levels and as…

Braund, Martin; Reiss, Michael

2006-01-01

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Curriculum Package: Junior High - Middle School Science Lessons. [A Visit to the Louisville, Kentucky Airports: Standiford and Bowman Fields.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This science curriculum was written for teachers of children in junior high or middle school. It contains science activities for the following lessons: (1) Anemometers and Wind Speed; (2) Up! Up! and Away; (3) Jet Lag--Time Zones; (4) Inventors; (5) Model Rocketry; (6) Geometry and Kites; and (7) Super Savers. In lesson one, students construct an…

Squires, Frances H.

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Responding to a Relevance Imperative in School Science and Mathematics: Humanising the Curriculum Through Story  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There has been a recent push to reframe curriculum and pedagogy in ways that make school more meaningful and relevant to students' lives and perceived needs. This `relevance imperative' is evident in contemporary rhetoric surrounding quality education, and particularly in relation to the junior secondary years where student disengagement with schooling continues to abate. This paper explores how teachers translate this imperative into their mathematics and science teaching. Interview data and critical incidents from classroom practice are used to explore how six teachers attempted to make the subject matter meaningful for their students. Four `Categories of Meaning Making' emerged, highlighting key differences in how the nature of science and mathematics content constrained or enabled linkages between content and students' lifeworlds. While the teachers demonstrated a commitment to humanising the subject at some level, this analysis has shown that expecting teachers to make the curriculum relevant is not unproblematic because the meaning of relevance as a construct is complex, subject-specific, and embedded in understanding the human dimensions of learning, using, and identifying with, content. Through an examination of the construct of relevance and a humanistic turn in mathematics and science literature I argue for an expanded notion of relevance.

Darby-Hobbs, Linda

2013-02-01

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Science Research 4: A New Curriculum Providing Student Mentorship and Teacher Training Facilitated by High School Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of a continuing comprehensive plan to include authentic scientific research in the science curricula of the Woodbridge Township School District, a new curriculum was developed to expanding the current 3-year Science Research Program to include a 4th year class. As with the previous 3 levels, the objectives of this curriculum include the development, implementation and dissemination of authentic scientific research by students. New objectives make use of the students advanced knowledge of the methods of science and electronic laboratory technology to provide mentorship to students performing scientific research or other inquiry-based science activities. Mentored students include those enrolled in high school Science Research 1, 8th Grade Honors Geoscience, and other high school science classes where scientific methods, inquiry-based learning and electronic data acquisition tools are utilized. Student mentors will also assist in the facilitation of a district-wide K-12 science symposium. The curriculum also calls for the creation of educational materials by students to enhance the teaching of scientific research and inquiry-based learning. Finally, students enrolled in Science Research 4 will conduct teacher-training sessions where their advanced expertise in the utilization of electronic sensors and data acquisition and analysis devices will be used to expand the use of such technology by teachers not only involved in research-based courses, but all areas of science education throughout the school district.

Danch, J. M.; Aker, K.

2013-12-01

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Work in progress - The design and implementation of a pre-college computer science curriculum for underrepresented high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an effort to increase opportunities for under represented students to pursue 4-year Computer Science, Networking and Telecommunications degrees, the University of Pittsburgh initiated the Technology Leadership Institute (TLI). TLI is a six-week summer pre- college program for under represented high school students. Experience from the first year illustrates the need to create a culturally relevant curriculum that maps Computer

Tonya R. Groover; Joseph F. Kabara

2007-01-01

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K-6 Science Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1613.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide, developed to establish statewide curriculum standards for the Louisiana Competency-based Education Program, encompasses those standards that must be included in the elementary school (kindergarten to grade 6) science program. It consists of: (1) a rationale for an effective elementary school science program; (2) a list and…

Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.

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Science K-12, Conservation of Matter. Utica City School District Articulated Curriculum: Project SEARCH, 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two-column objectives are listed for an integrated science curriculum (grades K-12), often subheaded according to science area (biology, general science, physical science) and grade level. The focus of grades K-6 is an acquaintance of the student to: (1) the study of matter, its states, characteristics and properties, (2) structure of the atom,…

Utica City School District, NY.

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Science K-12, Conservation of Energy. Utica City School District Articulated Curriculum: Project SEARCH, 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two-column objectives are listed for an integrated science curriculum (Grades K-12), often subheaded according to science area (physical sciences, physics, biology, chemistry, general science) and grade level. Objectives that relate characteristics and forms of energy to energy conservation are stressed in the primary grades (K-6). In grade 7, the…

Utica City School District, NY.

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National Curriculum: Compulsory School Science--Is It Improving Scientific Literacy?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

British students who had compulsory science in the National Curriculum from ages 11-16 (n=115) had significantly higher scores on a science test than those for whom secondary science had been optional (n=30). Almost all had very low scores on questions related to the circulatory system and sound and light, regardless of their science background.…

Murphy, Colette; Beggs, Jim; Hickey, Ivor; O'Meara, Jim; Sweeney, John

2001-01-01

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Elementary Science Curriculum, Grade 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is one of a set of curriculum guides for the Stoneham Elementary School Science Program (see SE 012 153 - SE 012 158). Each guide contains a chart illustrating the scope and sequence of the physical, life, and earth sciences introduced at each grade level. For each of the topics introduced at this grade level an overview of the topic, a list…

Stoneham Public Schools, MA.

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Elementary Science Curriculum, Grade 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is one of a set of curriculum guides for the Stoneham Elementary School Science Program (see SE 012 153 - SE 012 158). Each guide contains a chart illustrating the scope and sequence of the physical, life, and earth sciences introduced at each grade level. For each of the topics introduced at this grade level an overview of the topic, a list…

Stoneham Public Schools, MA.

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The "Nature of Science" in the School Curriculum: The Great Survivor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the ways in which the "nature of science" (NoS) has been interpreted, accommodated and justified within school curricula since science was first schooled in the mid-nineteenth century. It explores how different interpretations of "the NoS" have been invoked by those seeking to reform school science education…

Jenkins, Edgar W.

2013-01-01

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A Curriculum for a Three Year High School Science Research Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

A three-year high school science research program has been taught in Woodbridge Township School District - Woodbridge, New Jersey, since 1987. The program's focus is to foster originial science research projects for high school students that have shown an aptitude and an interest in science. Students are instructed in basic research skills, including developing and conducting original research projects, statistical

F. Darytichen; J. Danch

2003-01-01

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The Impact of High School Science Teachers' Beliefs, Curricular Enactments and Experience on Student Learning during an Inquiry-Based Urban Ecology Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Inquiry-based curricula are an essential tool for reforming science education yet the role of the teacher is often overlooked in terms of the impact of the curriculum on student achievement. Our research focuses on 22 teachers' use of a year-long high school urban ecology curriculum and how teachers' self-efficacy, instructional…

McNeill, Katherine L.; Pimentel, Diane Silva; Strauss, Eric G.

2013-01-01

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Biotechnology High School Curriculum Exchange  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page provides a collection of biotechnology topics, course curriculum and classroom syllabi for high school classes. Instructors may compare curriculum with others, then share syllabi or useful topics for the classroom by submitting them to the site. The materials here include sample curriculum and links to high school biotechnology programs on the web.

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Earth and Beyond. Teacher Support for Science in the National Curriculum for Primary and Middle Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The material in this book was devised in answer to a need expressed by many teachers, especially in primary (elementary) schools, for support in the teaching of astronomy. These projects and activities are aimed at fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum in England and Wales and the 5-14 Guidelines in Scotland. Each activity gives…

Pickwick, Alan

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Massachusetts Science and Technology Engineering Curriculum Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 2006 "Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework" provides a guide for teachers and curriculum coordinators regarding specific content to be taught from PreK through high school. Following this "Organization" chapter, the "Framework" contains the following sections: (1) Philosophy and Vision; (2) Science and…

Massachusetts Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

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Rose, C. School of Computer Science I-1 I. CURRICULUM VITAE  

E-print Network

-present] Associate Professor (With Tenure), Language Technologies Institute and Human-Computer Interaction (Without Tenure), Language Technologies Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute, School Technologies Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon

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The entomologist as a science partner and curriculum advisor: The Earth School model for grades 6--8  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Earth School model for creation of partnerships between university scientists and public schools began with a traditional research project involving the study of macroinvertebrate recolonization of agriculturally based restored wetlands. From fieldwork designed to address hypotheses of community composition over time, protocols and equipment evolved for application in middle-school classrooms. In addition to classroom teachers guiding their students in replicating active scientific research, the inclusion of a science partner was key to the success of this model. To ensure that the classroom teachers were themselves comfortable as researchers, monthly staff development workshops were conducted as a component of the Earth School model. The use of entomology as a unifying theme for educational scientific investigation lets the student explore virtually every other system in the biosphere. Because of the unparalleled survivability and adaptability of insects, we can find examples from all biomes, all time references and all disciplines. Over the course of long-term continuous exploration, learners become familiar with relationships and patterns evident in natural situations. These same patterns of birth, growth and decay are much more vividly demonstrated in the field than in textbooks. Similarly, concrete examples of feeding relationships between organisms are plentiful in nearly any outdoor situation. The following model incorporates current research from multiple scientific disciplines but focuses on the many and varied research activities offered by the entomological community. Teachers and students in a primarily urban setting made extensive use of the materials developed through the course of this model's development. Their feedback as the materials were integrated into an established curriculum allowed for the fine-tuning of activity development. A conversion template has evolved that gives teachers, curriculum directors, parents and other educators a simple mechanism for adapting the work of leading researchers into activities suitable for all age levels and all learning abilities. As public schools rally to change the course of science education, they are met with a seemingly never-ending supply of materials promoted as hands-on learning. To the extent that the manipulation of tangible objects and materials supports identified outcome objectives, these materials fulfill their promise. Although there is merit in offering these types of kinesthetic experiences to reinforce theories and principles of science, this approach does not address the same goal as activities that promote 'doing science' through investigation and discovery using a process that includes observation, inquiry, design and collaboration. The active recruiting of and collaboration with science partners from universities offers public school teachers and their students an alternative for curriculum enrichment as the nation strives to reach literacy goals in the sciences.

Marshall, Bethany Johnston

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The relationship between the beliefs of school board members concerning Young Earth Creationism and Old Earth Creationism and the inclusion of creationism in the science curriculum of Georgia public schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated district location and the beliefs of school board members regarding Young Earth Creationism (YEC) and Old Earth Creationism (OEC) associated with the inclusion or exclusion of creationism in the district science curriculum of Georgia public schools. A random sampling of 144 mailed of a total population of 1,034 local school board members was selected as subjects. Data

Karen S. Cook

2007-01-01

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Designing an alternative project for a product design curriculum for high school students  

E-print Network

An alternative curriculum is designed for Engineering the Future, a high school level engineering curriculum developed by the Boston Museum of Science. It is designed on the premise that a hands-on curriculum providing an ...

Kirby, Jeffrey (Jeffrey T.)

2008-01-01

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Transformative Multicultural Science Curriculum: A Case Study of Middle School Robotics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural Science has been a topic of research and discourse over the past several years. However, most of the literature concerning this topic (or paradigm) has centered on programs in tribal or Indigenous schools. Under the framework of instructional congruence, this case study explored how elementary and middle school students in a…

Grimes, Mary Katheryn

2012-01-01

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Outreach and education in urban Los Angeles Schools: integration of research into middle and high school science curriculum through the NSF GK-12 SEE-LA program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellows in K- 12 Education program at UCLA (SEE-LA; http://measure.igpp.ucla.edu/GK12-SEE-LA/ ) partners UCLA faculty and graduate students (fellows) with urban middle and high school science teachers and their students to foster programs of science and engineering exploration that bring the environment of Los Angeles into the classroom. UCLA science and engineering graduate fellows serve as scientists-in-residence at four partner schools to integrate inquiry-based science lessons, facilitate advancements in science content teaching, and ultimately, to improve their own science communication skills. As part of their fellowship, graduate students are required to develop three "major" lessons, including one based on their PhD research at UCLA. During the first four years of the project, the SEE-LA fellows have developed a range of research-based activities, including lessons on sustainable fisheries, ecosystems and remote sensing, earthquakes, urban water quality including invertebrate observations, and post-fire soil chemistry, among others. This presentation will provide an overview of the SEE-LA GK-12 program and development of research lessons that also address California State Science Standards. We also discuss potential sustainability of GK-12 type outreach and education programs. The SEE-LA program has provided development of graduate student communication and teaching skills while also contributing significantly to the integration of science education into K-12 curriculum in Los Angeles schools.

Daniel, J. C.; Hogue, T. S.; Moldwin, M. B.; Nonacs, P.

2012-12-01

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Project Exploration's Personalized Curriculum: Fostering Access and Equity in Science Out-of-School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Participation and achievement in science by students of color and girls remains inequitable despite decades of initiatives aimed at leveling the playing field. Science in out-of-school-time is a strategy that emphasizes the role of informal education, however, robust descriptions of learning environments which effectively recruit and retain…

Lyon, Gabrielle Helena

2010-01-01

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K-6 Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A unified science approach is incorporated in this K-6 curriculum mode. The program is organized into six major cycles. These include: (1) science, math, and technology cycle; (2) universe cycle; (3) life cycle; (4) water cycle; (5) plate tectonics cycle; and (6) rock cycle. An overview is provided of each cycle's major concepts. The topic…

Blueford, J. R.; And Others

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Science K-12, Living Things in Continuous Change. Utica City School District Articulated Curriculum: Project SEARCH, 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two-column objectives are listed for an integrated science curriculum (grades K-12), often subheaded according to science area (biology, general science, physical science, earth science) and grade level. In grades K-6, objectives for topics of science study include conditions for plants and animals to live, adaptation, conservation,…

Utica City School District, NY.

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Elementary School Teachers as "Targets and Agents of Change": Teachers' Learning in Interaction with Reform Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines teachers' perspectives on the challenges of using a science reform curriculum, as well as their learning in interaction with the curriculum and parallel professional development program. As case studies, I selected 4 veteran teachers of 2nd or 3rd grade, with varying science backgrounds (including 2 with essentially none).…

Metz, Kathleen E.

2009-01-01

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Crossroads: Quality of Life in a Nuclear World. A High School Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a set of high school curricula on nuclear issues, this 10-day science unit helps students understand the interrelationship between the economy, the arms race, military spending, and the threat of nuclear war. Through activities such as role playing, discussion, brainstorming, and problem solving, students develop their ability to evaluate…

French, Dan; Phillips, Connie

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Solar Energy in the School Curriculum: Giving New Life to Old Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes some simple solar energy experiments, reviews real life examples of solar energy, and lists areas where solar energy can fit into existing school science curricula. Instructions for making equipment needed, a discussion of recent developments in thermal systems and photovoltaics, and a bibliography are included. (JN)

Hibbert, Oliver D.

1984-01-01

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Long-Term Self-Regulation of Biology Learning Using Standard Junior High School Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In today's world of information explosion, independent lifelong self-regulated learning (SRL) is becoming a necessity. However, opportunities in schools to experience such learning modes are relatively rare. This long-term explorative field study examined students' SRL of science. Changes in students' self-reported and enacted SRL…

Eilam, Billie; Reiter, Shoshi

2014-01-01

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Should Intelligent Design Be Included in Today's Public School Curriculums?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The controversial concept of evolution makes up only a small part of the science curriculum stated in Arkansas. During the past few years, the curriculum topic of "Intelligent Design" has caught the attention of many science teachers in the public schools. The Intelligent Design Movement has been successful in attracting the attention of the…

Costley, Kevin C.; Killins, Pam

2010-01-01

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Improving the Science Curriculum with Bioethics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains the importance of integrating bioethics into the science curriculum for student learning. Introduces a workshop designed for middle and high school science teachers teaching bioethics, its application to case studies, and how teachers can fit bioethics into their classroom. (YDS)

Lundmark, Cathy

2002-01-01

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Curriculum Implementation and Reform: Teachers' Views about Kuwait's New Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The MoE (Ministry of Education) in the state of Kuwait is starting to reform the science curriculum in all school academic stages: primary (1-5) grades, intermediate (6-9) grades, and secondary (10-12) grades. The purpose of this study was to explore the opinions of science teachers about Kuwait's new sixth and seventh grade science curriculum,…

Alshammari, Ahmad

2013-01-01

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Champions or Helpers: Leadership in Curriculum Reform in Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes the perceptions of embedded teaching and learning leadership teams working on curriculum reform in science teaching departments. The teams combined a formally recognised leader, School Director of Learning and Teaching, with a project-based, more junior academic, Curriculum Fellow, to better leverage support for curriculum

Johnson, Elizabeth D.; Bird, Fiona L.; Fyffe, Jeanette; Yench, Emma

2012-01-01

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Middle School Students' Conceptual Learning from the Implementation of a New NSF Supported Curriculum: Interactions in Physical Science[TM  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A new National Science Foundation supported curriculum, Interactions in Physical Science[TM], was evaluated on students' conceptual change in the twelve concept areas of the national physical science content standard (B) for grades 5-8. Eighth grade students (N = 66) were evaluated pre and post on a 31-item multiple-choice test of conceptual…

Eick, Charles J.; Dias, Michael; Smith, Nancy R. Cook

2009-01-01

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Language games: Christian fundamentalism and the science curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eighty years after the Scope's Trial, the debate over evolution in the public school curriculum is alive and well. Historically, Christian fundamentalists, the chief opponents of evolution in the public schools, have used the court system to force policymakers, to adopt their ideology regarding evolution in the science curriculum. However, in recent decades their strategy has shifted from the courts

Cheryl J. Freund

2004-01-01

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Consumer Education in the Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this monograph, the implementation of consumer education topics into the science curriculum of secondary schools is advocated. Not only is the need for such activities explained, but several suggested instructional topics are provided. One area of recommended study is that of product comparison. A model outline of operation is provided, along…

Kowalski, Stephen W.

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History and Social Science Curriculum Framework.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum framework represents the first statewide guideline for learning, teaching, and assessment in history and social science for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's public schools. The framework is based on sound research and effective practice and reflects a vision of how classrooms can and should look to assist all students to achieve…

Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.

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Mechanics. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, a curriculum guide for auto mechanics for secondary students, is one of six guides developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals, and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson plans for effective…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

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Perceptions of the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy toward Integrating Science into School-Based Agricultural Education Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine perceptions of participants in the 2007 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) toward integrating science into the agricultural education curriculum. NATAA participants felt that students are more motivated to learn, better prepared in science, provided more opportunities to solve…

Myers, Brian E.; Thoron, Andrew C.; Thompson, Gregory W.

2009-01-01

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Science 25. Curriculum Guide. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This science curriculum is an activity-oriented program in which an attempt has been made to provide sufficient information for non-science specialists to enable them to offer an effective course at the grades 10 and 11 levels. This curriculum offers a solution to the unique needs of life in the Canadian Northwest Territories. The role of…

Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.

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Physical Setting/Earth Science Core Curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This guide is intended to assist high-school teachers and supervisors as they prepare curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the Earth Science content and process skills of the New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology. It describes selected process skills and their alignments with standards, key ideas, and performance indicators. Teachers should recognize that is found in this document is the minimum of the content to be taught. There is also an appendix that displays diagrammatically how the material in the curriculum may be organized for curricular and instructional purposes.

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Applied Science in the English School Curriculum: The Meaning and Significance of "Vocationalization"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is concerned with a specific example of an emerging international tendency within secondary education: the process of "vocationalization". It begins with an account of the wider international and historical context and then focuses on an empirical study of a recent reform of the late-secondary curriculum in England: the creation of…

Bell, Jacqueline; Donnelly, James

2009-01-01

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Life Science. A Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The life science curriculum is designed to promote the development of healthy living habits. Emphasis is placed on problems of major concern in the daily life of students and on significant problems in modern society. The curriculum is designed for students enrolled in the coordinated vocational education and training for disadvantaged and…

Spann, Margaret; Cowan, Connie

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Towards an indigenous science curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The recent development of a national science curriculum in M?ori opened up space to contest whose knowledge and whose ways of knowing are included. This paper outlines the background to the curriculum development work in Aotearoa New Zealand with respect to the indigenous M?ori people and science education. Concern is expressed about the fitting of one cultural framework into another and questions are raised about the approach used in the development of the science curriculum. Further research in the area of language, culture and science education is discussed along with how M?ori might move forward in the endeavour of developing a curriculum that reflects M?ori culture and language.

McKinley, Elizabeth

1996-06-01

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Secondary School Curriculum Guide: Industrial Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Cranston Secondary School Curriculum Guide (9-12) for Industrial Arts is intended to serve as a resource for teachers, students, department chairman, guidance personnel, curriculum planners, and others involved in present or future curriculum planning. At least one broadly stated major objective is provided for each section, encompassing the…

Cranston School Dept., RI.

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Issues in Adopting a Laserdisk-Based Science Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined the implementation of a laser-disk based science curriculum in an elementary school. The goal was to develop a richer understanding of the principles for designing a curriculum that will adequately support teachers in adopting a learner-centered framework. Issues included: who has ownership of the classroom discussion; what types of activities are engaged in terms of the constraints imposed;

David A. Child; Thomas M. Duffy; Sonny Kirkley; Lori Hubbard

1997-01-01

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Physical Science Curriculum Support Document  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document was developed in response to the expressed need of physical science teachers for materials designed to facilitate and enhance the teaching of the 1999 North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Physical Science. The materials provide a guide to translating the goals and objectives of the Physical Science curriculum into good…

Elliott, Carolyn C.; Brown, Tim; Harris, Jeff; Lovin, Pamela

2004-01-01

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Writing in the Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are a plethora of opportunities for pupils to write across the curriculum. Each academic discipline may well provide chances for pupils to develop skill in writing, science being no exception. The science teacher needs to develop pupil knowledge in science as well as using the contents in written work. Learning to write and writing to learn…

Ediger, Marlow

2012-01-01

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Solar Fireworks - Integrating an Exhibit on Solar Physics and Space Science into the Science and Astronomy Curriculum of High-School and College Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Astronomers at The Newark Museum's Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium teamed up with the New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research (CSTR) and the Big Bear Solar Observatory in presenting Solar Fireworks. The exhibit opened on May 15, 2004 and features two exhibition kiosks with interactive touch screen displays, where students and other visitors can take "virtual tours" in the fields of solar physics, solar activity, Sun-Earth connection, and geo-sciences. Planetarium and museum visits are an integral part of the introductory physics and astronomy classes at NJIT and the exhibition has been integrated in the astronomy curriculum. For example, NJIT students of the Astronomy Club and regular astronomy courses were closely involved in the design and development of the exhibit. The exhibit is the latest addition to the long-running natural science exhibit "Dynamic Earth: Revealing Nature's Secrets" at the museum. More than 30,000 people per year attend various programs offered by the planetarium including public shows, more than a dozen programs for school groups, after school activities, portable planetarium outreach, outdoor sky watches, solar observing and other family events. More than 1,000 high school students visited the planetarium in 2004. The exhibit is accompanied by a yearly teacher workshop (the first one was held on October 18-20, 2004) to enhance the learning experience of classes visiting the Newark Museum. The planetarium and museum staff has been working with teachers of Newark high schools and has presented many workshops for educators on a wide range of topics from astronomy to zoology. At the conclusion of the exhibit in December 2005, the exhibit will go "on the road" and will be made available to schools or other museums. Finally, the exhibit will find its permanent home at the new office complex of CSTR at NJIT. Acknowledgements: Solar Fireworks was organized by The Newark Museum and the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research and supported by a two-year grant from NASA's Office of Space Science Education/Public Outreach Program (NASA NAG5-12733 EPO-02-219). http://www.bbso.njit.edu

Denker, C.; Wang, H.; Conod, K. D.; Wintemberg, T.; Calderon, I.

2005-05-01

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Outcomes of a High School Entrepreneurship Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was a post-evaluation of graduates of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a national program in high schools to promote entrepreneurship knowledge and skills. The study focused on graduates of the NFTE curriculum in an inner-city high school in Los Angeles County, California. Although the NFTE curriculum contains an evaluation…

Doucet, LaRon; Hiatt-Michael, Diana B.

2011-01-01

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Evaluating the Effects of Medical Explorers a Case Study Curriculum on Critical Thinking, Attitude Toward Life Science, and Motivational Learning Strategies in Rural High School Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was three-fold: to measure the ability of the Medical Explorers case-based curriculum to improve higher order thinking skills; to evaluate the impact of the Medical Explorers case-based curriculum to help students be self directed learners; and to investigate the impact of the Medical Explorers case-based curriculum to improve student attitudes of the life sciences. The target population for this study was secondary students enrolled in advanced life science programs. The resulting sample (n = 71) consisted of 36 students in the case-based experimental group and 35 students in the control group. Furthermore, this study employed an experimental, pretest-posttest control group research design. The treatment consisted of two instructional strategies: case-based learning and teacher-guided learning. Analysis of covariance indicated no treatment effect on critical thinking ability or Motivation and Self-regulation of Learning. However, the Medical Explorers case-based curriculum did show a treatment effect on student attitudes toward the life sciences. These results seem to indicate that case-based curriculum has a positive impact on students' perspectives and attitudes about the study of life science as well as their interest in life science based careers. Such outcomes are also a good indicator that students enjoy and perceive the value to use of case studies in science, and because they see value in the work that they do they open up their minds to true learning and integration. Of additional interest was the observationthat on average eleventh graders showed consistently stronger gains in critical thinking, motivation and self-regulation of learning strategies, and attitudes toward the life sciences as compared to twelfth grade students. In fact, twelfth grade students showed a pre to post loss on the Watson-Glaser and the MSLQ scores while eleventh grade students showed positive gains on each of these instruments. This decline in twelfth grade performance is an endemic indicator of underlying problems that exists in this transitional year of education and supports the need to strengthen the transitional connections between high schools and institutions of higher learning.

Brand, Lance G.

2011-12-01

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Cultural resources of minority and marginalised students should be included in the school science curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper responds to Schademan's "What does playing cards have to do with science? A resource—rich view of African American young men", and takes a resource-rich view to explore the notion of agency and elements of cultural resources that minority and marginalised students bring to the classroom. The paper examines the deficit model, the need to adopt capacity building perspective, and a classroom study, which sought to contextualise capacity building with a group of Australian indigenous students in a science class. As science educators, we need to reject the deficit model by developing capacity building pedagogies that affirm minority and marginalised students' lived languages, experiences and knowledge in their learning.

Chigeza, Philemon

2011-06-01

83

Curriculum in Plant and Environmental Soil Science  

E-print Network

agencies dealing with agricultural production, plant, soil, water or environmental sciencesCurriculum in Plant and Environmental Soil Science Curriculum in Plant and Environmental Soil develop and utilize basic scientific knowledge to understand the most fundamental resources--plants, soils

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Differentiated Curriculum Enhancement in Inclusive Middle School Science: Effects on Classroom and High-Stakes Tests  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation compared quantitative outcomes associated with class-wide peer tutoring using differentiated hands-on activities vs. teacher-directed instruction for students with mild disabilities in inclusive 8th-grade science classes. Thirteen classes of 213 students (109 males; 104 females), of whom 44 were classified with disabilities,…

Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E.; Norland, Jennifer J.; Berkeley, Sheri; McDuffie, Kimberly; Tornquist, Elizabeth Halloran; Connors, Nicole

2006-01-01

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Physical Sciences: Curriculum Resources and Activities for School Librarians and Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides resources to teachers and librarians for creating thematic units on specific topics targeting grades K-8. Each topic includes key concepts, comprehensive teaching resources, teaching resources (nonfiction children's literature), reading selections (fiction children's literature), science activities, creative writing and art…

Bain, Amy; Richer, Janet; Weckman, Janet

86

Secondary School Students' Attitudes to Nanotechnology: What Are the Implications for Science Curriculum Development?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nanotechnology is guided by the assumption that with the ability to shape or re-shape at the molecular level, we could manipulate the physical world. Some speculate that this ability will be the beginning of the next technological revolution. Hence, an aim of secondary science education should be the development of scientifically literate citizens…

Murcia, Karen

2013-01-01

87

Life Sciences: Curriculum Resources and Activities for School Librarians and Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides resources to teachers and librarians for creating thematic units on specific topics targeting grades K-8. Each topic includes key concepts, comprehensive teaching resources, teaching resources (nonfiction children's literature), reading selections (fiction children's literature), science activities, creative writing and art…

Bain, Amy; Richer, Janet; Weckman, Janet

88

Exploring the Middle School Science Achievement Gap: Influences of Curriculum, Instruction and Students' Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students' science achievement has been subject to scrutiny and criticism in the United States. The decline in rankings on standardized international assessments has been the focus of concern for educators, policy makers, parents and society at large. This study, designed as an action research, explored the factors contributing to the decrease…

Winning, Rosalie Anne

2012-01-01

89

Leading Curriculum Innovation in Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a study of 40 primary school leaders from ten very successful primary schools who were interviewed in order to find out the skills, processes and practices that are required for the leadership of successful curriculum innovation in primary schools. Findings suggest that school leaders need to create an "ethos for change" if…

Brundrett, Mark; Duncan, Diane

2011-01-01

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A Longitudinal Study of Science Curriculum and Practices in Elementary Schools in 10 States (1970-1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This longitudinal study was designed to: (1) identify the current status of elementary science teaching and characteristics of science teachers in a sample of 100 public elementary schools (K-6) that participated in a 1970 study; (2) investigate certain changes in the foregoing since 1970; (3) identify principal's and teacher's attitudes…

Audeh, Ghazi Rifat

91

The design of a medical school social justice curriculum.  

