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Science Guide for Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This six-chapter guide is designed to help Georgia teachers adopt or adapt various options into the local school's science curriculum. Major areas addressed in the chapters are: (1) secondary school curriculum development (focusing on performance objectives, sequencing the curriculum, evaluation, and scientific literacy); (2) teaching methods…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.

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Computer science for secondary schools: Course content  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computers and computing are topics of discussion in many curriculum areas in secondary school. The four courses recommended by this task group, however, have computing as their primary content. The courses are: 1) Introduction to Computer Science I (a full year course) 2) Introduction to Computer Science II (a full year course) 3) Introduction to a High-level Computer Language (a

1984-01-01

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Understanding understanding in secondary school science: An interpretive study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the teaching of secondary school science with an emphasis on promoting student understanding. In particular, I focused on two research questions: What are the possible meanings of teaching for understanding? And, how might one teach secondary school science for understanding? After semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 secondary school science teachers, grounded theory methodology was used to

Maureen Gail O'Neill

2006-01-01

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Computer Science in Elementary and Secondary Schools Viera K. Proulx  

E-print Network

Computer Science in Elementary and Secondary Schools Viera K. Proulx College of Computer Science In this paper we examine the current computer science curriculum in elementary schools and identify its shortcomings. We then presents a new approach to teaching computer science at the elementary school level. We

Proulx, Viera K.

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Cooperative Learning in Science: Intervention in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of cooperative learning in secondary school is reported--an area of considerable concern given attempts to make secondary schools more interactive and gain higher recruitment to university science courses. In this study the intervention group was 259 pupils aged 12-14 years in nine secondary schools, taught by 12 self-selected teachers.…

Topping, K. J.; Thurston, A.; Tolmie, A.; Christie, D.; Murray, P.; Karagiannidou, E.

2011-01-01

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Implementing and Supporting Earth Science Curriculum Reform in Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American Geological Institute has been actively involved in developing earth science curricula for more thanm 40 years through programs like Earth Science Sourcebook and the Earth Science Curriculum Project. Recently, the AGI was funded by the National Science Foundation to develop curriculum for secondary school (grades 6-12) that would address the Earth science and inquiry content standards of the

M. J. Smith

2003-01-01

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Leadership styles in secondary school science teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A comparison of United States secondary school science teachers who mentor high quality student research and teachers who do not mentor research was conducted using a demographic survey and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire-Form 5X. The major demographic difference between the two groups was a significantly greater number of years of teaching experience in the research group, a factor that correlated significantly with Extra Effort in students. Research group teachers self-reported higher mean scores than non-research group teachers on the five transformational leadership scales plus the transactional scale of Contingent Reward; however, a Multivariate Analysis of Variance found no significant difference between the groups. Independent t-tests found no significant difference between the groups based upon the remaining transactional scales. The research group was found to be significantly higher on the outcome variable of Extra Effort generated by students while the non-research group rated themselves significantly higher on Satisfaction of students. Transformational leadership in teachers should be addressed by future studies as a possible method of identifying motivational teachers.

Lawson, Michael A.

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Readability and Science Worksheets in Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Applying the concept of ‘readability’ the study examines by means of a questionnaire the claims made by science teachers about the way they write and use science worksheets. It proceeds to validate these claims against an analysis of worksheets collected from schools in the area from which the teacher sample was taken. On the whole the claims which teachers make,

David Reid

1984-01-01

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Secondary-School Earth Science: A Column for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six secondary school teachers describe their most successful earth science investigations. They include various outdoor field activities, road-map reading skills, student-prepared and conducted investigations, and use of several materials for studying volcanoes. (JN)

Christman, Robert

1984-01-01

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Gender Differences in Science Preferences on Starting Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in their first weeks of secondary school were asked to select from a list those topics they would be interested in studying in science. Gender differences were found in that boys predominately selected topics with a mechanical connection, whereas girls predominantly selected topics related to human biology. (Author)

Taber, Keith S.