PubMed

The acquisition of skills to recognize and redress adverse social determinants of disease is an important component of undergraduate medical education. In this article, the authors justify and define "social justice curriculum" and then describe the medical school social justice curriculum designed by the multidisciplinary Social Justice Vertical Integration Group (SJVIG) at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. The SJVIG addressed five goals: (1) to define core competencies in social justice education, (2) to identify key topics that a social justice curriculum should cover, (3) to assess social justice curricula at other institutions, (4) to catalog institutionally affiliated community outreach sites at which teaching could be paired with hands-on service work, and (5) to provide examples of the integration of social justice teaching into the core (i.e., basic science) curriculum. The SJVIG felt a social justice curriculum should cover the scope of health disparities, reasons to address health disparities, and means of addressing these disparities. The group recommended competency-based student evaluations and advocated assessing the impact of medical students' social justice work on communities. The group identified the use of class discussion of physicians' obligation to participate in social justice work as an educational tool, and they emphasized the importance of a mandatory, longitudinal, immersive, mentored community outreach practicum. Faculty and administrators are implementing these changes as part of an overall curriculum redesign (2012-2015). A well-designed medical school social justice curriculum should improve student recognition and rectification of adverse social determinants of disease. PMID:23969356

Coria, Alexandra; McKelvey, T Greg; Charlton, Paul; Woodworth, Michael; Lahey, Timothy

2013-10-01

92

UWHS Climate Science: Uniting University Scientists and High School Teachers in the Development and Implementation of a Dual-Credit STEM-Focused Curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The University of Washington is adapting a popular UW Atmospheric Sciences course on Climate and Climate Change for the high school environment. In the process, a STEM-focused teaching and learning community has formed. With the support of NASA Global Climate Change Education 20 teachers have participated in an evolving professional development program that brings those actively engaged in research together with high school teachers passionate about bringing a formal climate science course into the high school. Over a period of several months participating teachers work through the UW course homework and delve deeply into specific subject areas. Then, during a week-long summer institute, scientists bring their particular expertise (e.g. radiation, modeling) to the high school teachers through lectures or labs. Together they identify existing lectures, textbook material and peer-reviewed resources and labs available through the internet that can be used to effectively teach the UW material to the high school students. Through this process the scientists learn how to develop teaching materials around their area of expertise, teachers engage deeply in the subject matter, and both the university and high school teachers are armed with the tools to effectively teach a STEM-focused introductory course in climate science. To date 12 new hands-on modules have been completed or are under development, exploring ice-cores, isotopes, historical temperature trends, energy balance, climate models, and more. Two modules have been tested in the classroom and are ready for peer-review through well-respected national resources such as CLEAN or the National Earth Science Teachers Association; three others are complete and will be implemented in a high school classroom this year, and the remainder under various stages of development. The UWHS ATMS 211 course was piloted in two APES (Advanced Placement Environmental Science classrooms) in Washington State in 2011/2012. The high school course used the UW Atmospheric Sciences curriculum, exams, and textbook (The Earth System, 3rd edition, Kump, Kasting and Crane, 2010), and one of the hands-on modules. Communication with these instructors during the year helped us define assessment strategies and to identify challenges of bringing the material into the high school classroom. This knowledge will be shared with teachers during our summer 2012 workshop and will inform approaches to teaching the course in 2012/2013. Proposed formats for implementation include year-long courses, using the APES/Climate format of 2011/2012, a union of Oceanography and Climate content, or in the context of an engineering course. Our initial vision was for a stand-alone semester or year-long course in climate science, incorporating excel and data handling as a learning tool and a suite of hands-on learning opportunities. Yet, the creative approaches to implementation of a new course in the schools, together with the breadth and depth of the UW curriculum and the Kump et al. 2010 textbook, have resulted in diverse educational approaches for bringing climate science into the high school.

Bertram, M. A.; Thompson, L.; Ackerman, T. P.

2012-12-01

93

Science Sampler: Making science relevant with an integrated curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a modular middle school curriculum that integrates science, math, social studies, and language arts. An adventure story creates the context for student learning of the academic content, which is made relevant to students by including environmental health themes. Most children can relate curriculum concepts to environmental health problems because they have such a problem or know of someone who does. Common conditions include allergies and asthma; poisoning from food, water, or air; exposure to chemical hazards and carcinogens; nutritional disorders; and assorted infectious diseases (NIEHS).

Johnson, Larry; Hardy, Vince; Klemm, W. R.

2008-03-01

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A Curriculum Innovation Framework for Science, Technology and Mathematics Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is growing concern about falling levels of student engagement with school science, as evidenced by studies of student\\u000a attitudes, and decreasing participation at the post compulsory level. One major response to this, the Australian School Innovation\\u000a in Science, Technology and Mathematics (ASISTM) initiative, involves partnerships between schools and community and industry\\u000a organisations in developing curriculum projects at the local

Russell Tytler; David Symington; Craig Smith

2011-01-01

95

Collaborative professional development and curriculum enactment: Teacher reflection to inform inquiry-based discussions in high school science classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Professional development for practicing science teachers has been a goal in education for the last two decades. Studies have shown that the quality of teacher instruction may be linked to teacher participation and involvement in professional development programs (Fishman, Marx, Best, & Tal, 2003). Furthermore, reflection during professional development has been emphasized as an important aspect of teacher learning (Birman, Desimone, Porter, & Garet, 2000; Dinkleman, 2003). However, we have yet to fully understand how teacher reflection and the components of professional development can be linked to changes in classroom instruction (Fendler, 2003). This study incorporated a variety of resources, including AAAS criteria, research-based discussion strategies, educative curriculum materials, a common curriculum, and in particular, a committed researcher, video artifacts and science education research articles, to provide teachers with opportunities to engage in an iterative process of reflection and instruction to bring about instructional change; a process of self-examination and experimentation that was fostered in a small group, collaborative, and sustained professional development program. I also show that the role of the researcher is a key element in connecting professional development and classroom instruction. This study used interviews, professional development workshops, and teacher enactment to show that the design of professional development can foster a teacher learning community of reflective practice that promotes instructional change in inquiry-based science when resources are used to support and complement each other.

Alozie, Nonyelum M.

96

Science through Engineering in Elementary School: Comparing Three Enactments of an Engineering-Design-Based Curriculum on the Science of Sound  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research illustrates how varying enactments of an engineering-design-based science curriculum shaped the development of students' domain-specific scientific ideas and practices. In this comparative case study rooted in the analytical perspectives of activity theory and learning environments, student and teacher participants in three…

Wendell, Kristen Bethke

2011-01-01

97

Environmental Chemistry in the High School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the incorporation of environmental chemistry topics into the traditional high school chemistry curriculum. Describes and provides lesson plans for the sulfur cycle and acid rain, and radioactivity and nuclear energy. Considers possible laboratory experiments. (CW)

Stearns, Carole

1988-01-01

98

UW SCHOOL OF PHARMACY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE  

E-print Network

UW SCHOOL OF PHARMACY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE 2013-2014 Committee Members Denise Walbrandt Pigarelli priorities. These documents will be posted, as appropriate, on the SOP Committee webpage (http://pharmacy

Sheridan, Jennifer

99

Food Science 7075. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide was developed as a resource for teachers to use in planning and implementing a competency-based instructional program on food science in the 11th and 12th grades. It contains materials for a 2-semester course, based on the North Carolina Program of Studies (revised 1992); it is designed to help students learn about the…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education Services.

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Systems & Information Science Curriculum Notes  

E-print Network

Systems & Information Science Curriculum Notes 2014-2015 SIS Specializations All SIS students must Risk Management IST 429 Organizational Info Security IST 471 Internship (3 credit IAS-related internship, subject to approval) CIS 483/CSE 484 Intro to Comp & Network Security CIS/CSE 487 Access Control

Irwin, Robert J.

101

An attempt to write a science curriculum with social relevance for Botswana  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the newly?developed science curriculum for Junior Secondary Schools in Botswana. It should be of particular interest to readers in other developing countries, which may be in positions similar to those of Botswana. The article describes, in particular, how Botswana attempted to make a science curriculum that would be of immediate practical use to pupils leaving school after

M. Nganunu

1988-01-01

102

Leading Change in the Primary Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nicky Waller and Chris Baker believe that change can be a good thing and explain how their training has helped others to adjust to the new science curriculum. In September 2013, teachers across England received the definitive version of the new primary curriculum "Leading Change in the Primary Science Curriculum." This course aimed to…

Waller, Nicky; Baker, Chris

2014-01-01

103

Assessing Library Science Competencies: Soliciting Practitioner Input for Curriculum Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a survey that asked alumni of the Kent State University School of Library Science to rate 53 identified library science competencies needed by new graduates. Competency ratings overall and by type of librarian are presented, and the implications for curriculum design are discussed. A list of the 53 competencies rated is appended. (22…

Buttlar, Lois; Du Mont, Rosemary Ruhig

1989-01-01

104

Science: Model Curriculum Guide, Kindergarten through Grade Eight.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide was developed with the intention of helping teachers and school site administrators in California review the elementary science curriculum and compare it to an idealized model that is presented in the document. Part I of the guide provides a summary of a number of characteristics considered to be important to a strong elementary science

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

105

An Academic/Vocational Curriculum Partnership: Home Economics and Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes middle-school curriculum integrating two diverse disciplines (home economics and science), incorporates social issues, and deals with fundamental concerns of young adolescents. Three major areas are included in framework: food additives for appeal, science of textile fibers, and chemistry of household cleaning. All should be taught by…

Smith, Frances M.; Hausafus, Cheryl O.

1993-01-01

106

Science for Survival: The Modern Synthesis of Evolution and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this historical dissertation, I examined the process of curriculum development in the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) in the United States during the period 1959-1963. The presentation of evolution in the high school texts was based on a more robust form of Darwinian evolution which developed during the 1930s and 1940s called…

Green, Lisa Anne

2012-01-01

107

Mapping Curriculum Innovation in STEM Schools to Assessment Requirements: Tensions and Dilemmas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Specialized science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools create niche areas in an attempt to attract the best students, establish the school status, and justify their privilege to valuable resources. One Singapore STEM school does this in applied science learning to differentiate its curriculum from the national prescribed…

Tan, Aik-Ling; Leong, Woon Foong

2014-01-01

108

Teachers' Stances and Practical Arguments regarding a Science-Indigenous Knowledge Curriculum: Part 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The new South African curriculum known as Curriculum 2005 (to depict the year of its full implementation) requires that teachers integrate school science with Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS). Curriculum 2005 has generated heated debates at various levels since its inception in 1997. This study focuses on the effectiveness or otherwise of a…

Ogunniyi, M. B.

2007-01-01

109

Teachers’ Stances and Practical Arguments Regarding a Science?Indigenous Knowledge Curriculum: Part 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The new South African curriculum known as Curriculum 2005 (to depict the year of its full implementation) requires that teachers integrate school science with Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS). Curriculum 2005 has generated heated debates at various levels since its inception in 1997. This study focuses on the effectiveness or otherwise of a Practical Argumentation Course (PAC) as an instructional tool

M. B. Ogunniyi

2007-01-01

110

Science K-12, Living Things Are Products of Their Heredity and Their Environment. Utica City School District Articulated Curriculum: Project SEARCH, 1975.  

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Two-column objectives are listed for an integrated science curriculum (grades K-12), often subheaded according to science area (biology, health, general science, physical science) and grade level. Concepts regarding characteristics of living things are stressed in objectives for the primary grades (K-5), and reproductive biology is covered…

Utica City School District, NY.

111

Aurum Science: Environmental Science Full Curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Aurum Science is a collection of materials to support Environmental Science classes. It includes a complete set of lectures, worksheets, activities, and labs for a high school or introductory level college course.

Dauray, James

2014-04-04

112

Small Schools Curriculum: Physical Education, K-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The self-contained sections within the document (one for grades K-3, the other for grades 4-6) present objectives, activities, monitoring procedures and resources for the elementary physical education curriculum for Washington small school districts. Identical introductory materials describe the organization of Small Schools materials,…

Hartl, David, Ed.; Hartl, Doris, Ed.

113

Mathematical Modeling in the Secondary School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past 10 years, national conferences and committees investigating the state of American mathematics education have advocated an increased emphasis on problem solving and mathematical modeling situations in the secondary school curriculum. However, little effort has been made to prepare secondary school teachers to use mathematical modeling…

Swetz, Frank, Ed.; Hartzler, J. S., Ed.

114

Water Pollution, Environmental Science Curriculum Guide Supplement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide is a 40-day unit plan on water pollution developed, in part, from the National Science Foundation Environmental Science Institutes' Ninth Grade Environmental Science Curriculum Guide. This unit contains teacher lesson plans, suggested teacher and student modules, case studies, and activities to be developed by teachers…

McKenna, Harold J.

115

Designing Mathematics or Science Curriculum Programs: A Guide for Using Mathematics and Science Education Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With the publication of the National Science Education Standards and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics, a clear set of goals and guidelines for achieving literacy in mathematics and science was established. Designing Mathematics or Science Curriculum Programs has been developed to help state- and district-level education leaders create coherent, multi-year curriculum programs that provide students with opportunities to learn both mathematics and science in a connected and cumulative way throughout their schooling. Researchers have confirmed that as U.S. students move through the grade levels, they slip further and further behind students of other nations in mathematics and science achievement. Experts now believe that U.S. student performance is hindered by the lack of coherence in the mathematics and science curricula in many American schools. By structuring curriculum programs that capitalize on what students have already learned, the new concepts and processes that they can learn will be richer, more complex, and at a higher level. Designing Mathematics or Science Curriculum Programs outlines: Components of effective mathematics and science programs. Criteria by which these components can be judged. A process for developing curriculum that is structured, focused, and coherent. Perhaps most important, this book emphasizes the need for designing curricula across the entire 13-year span that our children spend in elementary and secondary school as a way to improve the quality of education. Ultimately, it will help state and district educators use national and state standards to design or re-build mathematics and science curriculum programs that develop new ideas and skills based on earlier ones--from lesson to lesson, unit to unit, year to year. Anyone responsible for designing or influencing mathematics or science curriculum programs will find this guide valuable.

Committee on Science Education K-12 and the Mathematical Sciences Education Board

1999-01-01

116

Space Science Institute: Curriculum Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Researchers and educators of the Space Science Institute are working together to "expand our knowledge of the space sciences and communicate that knowledge to the public." The Curriculum Materials page of the Web site contains three comprehensive lessons, including: The Kinesthetic Astronomy activity that involves teaching basic astronomical concepts through choreographed bodily movements and positions; the Saturn Educator Guide, which chronicles NASA's deep space mission; and, Solarscapes: Sunspots and Rotation lesson which allows kids to explore the phenomena of the Sun by calculating the period of the solar cycle and more. Each well-designed lesson contains all the necessary instructions and downloads needed to complete them.

117

Space Science Institute: Curriculum Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Researchers and educators of the Space Science Institute are working together to "expand our knowledge of the space sciences and communicate that knowledge to the public." The Curriculum Materials page of the Web site contains three comprehensive lessons, including: The Kinesthetic Astronomy activity that involves teaching basic astronomical concepts through choreographed bodily movements and positions; the Saturn Educator Guide, which chronicles NASA's deep space mission; and, Solarscapes: Sunspots and Rotation lesson which allows kids to explore the phenomena of the Sun by calculating the period of the solar cycle and more. Each well-designed lesson contains all the necessary instructions and downloads needed to complete them.

2007-11-22

118

Science K-12, Interdependency of Living Things and Living Things With Their Environment. Utica City School District Articulated Curriculum: Project SEARCH, 1975.  

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Two-column objectives are listed for an integrated science curriculum (grades K-12), often subheaded according to science area (biology, physical science), and grade level. Choices of environmental topics such as weather, conservation of natural resources, and the interdependence of organisms and environment dominate objectives written for grades…

Utica City School District, NY.

119

The Buffalo Approach to Changing the Basic Science Curriculum, or Toiling and Dreaming in the Vineyards of Dental Education.  

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The State University of New York at Buffalo dental school's reform of basic science curriculum is discussed. The paper first outlines the curriculum review/development process, focusing on incorporation of specific competencies, computer-based curriculum analysis, and the role of a dental schools consortium. The paper then looks at future…

Tedesco, Lisa A.; And Others

1992-01-01

120

Incorporating Astronomy Research into the High School Curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the past three years, graduate students in the University of Virginia Astronomy Department (UVa) have partnered with the Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology (CVGS) to advise high school juniors in individual astronomy research projects spanning eight months. CVGS, located 60 miles from UVa and servicing 14 schools in rural central VA, operates a daily, half-day program where talented high school juniors and seniors take courses in college-level science, mathematics, and technology, including research methods. UVa graduate students have mentored over a dozen students through astronomy research projects to fulfill their course requirements. The result of this unique partnership is the development of a full astronomy research curriculum that teaches the terminology, background concepts, analysis techniques and communication skills that are required for astronomy research, all designed for an off-site setting. The curriculum is organized into a set of "Tutorials,” which when combined with the standard CVGS Research and Statistics courses, result in an an effective, comprehensive, and productive research collaboration. In this poster, we will display our curriculum in a step by step basis as a model for potential collaborations with other institutions and comment on how these opportunities have benefited the high school students, CVGS and the graduate students involved.

Beaton, Rachael; Zasowski, G.; Dirienzo, W.; Corby, J.

2012-01-01

121

An evaluation of the National Curriculum Redesign Project: Eighth grade science curriculum pedagogical strategies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the eighth grade science National Curriculum Redesign Project. The site for this study was an urban secondary school in the British Virgin Islands. The school's population consisted of 1600 students and 120 teachers, where approximately 70% of the students were from low socioeconomic families (Secondary High School Statistical Records, 2006). The school's population was tri-cultural and consisted of approximately more Black West Indian, than Hispanic and Caucasian students and teachers. The school employed a student centered and pedagogical approach. The classroom's structure comprised of heterogeneously grouped inclusion classes with class sizes ranging between 27--40 students. The results of several studies revealed that the school's graduates did not have vital skills to work and effectively function in the work place (Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, 2000). These findings challenged the curriculum attributes and the school's pedagogical practices as it relates to providing powerful discourse in good instruction and improved academic achievement skills. Thus, the National Curriculum Redesign Project was developed to ensure teaching-learning components work together to foster significant learning practices. The review of the literature informed and substantiated the research and the related research questions. The population sample consisted of three secondary school science teachers and 26 students. Questionnaires and interview data collecting tools were employed. The data was analyzed to identify patterns and themes in responses. Descriptive statistics consisting of frequencies and percentage were used to support qualitative information and recommendations were made.

Chalwell-Brewley, Lavon P.

122

A Longitudinal Assessment of Gifted Students' Learning Using the Integrated Curriculum Model (Icm): Impacts and Perceptions of the William and Mary Language Arts and Science Curriculum  

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This study examines the effects over time of implementing the William and Mary language arts and science curriculum for gifted learners designed around the Integrated Curriculum Model (ICM) in one suburban school district. It also analyzes stakeholders' perceptions of the effectiveness of the curriculum. Findings suggest that gifted student…

Feng, Annie Xuemei; Van Tassel-Baska, Joyce; Quek, Chwee; Bai, Wenyu; O'Neill, Barbara

2005-01-01

123

Science Education: Schools Pushed To Broaden Access, Overhaul Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This newsletter issue focuses on the issue of recommended instructional and curriculum changes that are part of the current reforms in science education. The issue is composed of four articles. The first article, "Science Education: Schools Pushed To Broaden Access, Overhaul Practice," discusses the call for a science curriculum that prepares…

O'Neil, John, Ed.

1992-01-01

124

Two Decades of School Science Education in Papua New Guinea.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the history of elementary/lower secondary school science, appraising the impact of various curriculum projects. Summarizes United Nations involvement in providing leadership and support in curriculum development. Concludes with a review of science education research and the interrelationships between local culture and science teaching, and…

Maddock, Maxwell N.

1983-01-01

125

REORGANIZED SCIENCE CURRICULUM, 5A, FIFTH GRADE SUPPLEMENT.  

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THE SEVENTH IN A SERIES OF 17 VOLUMES, THIS VOLUME PROVIDES THE FIFTH GRADE TEACHER WITH A GUIDE TO THE REORGANIZED SCIENCE CURRICULUM OF THE MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THE MATERIALS ARE INTENDED TO BE AUGMENTED AND REVISED AS THE NEED ARISES. THERE IS A DETAILED OUTLINE OF SUBJECT MATTER FOR GRADE 5 FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING MAJOR AREAS AROUND…

Minneapolis Special School District 1, Minn.

126

Evolving Technical Graphics in the High Schools: A New Curriculum in Scientific Visualization  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new curriculum, Scientific Visualization, is being taught by high school technical graphics and science teachers for the first time in the Fall of 1997. This curriculum reflects a broadening application of computer graphics techniques in the workplace and represents a rich area for technical graphics teachers at all levels of education to be involved in. The goal of the

Eric N. Wiebe; Aaron C. Clark

1997-01-01

127

General Science Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1645.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide, developed to establish statewide curriculum standards for the Louisiana Competency-based Education Program, contains the minimum competencies and process skills that should be included in a general science course. It consists of: (1) a rationale for an effective science program; (2) a list and description of four major goals…

Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.

128

Earth Science Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1643.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide, developed to establish statewide curriculum standards for the Louisiana Competency-based Education Program, contains the minimum competencies and process skills that should be included in an earth science course. It consists of: (1) a rationale for an effective science program; (2) a list and description of four major goals…

Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.

129

Influencing Student Understanding of the Nature of Science: Data from a Case of Curriculum Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than 1,600 middle school students, including an experimental group exposed to the Biological Science Curriculum Study (BSCS), were administered the Modified Nature of Scientific Knowledge Scale. Results indicate that the students utilizing the traditional science curriculum possessed a significantly better understanding of the testable nature…

Meichtry, Yvonne J.

1992-01-01

130

Toward a Lived Science Curriculum in Intersecting Figured Worlds: An Exploration of Individual Meanings in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As knowledge of and familiarity with science becomes an increasingly important aspect of contemporary life and citizenship, efforts have been made to make the science curriculum a “lived” curriculum (Hurd, 2000), one that reaches out to the lives, communities, and experiences of students. In this research around a high school urban ecology…

Price, Jeremy F.; McNeill, Katherine L.

2013-01-01

131

A Leader's Guide to Science Curriculum Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Use this powerful professional development approach to improve teacher understanding of K-12 science teaching and learning! The Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) process, funded by the National Science Foundation, helps teachers improve their practic

Carolyn Landel

2009-01-01

132

A Reexamination of Ontario's Science Curriculum: Toward a More Inclusive Multicultural Science Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The rapid diversification of communities in Ontario has necessitated the provincial government to reevaluate public school curriculums and policies to make schools more inclusive and reflective of its diverse population. This article critically analyzes the content of the latest revised science curricula for Grades 1 to 10 and assesses the degree…

Mujawamariya, Donatille; Hujaleh, Filsan; Lima-Kerckhoff, Ashley

2014-01-01

133

Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences The Graduate School of Maritime Sciences at Kobe University will provide high-level  

E-print Network

, implementation, evaluation, and management of logistics systems. These systems are primarily based on maritime Logistics Sciences, and Marine Engineering. The Division of Maritime Management Sciences takes charge of education and research regarding the management and construction of maritime system to guarantee safety

Banbara, Mutsunori

134

STEM policy and science education: scientistic curriculum and sociopolitical silences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This essay responds to the contribution of Volny Fages and Virginia Albe, in this volume, to the field of research in science education, and places it in the context of the plethora of government and industry policy documents calling for more Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in schools and universities and the tension between these and students' declining interest in studying STEM subjects. It also draws attention to the parallels between the silences around sociopolitical issues in government policies and curriculum related to STEM, including nanoscience, and those found with respect to environmental education two decades ago, and relates these to the resurgence of a scientific rationalist approach to curriculum.

Gough, Annette

2014-05-01

135

Black Cinderella: Multicultural Literature and School Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses diversity issues evident in fairy tales and explores the pedagogical implications for adding counter-narratives in the school curriculum. Critical Race Theory is employed. In order to uncover contradictory discourses of race within Black cultures, four Africana (African, African American, and Caribbean) Cinderella tale types…

Yenika-Agbaw, Vivian

2014-01-01

136

Electricity: Residential Wiring. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide on residential wiring for secondary students is one of six developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals, and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson plans for effective delivery of…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

137

Construction: Masonry. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This construction curriculum guide on masonry for secondary students is one of six developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals, and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson plans for effective delivery of…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

138

Agriculture: Horticulture. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This agricultural curriculum guide on horticulture for secondary students is one of six developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals, and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson plans for effective delivery…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

139

Leading Curriculum Improvement: Fundamentals for School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book offers clear guidance for facilitating curriculum improvement at the building level. It includes real-life scenarios that principals encounter, accompanied by strategies to help schools sustain focus on student learning and continuous organizational development. It is aimed at current and prospective administrators looking to update or…

Tallerico, Marilyn

2011-01-01

140

Reconceptualizing School-Based Curriculum Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A detailed analysis of how and why school-based curriculum development (SBCD) occurs is provided in this book. Case studies from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States are presented to show that despite different contexts, common patterns exist, especially in terms of participant motivation and processes. An innovations…

Marsh, Colin; And Others

141

Equalizing Multi-School Curriculum by Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A three year project aimed at providing equal educational opportunity for all students in the seven high schools of Etowah County, Alabama by implementing a county-wide curriculum using a flexible, rotating schedule, audio-graphic network, instructional television, a learning center, and individualized instruction. The report rates the project as…

Etowah County Board of Education, Gadsden, AL.

142

High School Law Awareness Curriculum Guide, 1980.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instructional materials, activities, and lesson plans used to teach high school students about the law, the legal process, and the legal system are presented. The materials are intended to be incorporated into the U.S. history curriculum. The following topics are covered: procedure for trial simulation; the Boston Massacre; the debate over…

Seminole County Board of Public Instruction, Sanford, FL.

143

Chemistry [Sahuarita High School Career Curriculum Project].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course entitled "Chemistry" is one of a series of instructional guides prepared by teachers for the Sahuarita High School (Arizona) Career Curriculum Project. It consists of three packages, the first dealing with solids, liquids and solutions, the second with acids, bases and anions, and the third with cation analysis. These packages are…

Lane, Robert

144

Third Grade Level Science Sample Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a sample of the Arkansas science curriculum and identifies the content standards for physical science systems, life science systems, and Earth science/space science systems for third grade students. Each content standard is explained and includes student learning expectations, third grade benchmarks, assessments, and…

Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

145

Kindergarten Grade Level Science Sample Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a sample of the Arkansas science curriculum and identifies the content standards for physical science systems, life science systems, and Earth science/space science systems for kindergarten students. Each content standard is explained and includes student learning expectations, kindergarten benchmarks, assessments, and…

Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

146

Eighth Grade Level Science Sample Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a sample of the Arkansas science curriculum and identifies the content standards for physical science systems, life science systems, and Earth science/space science systems for eighth grade students. Each content standard is explained and includes student learning expectations, eighth grade benchmarks, assessments, and…

Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

147

Sixth Grade Level Science Sample Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a sample of the Arkansas science curriculum and identifies the content standards for physical science systems, life science systems, and Earth science/space science systems for sixth grade students. Each content standard is explained and includes student learning expectations, sixth grade benchmarks, assessments, and…

Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

148

Fifth Grade Level Science Sample Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a sample of the Arkansas science curriculum and identifies the content standards for physical science systems, life science systems, and Earth science/space science systems for fifth grade students. Each content standard is explained and includes student learning expectations, fifth grade benchmarks, assessments, and…

Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

149

First Grade Level Science Sample Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a sample of the Arkansas science curriculum and identifies the content standards for physical science systems, life science systems, and Earth science/space science systems for first grade students. Each content standard is explained and includes student learning expectations, first grade benchmarks, assessments, and…

Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

150

Seventh Grade Level Science Sample Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a sample of the Arkansas science curriculum and identifies the content standards for physical science systems, life science systems, and Earth science/space science systems for seventh grade students. Each content standard is explained and includes student learning expectations, seventh grade benchmarks, assessments, and…

Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

151

Fourth Grade Level Science Sample Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a sample of the Arkansas science curriculum and identifies the content standards for physical science systems, life science systems, and Earth science/space science systems for fourth grade students. Each content standard is explained and includes student learning expectations, fourth grade benchmarks, assessments, and…

Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

152

Second Grade Level Science Sample Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a sample of the Arkansas science curriculum and identifies the content standards for physical science systems, life science systems, and Earth science/space science systems for second grade students. Each content standard is explained and includes student learning expectations, second grade benchmarks, assessments, and…

Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

153

Curriculum Development for Gifted and Talented Middle School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper describes a curriculum model developed for gifted and talented students in an integrated middle school program, as a cooperative effort between the College of Education at the University of Houston and a Houston middle school. The program includes identification procedures, curriculum practices, and evaluation techniques. The curriculum

Monaco, Theresa; Goodner, Jane

154

Social Studies at James Madison High School: A Curriculum Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1987 U.S. Secretary of Education, William J. Bennett, published "James Madison High School: A Curriculum for American Students" that proposed a core curriculum for high schools. In response to that publication, this paper examines the core curriculum as it affects social studies. The social studies sequence emphasized history (ninth and tenth…

Patrick, John J.

155

New Trends in School Science Equipment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This four-part volume examines trends, problems, and issues related to school science equipment. Part 1 focuses on laboratory work and practical activities in science and technology education, considering equipment and curriculum development, equipment development related to curricula in Brazil, uses of local resources for practical work,…

Lowe, Norman K., Ed.

156

The impact of a curriculum course on pre-service primary teachers' science content knowledge and attitudes towards teaching science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many primary school teachers have insufficient content and pedagogical knowledge of science. This lack of knowledge can often lead to a lack of confidence and competence in teaching science. This article explores the impact of a year-long science methodology (curriculum science) course on second year Bachelor of Education (BEd) students' conceptual and pedagogical knowledge of science and on their attitudes

Clíona Murphy; Greg Smith

2012-01-01

157

Language games: Christian fundamentalism and the science curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Eighty years after the Scope's Trial, the debate over evolution in the public school curriculum is alive and well. Historically, Christian fundamentalists, the chief opponents of evolution in the public schools, have used the court system to force policymakers, to adopt their ideology regarding evolution in the science curriculum. However, in recent decades their strategy has shifted from the courts to the local level, where they pressure teachers and school boards to include "alternate theories" and the alleged "flaws" and "inconsistencies" of evolution in the science curriculum. The purpose of this content analysis study was to answer the question: How do Christian fundamentalists employ rhetorical strategies to influence the science curriculum? The rhetorical content of several public legal and media documents resulting from a lawsuit filed against the Athens Public Schools by the American Center of Law and Justice were analyzed for the types of rhetorical strategies employed by the participants engaged in the scientific, legal, and public discourse communities. The study employed an analytical schema based on Ludwig Wittgenstein's theory of language games, Lawrence Prelli's theory of discourse communities, and Michael Apple's notion of constitutive and preference rules. Ultimately, this study revealed that adroit use of the constitutive and preference rules of the legal and public discourse communities allowed the school district to reframe the creation-evolution debate, thereby avoiding a public spectacle and ameliorating the power of creationist language to affect change in the science curriculum. In addition, the study reinforced the assertion that speakers enjoy the most persuasive power when they attend to the preference rules of the public discourse community.

Freund, Cheryl J.

158

Student Centered Curriculum: Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student-centered learning has an important place in education because it fosters student engagement and allows the traditional micromanaging teacher to transform into a guide. The current education model emphasizes teacher control and curriculum based on standardized testing, which stunts students' natural learning processes. This study…

Rondone, Atria

2014-01-01

159

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CURRICULUM GUIDE  

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University, School of Medicine Medical Student Competencies and Institutional Learning Objectives The Wayne State University School of Medicine has established a comprehensive set of competencies summarizes the general competencies and institutional learning objectives. The first row defines the general

Rajlich, Vaclav

160

Michigan Curriculum Framework: Science Education Guidebook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Guidebook contains ideas, examples, suggestions, and resources that can help teachers create and implement a science curriculum for all students. It is designed to be used as a guide for exploring the issues of vision, teaching, curriculum, and assessment that should be considered and debated in the move towards scientific literacy. Chapters…

Blakeslee, Theron; Kahan, Janet

161

Science--A Curriculum Profile for Australian Schools. A Joint Project of the States, Territories, and the Commonwealth of Australia Initiated by the Australian Education Council.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series of documents produced by a collaborative curriculum development project in Austtralia, this book is designed to assist in the improvement of teaching and learning science and to provide a common language for reporting student achievement. The book begins with a chart presenting curricular outcomes. The book is then divided into…

Australian Education Council, Canberra.

162

Use of the NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Examination as a Progress Test in the Preclerkship Curriculum of a New Medical School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the present study, we describe the innovative use of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) as a progress test during the preclerkship medical curriculum. The main aim of this study was to provide external validation of internally developed multiple-choice assessments in a new medical…

Johnson, Teresa R.; Khalil, Mohammed K.; Peppler, Richard D.; Davey, Diane D.; Kibble, Jonathan D.

2014-01-01

163

School Science Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article talks about the declining state of many school science laboratories. The author describes how school districts are renovating their science labs to improve student learning. The author also offers tips from those who have already renovated their school science labs.

Schachter, Ron

2008-01-01

164

Student achievement in science and mathematics on campuses that have implemented the CSCOPE curriculum model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to determine whether differences in student achievement exist between school campuses which followed a specific standards-based curriculum model (CSCOPE) and school campuses which followed a non-CSCOPE or traditional curriculum model. One-hundred and sixty CSCOPE curriculum campuses and 160 non-CSCOPE curriculum campuses were used in the study. Achievement data were collected on students in the fifth, eighth, and eleventh grades using the campuses percentage passing on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) for both science and mathematics. The TAKS is the state-mandated assessment system used to comply with federal testing guidelines. Data for the 2007-2008 school year were used for the elementary level while data from 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 were used for junior high (middle school) and high school levels. Data were analyzed by overall class as well as aggregated by ethnic classifications. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize achievement results and t-tests were utilized to analyze achievement differences between the two curriculum models. Overall fifth grade students in CSCOPE schools outperformed (p < .05) non-CSCOPE counterparts in science and mathematics. Also, fifth grade Hispanic students using CSCOPE curriculum scored higher (p < .05) than those in traditional curricula. Eighth grade students in CSCOPE schools performed better (p < .05) in science than students in non-CSCOPE schools. Finally, eighth grade Hispanic and White subgroups using CSCOPE curriculum outperformed ( p < .05) their ethnic counterparts using traditional curriculum models. The only statistically significant finding at the eleventh grade level was the African-American subgroup in science, but this subgroup had too small of a sample to infer the findings to the population. Thus, the results would tend to support use of the standardized curriculum model (CSCOPE) at lower levels whereas achievement in high school may not be differentially affected by the standardized model.

Wilson, Emily R.

165

The Impact of a Curriculum Course on Pre-Service Primary Teachers' Science Content Knowledge and Attitudes towards Teaching Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many primary school teachers have insufficient content and pedagogical knowledge of science. This lack of knowledge can often lead to a lack of confidence and competence in teaching science. This article explores the impact of a year-long science methodology (curriculum science) course on second year Bachelor of Education (BEd) students'…

Murphy, Cliona; Smith, Greg

2012-01-01

166

The Effect of School Culture on Science Education at an Ideologically Innovative Elementary Magnet School: An Ethnographic Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ethnographic case study investigated the science practices of teachers at one public elementary magnet school in light of how school culture influenced science curriculum design and instruction. The purpose of the study was to address how school culture impacted the school's overall treatment of science as a viable content area. Key informant…

Meier, Lori T.

2012-01-01

167

State of Delaware Science Curriculum Framework Content Standards [and] Performance Indicators, 6-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of the Delaware Department of Education's ongoing efforts to provide assistance and support to local school districts in their development of a standards-based curriculum, this document presents the eight science standards for middle school. The standards for grades 6-8 are: (1) nature and application of science and technology; (2) materials…

Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover.

168

The American Government Information Unit: Curriculum Alternatives for Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The laboratory has created this information unit to help answer curriculum planning questions for secondary school curriculum decision makers. It tells about the products and activities of nine selected curriculum development programs by organizing the following information in chart, summary, then complete report form for quick and easy review and…

Adelson, Nancy C.; Crosby, Sandra G.

169

One Brief, Shining Moment? The Impact of Neo-Liberalism on Science Curriculum in the Compulsory Years of Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The past 20 years or so have seen ongoing concern for the nature of science education in the Anglophone developed world. A particular focus of this concern has been the need to find new ways to frame science curricula that will engage students, yet it is proving difficult to achieve this goal. In this article I argue that the impact on science

Smith, Dorothy Veronica

2011-01-01

170

Traversing the educational ladder: Perspectives on science curriculum reform  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this interpretive study was to unravel some of the complexity of science curriculum reform by tracing the natural history of the initiation of planned change viewed from the perspectives of practitioners and policymakers. The study captures the experiences, beliefs, and perceptions of key stakeholders in one school district in Texas and in the state education agency as they encounter, negotiate, and work with a radically different approach to the secondary science curriculum. Incorporating ideas from national reform efforts, such as Project 2061 and Scope, Sequence, and Coordination of Secondary School Science, the new approach called Coordinated Thematic Science (CTS) would offer a four-year course of study in grades seven through ten, integrating the major science disciplines with a thematic approach. Three sources of data were collected, described, and analyzed in the study: in-depth interviews, document analyses, and field notes. Nine factors related to the initiation and implementation of change, derived inductively from the data, were identified and described for each of the participants from the different stakeholder groups studied. These groups included middle school science teachers, high school science teachers, middle school principals, district office staff members, and state education agency staff members. Results are presented both in the form of descriptive text and in data displays constructed around the nine key factors for each stakeholder group. The results are interpreted against the historical account of the origins and development of CTS and related to the literature on educational change. Stakeholder perspectives on the reform were complex and often idiosyncratic. Two factors, belief that the curriculum needs to be reformed and beliefs about the effects of the proposed reform on students, showed the widest variations in perceptions across the five stakeholder groups. Teachers' personal concerns about their science backgrounds, lack of information about the new approach, and lack of communication within and across schools posed serious barriers to the success of the reform. The fact that there were widely different perceptions among stakeholders in a single district poses challenges both to curriculum reform in science and to the idea of systemic reform in education.

Salyer, Barbara Ann

1998-12-01

171

Oak Knoll School English Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this detailed survey of the English offerings of a private secondary school for girls, each grade is divided into semester or smaller thematic units. For each of these units, an overview/rationale is followed by a book list and description of how the unit's activities will help the student develop specific skills in the areas of reading,…

Marcus, Harriet; And Others

172

Analysis of Students' Assessments in Middle School Curriculum Materials: Aiming Precisely at Benchmarks and Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) developed and field-tested a procedure for analyzing curriculum materials, including assessments, in terms of contribution to the attainment of benchmarks and standards. Using this procedure, Project 2061 produced a database of reports on nine science middle school

Stern, Luli; Ahlgren, Andrew

2002-01-01

173

Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Science Secondary Science Curriculum Development: A Three Year Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports on a multi-year effort to create and evaluate cognitive-based curricular materials for secondary school science classrooms. A team of secondary teachers, educational researchers, and academic biomedical engineers developed a series of curriculum units that are based in biomedical engineering for secondary level students in…

Klein, Stacy S.; Sherwood, Robert D.

2005-01-01

174

Medical student perceptions of a behavioural and social science curriculum  

PubMed Central

Background In 2006, Oregon Health & Science University began implementing changes to better integrate mental health and social science into the curriculum by addressing the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) 2004 recommendation for the inclusion of six behavioural and social science (BSS) domains: health policy and economics, patient behaviour, physician–patient interaction, mind–body interactions, physician role and behaviour, and social and cultural issues. Methods We conducted three focus groups with a purposive sample of 23 fourth-year medical students who were exposed to 4 years of the new curriculum. Students were asked to reflect upon the adequacy of their BSS training specifically as it related to the six IOM domains. The 90-minute focus groups were recorded, transcribed and analysed. Results Students felt the MS1 and MS2 years of the curriculum presented a strong didactic orientation to behavioural and social science precepts. However, they reported that these principles were not well integrated into clinical care during the second two years. Students identified three opportunities to further the inclusion of BSS in their clinical training: presentation of BSS concepts prior to relevant clinical exposure, consistent BSS skills mentoring in the clinical setting, and improving cultural congruence between aspects of BSS and biomedicine. Conclusions Students exposed to the revised BSS curriculum tend to value its principles; however, modelling and practical training in the application of these principles during the second two years of medical school are needed to reinforce this learning and demonstrate methods of integrating BSS principles into practice. PMID:23205062

2011-01-01

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Teachers' Involvement in Implementing the Basic Science and Technology Curriculum of the Nine-Year Basic Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study investigated teachers' involvement in implementing the basic science and technology curriculum in primary schools in WSLGA (Warri South Local Government Area) of Delta State. It sought to identify the availability of the document in primary schools and teachers' knowledge of the objectives and activities specified in the curriculum.…

Odili, John Nwanibeze; Ebisine, Sele Sylvester; Ajuar, Helen Nwakaife

2011-01-01

176

The University School Enaction Curriculum, 2001-2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the curriculum of the University School at the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma), an early childhood and elementary school for academically gifted students. The curriculum is based on enaction theory, which emphasizes active, interdisciplinary learning involving three steps: (1) concept introduction through active and…

Hollingsworth, Patricia L., Ed.

177

James Madison High School. A Curriculum for American Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the Secretary of Education's personal concept of a sound secondary school core curriculum. It is called "James Madison High School" in honor of President James Madison and his strong views that the people, in order to govern properly, must arm themselves with knowledge. The theoretical curriculum consists of four years of…

Bennett, William J.

178

A Model of Curriculum Development in Rural Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because of fewer human resources, teachers in rural schools have to assume a larger responsibility for their own curriculum development than do teachers in city schools. There is a need for a curriculum specialist to get into a situation quickly, to assess the problem, and to solve the problem quickly in order to move to another problem. In rural…

Pehrsson, Robert S.; Mook, John E.

179

Mathematics and Science across the Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue, intended for classroom teachers, provides a collection of essays organized around the theme of mathematics and science across the curriculum as well as a guide to instructional materials related to the theme. Topics addressed in the essays include experiencing mathematics through nature; connecting science, fiction, and real life;…

Thorson, Annette, Ed.

2002-01-01

180

Science Curriculum Guide, Grades K-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This science curriculum guide for grades K-6 consists of a continuum of fundamental skills and attitudes along which students progress from K-6, gradually strengthening their understanding of science. Process skills and attitudes are emphasized in this guide using content as the vehicle for learning the skills and attitudes. Six sections are…

Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.

181

The Australian Science and Mathematics School, Flinders University, South Australia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the design of the secondary school named in the title, including the educational context and design goals. In conjunction with the science faculty of Flinders University, the school will offer adult learning approaches and develop curriculum based on new sciences such as nano- technology. Describes the design innovations that incorporate…

PEB Exchange, 2002

2002-01-01

182

Teaching Media Studies as High School Social Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finds that a large majority of high school social science teachers in two of the nation's largest school districts believe that: students should be taught how to be informed media consumers; the social science curriculum is the appropriate place for that instruction; and while they feel qualified to teach about the media, they have received little…

Tuggle, C. A.; Sneed, Don; Wulfemeyer, K. Tim

2000-01-01

183

The Extra Strand of the Maori Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper comments on the process of re-development of the Maori-medium Science (Putaiao) curriculum, as part of overall curriculum development in Aotearoa New Zealand. A significant difference from the English Science curriculum was the addition of an "extra strand" covering the history and philosophy of science. It is recommended that this…

Stewart, Georgina

2011-01-01

184

Multiple Aims in the Development of a Major Reform of the National Curriculum for Science in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the context of a major reform of the school science curriculum for 14-16-year-olds in England, we examine the aims ascribed to the reform, the stakeholders involved, and the roles of differing values and authority in its development. This reform includes an emphasis on socioscientific issues and the nature of science; curriculum trends of…

Ryder, Jim; Banner, Indira

2011-01-01

185

The Influences of Curriculum Differences and Selected Teaching Strategies on the Cognitive Preferences of Elementary School Science Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined were the cognitive preferences of sixth grade students in relationship both to student involvement in a program utilizing Elementary Science Study Materials and to the teaching strategies employed by the teachers. Two-hundred twenty-six students of eleven teachers, who had taken part in summer workshops to gain experience in using ESS…

Schmedemann, Gary Dean

186

The Integration of Biomimicry as a Solution-Oriented Approach to the Environmental Science Curriculum for High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biomimicry is an interdisciplinary science in which scientists look for solutions to human needs in nature. It endeavors to discover answers from the molecular, or material level, all the way up to the interrelationships, or systems level. The purpose of this review of the literature is to demonstrate the need and potential application of this new…

Staples, Hilary

2005-01-01

187

Collaborative Professional Development and Curriculum Enactment: Teacher Reflection to Inform Inquiry-Based Discussions in High School Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional development for practicing science teachers has been a goal in education for the last two decades. Studies have shown that the quality of teacher instruction may be linked to teacher participation and involvement in professional development programs (Fishman, Marx, Best, & Tal, 2003). Furthermore, reflection during professional…

Alozie, Nonyelum M.

2010-01-01

188

Partners for Excellence: How the University of Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Assisted the Ann Arbor Public Schools in Their Health and Wellness Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the establishment of a relationship between the Health Sciences Libraries of the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Public Schools' Partners for Excellence program. This relationship reflects an innovative approach by the Health and Wellness teachers of the high schools to utilize and integrate up-to-date resources from the Internet to enhance knowledge and develop critical thinking

Merle Rosenzweig; Anna Ercoli Schnitzer

2009-01-01

189

Terrebonne Parish Nautical Science Program Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum presented in this document was created through the auspices of Louisiana State University's Center for Wetland Resources. Need for a program to train qualified personnel for the transportation segment of the mineral and oil industry was shown by a shortage of skilled workers. With the cooperation of a local high school, a one-year…

Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Center for Wetland Resources.

190

Teacher Perspectives on Career-Relevant Curriculum in Middle School  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory all describe the curriculum desirable in middle school (National Middle School Association, 2010). Career-relevant curriculum is one prominent strategy used since the 1970s to achieve these goals. Systematic, integrated, and contemporary efforts at career education often engage core teachers who plan and deliver the curriculum. For this study, a measure was created to assess teacher perspectives of career education efforts in middle school. A two-factor structure (career integration and future orientation) was demonstrated in exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of the survey. Results from 291 middle school teachers reveal the potential of career education infusion into the core curriculum, with nominal but statistically significant differences in gender, subject matter, and socioeconomic status of the school. Implications for middle school educators are provided.

Patrick Akos

2011-01-01

191

Science, Math, and Technology. K-6 Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science, Math and Technology is one of the units of a K-6 unified science curriculum program. The unit consists of four organizing sub-themes: (1) science (with activities on observation, comparisons, and the scientific method); (2) technology (examining simple machines, electricity, magnetism, waves and forces); (3) mathematics (addressing skill…

Blueford, J. R.; And Others

192

The Science Curriculum; The Decline of Expertise and the Rise of Bureaucratise  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The content for the school science curriculum has always been an interplay or contest between the interests of a number of stakeholders, who have an interest in establishing it at a new level of schooling or in changing its current form. For most of its history, the interplay was dominated by the interests of academic scientists, but in the 1980s…

Fensham, Peter J.

2013-01-01

193

Rock Cycle. K-6 Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rock Cycle is one of the units of a K-6 unified science curriculum program. The unit consists of four organizing sub-themes: (1) chemistry (introducing the topics of matter, elements, compounds, and chemical bonding); (2) characteristics (presenting hands-on activities with rocks and minerals); (3) minerals (emphasizing the aesthetic and economic…

Blueford, J. R.; And Others

194

Water Cycle. K-6 Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Water Cycle is one of the units of a K-6 unified science curriculum program. The unit consists of four organizing sub-themes: (1) atmosphere (highlighting the processes of evaporation, condensation, convection, wind movement and air pollution); (2) water (examining the properties of liquids, water distribution, use, and quality, and the water…

Blueford, J. R.; And Others

195

Plate Tectonic Cycle. K-6 Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Plate Tectonics Cycle is one of the units of a K-6 unified science curriculum program. The unit consists of four organizing sub-themes: (1) volcanoes (covering formation, distribution, and major volcanic groups); (2) earthquakes (with investigations on wave movements, seismograms and sub-suface earth currents); (3) plate tectonics (providing maps…

Blueford, J. R.; And Others

196

Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Newsletter Number 47.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) newsletter is mainly devoted to reports of the international adaptation of the BSCS materials. The BSCS director provides an overview of the international cooperation program, and a member from most of the adaptation teams contributes a short report on the progress of adaptations in his…

Clark, George M., Ed.

197

National Science Foundation Model Programs of Preparation of Middle School Science and Mathematics Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Meeting the needs of the nation for science teachers who can prepare future citizens for a technological world requires a new curriculum. Middle school science education spans all of the natural sciences and therefore a college program to prepare teachers for this kind of assignment should include a strong background in interdisciplinary science

Doody, William J.; Robinson, Dianne

198

Policy and Curriculum Development in Greece. the Case of Secondary School Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the politics and values of the secondary school curriculum in Greece and attempts to find out the influences of cultural tradition and centralized control on curriculum development. In particular, it studies the decision-making process and the politics of educational control, employing some theoretical elements from centralist…

Ifanti, Amalia A.

2007-01-01

199

Bases para el Curriculum de las Escuelas de Nivel Elemental (Bases for the Elementary School Curriculum).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document proposes a detailed foundation for curriculum planning in grades 1, 2, and 3 in the Argentine elementary schools. The book covers such topics as curriculum objectives, contents and activities, personalization and individualization, socialization and regionalization, quality, organization, and suggestions for subject matter and…

Ministerio de Cultura y Educacion, Buenos Aires (Argentina). Centro National de Documentacion e Informacion Educativa.

200

Developing Curriculum for Canadian Schools: What We Learned from the Atlantic Salmon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The process of developing a distinctively Canadian junior high school curriculum unit integrating subject content of history, science, and geography around a common theme is discussed. The unit focuses on the life cycle and environment of the Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar. (MJB)

Anderson, Gary J.; And Others

1977-01-01

201

Indigenising the Griffith School of Environment Curriculum: Where to from Here?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a discussion on a study undertaken by academics within the Griffith School of Environment, Brisbane, Australia that sought to explore the potential of an Indigenised curriculum to attract and retain Indigenous students, and thereby facilitate greater participation of Indigenous students in science. The article highlights the…

Howlett, Catherine; Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Seini, Monica; Matthews, Christopher

2013-01-01

202

Curriculum for Junior High School Students: Dairy Food Consumption Self-Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A nutrition education module for a family and consumer sciences curriculum was developed and evaluated with junior high school students (n = 63) using a quasi-experimental design. The multivariate interaction between time of measurement and intervention was significant, F (2, 50) = 8.68, p = 0.001.The univariate interaction between pre and post…

Pobocik, Rebecca S.; Haar, Christine M.; Dawson, Erin E.; Coleman, Priscilla; Bakies, Karen

2009-01-01

203

From Victory to Freedom: The African American Experience. Curriculum Guide: Secondary School Course of Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This secondary school curriculum guide contains three sections of instructional materials about three areas of African American life. The section "Community Life" includes detailed lessons on family, the church, education, business, and organizations. The section "Public Life" provides in-depth lessons on media, science and medicine, armed forces,…

Ohio Historical Society, Columbus.

204

University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee School of Nursing CNP Curriculum Requirements under WTCS Articulation Agreement  

E-print Network

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee School of Nursing CNP Curriculum Requirements under WTCS Articulation Agreement WTCS Graduates May 1996 and thereafter GENERAL EDUCATION (64 cr) NURSING REQUIREMENTS complete WTCS SCIENCES (2Icr) NURSING Chemistry N210 Micro N233 Biochemistry N321 Anatomy N322

Saldin, Dilano

205

Forensic Science: Middle School  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource guide from the Middle School Portal 2 project, written specifically for teachers, provides links to exemplary resources including background information, lessons, career information, and related national science education standards. This resource guide for middle school educators provides background content knowledge, lessons and activities, career information, and ideas for integrating forensics topics and concepts into existing units commonly taught in middle level science - for example, nature of science, methods of science, biology, engineering or genetics units. One section shows the alignment of resources to the National Science Education Standards.

Lefever, Mary

2009-07-01

206

The Primary School Curriculum in a Colonial Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A history of primary school curriculum in Guyana, a former British colony, points out social determinates of curriculum. Ruling groups emphasized agriculture and manual arts in public education to maintain class distinctions while the masses fought for academic education as a key to financial and social success. (JH)

Bacus, M. Kazim

1974-01-01

207

Politics, Culture, and School Curriculum: The Struggles in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to describe the Hong Kong (HK) school curriculum, especially the general curriculum for civic education and other social subjects, in relation to the political events of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, the 1989 Tiananmen Square Incident, and the return of HK's sovereignty from the United Kingdom (UK) to the…

Ho, Wai-Chung

2007-01-01

208

Politics, Culture, and School Curriculum: The struggles in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to describe the Hong Kong (HK) school curriculum, especially the general curriculum for civic education and other social subjects, in relation to the political events of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, the 1989 Tiananmen Square Incident, and the return of HK's sovereignty from the United Kingdom (UK) to the People's Republic of China (PRC)

Wai-Chung Ho

2007-01-01

209

More Hot Links: Linking Literature with the Middle School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides annotations for 300+ contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction books that support and enhance the middle school curriculum. The selected titles represent top-quality literature that ties into all areas of the curriculum. The annotations are organized into chapters that cover the following subject areas and genres:…

Wright, Cora M.

210

Weaving in the Women: Transforming the High School English Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggesting that many works by and about women are available, accessible, and necessary to balance the high school English curriculum, this book offers diverse selections from women writers and introduces practical ideas on how to integrate them into the curriculum. Multicultural and feminist, the book is intended for teachers already engaged in…

Whaley, Liz; Dodge, Liz

211

The Ghosts of the School Curriculum: Past, Present and Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ghosts haunt the school curriculum. Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" provides a starting point for thinking about these curriculum ghosts. In the Preface, he states that he has "endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea". In this article, the author seeks to raise the ghost of an idea, and to have a bit of fun with…

Kenway, Jane

2008-01-01

212

Fort Osage School District Works toward Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Administrators at Fort Osage School District in Independence, Missouri, feel it is their responsibility to provide students with a guaranteed and viable curriculum. Based on Dr. Robert Marzano's model, district leaders set out to alter their curriculum so that it could be taught adequately in the time allotted for instruction. They wanted to…

Technology & Learning, 2007

2007-01-01

213

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT WINNERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR  

E-print Network

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT WINNERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR SWEEPSTAKES WINNER FAIR PROJECT WINNERS MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR SWEEPSTAKES WINNER! Kirsten Blanton, Cram Middle School Academy of Science Las Vegas 2 nd : Allie O'Bier, Montessori Visions Academy 3 rd : Moonis Ghani, Omar

Hemmers, Oliver

214

How School Science Lies  

Microsoft Academic Search

School science lies. It lies about Mendelian genetics, the peppered moth, male and female, the motion of a pendulum, the Bohr atom, the fluid model of electricity and many other basic concepts, all due to simplification. Real science relies on domain-specific models and so always lies at some level. Teachers thus need to help students appreciate how science interprets complexity

DOUGLAS ALLCHIN

215

How Singapore Junior College Science Teachers Address Curriculum Reforms: A Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using grounded theory research methodology, a theory was developed to explain how Singapore junior college science teachers implement educational reforms underpinning the key initiatives of the "Thinking Schools, Learning Nation" policy. The theory suggests Singapore junior college science teachers "deal with" implementing curriculum reforms by…

Lim, Patrick; Pyvis, David

2012-01-01

216

Teacher Preparation and the National Primary Science Curriculum: A Twentieth-Anniversary Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1989, the progressive introduction of a National Curriculum of subjects to all maintained schools in England and Wales brought compulsory science education into the primary sectors of these two countries for the first time. Such was its considered importance, science was placed alongside English and mathematics in what became known simply as…

Sharp, John; Hopkin, Rebecca; James, Sarah; Peacock, Graham; Kelly, Lois; Davies, Dan; Bowker, Rob

2009-01-01

217

Children's School January 2013 Director's Corner: Curriculum  

E-print Network

provides a broad overview listing the essential components of a quality early childhood program that cover the full range of development and are based on early childhood development theories. You can, science, social studies, and arts that will be more formally taught in elementary school and beyond. We

218

Science Fiction across the Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents ideas on integrating science fiction into language arts, science, social studies, and math. Suggestions include an interstellar journey, imaginative language lessons, futuristic social studies, extraterrestrial life studies, intergalactic math, and science fiction story writing. (SM)

Kay, Andrew L.; Golden, Michael

1991-01-01

219

Can Middle-School Science Textbooks Help Students Learn Important Ideas? Findings from Project 2061's Curriculum Evaluation Study: Life Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The transfer of matter and energy from one organism to another and between organisms and their physical setting is a fundamental concept in life science. Not surprisingly, this concept is common to the "Benchmarks for Science Literacy" (American Association for the Advancement of Science, [1993]), the "National Science Education Standards"…

Stern, Luli; Roseman, Jo Ellen

2004-01-01

220

From High School Teaching to Designing Curriculum: Inspiring  

E-print Network

From High School Teaching to Designing Curriculum: Inspiring the Next Generation of Earth Teaching License #12;Agenda 1. Draw A Scientist Activity and Discussion 2. The Real Deal on High School gender roles." RiegleCrumb, Catherine, and Chelsea Moore. "The Gender Gap in High School Physics

Militzer, Burkhard

221

Best Practice in Middle-School Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using socio-ecological theory, this study explores best practice (educational practices correlated with higher student performance) in middle-school science. Seven schools with consistently higher student performance were compared with three demographically similar, average-performing schools. Best practice included instructional approaches (relevance and engagement, inquiry, differentiated instruction, collaborative work, moderate amounts of homework, and integration of language literacy and science) and administrative practices (nurturing a climate of opportunity to succeed in science, offering professional development based on data and dialogue, engaging teachers in standards-based curriculum revision and alignment, and recruiting the right fit of teacher). It is argued that best practice entails multiple levels of teaching and administrative praxis that together form a school-wide socio-ecological system conducive to higher performance.