1991-01-01

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Evaluating the Use of Learning Objects for Secondary School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A learning object is an interactive web-based tool that supports learning by enhancing, amplifying, and guiding the cognitive processes of a learner. To date, no formal research has been done on the use of learning objects in secondary school science classrooms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of learning objects developed for…

Kay, Robin; Knaack, Liesel

2007-01-01

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Understanding understanding in secondary school science: An interpretive study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigated the teaching of secondary school science with an emphasis on promoting student understanding. In particular, I focused on two research questions: What are the possible meanings of teaching for understanding? And, how might one teach secondary school science for understanding? After semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 secondary school science teachers, grounded theory methodology was used to interpret the data. As a result of the selective coding process, I was able to identify 14 connected components of teaching for understanding (TfU). The process of TfU involves: puzzle-solving, a specific pedagogy and a conscious decision. The teacher must be a reflective practitioner who has some knowledge of the facets of understanding. The teacher comes to a critical incident or crisis in his or her pedagogy and adopts a mindset which highlights TfU as a personal problematic. Teachers operate with student-centred rather than teacher-centred metaphors. TfU requires a firm belief in and passion for the process, a positive attitude and excellent pedagogical content knowledge. It hinges on a performance view of understanding and demands risk-taking in the science classroom. Abstracting these ideas to a theory led me to the notion of Purposive Teaching . In their purposive-driven role as pedagogues, these teachers have placed TfU at the core of their daily practice. Constraints and challenges facing TfU as well as implications of the findings are discussed. Keywords. science teaching, teaching for understanding, purposive teaching, constructivism, understanding, pedagogy, pedagogical content knowledge, memorization, meaningful learning, reflective practice.

O'Neill, Maureen Gail

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Investigating the Impact of Snacks on Secondary School Students' Science Learning and Science Self-efficacy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of Snacks on secondary school students' science learning and science self-efficacy. This study also explored the relationship between teacher science self-efficacy and confidence. The study utilized thirteen (13) teachers participating in an inquiry science professional development that occurred on July 24 -30, 2011 at a public state university. The study also employed seventy-five (75) students from a magnet secondary school. Qualitative methods such as interviews both focus group and semi-structured interviews and observations were employed to evaluate the impact of Snacks on secondary school students' science learning and science self-efficacy. The study revealed that Snacks had significant impact on knowledge, attitude, confidence and understanding for both students and teachers. The study also showed that Snacks helped to increase students and teachers' science engagement, interest and enthusiasm.

Knowles, Reco T.

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Gender Stereotyping and Affective Attitudes towards Science in Chinese Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores explicit and implicit gender-science stereotypes and affective attitudes towards science in a sample of Chinese secondary school students. The results showed that (1) gender-science stereotyping was more and more apparent as the specialization of science subjects progresses through secondary school, becoming stronger from the…

Liu, Mingxin; Hu, Weiping; Jiannong, Shi; Adey, Philip

2010-01-01

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Understanding high school students' science internship: At the intersection of secondary school science and university science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this dissertation I explore the nature of an internship for high school students in a university science laboratory and the issues that arise from it. The investigation of science internships is relatively new to science education; therefore, this exploration is urgently needed. Twenty-one participants were involved in the internship experience, including 13 students, one teacher, two research scientists, and five technicians. Data sources include observations, field notes, and videotapes. Drawing on four coherent and complementary research tools---cultural-historical activity theory, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and phenomenography, I articulate a variety of phenomena from multiple perspectives. The phenomena identified in the dissertation include (a) the discursive resources deployed by a teacher for interesting and inviting students to participate in science; (b) the discursive resources high school students used for articulating their interests in science-related careers; (c) the natural pedagogical conversations for accomplishing the work of teaching and learning during the internship; (d) the theoretical concepts mobilized for describing the unfolding of science expertise in the internship; (e) participants' ways of experiencing the science internship; and (f) students' understandings of scientific practice after participating in the internship. The study identifies many useful resources for understanding the nature of the science internship and provides a foundation for future research. The findings reported here will also serve others as a springboard for establishing partnerships between high schools and science communities and improving teaching and learning in science education.

Hsu, Pei-Ling

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Mathematics and Experimental Sciences in the FRG-Upper Secondary Schools. Occasional Paper 40.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mathematics and experimental science courses in the programs of the upper secondary school in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) are discussed. The paper addresses: (1) the two "secondary levels" within the FRG school system, indicating that the Secondary I-Level (SI) comprises grades 5 through 9 or 10 while the Secondary II-Level (SII)…

Steiner, Hans-Georg

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Science Choices in Norwegian Upper Secondary School: What Matters?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is international concern about young people's participation in science. This study investigated the relevant importance of various issues in 1628 Norwegian upper secondary students' choices of postcompulsory subject combinations: natural science and mathematics (henceforth Science) or languages, social science and economics (henceforth…

Boe, Maria Vetleseter

2012-01-01

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Computer science for secondary schools: course content recommendations of the ACM education board elementary and secondary schools subcommittee  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computers and computing are topics of discussion in many curriculum areas in secondary school. The four courses recommended by this task group, however, have computing as their primary content. The courses are:Introduction to Computer Science I (a full year course)Introduction to Computer Science II (a full year course)Introduction to a High-level Computer Language (a half-year course)Applications and Implications of Computers

Fred Archberger; Robert M. Aiken; John C. Arch; Michael R. Haney; John D. Lawson Jr.; Cheryl Lemke; Thomas A. Swanson; Samuel F. Tumolo

1985-01-01

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The ZIM-SCI Project. Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Progress Report No. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) was started in 1981 with the aim of developing a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. Project activities included developing student study guides, corresponding teaching…

Dock, A. W.

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Relevant Research. Scope, Sequence, and Coordination of Secondary School Science. Vol. II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a collection of research papers and respected philosophical statements on how secondary school students learn science best. Taken together, these papers serve as the basis for the Project on Scope, Sequence, and Coordination of Secondary School Science (SS&C). This book explains where the learning ideas of the SS&C Content Core came…

Pearsall, Marcia K., Ed.

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Gender Stereotyping and Affective Attitudes Towards Science in Chinese Secondary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores explicit and implicit gender?science stereotypes and affective attitudes towards science in a sample of Chinese secondary school students. The results showed that (1) gender?science stereotyping was more and more apparent as the specialization of science subjects progresses through secondary school, becoming stronger from the 10th grade; girls were more inclined to stereotype than boys while this gender

Mingxin Liu; Weiping Hu; Shi Jiannong; Philip Adey

2010-01-01

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An Assessment of Science Teachers' Perceptions of Secondary School Environments in Taiwan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigates the psychosocial environments of secondary schools from science teachers’ perspectives, as well as associated variables. Using a sample of 900 secondary science teachers from 52 schools in Taiwan, the results attest to the validity and reliability of the instrument, the Science Teacher School Environment Questionnaire, and its ability to differentiate among schools. The descriptive results show that a majority of science teachers positively perceived their school environments. The teachers reported high collegiality, good teacher student relations, effective principal leadership, strong professional interest, and low work pressure—but also low staff freedom. Multiple regression results further indicate that policy-relevant variables like school level, school location, and teachers’ intentions to stay in teaching were associated with science teachers’ perceptions of their school environments. Qualitative data analysis based on interviews of 34 science teachers confirmed and enriched these findings.

Huang, Shwu-Yong L.

2006-01-01

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An Investigation of Science Teaching Practices in Indonesian Rural Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports on teaching practices in science classrooms of Indonesian lower secondary schools in rural areas. Using six schools from three districts in the province of Kalimantan Selatan as the sample, this study found that most teaching practices in science classrooms in rural schools were teacher-centred with students copying notes. However, the study also found unique teaching practices of

Wahyudi; David F. Treagust

2004-01-01

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Innovative Methods of Teaching Science and Engineering in Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the design of an interactive learning environment to increase student achievement in secondary schools by addressing students' preconceptions, and promoting purposeful social collaboration, distributed cognition, and contextual learning. The paper presents the framework that guided our design efforts to immerse all students in a progression of guided-inquiry hands-on activities. Students find compelling reasons to learn by responding

Nathan BALASUBRAMANIAN; Brent G. WILSON; Krzysztof J. CIOS

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English Secondary School Students' Perceptions of School Science and Science and Engineering  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Debates about school science, students' engagement with, and participation in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and the supply of suitably qualified people for STEM related fields have been ongoing in England since the early 20th Century. Recent key policy documents and STEM related organisations have highlighted a skills gap…

Bevins, Stuart; Byrne, Eleanor; Brodie, Marilyn; Price, Gareth

2011-01-01

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New Mexico State Secondary School Science-Based Nutrition Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide provides instructional materials for a 10-unit secondary-level science-based nutrition course. Each unit contains some or all of the following components: a summary sheet for each function, including generalizations with corresponding objectives, additional learning activities, and additional resources; unit outline; pretest;…

Ecklund, Susan, Ed.; Smalley, Katherine, Ed.