Oliveira, Alandeom W.; Wilcox, Kristen C.; Angelis, Janet; Applebee, Arthur N.; Amodeo, Vincent; Snyder, Michele A.

2013-03-01

222

Science in School  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Crafted by the EIRO Forum, the Science in School website aims "to promote inspiring science teaching by encouraging communication between teachers, scientists, and everyone else." Along the top of the page, visitors can look over the various categories of information offered here which include chemistry, earth science, education, and physics. Each of these areas includes fact sheets, classroom activities, and lecture outlines. Visitors can also dive into the Highlighted Articles, which offer up everything from "Bread-making: Teaching Science in Primary School" to "On Your Bike: How Muscles Respond." Additionally, the Scientist Profiles offer thoughtful interviews with scientists from across the European Union.

223

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents procedures, demonstrations, activities, and teaching suggestions on topics appropriate for middle school science including a simple electrolysis cell, conversion factors, energy, solubilities of salts, condensers, and a worksheet for studying coppice woodlands. (DC)

School Science Review, 1982

1982-01-01

224

High School Science Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Scope, Sequence, and Coordination (SS&C) reform movement. Points out the limited science opportunities for minority students in traditional high school settings. First published in 1995. (YDS)

Aldridge, Bill G.

2000-01-01

225

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes activities, demonstrations, and materials suitable for middle school science, including investigations on solar energy, surface tension, exploding cottages, worms and light, airplanes, depolarizing simple cells, and the thermal expansion of metals. (JN)

School Science Review, 1981

1981-01-01

226

Rad World -- computer-animated video radiation and hazardous waste-management science curriculum  

SciTech Connect

The Rad World computer-animated video and curriculum materials were developed through a grant from the Waste-management Education and Research Consortium. The package, which includes a computer-animated video, hands-on activities, and multidisciplinary lessons concerning radiation and hazardous-waste management, was created to approach these subjects in an informative, yet entertaining, manner. The lessons and video, designed to supplement studies of energy and physical science at the middle school and high school level, also implement quality and consistent science education as outlined by the New Mexico Science Standards and Benchmarks (1995). Consistent with the curriculum standards and benchmarks, the curriculum includes library research, collaborative learning, hands-on-science, and discovery learning. Pre- and post-tests are included.

Powell, B. [New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States)

1996-12-31

227

STELR: Improving Science Retention Rates in Australian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Australian Federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has funded a rollout of the STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) Stage One Project to 150 secondary schools in 2010. Participating schools will receive, at no cost, curriculum materials, class sets of supporting laboratory equipment, two…

Finkel, Alan; Pentland, Peter; Hubber, Peter; Blake, Damian; Tytler, Russell

2009-01-01

228

Nuclear Science Curriculum and Curriculum para la Ciencia Nuclear.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a course in the science of nuclear energy, units of which may be included in high school physics, chemistry, and biology classes. It is intended for the use of teachers whose students have already completed algebra and chemistry or physics. Included in this paper are the objectives of this course, a course outline, a…

American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL.

229

Science and Health Education Perspectives on the Handicapped. A Curriculum to Foster Understanding of People with Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to extend the existing science and health education curriculum at junior and senior high school levels, the curriculum presents four mini-units on specific disabilities. The first section provides lesson plans about hearing impairments, and includes four lesson plans listing themes, objectives, and discussion guidelines for such topics as…

City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.

230

Using symbolic interactionism to analyze a specialized STEM high school teacher's experience in curriculum reform  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we present a microanalysis of a specialized STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) high school teacher's experience of self-initiated science inquiry curriculum reform. We examine the meanings of these two constructs: inquiry curriculum and curriculum change through the process lens of interactions, actions, and interpretations. Symbolic interactionism is the theoretical framework we used to frame our analysis of how this teacher, Darren Daley (a pseudonym) and various stakeholders purposefully and strategically engaged in "face-work" and act out lines of actions to advocate or oppose curriculum change. Symbols are used in this world of face-to-face encounters to communicate, imply, and assert, meanings through socially flexible and adjustable processes. We scrutinize how Daley (un)consciously engaged all of these to defend his decisions, actions, and outcomes and "look" to others as doing inquiry reform. The meanings of such work are not intrinsically driven or reactions to psychological and extraneous factors and forces, but emergent through interactions. The data collection methods include interviews with Daley, school administrators, students, and parents, lesson observations in Daley's class, and gathering of school website pages, brochures, and curriculum materials. We represent data in narratives describing storied history, voices, interactions, anecdotal accounts from individuals' experiences, and interpretations. The analysis and findings illuminate the nature of teacher agency—how it is reclaimed, sustained, reinforced, contested, exercised, and modified in more nuanced ways, hence offering an alternative lens to theorizing and empirically analyzing this construct.

Teo, Tang Wee; Osborne, Margery

2012-09-01

231

The same teacher, the same curriculum materials, different schools: What is the enacted curriculum?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research examines how the same teacher implements the same curriculum material in two different schools. The aim of the study is to examine how the enacted algebra curriculum may change when the same teacher enacts the same written curriculum materials in different classes. This research comprises two case studies. Each case examines one teacher who taught the beginning of the mathematical topic "equivalent algebraic expressions", to two 7th grade classes from different schools. The same textbook was used in all four classes. The data collected includes: 1. Observations: 25930 lessons throughout the school year in each of the participating classes; Other mathematics classes in each of the schools; Other non9mathematics classes in the participating classes. A total of 130 lessons were observed. The observations included continuous observations of the teaching of "equivalent algebraic expressions" (15919 lessons) in each class. These observations are the main data source of this research; 2. Interviews with the teachers; 3. Informal conversations; and 4. Field notes. The data was analyzed both through quantitative and qualitative analysis. The research focuses on the following two aspects of the enacted curriculum: implementation of the recommendation that appeared in the curriculum materials and the types of algebraic activity that the students were exposed to during the teaching of the mathematical topic. Kieran's framework (Kieran, 1996, 2004), which distinguishes between three types of algebraic activities 9 generational, transformational and global/meta9level 9 was employed for the examination of the algebraic activities. Comparisons were made for two aspects of the research: between the enacted curriculum in each of the classes and the curriculum materials; and between each of the classes taught by same teacher. It was found that in case study 1, that examined teacher Sara and schools Carmel and Tavor -- most of the recommendations for instruction that appeared in the curriculum materials, were implemented: The students were exposed to the main mathematical subjects/ideas and the mathematical sequence that appeared in the curriculum materials; the lesson structure was similar to the recommended structure, and did not include work on assignments that were not recommended in the curriculum materials. In spite of the similarities in each of the classes, and the curriculum materials, and between the two classes -- a few differences were found, mainly while comparing the enactment in Tavor versus the recommendations in the curriculum materials and the enactment in Carmel. Examination of the algebraic types of activities that the students were exposed to in Carmel and Tavor schools throughout the school year shows that, although the students in the two schools were not required to deal with a similar number of assignments and tasks, in both schools they were exposed to the three types of algebraic activities in similar distribution as appear in the curriculum materials. The focus on the algebraic types of activities exposed to during the whole class work, shows that a significantly lesser percentage of global/meta9level activities was enacted in Tavor. In Tavor, teacher Sara omitted global/meta level activities that appear in the curriculum materials and in addition, there were several cases in which the same assignment/task was enacted in Carmel as a global/meta9level activity but was not enacted in Tavor. In case study 2, which included teacher Rebecca and schools Gamla and Arbel, not all the recommendations in the curriculum material were enacted. Indeed, in both classes the main mathematics subjects/ideas intended for this topic according to the curriculum materials were presented to the students, and the topic was taught according to the mathematical sequence that appeared in the curriculum materials, however in both classes the lesson structures were different from the intended structure -- unintended assignments were enacted, and some of the assignments were enacted not according to their pu

Eisenmann, Tammy

232

A Perspective on the Intended Science Curriculum in Iceland and Its "Transformation" over a Period of 50 Years  

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In recent decades, a consensus has emerged among educators and scientists that all compulsory school students need good science education. The debate about its purpose and nature as a school subject in an emerging information society has not been as conclusive. To further understand this, it helps to examine how the science curriculum has…

Thorolfsson, Meyvant; Finnbogason, Gunnar E.; Macdonald, Allyson

2012-01-01

233

SCIENCE IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL.  

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SELECTED RESEARCH STUDIES PUBLISHED DURING 1959-1963 RELATED TO SECONDARY SCIENCE EDUCATION WERE SURVEYED, CLASSIFIED, AND BRIEFLY ANALYZED. THE CATEGORIES USED TO CLASSIFY THE 103 STUDIES INCLUDED--(1) CURRICULUM STUDIES, (2) CURRICULUM EVALUATION, (3) LEARNING, ABILITY, AND ACHIEVEMENT, (4) METHODS AND ORGANIZATION FOR TEACHING, (5) INSTRUCTION…

HURD, PAUL DE HART; ROWE, MARY BUDD

234

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes equipment, experiments, and activities useful in middle school science instruction, including demonstrating how strong paper can be, the inclined plane illusion, a simplified diet calculation, a magnetic levitator, science with soap bubbles, a model motor and dynamo, and a pocketed sorter for safety glasses. (SK)

School Science Review, 1980

1980-01-01

235

Infusing Quantitative Approaches throughout the Biological Sciences Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A major curriculum redesign effort at the University of Maryland is infusing all levels of our undergraduate biological sciences curriculum with increased emphasis on interdisciplinary connections and quantitative approaches. The curriculum development efforts have largely been guided by recommendations in the National Research Council's…

Thompson, Katerina V.; Cooke, Todd J.; Fagan, William F.; Gulick, Denny; Levy, Doron; Nelson, Kären C.; Redish, Edward F.; Smith, Robert F.; Presson, Joelle

2013-01-01

236

Curriculum 78: recommendations for the undergraduate program in computer science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contained in this report are the recommendations for the undergraduate degree program in Computer Science of the Curriculum Committee on Computer Science (C3S) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The core curriculum common to all computer science undergraduate programs is presented in terms of elementary level topics and courses, and intermediate level courses. Elective courses, used to round out

Richard H. Austing; Bruce H. Barnes; Della T. Bonnette; Gerald L. Engel; Gordon Stokes

1979-01-01

237

Recommendations on computer science curriculum for undergraduate degree programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This panel will discuss two recently completed reports of ACM's Curriculum Committee on Computer Science (C3S) and two reports currently in progress. One of the completed reports presents recommendations for topics appropriate for the freshman and sophomore years of an undergraduate degree program in computer science; the other one contains a post “Curriculum '68” bibliography of literature on computer science

Preston Hammer; Richard Austing; Bruce Barnes; Gerald Engel; Gordon Stokes

1976-01-01

238

An Evaluation of the New Curriculum at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluated the new curriculum at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry by comparing the content of the new curriculum to the old curriculum and by surveying faculty and students regarding their opinion of the new curriculum. Findings indicated that the curriculum is successful in implementing desired changes, including reduced…

Harris, Michael G.; Kashani, Sandy; Saroj, Namrata

2001-01-01

239

Evaluating the Effects of Medical Explorers a Case Study Curriculum on Critical Thinking, Attitude toward Life Science, and Motivational Learning Strategies in Rural High School Students  

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The purpose of this study was three-fold: to measure the ability of the "Medical Explorers" case-based curriculum to improve higher order thinking skills; to evaluate the impact of the "Medical Explorers" case-based curriculum to help students be self directed learners; and to investigate the impact of the "Medical Explorers" case-based curriculum

Brand, Lance G.

2011-01-01

240

Creative Synthesis: Designing a Junior High School Science Program.  

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This paper outlines a set of procedures for designing a science program for students at the junior high school level. A flow chart provides an overview of the curriculum design, and brief notes are given to clarify the procedures to be taken at each stage on the chart. Programs designed in this manner should fit into a larger framework of science

Wolfe, T. J. E.

241

Racing to Success: Using Professional 3-D Design Software to Build CO[2]-Powered Cars in Middle School Science. In the Curriculum--Technology/Education/Science  

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In 1995, the Farmington Board of Education (Michigan) adopted a new student profile it hoped to achieve by 2007, the year students then in kindergarten would graduate from high school. This article describes a course named "2007"--named so because the 10-week, Grade 8 course was designed to address some of the profile's key attributes:…

Ogle, Thomas

2004-01-01

242

Home Economics: Child Development. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

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This document, a curriculum guide in home economics on child development, for secondary schools, is one of six guides developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

243

Is Proof Dead in the Computer-Age School Curriculum?  

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During the last decades of the twentieth century, changes in school curricula have resulted in proof-free or proof-lite curricula. In this article, the author argues that proof is, and should be seen to be, a central component in the school curriculum--from at least the middle of the primary years and upwards. He identifies proof with problem…

Gough, John

2010-01-01

244

Understanding Learning Preferences in the Business School Curriculum  

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The authors aimed to understand the learning preferences of business school students and generally understand the teaching strategies and course contents that would be conducive to these preferences. They began by making some observations on the nature of the ideal business school curriculum, and they present the results of a student survey on…

Goorha, Prateek; Mohan, Vijay

2010-01-01

245

Science Standards: The Next Generation; Minimum Astronomy and Space Science Concepts in a K-12 Curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Educators from all U.S. planetarium associations have been working for months to provide input into the construction of the National Research Council's (NRC) new framework for K-12 science education. Simultaneously, the planetarium associations produced a document useful to the entire K-12 community and the future authors of the Next Generation Science Education Standards. "Astronomy Literacy: Essential Concepts for a K-12 Curriculum" includes both big picture concepts and grade specific concepts. This document has an extensive grade-by-grade list of astronomical concepts, making it a simple task to construct a school-wide astronomy curriculum. After an introduction to the curriculum document, stakeholders may explore different parts of the document in depth and provide feedback that can be used to refine the document and provide additional input to the Next Generation Science Education Standards. Furthermore, the workshop allowed participants an opportunity to provide more detailed input into the development of the new science education standards to be developed by the organization Achieve. Stakeholders may now provide input regarding the planetarium societies' list of grade appropriate astronomy concepts that should be included in the Next Generation Science Education Standards, provide input that will be shared with the developers of the new science education standards, and know how they can continue to be involved in the standards development process.

Hennig, L. A. A.; Bishop, J.; Geller, H.; Gould, A.; Schatz, D.

2012-08-01

246

Beyond State Planned School-Based Curriculum Development: One Chinese School's Story  

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View through a power perspective, this article critically evaluates tensions involved in China's school-based curriculum development (SBCD) in middle schools: the state's concern about control, accountability, and schools' eagerness to struggle for more decision-making power. This article examines how a Chinese school and its teachers go beyond…

Ye, Wangbei

2012-01-01

247

The Presidential Address 2013: Promoting Enthusiasm, Imparting Knowledge! Science for the General Population and Science for Future Researchers Must All Start in the School Curriculum  

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This article provides a transcript of the Presidential Address delivered by Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow, to the Association for Science Education (ASE) Annual Conference at the University of Reading, January 2013. The address is divided into five sections under the following headings: (1) Three Reasons Why the ASE's Mission Is So…

Rees, Martin

2013-01-01

248

A Successful Integration of Astronomy into an Elementary School Curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fifth and sixth grade students at Glenarden Woods Elementary Magnet School for Talented and Gifted (TAG) Students, Glenarden, Maryland studied Europe in the Medieval time period this year in a thematic unit that involved language arts, social studies, and art. We used this as a vehicle to incorporate math and science projects involving astronomy into the curriculum. In this way, we could integrate science into the thematic unit rather than having math and science be divorced from what the students were doing in the other subject areas. For the first project we studied the claims of astrology. This was chosen because during the Medieval time period astronomy and astrology were closely linked. We then took advantage of Comet Hale-Bopp to compare what people in the Medieval time period thought/knew about comets to what we believe now. For this unit we stretched the middle ages to include a demonstration of how Tycho proved that the comet of 1577 was further from the Earth than the Moon. Lastly, we did a short lesson plan on sundials. We will present details of the projects and lessons learned.

Romani, P. N.; Hackett, K.; Jackson, T.; Melzer, S.; Edwards, S.; Moore, F.

1997-07-01

249

Primary Science Curriculum Guide, C. Branching Out.  

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Examples of reports from children in grades 4-6 of Education Department of Victoria schools are used to illustrate the suggestions made for teaching the topics included in the science course. Emphasis is given to methods of inter-relating science and other activities, including social studies, mathematics, writing and history. Teachers are…

Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).

250

Achieving standards in urban systemic reform: An example of a sixth grade project-based science curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

A challenge for urban systemic reform initiatives in science education has been to achieve local, state, and national standards for teaching and learning. We have collaborated with teachers in the Detroit Public School System to design project-based curriculum materials that contextualize the learning of science in meaningful real-world problems, engage students in science inquiry, and use learning tech- nologies. We

Ann E. Rivet; Joseph S. Krajcik

2004-01-01

251

Generating Curriculum and Instructional Innovations through School-Based Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined how schools utilize school-based management to introduce curriculum and instructional changes. It builds on previous research which concluded that school-based management can be more effective when the conditions associated with high-involvement organizations-namely, the decentralization of power, knowledge and skills, information, and rewards-are in place. In the present research, we assessed the extent to which these four conditions

Peter J. Robertson; Priscilla Wohlstetter; Susan Albers Mohrman

1995-01-01

252

MATE 2003 Summer Institute (Marine Science, Technology and GIS): Curriculum Products  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center hosts summer institutes at their Monterey, CA campus each year. This institute, which took place in 2003, focused on the topics of marine science, technology and GIS. This site includes the participant's names, their schools and educational resources/curriculum products.

253

Research into Attitudes and the Science Curriculum in Papua New Guinea.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reported is a series of curriculum research studies carried out in Papua New Guinea between 1972 and 1980 into the effects of formal schooling, with compulsory component of science instruction on attitudes toward investigation, control, and manipulation of natural phenomena and toward traditional religion. (MNS)

Maddock, Max N.

1983-01-01

254

The Body Game: Developed by Undergraduates for Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Science.  

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Describes a game developed for school children which addresses part of the Science National Curriculum. The board is a human body with organs on view. Questions relate to different organ systems, body parts, and processes. Topics include breathing, digestion and metabolism, blood and circulation, and the sensory organs and teeth. (AIM)

Verran, J.; Brintnell, B.; Brownrigg, N.; Garcia, R.; Green, A.

1997-01-01

255

Science Curriculum and Student Diversity: A Framework for Equitable Learning Opportunities  

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We address issues of science curriculum for nonmainstream students--students of color, students learning English as a new language, and students from low-income families--who are often concentrated in urban schools. First, we describe a theoretical framework for equitable learning opportunities with nonmainstream students. Building on this…

Lee, Okhee; Buxton, Cory

2008-01-01

256

Connecting Students to Sustainability through Hands-on Learning in the High School Science Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This paper from Joe Orzali examines the topic of introducing high school students to sustainability concepts through hands-on learning activities. The paper looks into the importance of teaching student sustainability, and includes a background of typical high school science curriculum and how it could be improved. Methods for incorporating sustainability into high school science classes are then explored.

Orzali, Joe

2012-04-16

257

School of Ocean Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The School of Ocean Sciences, one of the largest university Marine Science departments in Europe, is a multi-disciplinary department located on the shores of the Menai Strait, North Wales, United Kingdom. The program is divided into four research groups: physics of the shelf seas, sedimentary processes, biogeochemistry, and marine biology. Site features information on faculty, courses, current research, and the Research Vessel Prince Madog.

258

School of Life Sciences 1 Life Sciences  

E-print Network

and advise you throughout the course." Megan Buckley Biomedical Science Laboratories You will have for conservation'. Laboratory-based projects have included; `using microarray data to investigate the functionSchool of Life Sciences · 1 School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Brochure Biological Sciences

Davies, Christopher

259

Mentoring BUGS: An Integrated Science and Technology Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study describes an authentic learning experience designed to develop technology and science process skills through a carefully scaffolded curriculum using mealworms as a content focus. An individual mentor assigned to each 4th and 5th grade girl participating in the program delivered the curriculum. Results indicate mastery of science

Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Walker, Michelle; Hildreth, Bertina; Tyler-Wood, Tandra

2004-01-01

260

Collective inquiry in the context of school-wide reform: Exploring science curriculum and instruction through team-based professional development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teacher collaboration and joint reflective inquiry have been viewed as central elements of progressive educational reform for more than two decades. More recently, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners have heralded "blended" or "hybrid" approaches that combine online and on-site environments for collaborative learning as especially promising for "scaling up" instructional improvement. Yet, relatively little is known about how teachers working together navigate organizational and interpersonal constraints to develop and sustain conditions essential to collective inquiry. This in-depth study of meaning making about curriculum and instruction among a group of 11 physics teachers in a public, urban secondary school in the U.S. is an effort to explore collective inquiry as a resource for teacher learning and innovations in teaching practice. Through extended observations, multiple interviews, and close analyses of interaction, the study followed teachers for 7 months as they worked together across 3 settings organized in fundamentally different ways to promote joint inquiry into teaching practice. The explanatory framework of the study rests on the mutually-reinforcing conceptual underpinnings of sociocultural theory and systemic functional linguistics to establish connections between micro-social interactions and macro-social processes. Drawing on systemic functional linguistics, the study explores interpersonal meaning making through close analyses of speech function and speech role in 6 extended sequences of generative interaction. Concepts from activity theory elucidate those features of settings and school that directly impinged on or advanced teachers' collaborative work. Findings run counter to prevailing congenial views of teacher collegiality by identifying ways in which collective inquiry is inherently unstable. That instability makes itself apparent at two levels: (a) the dynamics of authority within the group, and (b) middle-level features of setting and school that favored preserving solidarity above developing a critical stance towards practice. The study offers a theoretically-informed description of collective inquiry and an analytic framework to trace its development in naturally-occurring interaction. The analytic framework extends the tools of functional analysis into a new realm, that of teachers' collaborative work, and offers means to understand better the complex array of forces shaping and shaped by teachers' everyday interactions around their practice.

Eddy Spicer, David Henning

261

Curriculum Reform in California.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a high school pilot program to meet California's science curriculum guidelines to adopt a Scope, Sequence and Coordination (SS&C) approach. The SS&C curriculum offers four science subjects for each year of high school. Concrete, phenomenological, and descriptive topics are covered during the early years and theoretical and abstract…

Atchley, Debra

1993-01-01

262

School of Computer Science Welcome to the School of  

E-print Network

School of Computer Science Welcome to the School of Computer Science #12;School of Computer Science to meeting many of you during your time here." Head of School #12;School of Computer Science All students Friday 27th September, 12.00, LT2 Exchange Building Compulsory Events at Computer Science #12;School

Qu, Rong

263

High School Science Reform  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The idea for the Scope, Sequence, and Coordination (SSandC) reform effort was conceived in the early 1980s, primarily in response to practices in U.S. secondary schools that filter out the majority of students from higher level science courses. The current

Aldridge, Bill G.

2000-01-01

264

Island Natural Science School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared for students in grade six attending the Island Natural Science School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, this booklet offers information and suggests activities in the areas of ecology, conservation, natural resources, and outdoor recreation. Introductory material describes island lore, its formation and significant features, followed by units of…

Toronto Board of Education (Ontario).

265

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Demonstrations, experiments, and classroom activities/materials for middle school science are presented. These include: additive color mixing demonstration; electricity activity and worksheet; atmospheric pressure "magic" demonstration; homemade microbalance; energy from soap bubbles; and a model used to demonstrate muscle pairs and how they work…

School Science Review, 1983

1983-01-01

266

A Schools Science Exhibition  

Microsoft Academic Search

The preparation of school Science Fair Projects provides a medium to assess the qualities of ‘good’ teaching practice described by Campbell (1986) and to examine these qualities in the context of Renzulli's three task levels (1977). It would seem that the preparation of an exhibit fulfils both Campbell's criteria and Renzulli's task descriptors.

Derek J. Gray

1990-01-01

267

AIAA Educator Academy - Mars Rover Curriculum: A 6 week multidisciplinary space science based curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Curiosity mission has captured the imagination of children, as NASA missions have done for decades. The AIAA and the University of Houston have developed a flexible curriculum program that offers children in-depth science and language arts learning culminating in the design and construction of their own model rover. The program is called the Mars Rover Model Celebration. It focuses on students, teachers and parents in grades 3-8. Students learn to research Mars in order to pick a science question about Mars that is of interest to them. They learn principles of spacecraft design in order to build a model of a Mars rover to carry out their mission on the surface of Mars. The model is a mock-up, constructed at a minimal cost from art supplies. This project may be used either informally as an after school club or youth group activity or formally as part of a class studying general science, earth science, solar system astronomy or robotics, or as a multi-disciplinary unit for a gifted and talented program. The project's unique strength lies in engaging students in the process of spacecraft design and interesting them in aerospace engineering careers. The project is aimed at elementary and secondary education. Not only will these students learn about scientific fields relevant to the mission (space science, physics, geology, robotics, and more), they will gain an appreciation for how this knowledge is used to tackle complex problems. The low cost of the event makes it an ideal enrichment vehicle for low income schools. It provides activities that provide professional development to educators, curricular support resources using NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) content, and provides family opportunities for involvement in K-12 student learning. This paper will describe the structure and organization of the 6 week curriculum. A set of 30 new 5E lesson plans have been written to support this project as a classroom activity. The challenge of developing interactive learning activities for planetary science will be explored. These lesson plans incorporate state of the art interactive pedagogy and current NASA Planetary Science materials.

Henriquez, E.; Bering, E. A.; Slagle, E.; Nieser, K.; Carlson, C.; Kapral, A.

2013-12-01

268

The Way up, down under: Innovations Shape Learning at Science and Math School  

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Professor John Rice, a pioneer of the Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS), recognized that schools' curricula were at odds with the kind of science and mathematics driving the new economy. In addition to curriculum that lacked relevance to contemporary life, negative student attitudes and a shortage of qualified science and…

Bissaker, Kerry; Davies, Jim; Heath, Jayne

2011-01-01

269

The Development and Analysis of a Test in Life Science for Middle School Students.  

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It is suggested that most standardized science tests do not adequately assess the majority of concepts taught as part of the very diversified middle school science curriculum. The 50-item Life Science Test constructed by Portland Public Schools, Maine, herein presented, aims to resolve this inadequacy. The 40-minute multiple choice test…

Singh, Balwant; And Others

270

The nature of science teaching in four urban museum schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Museum schools are educational institutions unique in their formal and ongoing partnerships with museums and other such sites, which extend the traditional classroom experience to support student learning through access to informal facilities and educators. This qualitative investigative sought to define the approaches to science teaching in four schools with museum partners: New York City Museum School, Dr. Charles Drew Science Magnet School, Compton Drew Investigative Learning Center, and Minnesota Museum Magnet School and their partnering museums were investigated using an onsite review accompanied by extensive interviews. The investigation sought to discover the nature of the pedagogy employed by the schools and partnering museums to improve student learning. This investigation supports the research previously conducted in this field while offering new insights into these unique partnerships and their methodologies of science instruction. The findings were based on in-person interviews conducted at each of the sites with school administrators, teachers, and museum educators and reported in individual case studies with cross case analysis. These schools had similar historical backgrounds of partnership development, comparable science curriculum development, small student populations averaging three hundred and fifty to five hundred, and comparisons in which they used the museum to enhance student learning. In addition to the general use of the museums' resources these schools frequently use methods such as inquiry, problem solving, analysis, and exhibit design to supplement student's science education. Some of the schools developed "museum modules" which are units of study designed by teachers to enhance science curriculum by using the museum as a resource. These "museum modules" promote critical thinking skills for students and enhance teachers' own learning through staff development aided by the museum. Together the schools and the museums jointly create an integrated curriculum to promote the connection of science to other subject content for students to promote learning.

Larson, Lynette J.

271

Teachers' sense-making of curriculum structures and its impact on the implementation of an innovative reform-based science curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study discusses the social interactions involved in teachers' enactment and use of new science curricula. The teachers studied participated in the LiFE program, a university-school partnership, which is an inquiry based science and nutrition education program. In this program fifth and sixth grade students learned science through the study of food. The program used the study of food and food systems to teach life sciences and nutrition through inquiry based studies. Through the partnership teachers received professional development which aimed to deepen their conceptual understandings of life science and develop skills in implementing inquiry-base teaching. Using qualitative research methods of ethnography and narrative inquiry to study teachers' sense-making of messages from curriculum structures, the intention was to explore how teachers' sense-making of these structures guided their classroom practices. Two research questions were addressed: (a) How do teachers make sense of curriculum given their perceptions, their school context and their curricular context; (b) What influence do their identities as science teachers/learners have on their enactment of an innovative science curriculum. I used comparative analysis to examine teacher's beliefs and identities as teachers/learners. In the process of studying these teachers an understanding of how teachers' stories and identities shape their use and enactment of science curriculum came to light. The initial analysis revealed four distinct teacher identities: (a) social responsibility teacher/learner; (b) experiential teacher/learner; (c) supportive institution teacher/learner; and (d) turning point teacher. Besides these distinct teacher identities three cross cutting themes emerged: (a) creating environments conducive to their teaching visions; (b) empowering student through science teaching; and (c) dealing with the uncertainty of teaching. The information gathered from this study will illuminate how these different teacher stories shaped their teaching practices and enactment of science curriculum. Curriculum developers and policy makers struggle to understand how their messages can be communicated clearly to their readers and users. Many argue that curriculum materials are not used the way they are intended. Others argue the messages read from policy and curriculum materials and artifacts are ambiguous and unclear. This study did not argue that teachers do not use the curriculum materials correctly. This study focused on teachers' sense-making of curriculum materials so we can get a better understanding of the role curriculum resources can play in reform.

Beckford-Smart, Meredith

272

Information Science for the Future: An Innovative Nursing Informatics Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A four-level informatics curriculum at Case Western Reserve University's nursing school integrates information, technology, and the clinical care process. A longitudinal study of 182 students who completed the curriculum showed that computer attitudes changed over time and students became more realistic about the use of information technology for…

Travis, Lucille; Brennan, Patricia Flatley

1998-01-01

273

Dissecting Local Design: Instructional Leadership, Curriculum and Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Local instructional design describes the process of customization that naturally occurs when curriculum innovations interface with local classrooms and schools. Describing the practice of local instructional design can help to explain how curriculum is adapted to local conditions and provides insight on how instructional leaders mediate…

Clifford, Matthew Aaron

2009-01-01

274

Enhancing Personal Agency and Competence in Eating and Moving: Formative Evaluation of a Middle School Curriculum--Choice, Control, and Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this formative evaluation was to examine the impact of an innovative inquiry-based science education curriculum for middle school students, called Choice, Control, and Change, that is designed to foster healthful eating and physical activity and a healthy weight through enhancing agency and competence. The 24-session curriculum

Contento, Isobel R.; Koch, Pamela A.; Lee, Heewon; Sauberli, Wendy; Calabrese-Barton, Angela

2007-01-01

275

Certification of School Social Workers and Curriculum Content of Programs Offering Training in School Social Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the status of certification requirements for school social workers across the United States and the policy context in which certification is embedded. The article also details findings of a study on the curriculum available at various schools of social work offering training in school social work. The article makes a case for…

Mumm, Ann Marie; Bye, Lynn

2011-01-01

276

The Implementation of a Geospatial Information Technology (GIT)-Supported Land Use Change Curriculum with Urban Middle School Learners to Promote Spatial Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated whether a geospatial information technology (GIT)-supported science curriculum helped students in an urban middle school understand land use change (LUC) concepts and enhanced their spatial thinking. Five 8th grade earth and space science classes in an urban middle school consisting of three different ability level tracks…

Bodzin, Alec M.

2011-01-01

277

Curriculum Design for Inquiry: Preservice Elementary Teachers' Mobilization and Adaptation of Science Curriculum Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Curriculum materials are crucial tools with which teachers engage students in science as inquiry. In order to use curriculum materials effectively, however, teachers must develop a robust capacity for pedagogical design, or the ability to mobilize a variety of personal and curricular resources to promote student learning. The purpose of this study…

Forbes, Cory T.; Davis, Elizabeth A.

2010-01-01

278

Teacher and Curriculum Factors that Influence Middle School Students' Sense-Making Discussions of Force/Motion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This study investigated small-group discussions in an inquiry-based middle school science classroom. The purpose of the study was to determine the teacher and curriculum factors that provide support (or not) for students' sense-making discussions. To do this, two student groups were videotaped as they participated in force/motion activities. Analysis revealed that sense-making discussion was influenced by an occasional lack of teacher adherence to the curriculum philosophy, particular types of discussion prompts, the drawing of free-body and energy diagrams, and other teacher and curriculum factors.

Sandifer, Cody

2010-01-18

279

Terror medicine as part of the medical school curriculum.  

PubMed

Terror medicine, a field related to emergency and disaster medicine, focuses on medical issues ranging from preparedness to psychological manifestations specifically associated with terrorist attacks. Calls to teach aspects of the subject in American medical schools surged after the 2001 jetliner and anthrax attacks. Although the threat of terrorism persists, terror medicine is still addressed erratically if at all in most medical schools. This paper suggests a template for incorporating the subject throughout a 4-year medical curriculum. The instructional framework culminates in a short course for fourth year students, such as one recently introduced at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA. The proposed 4-year Rutgers curriculum serves as a model that could assist other medical schools contemplating the inclusion of terror medicine in pre-clerkship and clerkship training. PMID:25309891

Cole, Leonard A; Wagner, Katherine; Scott, Sandra; Connell, Nancy D; Cooper, Arthur; Kennedy, Cheryl Ann; Natal, Brenda; Lamba, Sangeeta

2014-01-01

280

English Curriculum Guide, Grades 9-12; A Nongraded Phase Elective Senior High School Curriculum, Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This revised English curriculum guide contains descriptions of the numerous courses offered in eight South Bend high schools. A separate set of electives is presented for students in the 9th grade, and a nongraded phase program is presented for students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Course descriptions, course objectives, course content,…

South Bend Community School Corp., IN.

281

Developing a New Curriculum for School-Age Learners. TESOL Language Curriculum Development Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These are exciting and challenging times for English language curriculum development for school-age learners. The global reach of English has spurred a rethinking of its role in education and, consequently, a rethinking of how to teach it. The accounts in this volume represent differences in educational systems, language teaching traditions,…

Graves, Kathleen, Ed.; Lopriore, Lucilla, Ed.

2009-01-01

282

Advanced Botany (Sahuarita High School Career Curriculum Project].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course entitled "Advanced Botany" is one of a series of instructional guides prepared by teachers for the Sahuarita High School (Arizona) Career Curriculum Project. It consists of three units of study, and eight behavioral objectives relating to these units are stated. The topics covered include plant cells and taxonomy, functions and…

Esser, Robert

283

Literacy and the Curriculum: Success in Senior Secondary Schooling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Challenging the education community to reconsider what counts as valued in literacy and literacy education research, this book examines the intersection of literacy, curriculum, and classroom practice in the context of the final years of formal schooling. The book's underlying position is that literacy can no longer be simply defined as comprising…

Cumming, Joy, Ed.; Wyatt-Smith, Claire, Ed.

284

AN INDUSTRIAL ARTS CURRICULUM PROJECT FOR THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT IS TO EFFECT CURRICULUM CHANGE IN INDUSTRIAL ARTS. DURING THE FIRST PHASE, COVERED BY THIS REPORT, EFFORTS WERE DIRECTED TOWARD CONCEPTUALIZING A STRUCTURE OF INDUSTRY AS A BASIS FOR CONTENT IN INDUSTRIAL ARTS, AND TRANSLATING THIS STRUCTURE INTO A SYLLABUS WHICH OUTLINES A JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM OF…

TOWERS, EDWARD R.

285

Integrating Appropriate Software in the Pre-School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many educators have concerns about integrating appropriate software in the pre-school curriculum and about what to consider when selecting this technology. This paper presents a criteria for selecting appropriate software for early childhood education. The software that is selected should allow children to explore it and the programs should be…

Bostic, Nicole

286

Hot Links: Literature Links for the Middle School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource, designed to help school library media specialists select the most exciting, curriculum-related literature for teachers and students in grades 5-9, contains approximately 300 contemporary and classic fiction and non-fiction titles selected on the basis of the quality of writing, interest level, appropriateness of illustration (if…

Wright, Cora M.

287

Home Economics: Foods and Nutrition. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This home economics curriculum guide on foods and nutrition for secondary students is one of six developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals, and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson plans for effective…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

288

Advanced Biology [Sahuarita High School Career Curriculum Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course in advanced biology is entitled "Advanced Genetics" and is one of a series of instructional guides prepared by teachers for the Sahuarita High School (Arizona) Career Curriculum Project. It consists of seven units of study, and 15 behavioral objectives relating to these units are stated. The topics covered include a review of genetics,…

Christensen, Larry

289

CHILD CARE AND GUIDANCE, A SUGGESTED POST HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS CURRICULUM GUIDE WAS PREPARED TO HELP THOSE SETTING UP TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS' ASSISTANTS IN CHILD CARE AND GUIDANCE. IT PROVIDES FOR A TWO-YEAR PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, WHICH MAY, OR MAY NOT, LEAD TO THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE. SUGGESTED ADJUSTMENTS IN COURSE CONTENT ARE INCLUDED FOR A ONE-YEAR PROGRAM. GRADUATES OF THE PROGRAM…

GREENE, PATRICIA H.; MORGAN, VINONA L.

290

Anatomy External [Sahuarita High School Career Curriculum Project].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course entitled "Anatomy External" is concerned with the dissection of the fetal pig, and is one of a series of instructional guides prepared by the teachers for the Sahuarita High School (Arizona) Career Curriculum Project. It consists of five units of study, and 13 behavioral objectives relating to these units are stated. The topics covered…

Esser, Robert

291

Problem Solving in the School Curriculum from a Design Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this symposium, the participants discuss some preliminary data collected from their problem solving project which uses a design experiment approach. Their approach to problem solving in the school curriculum is in tandem with what Schoenfeld (2007) claimed: "Crafting instruction that would make a wide range of problem-solving strategies…

Toh, Tin Lam; Leong, Yew Hoong; Dindyal, Jaguthsing; Quek, Khiok Seng

2010-01-01

292

Curriculum Guide for Art in the Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This secondary school curriculum guide is written in outline form to simplify the planning of a design-oriented art program. For each of 15 design units, a step-by-step set of instructions is given. Each unit is presented in three stages, each of which is a complete lesson in design. Materials and tools necessary for lesson preparation, motivation…

Chicago Board of Education, IL.

293

Desert Biology [Sahuarita High School Career Curriculum Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course entitled "Desert Biology" is one of a series of instructional guides prepared by teachers for the Sahuarita High School (Arizona) Career Curriculum Project. It consists of seven units of study, and eight behavioral objectives relating to these units are stated. The topics covered include the selection of a study site, a climatic…

Christensen, Larry

294

State Curriculum Standards as a School Improvement Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The education reform movement has inspired an impressive array of school improvement programs. This article categorizes these intitiatives, summarizes policy directions, explores recent state curriculum guidelines and Northwest trends, and discusses implementation challenges. According to an Education Commission of the States study, most…

Hagans, Rex; Crohn, Leslie

295

The Role of Religion in School Curriculum and Textbooks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three significant federal court cases addressing the issue of the role of religion in public school curriculum and textbooks are described. The claims of the Christian fundamentalists were rejected in all three cases, reflecting continued judicial adherence to strict separation of church and state in public education. (MLW)

Sherman, Edward F.

1988-01-01

296

Development of the Astronomy-Themed Interdisciplinary Curriculum At Taipei First Girls' High School  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the advent of satellite-based telescopes and abundant data open to the public, senior high school students can now be allowed access to the latest observational data collected by those cutting-edge telescopes. Following the official guidelines for high school curricula in Taiwan, we designed a 24-hour, four-module curriculum, the themes of which are: properties of light and spectra, multi-wavelength observations, evolution of stars, and introduction to cosmology. The curriculum makes use of free online astronomical databases, software for data analysis, and teaching platforms. Many of the courses are inquiry-oriented, focusing on hands-on experiments and discussions. They can be taught separately in their own fields or combined to form research project courses as well. The curriculum development was funded by the National Science Council of Taiwan (High Scope Project) and supported by three institutes in universities. More than 700 students are participating in the pilot program. We are now promoting the curriculum to other schools, with a hope to encourage students to carry out projects on topics in astronomy.

Yang, S.-C.; Jin, R.; Lai, S.-P.; Kong, A.; Chang, H.-K.; Wu, P.-H.

2014-07-01

297

School of Computer Science Welcome to the School of  

E-print Network

School of Computer Science Welcome to the School of Computer Science #12;School of Computer Science to meeting many of you during your time here." Head of School #12;School of Computer Science All MSc students - Registration Tuesday 23 September, Admin Office A31, Computer Science - PGT Group Meeting Wednesday 24

Qu, Rong

298

UC Davis Forensic Science Graduate Program Proposed curriculum changes to the MS Degree in Forensic Science  

E-print Network

1 UC Davis Forensic Science Graduate Program Proposed curriculum changes to the MS Degree in Forensic Science (Graduate Council approved June 21, 2007) Background The Graduate Forensic Science M reflection of that research effort would be 18-36 research units. Initial Forensic Science Curriculum 2001

Ullrich, Paul

299

Interactive Science Homework: An Experiment in Home and School Connections  

Microsoft Academic Search

A quasi-experimental study was conducted on whether family involvement in homework in the middle grades benefits students. Results suggest that well-designed interactive homework assignments positively engage parents and promote student achievement. Findings should be useful to middle school administrators and teachers for improving curriculum decisions and homework designs in science.

Frances L. Van Voorhis

2001-01-01

300

The Loewenberg School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing  

E-print Network

The Loewenberg School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing Sample Curriculum Plan Freshman Heritage-African/American Emphasis 3 NURS 3005 Professional Nursing 2 BIOL 1230/1231 (Microbiology) 4 NURS 3006 Professional Nursing Seminar 1 NUTR 2202 (Nutrition) or 3202 (Nutrition for Health Care) 3 NURS

Dasgupta, Dipankar

301

The Loewenberg School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing  

E-print Network

The Loewenberg School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing Sample Curriculum Pattern Freshman Hert-African/American Emphasis 3 NURS 3017 Intro/Med/Surgical Nursing 3 BIOL 1230/1231 (Microbiology) 4 NURS 3019 Intro Med/Surg Nursing Practicum 2 NURS 3000 Pharmacology in Nursing 3 COMM 2381 Oral

Dasgupta, Dipankar

302

Physics education research: Resources for middle school science teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This resource letter intends to provide middle school science teachers with a\\u000acollection of resources to aid them in planning and implementing a physical\\u000ascience curriculum. The resources are in the form of books, websites, journals,\\u000aand organizations.

Zosia A. C. Krusberg; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; W. B. Yeats

2009-01-01

303

Implementation Science and School Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The APA Division 16 Working Group on Translating Science to Practice contends that implementation science is essential to the process of translating evidence-based interventions (EBIs) into the unique context of the schools, and that increasing attention to implementation will lead to the improvement of school psychological services and school

Forman, Susan G.; Shapiro, Edward S.; Codding, Robin S.; Gonzales, Jorge E.; Reddy, Linda A.; Rosenfield, Sylvia A.; Sanetti, Lisa M. H.; Stoiber, Karen C.

2013-01-01

304

Program Development and Outcomes Assessment of Social Emotional Curriculum Utilized with High School Special Education Population  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study will assess the effectiveness of a social emotional learning curriculum implemented in a Midwestern high school with special education students. The specific social emotional curriculum utilized at this particular school was organized and delivered by the school psychologists at the high school, based on the Strong Teens…

Wedam, Allison

2012-01-01

305

Ka Hana `Imi Na`auao: A Science Curriculum Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In antiquity, the first people to step foot on what are now known as the Hawaiian islands skillfully traversed the Pacific Ocean using celestial navigation and learned observations of scientific phenomena. Long before the Western world ventured beyond the horizon, Hawaiians had invented the chronometer, built aqueduct systems (awai) that continue to amaze modern engineers, and had preventive health systems as well as a comprehensive knowledge of medicinal plants (including antivirals) which only now are working their way through trials for use in modern pharmacopia. Yet, today, Native Hawaiians are severely underrepresented in science-related fields, reflecting (in part) a failure of the Western educational system to nurture the potential of these resourceful students, particularly the many "at-risk" students who are presently over-represented in special education. A curriculum which draws from and incorporates traditional Hawaiian values and knowledge is needed to reinforce links to the inquiry process which nurtured creative thinking during the renaissance of Polynesian history. The primary goal of the Ka Hana `Imi Na`auao Project (translation: `science` or `work in which you seek enlightenment, knowledge or wisdom`) is to increase the number of Native Hawaiian adults in science-related postsecondary education and employment fields. Working closely with Native Hawaiian cultural experts and our high school partners, we will develop and implement a culturally responsive 11th and 12th grade high school science curriculum, infused with math, literacy and technology readiness skills. Software and assistive technology will be used to adapt instruction to individual learners` reading levels, specific disabilities and learning styles. To ease the transition from secondary to post-secondary education, selected grade 12 students will participate in planned project activities that link high school experiences with college science-related programs of study. Ka Hana `Imi Na`auao is funded through a grant awarded to the University of Hawaii Center on Disability Studies (R.A. Stodden, PI) from the U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Act. Project information and curricula are available at http://www.scihi.hawaii.edu/.

Napeahi, K.; Roberts, K. D.; Galloway, L. M.; Stodden, R. A.; Akuna, J.; Bruno, B.

2005-12-01

306

The Study of the Atmosphere in the Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seeks to justify the inclusion of meteorology within the science curriculum. Reflects upon the nature of science and some current issues in science education, and examines the reality of including meteorology within worldwide science curricula. Contains 37 references. (Author/DDR)

Fisher, Brian

1998-01-01

307

Master of Science-Bioengineering Curriculum Requirements & Course Information  

E-print Network

1 Master of Science-Bioengineering Curriculum Requirements & Course Information Curriculum of these courses will be formally waived. Course Number Title Credits Prerequisite(s) Semesters Taught Catalog descriptions. -OR- STAT 520** Introduction to Probability Theory 4 MATH 229; MATH 261; MATH 317 F Probability

308

Curriculum '78: recommendations for the undergraduate program in computer science--- a report of the ACM curriculum committee on computer science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contained in this report are the recommendations for the undergraduate degree program in Computer Science of the Curriculum Committee on Computer Science (C3S)of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).The core curriculum common to all computer science undergraduate programs is presented in terms of elementary level topics and courses, and intermediate level courses. Elective courses, used to round out an undergraduate

Richard H. Austing; Bruce H. Barnes; Della T. Bonnette; Gerald L. Engel; Gordon E. Stokes

1979-01-01

309

NSTA Guide to School Science Facilities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here's the definitive source for anyone involved in today's school building boom: teachers, curriculum leaders, school administrators, facilities planners, and architects. It guides you through the planning process. It alerts you to safety, accessibility, and legal issues. It even includes sample timelines and budgets. Individual chapters on elementary, middle, high school, and outdoor facilities offer photos, floor plans, and full details on science rooms, labs, preparation rooms, student project rooms, and their furnishings. But that's not all: A rich appendix provides sample checklists, equipment guidelines, a glossary, and resources for further reading. The book takes a flexible and forward-looking approach, with an eye toward recent developments in teaching techniques and particular attention to the Standards.

James T. Biehle

1999-01-01

310

Learning to teach science in urban schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teaching in urban schools, with their problems of violence, lack of resources, and inadequate funding, is difficult. It is even more difficult to learn to teach in urban schools. Yet learning in those locations where one will subsequently be working has been shown to be the best preparation for teaching. In this article we propose coteaching as a viable model for teacher preparation and the professional development of urban science teachers. Coteaching - working at the elbow of someone else - allows new teachers to experience appropriate and timely action by providing them with shared experiences that become the topic of their professional conversations with other coteachers (including peers, the cooperating teacher, university supervisors, and high school students). This article also includes an ethnography describing the experiences of a new teacher who had been assigned to an urban high school as field experience, during which she enacted a curriculum that was culturally relevant to her African American students, acknowledged their minority status with respect to science, and enabled them to pursue the school district standards. Even though coteaching enables learning to teach and curricula reform, we raise doubts about whether our approaches to teacher education and enacting science curricula are hegemonic and oppressive to the students we seek to emancipate through education.

Tobin, Kenneth; Roth, Wolff-Michael; Zimmermann, Andrea

2001-10-01

311

Elementary School Health Education Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuity in the development of a comprehensive health education program for kindergarten through sixth grade is the goal of this curriculum guide for teachers. It is designed to encourage discussion and build concepts rather than to give specific information. Ten basic instructional areas and accompanying central concepts are identified: (1)…

Texas Education Agency, Austin.

312

Beavercreek High School English Curriculum Guide, 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide is divided into four major sections: English Skills, Writing and Composition Courses, Literature Courses, and Elective Courses. Thirty courses are described, and the guide outlines the general objectives, specific objectives, activities, and resources for each course. The courses include Advanced Composition, Journalism I,…

Beavercreek Local School District, Xenia, OH.

313

Economics in the School Curriculum, K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to help economics educators in grades K-12 foster in students the thinking skills and substantive economic knowledge necessary to become effective and participating citizens, this book is organized around four themes. Part I presents an introduction by Mark C. Schug and a section on "The Current Status of Economics in the K-12 Curriculum"…

Schug, Mark C., Ed.

314

From Victory to Freedom: The African American Experience. Curriculum Guide: Elementary and Middle School Course of Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This elementary and middle school curriculum guide contains three sections of instructional materials about three areas of African American life. The section "Community Life" includes detailed lessons on family, the church, education, business, and organizations. The section "Public Life" provides in-depth lessons on media, science and medicine,…

Ohio Historical Society, Columbus.

315

The English Curriculum in Middle Schools, Junior Highs--The Components.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Defines and explains the elements of the English curriculum (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and shows how, as integrated, they become the basis for the middle school or junior high English curriculum. (Author/JM)

Johnson, Robert Spencer

1981-01-01

316

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

264 Political Science The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of political science, including American politics and comparative politics

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

317

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

217 Political Science The School of Social Sciences Chair T. Clifton Morgan Professors John S.D. Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of political science, including American and comparative politics

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

318

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

Political Science The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of political science, including American politics and comparative politics

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

319

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

1 Political Science The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of political science, including American politics and comparative politics

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

320

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

253 Political Science The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of political science, including American politics and comparative politics

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

321

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

247 Political Science The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, Ph(WesternEurope,LatinAmerica,andpoliticaldevelopment),and internationalrelations(internationalconflict). Degree Requirements for BA in Political Science Forgeneraluniversityrequirements,seeGraduationRequirements(pages14­15). Students majoring in political science must complete 30

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

322

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

242 Political Science The School of Social Sciences Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of political science,including American politics and comparative politics

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

323

Cognitive Sciences The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

. Research projects in the cognitive sciences may involve observing the development of mental skills128 Cognitive Sciences The School of Social Sciences Director Randi C. Martin Professors John W Margolis Geoffrey Potts Tony Ro Degree Offered: B.A. The cognitive sciences provide a multidisciplinary

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

324

Earth and Physical Science. Nevada Competency-Based Adult High School Diploma Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is one of ten curriculum guides developed by the Nevada Competency-Based Adult High School Diploma (CBAHSD) Project. This curriculum guide on earth and physical science is divided into twelve topics. The topics included are Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, Natural Disasters, Chemical Reaction, Laboratory, States of Matter, Force and…

Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Coll. of Education.

325

Teaching controversial issues in the secondary school science classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A sample of fourteen secondary school biology teachers chosen from twelve schools were interviewed. The purpose was to determine their views on how controversial issues in science might be handled in the secondary school science classroom and whether the issues of surrogacy and human embryo experimentation were suitable controversial issues for discussion in schools. In general, teachers indicated that controversial issues deserve a more prominent place in the science curriculum because they have the potential to foster thinking, learning, and interest in science. The issues of surrogacy and human embryo experimentation were seen as appropriate contexts for learning, provided that teachers were well informed and sensitive to both the students and to the school environment.

van Rooy, Wilhelmina

1993-12-01

326

Noise Pollution--An Overlooked Issue in the Science Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the need for including noise pollution in the science curriculum and describes 10 activities for improving students' awareness and understanding of and concern for noise and its effects. (Author/JN)

Treagust, David F.; Kam, Goh Ah

1985-01-01

327

Nature's Business: Incorporating Global Studies, Environmental Law and Literacy, and Corporate Social Responsibility into the Business School Curriculum through Interdisciplinary "Business-Science" Study Tour Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At many universities, much of the learning in the undergraduate curriculum is discipline based, with very little integration of material from different subject areas. Furthermore, not all undergraduate business students have the opportunity to take courses with a diversity component that exposes them to the cultural and other differences that…

Denbo, Susan M.

2008-01-01

328

Teacher and School Characteristics and Their Influence on Curriculum Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reform-based curriculum materials have been suggested as a mechanism to make inquiry-based instruction more prevalent in secondary science classrooms, specifically when accompanied by comprehensive professional development (Loucks-Horsley, Hewson, Love, & Stiles, [1998]; Powell & Anderson, [2002]). This research examines the implementation of a…

Roehrig, Gillian H.; Kruse, Rebecca A.; Kern, Anne

2007-01-01

329

Art Curriculum that Works: Space, School and Beyond  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents information on the development of an integrated curriculum that uses both art and science in the study of the solar system. The art aspect of this lesson is introduced with the use of multiple images of space and its visual offerings, which will focus the class on the lesson and gain their attention. Among other things, the…

Healy, John W.

2006-01-01

330

Alimentos Divertidos: an inquiry-based science and engineering program for elementary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Alimentos Divertidos is an inquiry-based program for elementary schools that can be incorporated to elementary school classrooms without modifying the existing curriculum at the different modalities offered at this level in Mexico, which primary goal is to transform how students view and do science and engineering. Approximately 700 students have been engaged up to date to learn science and engineering

E. Caldio; Enrique Palou; Nuria A. Macías; Aurelio López-Malo; Juan Manuel Garibay

2009-01-01

331

The Integration of Modern Sciences into the American Secondary School, 1890--1990s  

Microsoft Academic Search

School reforms in the late 19th century, mirroring larger social, economic, and political changes in American society, account für the permanent lodging of science into the high school curriculum. Major changes in science courses, texts, and instruction occurred in these years. These changes then and since, however, were marked by ideological struggles among groups of reformers representing university academics, policy

Larry Cuban

1999-01-01

332

he Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego was  

E-print Network

T he Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San, Skaggs School of Pharmacy has a three-part mission of edu- cation, research and service. UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy offers students an innovative and flexible curriculum leading to the Doctor

Tsien, Roger Y.

333

Career Education: Sample Lessons to Parallel the New York City Public Schools Senior High School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lessons in this document are the product of a senior high school teachers' workshop sponsored by the State Project to Implement Career Education (SPICE) in New York City schools. These career education sample lessons, covering nine subject areas, are designed to be used along with regular curriculum materials and relate to self-awareness, career…

State Project to Implement Career Education, New York, NY.

334

Preservice Elementary Teachers' Adaptation of Science Curriculum Materials for Inquiry-Based Elementary Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Curriculum materials are important resources with which teachers make pedagogical decisions about the design of science learning environments. To become well-started beginning elementary teachers capable of engaging their students in inquiry-based science, preservice elementary teachers need to learn to use science curriculum materials…

Forbes, Cory T.

2011-01-01

335

Science Literacy: Exploring Middle-Level Science Curriculum Structure and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore and describe the relationship between middle-level science curriculum structure and student science literacy. Although national and state science curriculum standards are based on an integrated model, there is little quantitative data supporting integration. This study explored the use of…

Faulkner, Sarah Ford

2012-01-01

336

Gravitational-wave Science in the High School Classroom  

E-print Network

This article describes a set of curriculum modifications designed to integrate gravitational-wave science into a high school physics or astronomy curriculum. Gravitational-wave scientists are on the verge of being able to detect extreme cosmic events, like the merger of two black holes, happening hundreds of millions of light years away. Their work has the potential to propel astronomy into a new era by providing an entirely new means of observing astronomical phenomena. Gravitational-wave science encompasses astrophysics, physics, engineering, and quantum optics. As a result, this curriculum exposes students to the interdisciplinary nature of science. It also provides an authentic context for students to learn about astrophysical sources, data analysis techniques, cutting-edge detector technology, and error analysis.