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Acoustics workshops for teachers in elementary schools and in secondary school science classes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A number of acoustics workshops have been conducted throughout the US with support from ASA technical initiative and education funds. Emphasis in elementary schools is on using music to introduce science concepts. Concepts discussed include wave properties such as wavelength, frequency, propagation speed, and standing waves. The idea of resonance is experienced musically and physically, and the relationship between whole number frequency multiples and the musical harmonic series is developed. Computer programs such as cool-edit are used extensively in secondary teacher workshops to experience frequency analysis, frequency synthesis, and resonances in open and closed tubes. Workshop teaching approaches for these topics will be illustrated in this presentation.

Hansen, Uwe J.

2002-11-01

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SoSTI Course: An Elective Science Course for Thai Upper Secondary School Non-Science Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is aimed to develop the interdisciplinary SoSTI (science of sound in traditional Thai musical instruments) course for Thai non-science upper secondary school students to study the students' attitudes toward science before and after studying from the course. The SoSTI course development is based on the interdisciplinary concept model and…

Pruekpramool, Chaninan; Phonphok, Nason; White, Orvil L.; Musikul, Kusalin

2013-01-01

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Evaluation of Authentic Science Projects on Climate Change in Secondary Schools: A Focus on Gender Differences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background and purpose: This study examines secondary-school students' opinions on participating in authentic science projects which are part of an international EU project on climate change research in seven countries. Partnerships between schools and research institutes result in student projects, in which students work with and learn from…

Dijkstra, Elma; Goedhart, Martin

2011-01-01

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Growing Collegial Cultures in Subject Departments in Secondary Schools: Working with Science Staff.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers how particular approaches to leading and managing laboratory technicians in some (British) secondary-school science departments enhanced collegiality. In some schools, lab paraprofessionals are involved in decision-making. Trust, delegation based on ability, cooperative values, inclusive leadership styles, and a sense of belonging were…

Busher, Hugh; Blease, Derek

2000-01-01

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Factors That Lead to Positive or Negative Stress in Secondary School Teachers of Mathematics and Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the factors that contribute to the development of positive stress and distress in teachers within secondary schools in England. It draws on narrative interviews undertaken with 12 mathematics and science teachers in six schools and focuses on three of these teachers to explore issues in more depth. The findings demonstrate that…

Mujtaba, Tamjid; Reiss, Michael

2013-01-01

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Upper Secondary School Physical Science Curricula in New Zealand after the National Qualifications Framework Reforms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recent structural reforms in New Zealand education have given schools and teachers unprecedented freedom in curricular design and delivery. Using official educational award statistics for 2004 and data arising from a study of 23 schools' upper secondary science curricula in the same year, this study represents an early monitoring of the impact…

Vlaardingerbroek, Barend; Taylor, T. G. Neil

2007-01-01

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Geology and Earth Sciences Sourcebook for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This earth science resource book, designed for use by elementary and secondary school teachers, presents aspects of earth science which illustrate the significance of matter, energy, forces, motion, time, and space in the dynamics and history of the earth. The major content of this resource manual consists of authoritative information about earth…

Heller, Robert L.

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Perspectives and Visions of Computer Science Education in Primary and Secondary (K-12) Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In view of the recent developments in many countries, for example, in the USA and in the UK, it appears that computer science education (CSE) in primary or secondary schools (K-12) has reached a significant turning point, shifting its focus from ICT-oriented to rigorous computer science concepts. The goal of this special issue is to offer a…

Hubwieser, Peter; Armoni, Michal; Giannakos, Michail N.; Mittermeir, Roland T.

2014-01-01

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Sense from Senses. Study Guide. Unit J. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Simango, Sam

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Sense from Senses. Teacher's Guide. Unit J. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Simango, Sam

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Our Planet Earth. Teacher's Guide. Unit F1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities,…

Stocklmayer, Sue

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Our Planet Earth. Study Guide. Unit F1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Stocklmayer, Sue

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Forces in Living Things. Study Guide. Unit H2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Hosking, Bunty; Zesaguli, Josie

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Forces. Teacher's Guide. Units H1 and H2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Dock, Alan; Hosking, Bunty

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Understanding Electricity. Teacher's Guide. Unit I1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Chidume, Kwashira

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Understanding Electricity. Study Guide. Unit I1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Chidume, Kwashira

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Observing Some Life Cycles. Teacher's Guide. Unit E3. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide contains instructional…

Chitepo, Thoko; And Others

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Life, Beginning and Growing. Study Guide. Unit E1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide is a three-part unit…

Hosking, Bunty

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Using Electricity. Teacher's Guide. Unit I2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be used in…

Chidume, Kwashira

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Reproducing by Flowers and Seeds. Study Guide. Unit E2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and environmental laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide consists of…

Zesaguli, Josie

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Reproducing by Flowers and Seeds. Teacher's Guide. Unit E2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Zesaguli, Josie

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What Do You Know about Water? Study Guide. Unit D. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide is a three-part unit…

Dube, Peter

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What Do You Know about Water? Teacher's Guide. Unit D. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Dube, Peter

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Forces in Action. Study Guide. Unit H1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the first 2 years of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide presents activities…

Dube, Peter

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Forces. 'O' Level Study Guide. Unit 1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the third year of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This ZIM-SCI study guide is a five-part unit…

Udwin, Martin

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Forces. 'O' Level Teacher's Guide. Unit 1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project (ZIM-SCI) developed student study guides, corresponding teaching guides, and science kits for a low-cost science course which could be taught during the third year of secondary school without the aid of qualified teachers and conventional laboratories. This teaching guide, designed to be read in…

Udwin, Martin

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The Impact of a Secondary I STSE Science Curriculum on Students, Science Teachers, and their Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The presented study is based on a STSE curriculum (science, techniques, society, and environment), and has involved 23 so-called cooperation schools with 47 science teachers and 956 students of age 16. The aim of the study was to find out what role environmental issues partook in the science curriculum of the participating schools, in the classroom, and in the everyday

A. Zeyer

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Challenges and Opportunities: Using a Science-Based Video Game in Secondary School Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Simulations and games are not new artifacts to the study of science in secondary school settings (Hug, Kriajcik and Marx 2005), however teachers remain skeptical as to their value, use and appropriateness (Rice 2006). The difficulty is not only the design and development of effective play environments that produce measurable changes in knowledge…

Muehrer, Rachel; Jenson, Jennifer; Friedberg, Jeremy; Husain, Nicole

2012-01-01

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Exploring the TPACK of Taiwanese Secondary School Science Teachers Using a New Contextualized TPACK Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) has been one of the steering theoretical concepts widely employed by researchers in order to examine and develop teachers' knowledge of integrating technology into teaching. Existing research on TPACK shows little about in-service secondary school science teachers' TPACK through a…

Jang, Syh-Jong; Tsai, Meng-Fang

2013-01-01

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Teachers' Quality, Instructional Strategies and Students' Performance in Secondary School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined the instruction between two independent variables of Teacher Quality and Instructional Strategy on Students Performance in Secondary School Science. In trying to examine the problem of this study, three null hypotheses were generated for testing at 0.05 level of significance Factorial Analysis of variance design with one…

Okoye, Nnamid S.; Momoh, Solomon O.; Aigbomian, Daniel O.; Okecha, Rita Ebele

2008-01-01

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Pedagogic Thinking that Grounds E-Learning for Secondary School Science Students in New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Course designers adopted a language-learners approach to the online teaching of New Zealand secondary school students in the subject of astronomy. This was possible because the curriculum for astronomy that was in 2004 established as a part of New Zealand's national curriculum was specifically designed to engage underachieving students in science

Shaw, Robert

2007-01-01

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Guidelines and Standards for the Education of Secondary School Teachers of Science and Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A brief statement of the importance of a liberal education for all teachers is followed by twelve guidelines for the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs for educating prospective secondary school mathematics and science teachers. Each guideline contains a brief rationale, describes the expected skills, and suggests strategies for…

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC. Commission on Science Education.