Benjamin Farr; GionMatthias Schelbert; Laura Trouille

2012-08-20

337

The Effects of High School Math Curriculum on College Attendance: Evidence from the NLSY97  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a sample of youth who graduated from high school in the late 1990s and early 2000s, this paper examines the impact of high school math curriculum on the decision to go to college. Results that control for unobserved differences between students and their families suggest that a more rigorous high school math curriculum is associated with a…

Aughinbaugh, Alison

2012-01-01

338

Curriculum Guide for School Library Media Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented by 15 staff and school media specialists among others, this giude is a model for developing school library media programs that will meet the information retrieval needs of students in the twenty-first century. The guide incorporates the new Iowa State Guidelines and provides for the infusion of the following areas into educational…

Brandt, Garnet

339

Inadequacy of Palliative Training in the Medical School Curriculum.  

PubMed

This report examines the literature on palliative training in the current medical school curriculum. A literature search was conducted to identify relevant articles. Physicians and medical students both report feeling that their training in end-of-life care and in palliative issues is lacking. The literature expresses concerns about the varied and non-uniform approach to palliative care training across medical schools. The authors recommend the development of more palliative training assessment tools in order to aid in the standardization of curriculum involving end-of-life care. In addition, increased exposure to dying patients will aid students in building comfort with palliative care issues. Such a goal may be accomplished through required clerkships or other similar programs. PMID:25487030

Chiu, Nicholas; Cheon, Paul; Lutz, Stephen; Lao, Nicholas; Pulenzas, Natalie; Chiu, Leonard; McDonald, Rachel; Rowbottom, Leigha; Chow, Edward

2014-12-01

340

A rural math, science, and technology elementary school tangled up in global networks of practice  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is an ethnographic study of a newly created math, science, and technology elementary magnet school in a rural community fiercely committed to cultural preservation while facing unprecedented economic instability brought on by massive loss of manufacturing jobs. Our goal was to understand global- and community-level contexts that influenced the school's science curriculum, the ways the school promoted itself to the community, and the implicit meanings of science held by school staff, parents and community members. Main sources of data were the county's newspaper articles from 2003 to 2006, the school's, town's, and business leaders' promotional materials, and interviews with school staff, parents, and community members. A key finding was the school's dual promotion of science education and character education. We make sense of this "science with character" curriculum by unpacking the school and community's entanglements with historical (cultural preservation), political (conservative politics, concerns for youth depravity), and economic (globalization) networks. We describe the ways those entanglements enabled certain reproductive meanings of school science (as add-on, suspect, and elitist) and other novel meanings of science (empathetic, nurturing, place-based). This study highlights the school as a site of struggle, entangled in multiple networks of practice that influence in positive, negative, and unpredictable ways, the enacted science curriculum.

Carlone, Heidi B.; Kimmel, Sue; Tschida, Christina

2010-06-01

341

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Tanaka, Jiro

342

Earth Science Activities: A Guide to Effective Elementary School Science Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary emphasis of this book is on new or revised earth science activities that promote concept development rather than mere verification of concepts learned by passive means. Chapter 2 describes philosophies, strategies, methods, and techniques to guide preservice and inservice teachers, school building administrators, and curriculum

Kanis, Ira B.; Yasso, Warren E.

343

Can participation in a school science fair improve middle school students' attitudes toward science and interest in science careers?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether participation in a school-based science fair affects middle school students' attitudes toward science and interest in science and engineering careers. A quasi-experimental design was used to compare students' pre- and posttest attitudes toward and interest in science. Forty-eight of the 258 participants completed a school-based science fair during the study. In addition, twelve middle school science teachers completed an online survey. Both the Survey of Science Attitudes and Interest I and II (SSAI-I and II) measured students' attitudes toward and interest in science and science and mathematics self-efficacy, asked about classroom inquiry experiences and gathered demographic information. An online survey gathered qualitative data about science teachers' perceptions of school science fairs. The results showed no significant interactions among completion of a science fair project and attitudes toward and interest in science, science and mathematics self-efficacy or gender. There were significant differences at both pre- and posttest in attitudes between the students who did and did not complete a science fair project. All participating teachers believed that participation in science fairs could have a positive effect on students' attitudes and interest, but cited lack of time as a major impediment. There was significant interaction between level of classroom inquiry and attitudes and interest in science; students who reported more experiences had higher scores on these measures. Classroom inquiry also interacted with the effects of a science fair and participants' pre- and posttest attitude scores. Finally, the amount and source of assistance on a science fair project had a significant impact on students' posttest measures. Major limitations which affect the generalization of these findings include the timing of the administration of the pretest, the number of participants in the experimental group and differences in the science fair procedures at the participating schools. Embedded in a curriculum that includes the teaching of inquiry practices, science fairs may play a role in the inspiration of future scientists, but more research needs to be done on the quality of students' experiences, including amount and type of classroom instruction before and during the science fair process.

Finnerty, Valerie

344

A Developmental Curriculum Plan To Achieve a Sequenced Curriculum between High School Courses in Food Preparation and the Mattatuck Community College Hospitality/Food Services Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains a developmental curriculum plan for an articulated curriculum in hospitality/food service for Connecticut's Mattatuck Community College and area high schools. The curriculum guide includes a course description, criteria for evaluation, attendance policy, objectives, a curriculum area outline, 17 content area objectives, a…

Mattatuck Community Coll., Waterbury, CT.

345

A Development Curriculum Plan To Achieve a Sequenced Curriculum between High School Courses in Automotive Mechanics and the Mattatuck Community College Automotive Technician Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains a developmental curriculum plan for an articulated curriculum in automotive mechanics for Connecticut's Mattatuck Community College and area high schools. The curriculum guide includes a course description, criteria for evaluation, attendance policy, objectives, a curriculum outline, a three-part automotive technician test,…

Mattatuck Community Coll., Waterbury, CT.

346

Development and evaluation of an integrated asthma awareness curriculum for the elementary school classroom.  

PubMed

Asthma is one of the most common causes of school absenteeism, and many children are affected by, or encounter, it in the school setting. An integrated curriculum that presents asthma as a real world example can raise all children's awareness and understanding of asthma, not just those with the condition. A 15-lesson, asthma-based curriculum was developed to integrate with and enhance the core subjects of math, science, and communication arts. A pilot test was performed in fourth- and fifth-grade classes to assess student asthma knowledge gain, teacher acceptance, and grade appropriateness of the curriculum. During the 2006-2007 school year, 15 teachers were recruited from the St. Louis, MO, USA area to assess the curriculum through teaching and administering pre- and post-unit tests and completing a teacher evaluation for each lesson taught. Four additional classrooms served as comparisons. Paired t tests were used for each lesson taught, to evaluate pre-/post-test and classroom differences, and focus groups were used for qualitative evaluation. There was an increase in asthma knowledge between pre- and post-tests in both grades, individually and combined (p?school-aged children. PMID:21337052

Pike, Emily V; Richmond, Colleen M; Hobson, Angela; Kleiss, Jamie; Wottowa, Jamie; Sterling, David A

2011-02-01

347

Using Planetary Science to Motivate the Introductory Science Curriculum; the Solar System Collaboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the past four years the Solar System Collaboratory has used Geoscience and Planetary Science to motivate the standard introductory curriculum in college Physics and Astronomy for non-majors. Extensive use of java-based simulations is being made to provide interactivity and facilitate the use of guided inquiry. Class management scripts are used to tailor the level of instruction to the appropriate level for each class, and to extend the use of the simulations to the high-school and elementary levels. Assessment and evaluation results including learning gains for three years of college level courses will be presented, and the challenges and opportunities of extending the work to elementary and high schools will be discussed.

Garvin-Doxas, K.; Doxas, I.; Bagenal, F.

2001-12-01

348

Focusing on Challenging Content and Practical Applications in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Studies in Middle Grades Schools, High Schools and Technology Centers. High Schools That Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools that give students access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies are accomplishing several objectives: introducing students to higher-level academic and career studies, expanding project-based learning in the curriculum, enticing students to remain in school until graduation, and preparing students for…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012

2012-01-01

349

Why the "New" School Science Doesn't Sell  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Main reasons for not using recently developed curriculum materials in elementary schools include misunderstandings about their psychological bases, and lack of trained teachers and curriculum coordinators in school districts. Efforts should be directed to improve these conditions. (PS)

Butzow, John W., Jr.

1973-01-01

350

The English Language Curriculum for Senior Secondary School in China: Its Evolution from 1949  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article traces the evolution of the English language curriculum for senior secondary school in China from 1949 against the background of national developments in China. The latest English language curriculum (2003) is then introduced and discussed in comparison with the 1993 syllabus. The comparison suggests that the 2003 curriculum

Wang, Wenfeng; Lam, Agnes S. L.

2009-01-01

351

Curriculum-Making in School and College: The Case of Hospitality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing upon research in the curriculum of hospitality, this article explores the contrasting ways in which the prescribed curriculum is translated into the enacted curriculum in school and college contexts. It identifies organisational culture and teacher and student backgrounds and dispositions as central to the emerging contrasts. It uses this…

Edwards, Richard; Miller, Kate; Priestley, Mark

2009-01-01

352

Challenges and Strategies to Educational Change--Introducing School-Based Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: During the era of education reform, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has launched a series of measures to enhance the learning of the students and the effectiveness of teaching. In the Curriculum Development Council document, Learning to Learn--the Way Forward in Curriculum, the policy of school-based curriculum is…

Lai Wah, Wong Yu

2007-01-01

353

E.D. Walker High School Curriculum Guide: Correlation of the Life Centered Career Education Curriculum with Local District Initiatives, Curricula, Current Best Practices, and Campus Assessment Instruments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide provides information on how a Texas high school for adolescents and adults (ages 15-21) with severe disabilities was able to coordinate the Life Centered Career Education (LCCE) curriculum with Dallas Public Schools district curricula and other best practices. Part 1 discusses why the LCCE curriculum has been adopted and the…

Quinones, Wm. A.; And Others

354

Curriculum-Dependent and Curriculum-Independent Factors in Preservice Elementary Teachers' Adaptation of Science Curriculum Materials for Inquiry-Based Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this nested mixed methods study I investigate factors influencing preservice elementary teachers' adaptation of science curriculum materials to better support students' engagement in science as inquiry. Analyses focus on two "reflective teaching assignments" completed by 46 preservice elementary teachers in an undergraduate elementary science

Forbes, Cory T.

2013-01-01

355

An Approach to Curriculum Design for Computer Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An approach to curriculum design for Computer Science and similar disciplines as a formal model is introduced. Functions of education process as knowledge delivery and assessment are considered. The structural formation of curriculum design using definitive, characteristic and predictive functions is presented. Influences on the process of changes in a discipline are described and functions of the core moving and merging are introduced. Initial considerations on the development of the algorithm to determine the core of a discipline are presented.

Schagaev, Igor; Bacon, Elisabeth; Ioannides, Nicholas

356

Increasing Middle School and High School Enrollment in Choral Groups by Developing a Revised Curriculum through Cooperative Group Process.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this practicum was to increase the number of students enrolled in the middle school and high school chorus. A secondary goal was to introduce teachers to group process, as a method of writing curriculum. To meet both ends, the subject of recruitment was incorporated into the curriculum plan. The practicum was conducted in a public…

Weintraub, David

357

Indigenous Knowledge in the Science Curriculum: Avoiding Neo-Colonialism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science education in Papua New Guinea has been influenced by neo-colonial practices that have significantly contributed to the silencing of the Papua New Guinea voice. This silencing has led to the production of science curriculum documents that are irrelevant to the students for whom they are written. To avoid being caught up in neo-colonial…

Ryan, Ann

2008-01-01

358

Science Curriculum Guide. Grade 5. Bulletin 1989, No. 75.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this curriculum guide is to help teachers implement the Alabama Course of Study: Science. The major emphasis of the guide is to provide student-oriented, hands-on activities that engage students in "sciencing" behaviors. This guide has two major components, the table of contents and the activities. The table of contents lists by…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

359

Science Curriculum Guide. Grade 8. Bulletin 1989, No. 78.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this curriculum guide is to help teachers implement the Alabama Course of Study: Science. The major emphasis of the guide is to provide student-oriented, hands-on activities that engage students in "sciencing" behaviors. This guide has two major components, the table of contents and the activities. The table of contents lists by…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

360

Science Curriculum Guide. Kindergarten. Bulletin 1989, No. 70.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this curriculum guide is to help teachers implement the Alabama Course of Study: Science. The major emphasis of the guide is to provide student-oriented, hands-on activities that engage students in "sciencing" behaviors. This guide has two major components, the table of contents and the activities. The table of contents list by…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

361

Science and Engineering Technician Curriculum Development Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project SET (Science and Engineering for Technicians) developed a series of study guides designed to teach generic science and engineering skills to students interested in becoming technicians. An entire 2-year curriculum is encompassed by these guides, geared for 2-year college students. Described in this final report are the project's rationale,…

Mowery, Donald R.; Wolf, Lawrence J.

362

Parallel Curriculum Units for Science, Grades 6-12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the best-selling book "The Parallel Curriculum", this professional development resource gives multifaceted examples of rigorous learning opportunities for science students in Grades 6-12. The four sample units revolve around genetics, the convergence of science and society, the integration of language arts and biology, and the periodic…

Leppien, Jann H.; Purcell, Jeanne H.

2011-01-01

363

Science Curriculum Guide. Grade 1. Bulletin 1989, No. 71.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this curriculum guide is to help teachers implement the Alabama Course of Study: Science. The major emphasis of the guide is to provide student-oriented, hands-on activities that engage students in "sciencing" behaviors. This guide has to major components, the table of contents and the activities. The table of contents list by Roman…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

364

Science Curriculum Guide. Grade 2. Bulletin 1989, No. 72.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this curriculum guide is to help teachers implement the Alabama Course of Study: Science. The major emphasis of the guide is to provide student-oriented, hands-on activities that engage students in "sciencing" behaviors. This guide has to major components, the table of contents and the activities. The table of contents lists by…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

365

Eighth Grade Earth Science Curriculum Guide. Part 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a curriculum guide composed of lessons which can serve as models for the beginning teacher as well as for the teacher who needs activities to broaden the earth science perspective in the classroom. It was designed to supplement the New york State Earth Science Syllabus and encourages students to develop inquiry and problem solving skills.…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

366

Customization of Curriculum Materials in Science: Motives, Challenges, and Opportunities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Exemplary science instructors use inquiry to tailor content to student's learning needs; traditional textbooks treat science as a set of facts and a rigid curriculum. Publishers now allow instructors to compile pieces of published and/or self-authored text to make custom textbooks. This brings numerous advantages, including the ability to produce…

Romine, William L.; Banerjee, Tanvi

2012-01-01

367

Science Curriculum Guide. Grade 3. Bulletin 1989, No. 73.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this curriculum guide is to help teachers implement the Alabama Course of Study: Science. The major emphasis of the guide is to provide student-oriented, hands-on activities that engage students in "sciencing" behaviors. This guide has two major components, the table of contents and the activities. The table of contents lists by…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

368

Maori in the Science Curriculum: Developments and Possibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this paper is to examine the current state of development of Maori science curriculum policy, and the roles that various discourses have played in shaping these developments. These discussions provide a background for suggestions about a possible future direction, and the presentation of a new concept for Maori science education (note…

Stewart, Georgina

2005-01-01

369

Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Newsletter Number 56, Progress Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This newsletter presents a progress report for the 1973-74 year for the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS). The program for the Educable Mentally Handicapped is reviewed and a new series of Animal Behavior films is described. Other articles in the newsletter include information on the Human Sciences Program with emphasis on the…

Clark, George M., Ed.

370

Curriculum-Dependent and Curriculum-Independent Factors in Preservice Elementary Teachers' Adaptation of Science Curriculum Materials for Inquiry-Based Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this nested mixed methods study I investigate factors influencing preservice elementary teachers' adaptation of science curriculum materials to better support students' engagement in science as inquiry. Analyses focus on two `reflective teaching assignments' completed by 46 preservice elementary teachers in an undergraduate elementary science methods course in which they were asked to adapt existing science curriculum materials to plan and enact inquiry-based science lessons in elementary classrooms. Data analysis involved regression modeling of artifacts associated with these lessons, as well as in-depth, semester-long case studies of six of these preservice teachers. Results suggest that features of the existing science curriculum materials, including measures of how inquiry-based they were, have a relatively small influence on the preservice teachers' curricular adaptations, while teacher-specific variables account for a much greater percentage of the variance. Evidence from the case studies illustrates the critical impact of the preservice teachers' field placement contexts as an explanatory, teacher-specific factor in their curricular adaptations. These findings have important implications for science teacher educators and science curriculum developers, in terms of not only better understanding how preservice teachers engage with curriculum materials, but also how programmatic features of teacher education programs influence their ability to do so.

Forbes, Cory T.

2013-02-01

371

Integrating ethics into the business school curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

A project on teaching business ethics at The Wharton School concluded that ethics should be directly incorporated into key MBA courses and taught by the core business faculty. The project team, comprised of students, ethics faculty and functional business faculty, designed a model program for integrating ethics. The project was funded by the Exxon Education Foundation.

Thomas W. Dunfee; Diana C. Robertson

1988-01-01

372

Descriptive Chemistry in High School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses incorporation of descriptive chemistry and scientific/technical writing at the high school level. After discussing the periodic table, each student prepares a paper discussing the history, atomic data, occurring/extraction/purification, properties, and uses of an element. (JN)

Rajan, Raj G.

1983-01-01

373

Schools Adapting Curriculum to the Outdoors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Daily lessons at the Learning Gate Community School often tap the wonders of nature on the 27-acre campus, with its open fields and overgrown orange groves, and a treehouse overlooking an idyllic pond. Educators at Learning Gate say the outdoor classrooms and lessons are a balm for many of the ills that can hinder students' physical and mental…

Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy

2008-01-01

374

Translating Research on Mercury in the Environment into High School Curriculum through Teacher Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Traditional science disciplines taught in high school just scratch at the surface of the complex natural world, especial biogeochemical cycling. Teachers are challenged to go beyond the traditional perspectives and to link current scientific research with classroom experiences. Through professional development workshops from Stanford University's Environmental Molecular Science Institute (EMSI), high school science teachers learn about the EMSI research findings on environmental mercury. Mercury is the focus of the workshop because it is a significant contaminant in the local San Francisco Bay region. Equally as important, teachers learn approaches to science language instruction from a science education professor. The instructional approaches attempt to simplify science discourse and provide students with a richer conceptual and linguistic repertoire. Using the EMSI research on mercury, teachers develop lessons to integrate biogeochemistry into their classroom curriculum, guided by EMSI scientists. In the second year of offering the workshop, more time was spent on designing lessons which led to an increase in the number of high school students learning about mercury in their classrooms. A web-based learning center provides an interactive learning environment including standards- based lesson plans, materials, and video of the lessons taught by workshop participants.

Saltzman, J.; Brown, B. A.; Brown, G. E.

2007-12-01

375

An Investigation of Measurement Invariance of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Science Sampling Test in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 2010, the whole national cohort Key Stage 2 (KS2) National Curriculum test in science in England has been replaced with a sampling test taken by pupils at the age of 11 from a nationally representative sample of schools annually. The study reported in this paper compares the performance of different subgroups of the samples (classified by…

He, Qingping; Anwyll, Steve; Glanville, Matthew; Opposs, Dennis

2014-01-01

376

The Design and Implementation of the Validation of the Competency-Based Curriculum In Language Arts/English and Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The validation of the competency based curriculum (CBC) of the District of Columbia Public Schools, prior to full scale implementation, is described. The CBC includes English, language arts, and science instruction in grades one through nine, and is based upon the demonstrated learning of specific behavioral objectives in the basic skills. The…

District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.

377

School-to-work experiences: curriculum as a bridge.  

PubMed

Because workers must be prepared to constantly update their skills and reeducate themselves for new skills, lifelong learning must be a goal for every teacher and student. The curriculum provided during educational experiences should pave the way for attainment of this goal. This is particularly true for deaf and hard of hearing students. School-to-work (STW) has become an umbrella term for activities, experiences and opportunities that prepare students for the world of work, such as youth apprenticeships, mentoring, internships, job shadowing, career exploration, and integration of academic and vocational curriculum. This article provides historical background on STW, laws shaping requirements for STW programs, and research supporting STW components. Recommendations are provided for curricular elements of an STW program, and trends in STW are forecast. PMID:12765089

Bonds, Bobbie Gale

2003-01-01

378

In the Junior High, Middle School: Curriculum Integration Via Career Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is especially important that junior high and middle school teachers recognize the importance of interrelating curriculum areas. Details how this goal was achieved at one junior high school. (Editor/RK)

Whealon, Terry O.; Whealon, Janet K.

1976-01-01

379

Using Curriculum Frameworks To Incorporate the History and Nature of Science and Technology into Earth Science Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses upon the process of using curriculum and instructional frameworks to develop a curriculum unit in the earth sciences. The work stems from a graduate level seminar in science education which required participants to use a curriculum framework to design a unit of individualized science instruction. This research was guided by…

Smith, Michael J.

380

School Science Comes Alive. Phase Three  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Phase 3 of the School Science Comes Alive Program (S(sup 2)CAP) created an exciting, science - enrichment experience for third, fourth and fifth graders and their teachers and enhanced the science-teaching skills of teacher teams at each of four participating elementary schools on Virginia's Peninsula. The schools involved enroll a majority of Black students, many of whom are from economically disadvantaged households. Designed to build on the highly successful S(sup 2)CAP program of the preceding two years, this project brought college faculty together with classroom teachers and trained volunteers in a cooperative effort to make a lasting difference in the quality of science education at the four schools. In total, this program touched approximately 1000 the school children, more than half of whom are black, giving them direct and indirect exposure to the spirit of inquiry and adventure of the world-wide science community. In S(sup 2)CAP Phase 3, a large measure of responsibility was placed on the classroom teachers, thus creating a more sustainable partnership between college faculty and grade school teacher. Our college physics professors coached and supported teams of teachers from each school at intensive training workshops. A volunteer program provided each teacher with one or more trained volunteers to assist in class with the hands-on activities that have been central to the S2CAP program. Most of the equipment for these activities was constructed during the workshops by the teachers and volunteers from low cost materials provided by the program. Two types of volunteers were enlisted: science smart black college students and technically trained retirees (many of whom are ex-NASA employees). One goal of this program was to increase the numbers of minority students who see science as an interesting and exciting subject, to make the science period a time which students look forward to in the school day. Such an attitude is expected to translate naturally into a higher interest in science and engineering as a career for these students. A second goal was to create a sustainable improvement in the way science is taught at the elementary level. By the end of the program we expected that our teachers would be significantly more self reliant in using hands-on-activities as a part of their science curricula than they were prior to their involvement with S2CAP. In summary, S2CAP Phase 3 offered intensive training workshops for teachers and supporting volunteers followed by stimulating hands-on activities in the classroom for the children. These components combined to amplify the experience, enthusiasm, and ideas of our scientists in a way that complements the normal elementary school curriculum in each of the two school systems involved.

Hartline, Frederick F.

1997-01-01

381

"Twenty First Century Science": Insights from the Design and Implementation of a Scientific Literacy Approach in School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the term "scientific literacy" has been increasingly used in recent years to characterise the aim of school science education, there is still considerable uncertainty about its meaning and implications for the curriculum. A major national project in England, "Twenty First Century Science", is evaluating the feasibility of a more flexible…

Millar, Robin

2006-01-01

382

University of Manchester School of Computer Science  

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Fisher, Michael

383

The Urgent Need for New Approaches in School Evaluation to Enable Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents observations on the nature of school audit methods in light of the implementation of Scotland's incoming Curriculum for Excellence and the major normative, technological, and cultural changes affecting schools. It points to a mismatch between the concepts and structures of the incoming curriculum and that of the universalistic…

MacKinnon, Niall

2011-01-01

384

Auditory and Speech Training Curriculum Guide: Kendall Demonstration Elementary School. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum guide was developed to serve hearing impaired children at the Kendall Demonstration School elementary/middle school in Washington, D.C. An introductory section explains the purposes of the curriculum which provides a comprehensive format for the development of all areas of auditory and speech skills, i.e., audition, speechreading,…

Nussbaum, Debra Berlin; And Others

385

Public Participation in the Process of Curriculum Formation in the Milwaukee Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of the public has generally been dismissed as a significant factor influencing the process of curriculum formation in large urban school districts. This paper presents an indepth case study focusing on the role of the public in curriculum formation in one school district over a 21-year period during portions of the tenure of 3…

Baruch, Steven; Callaway, Rolland

386

Curriculum Materials Can Make a Difference. The Development of Annehurst School. A Conversation with Jack Frymier.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Annehurst Curriculum Classification System (ACCS) identifies curriculum materials compatible with student learning characteristics. The development of the ACCS and its use in Annehurst School in Westerville (Ohio) are described. The system originator explains how schools are using it and what researchers have discovered about the quality of…

Cornbleth, Catherine; And Others

1981-01-01

387

Who Really Leads and Manages the Curriculum in Primary Schools? A Hong Kong Case-Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surprisingly little is known about the micro-leadership and management of the curriculum within schools. This study first applies a purpose-designed set of research instruments to penetrate the micro-workings of school decision-making in curriculum, teaching and learning. Second, it reports the findings from an application of the instruments in…

Lee, John Chi-Kin; Dimmock, Clive; Yeung, Tai-Yuen Au

2009-01-01

388

Investigating the Styles of Teaching and Learning in the RE Curriculum in Botswana Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is part of a larger study that investigated the impact of democratic pedagogy in the Religious Education (RE) curriculum in Botswana secondary schools. It investigated the teaching and learning styles in the RE curriculum in Botswana secondary schools. This was intended to explore how far the democratic space has been appropriated in the…

Lumadi, Mutendwahothe Walter; Awino, James Onyango

2009-01-01

389

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the New Primary School Mathematics Curriculum in Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to determine and compare the views of primary school teachers on the implementation and effectiveness of the new primary school mathematics curriculum. For that aim, a 32-item Likert-type Mathematics Curriculum Scale was developed. The reliability of the scale was tested through Cronbach Alpha (0.98), Spearman-Brown (0.93)…

Gomleksiz, Mehmet Nuri; Bulut, Ilhami

2007-01-01

390

The Momentum behind the International Primary Curriculum in Schools in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The year 2007 saw a discrete yet significant development in the sphere of "international education" in England: a doubling in number of state-funded schools offering the International Primary Curriculum. This curriculum had been developed in 2000 for the Shell Company Group of Schools. It first emerged in England in 2003; two years later it had…

Bunnell, Tristan

2010-01-01

391

The Curriculum for Children with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties at Stephen Hawking School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The increasing number of children with profound and multiple learning difficulties means that many schools for children with severe learning difficulties are having to review the curriculum that they offer. In addition, these schools are continuing to question whether a subject-based approach, in line with the National Curriculum, is the most…

Rayner, Matthew

2011-01-01

392

Integrating Geriatrics into Medical School: Student Journaling as an Innovative Strategy for Evaluating Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose of the study: The Alpert Medical School of Brown University began to integrate geriatrics content into all preclerkship courses and key clerkship cases as part of a major medical school curriculum redesign in 2006. This study evaluates students' responses to geriatrics integration within the curriculum using journals kept by volunteer…

Shield, Renee R.; Farrell, Timothy W.; Nanda, Aman; Campbell, Susan E.; Wetle, Terrie

2012-01-01

393

Creativity in the Science Curriculum: A Northern Ireland Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the revised Northern Ireland Curriculum which will be fully implemented across all key stages by June 2010. The revision gives schools greater flexibility with statements of minimum entitlement for subject strands replacing detailed subject programmes of study. Teachers are encouraged to promote a cross-curricular approach…

McCune, Roger

2009-01-01

394

The impact of New Hampshire K-6 science frameworks in curriculum and staff-development: A CIPPS approach to curriculum renewal  

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The purpose of this study was to determine if there was any quantitative or qualitative evidence indicating a need for science curriculum review in aligning district outcomes with the New Hampshire State Science Frameworks. Also examined were such exogenous factors as teachers' perception, attitudes and background preparation pertaining to science instruction. Another component of the study was the evaluation of a Cross-Level Mentoring Program used to address weaknesses in the K-8 science curriculum of four schools that comprise District SAU #35 in New Hampshire. The subjects of the study were 41 K-8 science teachers employed by the district's four K-12 schools. It was determined that there was a statistical difference between teacher attitudes, behavior and perception in regard to science instruction. A quantitative/qualitative survey designed on a Likert-type scale was administered to the four schools in this study to determine any positive impact a mentorship program may have effected. Components of the CIPP Model of Evaluation were used to evaluate the mentoring program. This evaluation is mostly formative in nature and will not lead to summative conclusions until 2002. Analysis of the first part of the evaluation were positive, in that teachers participating in the mentoring program showed more confidence in their ability to instruct in the science content areas.