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Collaboration between Science and Religious Education Teachers in Scottish Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article reports on quantitative research that examines: (1) the current practice in collaboration; and (2) potential for collaboration between Science and Religious Education teachers in a large sample of Scottish secondary schools. The authors adopt and adapt three models ("conflict"; "concordat" and…

Hall, Stuart; McKinney, Stephen; Lowden, Kevin; Smith, Marjorie; Beaumont, Paul

2014-01-01

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Metacognitive Strategies on Classroom Participation and Student Achievement in Senior Secondary School Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers constantly face the challenges of the most effective methods of instruction that could enhance academic achievement and match the diversity among students. This study therefore aimed at examining the effects of metacognitive strategies on classroom participation and student achievement in Senior Secondary School Science classrooms. One…

ibe, Helen Ngozi

2009-01-01

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A Survey of Science Teaching in the Secondary Schools of New Jersey 1981-82.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questionnaires were sent to 382 public and non-public New Jersey secondary schools to determine the status of science teaching during 1981-1982. Survey results (with 55% response) are reported for general information (staffing, certification, teaching duties, and others), supervisory personnel, subject matter organization, textbooks used, second…

Sousa, David A.; And Others

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Mentor teachers' perceptions of their own professional development within a secondary science professional development school  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mentor teachers' perceptions of their professional development within a secondary science professional development school were studied using grounded theory within a postmodern lens. The driving questions which framed this study were: How do mentor teachers' perceive their own professional development in the context of an emerging secondary science Professional Development School? How is mentor professional development supported or inhibited in this secondary science PDS? How do mentor teachers' perceive teaching science through inquiry in the context of this secondary science Professional Development School? In what ways do mentor teachers view themselves as participants in a community of learners within the PDS context? Seven secondary science mentor teachers were purposefully selected as participants based on their commitment to mentor a pre-service science education intern for one school year. The primary sources of data were two semi-structured interviews, one taken early in the school year, and the other taken near or at the end of the school year. Other sources of data were participant mentor journal entries, focus group notes, written mentor responses to an inquiry prompt and professional development prompt, and the Secondary Science Professional Development Handbook which the participant/focus group generated. These additional data sources were used to help reach consensus as well as add richness to the study. Data were analyzed initially using the grounded theory qualitative software ATLASti (1997), to discover codes and patterns of connectivity. Results of initial analysis were compared with subsequent data analysis, and member check for clarification and consensus. Mentors in this study identified six dimensions which influenced their professional development. Five of these enhanced their practice. These were: benefits, roles, goals, preparation, and support. Participants also identified barriers which inhibited their professional growth. The most significant of these was isolation. In addition, multiple and diverse patterns of connectivity which cut across all six of the previous dimensions and changed with time were identified. These were: (1) Mentors' reflection on their practice, and (2) Mentors' focus and self-view which connected them to their interns and their practice. The theory generated from this study is: Mentor teachers' professional development is mediated by interns in the context of a science PDS. The three supporting assertions for this theory are: (1) Mentors' reflection, focus and self-view influenced the extent of their professional development, (2) The PDS partnership mentor/intern pair successfully negotiated and collaborated, but in isolation, and (3) Mentor/intern pairs developed models of teaching science through inquiry. This study's finding were used as a basis of recommendations for research and practice.

Kreamer, Sherry Maureen

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Friendship and Debate: A Century of Promoting Secondary School Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the history of the Association for Science Education (ASE) and its predecessors on the occasion of its centenary. Discusses its involvement in the general science movement and later curriculum development projects, both to illuminate the political history of ASE and raise issues that still have currency today. (Author/ASK)

Jenkins, Edgar W.

2001-01-01

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Leadership Practices of Science Department Chairs in Secondary Public Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to explore the transformational leadership practices of science department chairs as perceived by both science department chairs and their principals as measured quantitatively by the third edition of the Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI) (Kouzes & Posner, 2007). In addition to transformational leadership, three other paradigms of leadership were essential to this study: transactional leadership, teacher leadership,

Kathryn Marie Baal

2011-01-01

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

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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

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Educator Preparedness to Teach Environmental Science in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assesses the environmental proficiency of Texas life science educators certified from 2003 to 2011 by analyzing their TExES 138 8-12 exam results in domains V and VI. The sample consisted of all the individuals that took and passed the TExES 138 life science 8-12 exam. During this period, approximately 41% of the individuals who took…

Guillory, Linus Joseph, Jr.