Mellaci, Frank L.

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Curriculum Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Offering science curriculum resources, this Web site is from John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Missouri. Designed for middle and high school classes at John Burroughs School, the resources focus on anatomy, life cycles, and plant identification. Many of the photo tutorials are arranged in a sequential order that makes them useful for students reviewing for an exam. Several of the tutorials may also be appropriate for college level courses.

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Investigating the Role of the Teacher in Science Curriculum: New Evidence for an Old Debate  

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It is widely believed that teachers need high-quality curriculum materials to improve teaching and learning. Professional development designs differ, however, in whether they emphasize preparing teachers to use expert- designed curricula or preparing teachers with the tools needed to design and implement high-quality science units themselves. Evidence exists for the effectiveness of providing teachers with training in how to implement expert-designed curricula (Bredderman, 1983; Shymansky, Hedges, & Woodworth, 1990; Weinstein, Boulanger, & Walberg, 1982) and for providing teachers with professional development aimed at preparing teachers to design instruction and assessments (Black & Harrison, 2001; Shepard, 1997; Sneider, Adams, Ibanez, Templeton, & Porter, 1996). However, no studies, however, have compared explicitly these different approaches to preparing teachers to plan and enact instruction in science. The Transforming Instruction by Design in Earth Science (TIDES) project is an experimental study comparing the efficacy of three different approaches to professional development. The approaches differ with respect to the role that teachers are expected to play in curriculum. In one condition (Earth Science by Design), teachers learn how to design curriculum units in Earth science. In a second condition (Investigating Earth Systems), teachers learn how to adopt and implement curriculum materials developed by experts. In the third condition (Hybrid), teachers learn a principled approach to adapt expert-developed curriculum materials. The TIDES study is examining the impacts of each of the approaches to professional development on instructional planning and on the quality of assignments and assessments they give to students. We measured impacts on instructional planning using an end-of-unit questionnaire that focused on changes to teachers" overall approach to planning units of instruction, their strategies for organizing assignment, and materials they use in class. We measured impacts on overall assignment quality using a combination of multi-faceted Rasch analysis and hierarchical linear modeling techniques, using scores from rubrics focused on the nature of scientific communication, construction of knowledge, quality of Earth science content, presentation of the nature of science, and opportunities for inquiry. Scores from a holistic rubric were used to rate performance assessment quality. In this presentation, we will describe results from the first year of the study, focusing on the impact of each condition on instructional practice and on student learning. We will conclude with some implications of the study findings for curriculum development and curriculum policy in school districts.

Penuel, W.; McAuliffe, C.; McWilliams, H.

2007-12-01

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School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences  

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School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Environmental Physics A physics degree information Undergraduate Admissions Secretary School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences University Sciences comprises a large group of scientific experts in many different fields of environmental physics

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

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YALE UNIVERSITY School of Engineering & Applied Science  

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YALE UNIVERSITY School of Engineering & Applied Science Qualification Procedure for the Ph.D. Degree in Engineering & Applied Science Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering Chemical & Environmental UNIVERSITY School of Engineering & Applied Science Qualification Procedure Contents Introduction i Preface 1

Haller, Gary L.

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Science for Survival: The Modern Synthesis of Evolution and The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study  

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In this historical dissertation, I examined the process of curriculum development in the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) in the United States during the period 1959-1963. The presentation of evolution in the high school texts was based on a more robust form of Darwinian evolution which developed during the 1930s and 1940s called "the modern synthesis of evolution." Building primarily on the work of historians Vassiliki Smocovitis and John L. Rudolph, I used the archival papers and published writings of the four architects of the modern synthesis and the four most influential leaders of the BSCS in regards to evolution to investigate how the modern synthetic theory of evolution shaped the BSCS curriculum. The central question was "Why was evolution so important to the BSCS to make it the central theme of the texts?" Important answers to this question had already been offered in the historiography, but it was still not clear why every citizen in the world needed to understand evolution. I found that the emphasis on natural selection in the modern synthesis shifted the focus away from humans as passive participants to the recognition that humans are active agents in their own cultural and biological evolution. This required re-education of the world citizenry, which was accomplished in part by the BSCS textbooks. I also found that BSCS leaders Grobman, Glass, and Muller had serious concerns regarding the effects of nuclear radiation on the human gene pool, and were actively involved in informing th public. Lastly, I found that concerns of 1950s reform eugenicists were addressed in the BSCS textbooks, without mentioning eugenics by name. I suggest that the leaders of the BSCS, especially Bentley Glass and Hermann J. Muller, thought that students needed to understand genetics and evolution to be able to make some of the tough choices they might be called on to make as the dominant species on earth and the next reproductive generation in the nuclear age. This was science for survival.

Green, Lisa Anne

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Astrobiology as an alternative integrated science curriculum for higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many schools now offer an integrated science course to give students a taste of all of the sciences. These courses are types of survey courses that do not demonstrate the interdependencies among the various science disciplines. Students are exposed to each of the science disciplines individually. Astrobiology, as a multidisciplinary science requiring the skills of a physicist, chemist, geologist and

Harold A. Geller

2005-01-01

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Teacher perceptions of high school students underachievement in science  

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Low high school graduation rates continue to be a challenge in American public education. The pressure to meet the demands of adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 has led to an achievement gap in student performance between science and other core subjects, namely English, math, and social studies, on the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). GHSGT statistics have consistently reflected a lower science pass percentage compared with other core subjects on the test. The objective of this nonexperimental, quantitative study was to analyze teacher perceptions on reasons for student science underachievement on the GHSGT. A self-developed questionnaire based on Bloom's taxonomy model was administered to 115 high school core subject teachers of a single school district. Analyses of variance (ANOVA) and chi-square tests were used to test hypotheses. Results confirmed that teachers perceived that (a) students demonstrated a low rate of proficiency in science because science demands higher cognitive skills, (b) less emphasis was placed on science because it is a non-AYP indicator, and (c) making science an AYP indicator will optimize student science achievement. Based on results, recommendations were made to promote the integration of English, math, and social studies curriculum with science curriculum to enable students to transfer learned skills and information across subjects. The potential benefits of outcome of this study include (a) providing critical insight for policy makers and educational practitioners to understand the impact of science underachievement on graduation rates, and (b) raising student science achievement to improve graduation rates.

Gopalsingh, Bhagyalakshmi

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Taking Science Education Beyond Schooling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alternatives to traditional science education will remain as limited as their predecessors unless the very structures of schooling are called into question. Alternatives cannot be designed at the drawing board by theoreticians but must be grounded in praxis, thereby providing concrete trajectories along which science education can actually change.…

Roth, Wolff-Michael

2002-01-01

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Children's Perceptions of School Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on the results of a study investigating when the erosion of children's interest in science starts. Focuses on elementary education and suggests clear differences between boys and girls in their attitudes toward school science. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/YDS)

Murphy, Colette; Beggs, Jim

2003-01-01

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The Relationship between Student's Quantitative Skills, Application of Math, Science Courses, and Science Marks at Single-Sex Independent High Schools  

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For independent secondary schools who offer rigorous curriculum to attract students, integration of quantitative skills in the science courses has become an important definition of rigor. However, there is little research examining students' quantitative skills in relation to high school science performance within the single-sex independent…

Cambridge, David

2012-01-01

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Chemical Science and Technology I. A Study Guide of the Science and Engineering Technician Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study guide is part of an interdisciplinary program of studies entitled the Science and Engineering Technician (SET) Curriculum. This curriculum integrates elements from the disciplines of chemistry, physics, mathematics, mechanical technology, and electronic technology with the objective of training technicians in the use of electronic…

Ballinger, Jack T.; Wolf, Lawrence J.

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Ethics and the GMC core curriculum: a survey of resources in UK medical schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVES: To study the resources available and resources needed for ethics teaching to medical students in UK medical schools as required by the new GMC core curriculum. DESIGN: A structured questionnaire was piloted and then circulated to deans of medical schools. SETTING: All UK medical schools. RESULTS: Eighteen out of 28 schools completed the questionnaire, the remainder either indicating that

K W Fulford; A Yates; T Hope

1997-01-01

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An Evaluation of Changes in the Curriculum in Elementary School Level in Turkey  

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The aim of this study is to evaluate the changes in the curriculum of 1-5 grades in Elementary Schools and the efficiency of school administrator in managing change in the change process. The questionnaire was applied to the school administrators for the elementary schools of Usak province of Turkiye. The questionnaire comprises 3 open-ended…

Helvaci, M. Akif

2009-01-01

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Urban schools' teachers enacting project-based science  

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What teaching practices foster inquiry and promote students to learn challenging subject matter in urban schools? Inquiry-based instruction and successful inquiry learning and teaching in project-based science (PBS) were described in previous studies (Brown & Campione, [1990]; Crawford, [1999]; Krajcik, Blumenfeld, Marx, Bass, & Fredricks, [1998]; Krajcik, Blumenfeld, Marx, & Solloway, [1994]; Minstrell & van Zee, [2000]). In this article, we describe the characteristics of inquiry teaching practices that promote student learning in urban schools. Teaching is a major factor that affects both achievement of and attitude of students toward science (Tamir, [1998]). Our involvement in reform in a large urban district includes the development of suitable learning materials and providing continuous and practiced-based professional development (Fishman & Davis, in press; van Es, Reiser, Matese, & Gomez, [2002]). Urban schools face particular challenges when enacting inquiry-based teaching practices like those espoused in PBS. In this article, we describe two case studies of urban teachers whose students achieved high gains on pre- and posttests and who demonstrated a great deal of preparedness and commitment to their students. Teachers' attempts to help their students to perform well are described and analyzed. The teachers we discuss work in a school district that strives to bring about reform in mathematics and science through systemic reform. The Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS) collaborates with the Detroit Public Schools to bring about reform in middle-school science. Through this collaboration, diverse populations of urban-school students learn science through inquiry-oriented projects and the use of various educational learning technologies. For inquiry-based science to succeed in urban schools, teachers must play an important role in enacting the curriculum while addressing the unique needs of students. The aim of this article is to describe patterns of good science teaching in urban school.

Tal, Tali; Krajcik, Joseph S.; Blumenfeld, Phyllis C.

2006-09-01

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The quest for balanced curriculum: The perceptions of secondary students and teachers who experienced an integrated art and science curriculum  

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The purpose of this study was to describe how an integrated high school curriculum unit connecting the different subject areas of art and science could be used to give students a voice in the decisions about learning. Through the data generated I examined the obstacles of integrating curriculum in a traditionally subject-centered high school. Forty-one students, nineteen biology students in the ninth grade, and twenty-two art students ranging from the tenth grade through the twelfth grade, along with their two teachers and a student teacher, were the subjects of the research. An integrated curricular unit, "Genetic Robotics," was designed specifically for this research to enable students to integrate scientific and artistic processes such as communication skills, problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and responsiveness to the aesthetic; thus empowering them for future learning. Semi-structured interviews, surveys, questionnaires, informal conversations, reaction journals, field observations, video tapes, and official documents from the school, provided the data for this research. Data were collected using a strategy of participant-observation. The constant comparative analysis method was employed to explore emerging themes. Oak Park students' adaptability to an integrated art and science unit was found to be limited because of their inability to conceptualize curricular structures that are different from the traditional ones to which they are accustomed. Students typically scored high on standardized proficiency tests and college entrance exams. Therefore, for them to experience an innovation that is not based on the memorize-and-recall mode of learning is to risk failure and many are unwilling to do so, especially the high achieving students.

Schramm, Susan Lynn

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Curriculum Vitae Christien Laber Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences  

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on pelagic marine ecosystem processes. #12;Curriculum Vitae ­ Christien Laber Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 71 Dudley Rd. New Brunswick, NJ 08901- 8521 USA Phone: (660)528-0501 Email: claber@marine

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Consumer Citizenship Curriculum Guides for Social Studies, English, Science, Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These four consumer citizenship curriculum guides for social studies, English, science, and mathematics incorporate consumer education into these subject matter areas in grades 8-12. Each guide is organized around 10 main component/goals. They are basic economics in the marketplace, credit, consumer law/protection, banking skills, comparison…

MacKenzie, Louise; Smith, Alice

412

Health in the Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum: Full Circle?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of documents from 19 college home economics/family and consumer sciences programs demonstrated the evolution of health core curriculum from emphasis on sanitation, nutrition, and food preparation to hospital-related health care. Today's emphasis on health care costs and wellness has shifted emphasis to home health care and prevention. (SK)

Richards, Virginia; Kettler, Mary C.; Brown, Elfrieda F.

1999-01-01

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College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Curriculum Committee  

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College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Curriculum Committee Summary of Actions and discrete signals. Signal representation, system classification, impulse response, convolution, Fourier of the Land-Grant College Acts 1862 and 1890. The role of Land-Grant Univrsity in the modern era. 10

Powers, Robert

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Microsoft Excel Software Usage for Teaching Science and Engineering Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, our main objective is to present the use of Microsoft Software Excel 2007/2003 for teaching college and university level curriculum in science and engineering. In particular, we discuss two interesting and fascinating examples of interactive applications of Microsoft Excel targeted for undergraduate students in: 1) computational…

Singh, Gurmukh; Siddiqui, Khalid

2009-01-01

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Is Alignment Enough? Investigating the Effects of State Policies and Professional Development on Science Curriculum Implementation  

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Implementation of science curriculum materials has been a fundamental challenge in science education for decades. Policy researchers have argued that alignment of standards, curriculum, and assessment are the key to supporting implementation. This paper focuses on teachers' perceptions of curricular alignment and on curriculum implementation using…

Penuel, William; Fishman, Barry J.; Gallagher, Lawrence P.; Korbak, Christine; Lopez-Prado, Bladimir

2009-01-01

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CURRICULUM HANDBOOK. SCIENCE, HEALTH, ARITHMETIC ELEMENTARY GRADES.  

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THE ARITHMETIC CURRICULUM BEGINS WITH GROUPING AND MANIPULATION OF OBJECTS, CONSTRUCTING AND MEASURING THINGS, AND DRAMATIZING NUMBER SITUATIONS. THE CHILD SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN THE MANIPULATIVE STATE BUT SHOULD BECOME PROFICIENT IN USING NUMBERS ABSTRACTLY. THE SUBJECT MATTER IN THE FIRST GRADE INCLUDES COUNTING, WORKING WITH…

BEVERLY, LOUISE; AND OTHERS

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Science and Literacy: Incorporating Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Research Methods, and Writing into the Science Curriculum  

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Part of preparing the next generation of STEM researchers requires arming these students with the requisite literacy and research skills they will need. In a unique collaboration, the departments of Physics (ECE) and Psychology at the University of Houston have teamed up with NASA in a grant to develop a supplemental curriculum for elementary (G3-5) and middle school (G6-8) science teachers called Mars Rover. During this six week project, students work in teams to research the solar system, the planet Mars, design a research mission to Mars, and create a model Mars Rover to carry out this mission. Targeted Language Arts skills are embedded in each lesson so that students acquire the requisite academic vocabulary and research skills to enable them to successfully design their Mars Rover. Students learn academic and scientific vocabulary using scientifically based reading research. They receive direct instruction in research techniques, note-taking, summarizing, writing and other important language skills. The interdisciplinary collaboration empowers students as readers, writers and scientists. After the curriculum is completed, a culminating Mars Rover event is held at a local university, bringing students teams in contact with real-life scientists who critique their work, ask questions, and generate excite about STEM careers. Students have the opportunity to showcase their Mars Rover and to orally demonstrate their knowledge of Mars. Students discover the excitement of scientific research, STEM careers, important research and writing tools in a practical, real-life setting.

Nieser, K.; Carlson, C.; Bering, E. A.; Slagle, E.

2012-12-01

418

Accommodating Middle School Students with Dyslexia in Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This educator's guide assists teachers of middle school students with dyslexia by providing descriptions of reading accommodations that are also mapped to the GEMS Space Science Sequence for Grades 6-8 (GEMS SSS) curriculum materials. Having access to the GEMS SSS is not required for an educator to be able to utilize the majority of the information contained in this guide. While this guide contains reading accommodations to help middle school students with dyslexia, many of the accommodations will help students with various reading difficulties.

2012-12-19

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Improving Middle School Students’ Science Literacy Through Reading Infusion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite recent calls for border crossing between reading and science, few studies have examined the impact of reading infusion in the science curriculum on students’ science literacy. In this quasi-experimental study, the authors investigated the effects of an inquiry-based science curriculum that integrated explicit reading strategy instruction and quality science trade books on the development of science literacy among middle

Zhihui Fang; Youhua Wei

2010-01-01

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Emotional intelligence assessment in a graduate entry medical school curriculum  

PubMed Central

Background The management of emotions in the workplace is a skill related to the ability to demonstrate empathic behaviour towards patients; to manage emotional reactions in oneself and to lead others as part of a team. This ability has been defined as emotional intelligence (EI) and doctor’s EI may be related to communication skills and to patient satisfaction levels. This study reports on the use of two assessments of EI as part of a course on Personal and Professional Development (PPD) in a graduate medical school curriculum. Methods Fifty one graduate entry medical students completed an eight session course on PPD between December 2005 and January 2006. Students completed two measures of EI: self-report (EQ-i) and ability (MSCEIT V2.0) over a two year study period. The data gathered were used to explore the relationship between self-report and ability EI and between EI and student demographics, academic performance and change over time. Results Analysis of the EI data demonstrated that self-report EI did not change over time and was not related to ability EI. Females scored higher than males on a number of self-report and ability EI scores. Self-reported self-awareness was found to deteriorate in males and females over time. High self-reported EI was found to be associated with poor performance on clinical competency assessments but with good performance on a number of bio-medical knowledge based assessments. Conclusions This report concludes that assessments of EI can be incorporated into a medical school curriculum as part of a PPD programme and that the concept of EI may be associated with performance in medical school. PMID:23497237

2013-01-01

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The Technical Adequacy of the Core Skills Algebra Curriculum-Based Measure for the High School Level  

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The purpose of the study was to determine the technical adequacy of the Core Skills Algebra curriculum-based measure for students enrolled in algebra I courses at the high school level. Due to the dearth of curriculum-based measures available to educators at the secondary school level, the Core Skills Algebra curriculum-based measure was developed…

Wirz, Jennifer Palacios

2010-01-01

422

Designing a Curriculum Model for the Teaching of the Bible in UK Jewish Secondary Schools: A Case Study  

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This paper describes the process of designing a curriculum model for Bible teaching in UK Jewish secondary schools. This model was designed over the period 2008-2010 by a team of curriculum specialists from the Jewish Curriculum Partnership UK in collaboration with a group of teachers from Jewish secondary schools. The paper first outlines the…

Kohn, Eli

2012-01-01

423

The Social Construction of the Local School Curriculum: Patterns of Diversity and Uniformity in Israeli Junior High Schools.  

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A study of school curricula in a nationally representative sample of 104 Israeli junior high schools (grades 7-9) found wide variety in local implementation of the official curriculum and in the time allocated to various subjects. Three general sociological approaches to explaining the findings focus on organizational "failure," intentional school

Benavot, Aaron; Resh, Nura

2001-01-01

424

Safety in School Science.  

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The use of pesticides in the schools is discussed. Some potential hazards include seeds dressed with fungicide/insecticide mixtures, fumigation of animal houses and greenhouses, and storage and disposal of pesticides. (SA)

Education in Science, 1979

1979-01-01

425

Science for Fun? Try a High School Science Club!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Unravel the mysteries, intricacies, and delights of science by starting a high school science club in your school. Through a school science club, students develop teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. This article addresses the positive impact and benefits that science clubs have on students and teachers alike.

Twillman, Joan

2006-01-01

426

Some Trends in the Evolution of Science Curriculum Centres in Asia. Occasional Papers No. 12.  

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Recent trends in science education associated with the evolution of science curriculum development centers in the Asian region are reviewed. These trends, and factors influencing them, are discussed under the following headings: science education and curriculum development centers; adaptation phase; shifts toward indigenous programs; science

Maddock, M. N.

427

Revitalizing a Curriculum for School-Age Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At its core, a curriculum is what happens among learners and teachers in the classroom. TESOL's Language Curriculum Development Series describes how teachers, curriculum developers, and administrators have developed, adapted, or renewed a language curriculum. In doing so, they have responded creatively and realistically to learners'…

Hayes, David, Ed.; Sharkey, Judy, Ed.

2008-01-01

428

The Proof of the Pudding?: A Case Study of an "At-Risk" Design-Based Inquiry Science Curriculum  

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When students collaboratively design and build artifacts that require relevant understanding and application of science, many aspects of scientific literacy are developed. Design-based inquiry (DBI) is one such pedagogy that can serve these desired goals of science education well. Focusing on a Projectile Science curriculum previously found to be implemented with satisfactory fidelity, we investigate the many hidden challenges when using DBI with Grade 8 students from one school in Singapore. A case study method was used to analyze video recordings of DBI lessons conducted over 10 weeks, project presentations, and interviews to ascertain the opportunities for developing scientific literacy among participants. One critical factor that hindered learning was task selection by teachers, which emphasized generic scientific process skills over more important cognitive and epistemic learning goals. Teachers and students were also jointly engaged in forms of inquiry that underscored artifact completion over deeper conceptual and epistemic understanding of science. Our research surfaced two other confounding factors that undermined the curriculum; unanticipated teacher effects and the underestimation of the complexity of DBI and of inquiry science in general. Thus, even though motivated or experienced teachers can implement an inquiry science curriculum with good fidelity and enjoy school-wide support, these by themselves will not guarantee deep learning of scientific literacy in DBI. Recommendations are made for navigating the hands- and minds-on aspects of learning science that is an asset as well as inherent danger during DBI teaching.

Chue, Shien; Lee, Yew-Jin

2013-12-01

429

School of Food Science and Nutrition  

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School of Food Science and Nutrition FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES Food Science IS IT Activities will be held in the School of Food Science and Nutrition on the University of Leeds campus Science and Nutrition University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Tel: 0113 3432958 www.food.leeds.ac.uk Sponsored

Haase, Markus

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Visuospatial Learning in School Science Jayashree Ramadas  

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Visuospatial Learning in School Science Jayashree Ramadas HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai Research in science with the practice of science as well as of education. I will illustrate research at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education using the example of visuospatial learning and reasoning in school science. challenges

Shyamasundar, R.K.

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An interdisciplinary collaboration between computer engineering and mathematics/bilingual education to develop a curriculum for underrepresented middle school students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is a strong need in the United States to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Drawing from sociocultural theory, we present approaches to establishing collaborations between computer engineering and mathematics/bilingual education faculty to address this need. We describe our work through the Advancing Out-of-School Learning in Mathematics and Engineering project by illustrating how an integrated curriculum that is based on mathematics with applications in image and video processing can be designed and how it can be implemented with middle school students from underrepresented groups.

Celedón-Pattichis, Sylvia; LópezLeiva, Carlos Alfonso; Pattichis, Marios S.; Llamocca, Daniel

2013-12-01

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Data on Enacted Curriculum Study: Summary of Findings Experimental Design Study of Effectiveness of DEC Professional Development Model in Urban Middle Schools  

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The purpose of the three-year CCSSO study was to design, implement, and test the effectiveness of the Data on Enacted Curriculum (DEC) model for improving math and science instruction. The model was tested by measuring its effects with a randomly selected sample of ?treatment? schools at the middle grades level as compared to a control group of…

Blank, Rolf K.

2004-01-01

433

How the Curriculum Guideline "The Cell Is to Be Studied Longitudinally" Is Expressed in Six Israeli Junior-High-School Textbooks  

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The most recent science and technology curriculum for junior high school in Israel contains a new guideline stating that the cell topic is to be taught "longitudinally in conjunction with other study contents." This guideline confers a change in teaching the cell topic and provides an opportunity to form meaningful relationships between biological…

Cohen, Rachel; Yarden, Anat

2010-01-01

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A Study of the Effects of a Structured Curriculum in Piagetian Type Operations on the Cognitive Coping of Elementary School Children.  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the Material Objects Unit of the Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) on the cognitive operations and academic achievement of elementary school children. The Material Objects Unit was designed to give experiences and explorations in the mental operations of classification,…

Breidenbaugh, Barry Ellis

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Science Education at Riverside Middle School A Case Study  

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For more than thirty years the gender gap in science and related careers has been a key concern of researchers, teachers, professional organizations, and policy makers. Despite indicators of progress for women and girls on some measures of achievement, course enrollment patterns, and employment, fewer women than men pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. According to the results of national assessments, the gender gap in science achievement begins to be evident in the middle school years. Gender and school science achievement involve a complex set of factors associated with schools and child/family systems that may include school leadership, institutional practices, curriculum content, teacher training programs, teacher expectations, student interests, parental involvement, and cultural values. This ethnographic case study was designed to explore the context for science education reform and the participation of middle school girls. The study analyzed and compared teaching strategies and female student engagement in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade science classrooms. The setting was a middle school situated in a district that was well-known for its achievement in reading, math, and technology. Findings from the study indicated that while classroom instruction was predominantly organized around traditional school science, the girls were more disciplined and outperformed the boys. The size of the classrooms, time to prepare for hands-on activities, and obtaining resources were identified as barriers to teaching science in ways that aligned with recent national science reform initiatives. Parents who participated in the study were very supportive of their daughters' academic progress and career goals. A few of the parents suggested that the school's science program include more hands-on activities; instruction designed for the advanced learner; and information related to future careers. Overall the teachers and students perceived their science program to be gender fair. Eighth grade participants who had career goals related to science and engineering, indicated that their science instruction did not provide the rigor they needed to improve their critical skills for advanced placement in high school. Recommendations include the need for professional development on inquiry-based science, equitable student achievement, and diverse perspectives in science education.

Smiley, Bettie Ann Pickens

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Interdisciplinary Climate Change Curriculum Materials based on the Next Generation Science Standards and The Earth Charter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the 2012, the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies' reported that one of the major issues associated with the development of climate change curriculum was the lack of interdisciplinary materials that also promoted a correlation between science standards and content. Therefore, in order to respond to this need, our group has developed an interdisciplinary climate change curriculum that has had as its fundamental basis the alignment with the guidelines presented by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the ones presented by the international document entitled The Earth Charter. In this regards, while the alignment with NGSS disciplinary core ideas, cross-concepts and students' expectations intended to fulfill the need for the development of climate change curriculum activities that were directly associated with the appropriate set of NGSS guidelines, the alignment with The Earth Charter document intended to reinforce the need the for the integration of sociological, philosophical and intercultural analysis of the theme 'climate change'. Additionally, our curriculum was also developed as part of a collaborative project between climate scientists and engineers, who are responsible for the development of a Regional Arctic Simulation Model (RASM). Hence, another important curriculum constituent was the feedback, suggestions and reviews provided by these professionals, who have also contributed to these pedagogical materials' scientific accuracy by facilitating the integration of datasets and visualizations developed by RASM. Furthermore, our group has developed a climate change curriculum for two types of audience: high school and early undergraduate students. Each curriculum unit is divided into modules and each module contains a set of lesson plans. The topics selected to compose each unit and module were designated according to the surveys conducted with scientists and engineers involved with the development of the climate change simulation model. Inside each module, we have provided a description of the general topic being addressed, the appropriate grade levels, students' required prior knowledge, the correspondent NGSS topics, disciplinary core ideas and students' performance expectations, purpose of the activities, and lesson plan activities. Each lesson plan activity is composed by the following: an introductory text that aims at explaining the topic, activities description (classroom tasks and optional classroom activities), time frame, materials, assessment, additional readings and online resources (scientific journals, online simulation models, and books). Each module presents activities and discussions that incorporate historical, philosophical, sociological and/or scientific perspectives on the topics being addressed. Moreover, the activities and lesson plans designed to compose our curriculum have the potential of being used either individually or together, according to the teacher and topic of interest, at the same time that each unit can also be used as a full semester course.

Barbosa, A.; Robertson, W. H.

2013-12-01

437

The History and Current Status of Curriculum Length in United States Dental Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of all dental schools to gather information on curriculum length indicates that the majority plan to continue four-year programs, including early and late graduation options. Most do not plan to require a mandatory general practice residency program as a means of lengthening the curriculum. (MLW)

Allen, Don L.

1981-01-01

438

In Plato's Shadow: Curriculum Differentiation and the Comprehensive American High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the emergence and persistence of curriculum differentiation in the comprehensive high school. We argue that curriculum differentiation has roots in Plato's Republic, where it is proposed that education (and later work, especially the work of ruling) should be distributed on the basis of ability. The concept of…

Rice, Suzanne; Smilie, Kipton D.

2014-01-01

439

LSU School of Dentistry Advanced Education in Orthodontics Curriculum and Credit Hours  

E-print Network

LSU School of Dentistry Advanced Education in Orthodontics Curriculum and Credit Hours FIRST YEAR CURRICULUM SUMMER - 1 JULY-14 SEPTEMBER CLASS CREDIT HOURS Orthodontic Practicum/clinic ORTHO 5200 3 Orthodontic Seminar ORTHO 5201 4 Advanced Orthodontic Technique ORTHO 5202 3 Cephalometrics ORTHO 5203 2

440

LSU School of Dentistry Advanced Education in Endodontics Curriculum and Credit Hours  

E-print Network

LSU School of Dentistry Advanced Education in Endodontics Curriculum and Credit Hours FIRST YEAR Endo Review ENDO 5405 4 Pain Control & Sedation GDENT 5504 2 Adv. Topics in Oral Biology & Dentistry Adv. Topics in Oral Biology & Dentistry DENT 5510 4 Fall Total 23 FIRST YEAR CURRICULUM SPRING - 1

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LSU School of Dentistry Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Curriculum and Credit Hours  

E-print Network

LSU School of Dentistry Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Curriculum and Credit Hours FIRST YEAR CURRICULUM SUMMER - 1 JULY-14 SEPTEMBER CLASS CREDIT HOURS Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Research Pediatric Dentistry LSU PEDO 5307 5 Adv. Pediatric Dentistry Seminar PEDO 5308 2 Pain Control and Sedation

442

Implementing a Multi-Faith Religious Education Curriculum in Botswana Junior Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

I explore the ways in which RE teachers understand and implement a multi-faith Religious Education curriculum in Botswana junior secondary schools. The multi-faith RE curriculum came about as a result of an educational policy change in 1994. The study is based on case studies and draws its data from classroom observations, interviews and documents…

Dinama, Baamphatlha

2010-01-01

443

Implementing the Democratic Principles and Practices of Student-Centred Curriculum Integration in Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student-centred curriculum integration (CI) is a concept underpinned by democratic education. It places students at the centre of learning, involving them in classroom decisions and curriculum planning. Most research on this approach has been situated in the middle years, but this study focuses on primary schooling. This project examined what…

Brough, Chris Jane

2012-01-01

444

Perception and Needs in Health Education Curriculum among School Nurses as Health Teachers in Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study investigated perceived effectiveness and perceived barriers to health education curriculum targeting school nurses as health teachers in Korea. A total of 741 health teachers participated. The questionnaire included perceived effectiveness and perceived barriers to health education curriculum, future roles of health teachers, and needs…

Lee, Gyu Young; Ham, Ok Kyung

2013-01-01

445

Alignment between High School Biology Curriculum Standard and the Standardised Tests of Four Provinces in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the development and implementation of new curriculum standards, the field tests of education reform in senior high schools began in 2004 in four pilot provinces in mainland China. After five years of the reform, it is necessary to know how and to what extent the curriculum standard guides test classroom instruction. The present study was…

Lu, Qun; Liu, Enshan

2012-01-01

446

The School Health Curriculum Project: Its Theory, Practice, and Measurement Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The School Health Curriculum Project(SHCP), initiated over a decade ago to provide a health education curriculum package for elemen tary students, has been widely and variously evaluated. In analyzing studies designed to assess the effectiveness of the SHCP, it was recognized that the measured impact of this project (or any health education intervention) would derive from the adequacy of the

Lawrence W. Green; Phil Heit; Donald C. Iverson; Lloyd J. Kolbe; Marshall Kreuter

1980-01-01

447

Excitement and Enrichment in the Total School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the role of library media specialists in school curricula enrichment and the possibilities for utilizing both print and nonprint media to this end. Examples of media support for social studies, science, mathematics, and the arts are presented. The importance of networking and support systems to the success of media centers is discussed.…

Schmidtmann, Nancy K.

1989-01-01

448

Indigenous knowledge in the science curriculum: avoiding neo-colonialism  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science education in Papua New Guinea has been influenced by neo-colonial practices that have significantly contributed to the silencing of the Papua New Guinea voice. This silencing has led to the production of science curriculum documents that are irrelevant to the students for whom they are written. To avoid being caught up in neo-colonial practices, Western science educators ought to consider the notion of cultural mediators. This position, I argue, infers an obligation to take responsibility for their actions and to consider postcolonial discourses as a way of understanding the relationships and dialogue between different ways of knowing.

Ryan, Ann

2008-09-01

449

School of Nursing Oregon Health & Science University  

E-print Network

School of Nursing Oregon Health & Science University http://nursing.ohsufoundation.org The OHSU School of Nursing, part of Oregon Health & Science University, is consistently ranked one of the nation's best and most innovative nursing schools. The school is dedicated to exceptional nursing education

Chapman, Michael S.

450

Bases para el Curriculum del Primer Ciclo de las Escuelas de Nivel Intermedio (Bases for the First Term Curriculum in Intermediate Schools).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide for intermediate schools in Argentina begins with a discussion of the historical development of such schools and of their place in the overall educational scheme. The section on the curriculum provides detailed information on objectives, content, and activities; philosophical, political, sociological, methodological, and…

Fermin Mignone, Emilio; And Others

451

“Understanding” Medical School Curriculum Content Using KnowledgeMap  

PubMed Central

Objective: To describe the development and evaluation of computational tools to identify concepts within medical curricular documents, using information derived from the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS). The long-term goal of the KnowledgeMap (KM) project is to provide faculty and students with an improved ability to develop, review, and integrate components of the medical school curriculum. Design: The KM concept identifier uses lexical resources partially derived from the UMLS (SPECIALIST lexicon and Metathesaurus), heuristic language processing techniques, and an empirical scoring algorithm. KM differentiates among potentially matching Metathesaurus concepts within a source document. The authors manually identified important “gold standard” biomedical concepts within selected medical school full-content lecture documents and used these documents to compare KM concept recognition with that of a known state-of-the-art “standard”—the National Library of Medicine's MetaMap program. Measurements: The number of “gold standard” concepts in each lecture document identified by either KM or MetaMap, and the cause of each failure or relative success in a random subset of documents. Results: For 4,281 “gold standard” concepts, MetaMap matched 78% and KM 82%. Precision for “gold standard” concepts was 85% for MetaMap and 89% for KM. The heuristics of KM accurately matched acronyms, concepts underspecified in the document, and ambiguous matches. The most frequent cause of matching failures was absence of target concepts from the UMLS Metathesaurus. Conclusion: The prototypic KM system provided an encouraging rate of concept extraction for representative medical curricular texts. Future versions of KM should be evaluated for their ability to allow administrators, lecturers, and students to navigate through the medical curriculum to locate redundancies, find interrelated information, and identify omissions. In addition, the ability of KM to meet specific, personal information needs should be assessed. PMID:12668688

Denny, Joshua C.; Smithers, Jeffrey D.; Miller, Randolph A.; Spickard, Anderson

2003-01-01

452

Resolving the Dilemma of International School Curriculum: The Case of Biology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the current study is to explore the predictors of the Diploma Program scores in biology to resolve the dilemma regarding which international school curriculum is better to prepare students for the Diploma Program. A purposive sample of 135 high school students was drawn from a private international school in Turkey. Data was…

Sagun, Sila; Corlu, M. Sencer

2014-01-01

453

The Adventurous School: Vision, Community and Curriculum for Primary Education in the Twenty-First Century  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Adventurous School" tells the uplifting stories of three primary schools who took charge of renewing their vision, their place in the community and their curriculum to become environments where children, teachers, parents and partners thrived. The book takes the reader through each school's five year journey and gives real-life practical…

Reed, Jane; Maskell, Kathy; Allinson, David; Bailey, Rosemary; Bates, Fernanda; Davies, Sian; Gallimore, Catherine

2012-01-01

454

"Building Identity and Understanding Diversity"--Children's Literature and Traditional Literature Potential in the School Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper revolves around the great potential that children's literature and traditional literature may display in social transformation, when associated with the school curriculum. Displaying a role as an important element in children's education and establishing a connection between school and out of school contexts, children's literature can…

Pires, Maria da Natividade

2011-01-01

455

Planning a Competence-Based Curriculum: The Case of Four Secondary Schools in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the belief that schools tend to be resistant to change, it is possible to find secondary schools in the UK which are investing in the design of an innovative curriculum for their Year 7 (11-year-old students). This article focuses on four of these schools and discusses some of the challenges they face in planning and implementing their…

Byrne, Jenny; Downey, Christopher; Souza, Ana

2013-01-01

456

Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics  

E-print Network

Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics Undergraduate Degree Programmes Entry 2015 www.cs.cardiff.ac.uk #12;World leading research Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics "One of the best Contents The Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics offers a range of flexible and diverse degree

Davies, Christopher

457

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES THE POSITION  

E-print Network

DEAN SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES THE POSITION The University of Mississippi (www.olemiss.edu) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Applied Sciences. The School of Applied Sciences is a free-standing academic unit whose Dean reports directly to the Vice

Tchumper, Gregory S.

458

A Science-Technology-Society Paradigm and Cross River State Secondary School Students' Scientific Literacy: Problem Solving and Decision Making  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Science-Technology-Society (STS) curriculum on students' scientific literacy, problem solving and decision making. Four hundred and eighty (480) Senior Secondary two science and non-science students were randomly selected from intact classes in six secondary schools in Calabar Municipality of…

Umoren, Grace

2007-01-01

459

Improving Science Instruction: A Collaborative Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is a Master of Science Teaching Degree program which involves the collaboration of seven departments: biology, chemistry and biochemistry, physics, geology, geography, computer science, and mathematics. Degree requirements, course descriptions, and rationale for the program are discussed. (CW)

Parker, O. Jerry; And Others

1990-01-01

460

Nonreactive Measures for School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nonreactive measures for testing students' achievement comprised of questions that ask students to apply procedures, concepts, and facts to real situations. An attempt was made to use such questions in junior high school science classes. These tests provided more diagnostic information than was usually available from normal classroom tests. (PS)

Butzow, John W. Jr.

1972-01-01

461

E-Commerce Content in Business School Curriculum: Opportunities and Challenges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the opportunities and challenges of introducing e-commerce concepts in business school curriculums. Examines the knowledge components of electronic commerce, including Web-based technology skills; and discusses the need for faculty training and development. (Author/LRW)

Krovi, Ravindra; Vijayaraman, B. S.

2000-01-01

462

CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR SCIENCE, KINDERGARTEN - PRIMARY 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

COURSE CONTENT, ACTIVITIES, AND REFERENCE INFORMATION FOR TEACHING SCIENCE IN KINDERGARTEN AND GRADE 1 ARE INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS INCLUDE AN APPROACH TO TEACHING SCIENCE AND THE GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE SCIENCE PROGRAM. FIVE UNITS OF STUDY ARE PRESENTED FOR KINDERGARTEN--(1) GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH ANIMALS, (2) DISCOVERING…

GRAHAM, KATHRYN A.; AND OTHERS

463

A descriptive study of the middle school science teacher behavior for required student participation in science fair competitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This descriptive study explores three aspects of teacher behavior related to student participation in science fair competitions: teacher attitudes, teacher preference for different student-learning modes, and teacher motives for required student participation. Teacher motives for required student participation may stem from curriculum and standardized test requirements, school administrators' expectations, teacher preference for a competitive student-learning mode, and teacher attitudes towards

Laura M. Fisanick

2010-01-01

464

An Australian Science Curriculum: Competition, Advances and Retreats  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science schooling enjoys high status. Scientific capability is perceived as critical in underpinning economic success in advanced societies. Science achievement, at all levels, has become a global competition in which nations want to be seen to triumph. Governments periodically pay close attention to science education with a view to ensuring it…

Aubusson, Peter

2011-01-01

465

CURRICULUM VITAE School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences  

E-print Network

, A Hybrid Fourier-Chebyshev Method for Partial Differential Equations, Journal of Scientific Computing, 39 Analyticity for Parameter Optimization of the Gegen- bauer Reconstruction Method, SIAM Journal on Scientific. Renaut, On Reconstruction From Non-uniform Spectral Data, Journal of Scientific Computing, 45:1-3 487

Gelb, Anne

466

Curricula Development in Library Science: A Nation-Wide Core Curriculum?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aim of the project: Curriculum development is a time-consuming process and often interminable. Pursuing the idea of creating a nationwide core curriculum is one opportunity to develop a curriculum in library and information science (LIS). It can be supposed that a project like this can be the initial point stimulating and encouraging the widest…

Georgy, Ursula

2011-01-01

467

Revising and Updating the Plant Science Components of the Connecticut Vocational Agriculture Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide provides the plant science components of the vocational agriculture curriculum for Regional Vocational Agriculture Centers. The curriculum is divided into exploratory units for students in the 9th and 10th grades and specialized units for students in grades 11 and 12. The five exploratory units are: agricultural pest control;…

Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Dept. of Educational Leadership.

468

Changing a computer science curriculum in light of computing curricula 2001  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present paper describes the process of changing the curriculum of the computer science degree in the college of science of the UAE University. This process was initiated to keep up with the fast pace of development in the computer science discipline. The process of changing the curriculum involved two tasks. The first task was to construct new core and

Mohammed Samaka

2002-01-01

469

Development and evaluation of large-enrollment, active-learning physical science curriculum  

E-print Network

that is inquiry-based, includes an explicit focus on nature of science and the nature of learning, and is suitable Thinking (PSET). PSET is an inquiry-based, hands-on, physical science curriculum that includes an explicitDevelopment and evaluation of large-enrollment, active- learning physical science curriculum Fred

Goldberg, Fred M.

470

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes construction and use of pivots for science equipment and a pin-hole camera (made out of newspaper) for observing solar eclipses. Also describes a method for displaying spectra with a raybox and modification/use of a one-shot submarine (used in floating/sinking activities). (JN)

School Science Review, 1983

1983-01-01

471

Middle School Science Notes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes methods for using harmonographs in demonstrating motion of pendulums, constructing an electrostatic "bell," inverting mirror images, demonstrating the corrosion rate of steel, demonstrating expansion, studying rate of reaction between magnesium and hydrochloric acid, using matchboxes in science for containers, problem boxes, building…

School Science Review, 1977

1977-01-01

472

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences  

E-print Network

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programmes www.cardiff.ac.uk/earth of studying Earth Sciences at University. You've probably not studied Earth Sciences much in school although you may have touched on some aspects in Geography. Earth Sciences is, like medicine, very broad

Davies, Christopher

473

Science Fairs in Elementary School. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This digest presents a summary discussion of the value of holding science fairs in the elementary school context. Reasons for conducting science fairs for elementary students are discussed in terms of several learning theories. Developmentally appropriate types of elementary science projects are suggested. Goals for elementary school science fairs…

Balas, Andrea K.

474

An exploration of the science teaching orientations of Indian science teachers in the context of curriculum reform  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study explores the concepts and behaviors, otherwise referred to as orientations, of six Indian science teachers and the alignment of these orientations to the 2005 India National Curriculum Framework (NCF-2005). Differences in teachers' orientations across grade bands (elementary, middle, and secondary) and school types (public versus private) are also examined to determine how contextual factors may influence this alignment. First, a content analysis of the NCF-2005 was completed to identify the overarching principles of the NCF-2005 and goals specific to the teaching and learning of science. Interviews with school principals were also analyzed to understand how the goals of NCF-2005 were communicated to schools and teachers. Together, these data sources served to answer research question one. Next, profiles were created based on three interviews with each teacher and several observations of their teaching. These profiles provide a point of reference for answering the remaining three research questions. Findings include teacher's orientations falling along a continuum from traditionalist in nature to inquiry/constructivist in nature. Stark contrasts were found between traditionalist orientations and the goals of NCF-2005, with much of this contrast due to the limited pedagogical content knowledge these teachers have regarding students' scientific thinking, curriculum design, instructional strategies, and assessment. Inquiry/constructivist teachers' orientations, while more in line with reform, still have a few key areas of pedagogical content knowledge needing attention (e.g., knowledge of assessment and a variety of purposes for constructivist instructional strategies). In response to the final research question, several contextual factors contributed to teachers' orientations including environmental constraints, such as limited resources and large class sizes, cultural testing pressures, and limited accessibility to professional development. Suggestions for improving the implementation of NCF-2005 in India's classrooms are discussed according to various stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, curriculum designers, professional developers).

Nargund-Joshi, Vanashri

475

An Examination of the Perceptions of Middle School Students Related to a Technology, Life and Careers Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to gather data from the Cache County School District to evaluate the perceptions of middle school students related to Technology, Life, and Careers (TLC) curriculum. The elements of TLC have been a core curriculum requirement for middle/junior high school students since 1987. It was designed to focus on the concerns…

Nelson, Keith E.

2009-01-01

476

Informal Learning at School. Science Fairs in Basic Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The work herein reports on the implementation of science fairs in a systematic way in basic schools. In particular we will present the second edition of the annual Science Fair at basic school Externato Maria Auxiliadora, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, focusing on the evolution advised by the evaluation of the previous edition of the science fair. We will stress

Zita Esteves; Andreia Cabral; Manuel F. M. Costa

477

Developing Curriculum Materials on East Asia for Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) is a research unit of the College of Education at the University of Hawai'i. Part of its mission is to develop curriculum materials for students in grades K-12. The social studies section of CRDG has been developing curriculum materials on Asia since the early 1990s. As part of a project entitled…

Menton, Linda K.

2007-01-01

478

The New Curriculum Movement in Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The new science courses differ in purpose from traditional courses and so do the tests. A student is first of all required to understand the facts, formulas, and principles he has learned. Therefore, knowing about science and having the ability t

Hurd, Paul D.

2000-01-01

479

Group Projects and the Computer Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Group projects in computer science are normally delivered with reference to good software engineering practice. The discipline of software engineering is rapidly evolving, and the application of the latest 'agile techniques' to group projects causes a potential conflict with constraints imposed by regulating bodies on the computer science

Joy, Mike

2005-01-01

480

Teacher talk about science: An examination of the constructed understanding of science held by four elementary school teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The elementary school teacher's personal understanding of science has not been a primary focus of consideration in educational reform discussions. This study examines how four elementary school teachers have constructed their personal understanding of science. The purpose of this study is to explore core understandings about science held by these teachers, and to examine the origins of these ideas. This study assumes that a teacher's understanding of science is unique and constructed on personal experiences affected by influences. This study further explores the relationship of the teachers understanding to the school's stated curriculum. The theoretical framework of this research recognizes three guiding assumptions: science exists as a set of ideas that have developed over time through competing discourses; the teacher plays an important role in the implementation of the science curriculum; and the guiding influences of a teacher's understanding of science are associated with power that emerges from discourse. The methodology in this qualitative study is closely associated with narrative inquiry. Data collection methods include a questionnaire, focus group sessions, and individual interviews. Teachers' stories were collected through collaborative interview opportunities between the researcher and the participants. The findings are presented through the narratives of the four teachers, and are organized through the guiding influences, and talk related to the stated science curriculum. The teachers' talk can be categorized by three broad guiding influences: family, education, and an image of science. The talk related to the stated curriculum illustrates both conflicts, and a relationship between the teachers' understanding of science and the curriculum. The finding of this study provides evidence that each teacher's understanding of science is unique and developed over time. Additionally, this understanding plays a role in how the stated curriculum is discussed and understood. This investigation recommends that teachers' personal understanding of science, as revealed through narrative inquiry, becomes a focus in developing new educational opportunities for elementary school teachers. This study further recommends challenging a hegemony related to positivism that exists in science curricula, and the addition of the valued voice of elementary teachers to the discourse of science education.

Price, Robert John

481

Integrating the History and Nature of Science and Technology in Science and Social Studies Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a review of the literature concerning integrating the history and nature of science and technology in science and social studies curricula. Areas reviewed include the importance of these concepts in education, their place in the current curriculum, and efforts at integrating these concepts. (over 50 references) (PR)

King, Bruce B.

1991-01-01

482

Curriculum Adaptation in Special Schools for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (SID): A Case Study of Project Learning in One SID School in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a qualitative case study approach, the authors analyzed the curriculum adaptation process for one project learning activity in School K, which is a SID school in the context of school-university collaboration. Multiple sources of data were collected for triangulation, including interviews, documents and observations. Curriculum adaptation…

Zhang, Jia-Wei; Wong, Lam; Chan, Tak-Hang; Chiu, Chi-Shing

2014-01-01

483

A Decade of COMPASS: Improving High School Mathematics Education through a National Curriculum Implementation Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Back in 1992, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded grants to five curriculum development teams and charged them with the task of starting over. Five years later, each of the development teams had produced an innovative and "integrated" curriculum. All represented notable departures from the commonly encountered, calculus-driven high…

Allen, Kasi; St. John, Mark; Tambe, Pamela

2009-01-01

484

Research to practice: developing an integrated anaphylaxis education curriculum for school nurses.  

PubMed

The numbers of school-aged children with life-threatening allergies that cause anaphylaxis continues to increase. Many states, including Washington, have responded to this by developing specific guidelines for school districts to follow in order to provide a safe learning environment for children with medical conditions that put them at risk for anaphylaxis. School nurses require resources to assist them in providing health training for school staff on how to manage potentially life-threatening health conditions for children in their school, however, resources to address this training are limited. A search for and content analysis of currently available literature and resources about anaphylaxis and anaphylaxis training curricula revealed a lack of an integrated curriculum to train school staff. This article presents a discussion of the development of a train-the-trainer anaphylaxis education program providing school nurses with curriculum, lesson plans, teaching-learning activities, and resources for anaphylaxis education of all school staff. PMID:21444745

Cavanaugh, Rebecca; Strickland, C June

2011-06-01

485

Improving Middle School Students' Science Literacy through Reading Infusion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite recent calls for border crossing between reading and science, few studies have examined the impact of reading infusion in the science curriculum on students' science literacy. In this quasi-experimental study, the authors investigated the effects of an inquiry-based science curriculum that integrated explicit reading strategy instruction…

Fang, Zhihui; Wei, Youhua

2010-01-01

486

Curriculum Vitae Ph.D. Computer Science  

E-print Network

, South Korea, for Participation as Invited Speaker, Universal Linkage for Top Research Advisor (ULTRA and Communication Engi- neering, DGIST, Korea. · 9/08-present, Director, PRECISE Center, School of Engineering/08-6/08: Distinguished Visiting Professor, Korea University, Seoul, Korea · 9/04-1/10: Consultant, Fremont Associates

Plotkin, Joshua B.

487

Improving the Science Curriculum with Bioethics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Eye on Education column focuses on the Washington Association for Biomedical Research's workshop for teachers called Ethics in the Science Classroom. The article describes the 5-day professional development opportunity and the benefits of teaching bioethics to students.

Cathy Lundmark (American Institute of Biological Sciences;)

2002-10-01

488

Presence and Middle School Students' Participation in a Virtual Game Environment to Assess Science Inquiry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology offers many opportunities for educators to support teaching, learning and assessment. This paper introduces a project to design and implement a virtual environment (SAVE Science) intended to assess (not teach) middle school students' knowledge and use of scientific inquiry through two modules developed around curriculum taught in middle…

Schifter, Catherine C.; Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Nelson, Brian C.

2012-01-01

489

State University of New York at Binghamton Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science  

E-print Network

and Applied Science BS in Bioengineering Four-Year-Program SUNY Application Center Curriculum Code: 1532 (If their freshman year in Watson. - WTSN 103/104 are required only for those who do their freshman year in Watson requirement of 30 credits in Watson school courses. - 1 General Education electives may be taken in any

Suzuki, Masatsugu

490

State University of New York at Binghamton Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science  

E-print Network

Science BS in Bioengineering Four-Year-Program SUNY Application Center Curriculum Code: 1532 (If undecided their freshman year in Watson. - WTSN 103/104 are required only for those who do their freshman year in Watson requirement of 30 credits in Watson school courses. - 1 General Education electives may be taken in any

Suzuki, Masatsugu

491

Capital Middle Schools Science Department, Preliminary List of Behavioral/Performance Objectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph provides basic behavioral objectives designed for a middle school science curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the study of the living environment for students in grade five. This includes the study of plants, animals, the human body, and the use of the microscope, classification and the scientific method. Objectives for grade six are…

Del Mod System, Dover, DE.

492

Teaching Strategies for the Unification of Elementary School Science and Mathematics: A Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a two year trial course in curriculum and instruction of science and mathematics at California State College at Bakersfield. The course attempts to unify the two disciplines for the prospective elementary school teacher in terms of theory of learning and strategies of instruction. (JR)

Ost, David H.; Webb, Leland F.

1973-01-01

493

Future Directions of Management Science and Operations Management in Business School Curricula  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The fields of Management Science (MS) and Operations Management (OM) have co-existed in business school curricula for over a half century. This paper examines five trends that point toward a bright future for Operations Management in the business curriculum. These trends include an increasing emphasis on global competition, the growth of the…

Fuller, Jack A.; Denton, James W.

2006-01-01

494

Soil 4 Youth: Charting New Territory in Canadian High School Soil Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As global issues continue to place increasing demands on soil resources, the need to provide soil science education to the next generation of soil scientists and the general public is becoming more imminent. In many countries around the world, including Canada, soil is either not included in the high school curriculum or it is not covered in…

Krzic, Maja; Wilson, Julie; Basiliko, Nathan; Bedard-Haughn, Angela; Humphreys, Elyn; Dyanatkar, Saeed; Hazlett, Paul; Strivelli, Rachel; Crowley, Chris; Dampier, Lesley

2014-01-01

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The Technical Properties of Science Content Maze Passages for Middle School Students  

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The use of Curriculum-Based Measures is rapidly expanding to the middle school level, where maze passages are frequently used to monitor progress in reading. At secondary grade levels, the focus of reading is on reading to learn, especially in the content areas. Therefore, we were interested in developing maze passages based on grade-level science

Johnson, Evelyn S.; Semmelroth, Carrie; Allison, Jennifer; Fritsch, Teresa

2013-01-01

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Role of a medical students' association in improving the curriculum at a faculty of health sciences.  

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The Joyce and Irving Goldman School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev encourages students to take part in the development and evaluation of the teaching experience. These special relations between the school and the students contribute not only to changes in the curriculum but also to increased involvement of faculty and students in the community. This article reviews the special relationship between the Faculty of Health Sciences and its medical students through the Medical Students Association (ASRN). During the last decade, BGU medical students have initiated innovative programmes some of which have recently become integrated into the curriculum. These include: prevention of sexual violence among youth, decreasing white-coat fear in small children ('Teddy Bear hospital') and participation in home-hospice activities. By encouraging students to become equal partners in faculty development and rejecting the traditional paternalistic mode of teacher-student relationships, the faculty has created an improved learning experience, and increased student motivation and levels of communication between the teachers and the future clinicians. PMID:12623458

Toker, Asaf; Urkin, Jacob; Bloch, Yuval

2002-11-01

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School of Science Masters Research Scholarships 2013 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE MASTERS RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS  

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School of Science Masters Research Scholarships 2013 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE MASTERS RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS BACKGROUND The Faculty of Science & Engineering will offer 10 School of Science Masters Research Scholarships in specific, predetermined areas of research. Each Scholarship is worth $5,000. Applicants should

Waikato, University of

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An Examination of the Change of the Junior Secondary School Chemistry Curriculum in the P. R. China: In the View of Scientific Literacy  

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This paper investigated the change of the Junior Secondary School Chemistry Curriculum (JSSCC) in the P. R. China over the period from 1978 to 2001. Document analysis was employed as the research method and data were collected from various versions of teaching syllabi, textbooks, and teachers' reference books published during this period. The changes of the purposes and content of the JSSCC were traced in the view of scientific literacy, which incorporates both subject matter and companion meanings in the light of the concept of ‘curriculum emphases.’ It was found that subject matter had been increasingly enlarged in its breadth but its requirements gradually decreased while companion meanings at different levels of this curriculum had been increasingly added from 1978 to 2001. On the basis of these findings it was concluded that the JSSCC had experienced a transition from being more elite to more future citizenry oriented during the period under study. Two implications of this study for science curriculum research were discussed.

Wei, Bing; Thomas, Gregory P.

2006-12-01

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Faculty School of Pharmacy Medical Sciences Campus  

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Faculty School of Pharmacy Medical Sciences Campus University of Puerto Rico Contact Information School of Pharmacy Offices 263 and Annex Door 424 1st Floor (Plaza Level) and 4th Floor School of Pharmacy Building Medical Sciences Campus San Juan, PR 00931 PO Box 365067 San Juan, PR 00936-5067 Fax: 787

Quirk, Gregory J.

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Faculty School of Pharmacy Medical Sciences Campus  

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Faculty School of Pharmacy Medical Sciences Campus University of Puerto Rico Contact Information School of Pharmacy Offices 414 and Annex Door 420 4th Floor School of Pharmacy Building Medical Sciences: 787-754-6995 frances.rodriguez5@upr.edu Rank/Discipline Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy

Quirk, Gregory J.