2012-01-01

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Secondary school science teaching, 1970--1992: Objectives as stated in periodical literature  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Purpose of the study. The major purpose of this study was to identify and classify objectives for teaching science in secondary schools in the United States during the period 1970--1992. These objectives were identified by objective statements in articles from selected professional periodicals. Procedure. The 1970--1992 period was divided into two subperiods on the basis of major historical events. Selected professional periodicals were searched for statements of objectives of secondary school science teaching. These statements were catalogued into Knowledge, Process, Attitude and Interest, or Cultural Awareness categories. The resulting data were classified within and across the two subperiods according to frequency of occurrence, category, authorship, and year. Findings. The major findings of this investigation included the following: (1) Authors in Higher Education produced the most articles, both research-oriented and nonresearch-oriented, and the most statements in each subperiod. Miscellaneous authors produced the least articles and statements. (2) Statements in the Process category were most frequent in the two subperiods. (3) The "most important" objectives for secondary school science teaching were Philosophical, sociological, and political aspects (from the Cultural Awareness category), Processes, skills, and techniques (from the Process category), and Major facts, principles, or fundamentals (from the Knowledge category). (4) Attitude and Interest objectives were consistently ranked as least important throughout the study. (5) The ranking of "most important" objectives in research-oriented articles generally agreed with the ranking in articles as a whole. Conclusions. Based on the findings of this investigation, the following conclusions were made: (1) The objectives for teaching secondary school science were influenced by historical events, especially the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the AIDS pandemic, and the publication of A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform. (2) Authors in Higher Education wrote more articles about the objectives for the teaching of secondary school science than those in the other categories. This was probably a reflection of the "publish or perish" environment in many colleges and universities. (3) The most important objectives for secondary school science teaching were Philosophical, sociological, and political aspects, Processes, skills, and techniques, and Major facts, principles, or fundamentals. The preponderance of these objectives is most likely a result of cultural and social unrest during this period. (4) The number of research-oriented articles, as a percentage of all articles, doubled from the first subperiod to the second subperiod. There appears to be a trend during the second subperiod toward more data-based articles.

Hemby, Brian Franklin

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Teaching Soil Science in Primary and Secondary Schools  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Earth's thin layer of soil is a fragile resource, made up of minerals, organic materials, air, water, and billions of living organisms. Soils plays a variety of critical roles that sustain life on Earth. If we think about soil, we tend to see it first as the source of most of the food we eat and the fibers we use, such as wood and cotton. Few students realize that soils also provide the key ingredients to many of the medicines (including antibiotics), cosmetics, and dyes that we use. Fewer still understand the importance of soils in integrating, controlling, and regulating the movement of air, water, materials, and energy between the hydrosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Because soil sustains life, it offers both a context and a natural laboratory for investigating these interactions. The enclosed poster, which integrates soil profiles with typical landscapes in which soils form, can also help students explore the interrelationships of Earth systems and gain an understanding of our soil resources. The poster, produced jointly by the American Geological Institute and the Soil Science Society of America, aims to increase awareness of the importance of soil, as does the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations To Benefit the Environment) Program. Vice President Al Gore instituted the GLOBE Program on Earth Day of 1993 to increase environmental awareness of individuals throughout the world, contribute to a better scientific understanding of the Earth, and help all students reach higher levels of achievement in science and mathematics. GLOBE functions as a partnership between scientists, students, and teachers in which scientists design protocols for specific measurements they need for their research that can be performed by K-12 students. Teachers are trained in the GLOBE protocols and teach them to their students. Students make the measurements, enter data via the Internet to a central data archive, and the data becomes available to scientists and the general community. Students benefit by having a "hands-on"experience in science, math, and technology, using their local environment as a learning laboratory, as well as contact with scientists and other students around the world. Soil investigations have become an essential component of GLOBE. The protocols that have been developed so far within the GLOBE program include GPS Location, Atmosphere/Climate, Soil Characterization, Soil Moisture and Temperature, Land Cover/Biometry, Hydrology, and Satellite Image Classification. For the GLOBE Soil Characterization Protocol, students explore the physical. chemical, and morphological properties of the soil at their study site. They are asked to dig a pit or use an auger to about 1 meter at at least 2 sites.

Levine, Elissa R.

1998-01-01

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Exploring the Use of Audience Response Systems in Secondary School Science Classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An audience response systems (ARS) allows students to respond to multiple choice questions using remote control devices. Once the feedback is collected and displayed, the teacher and students discuss misconceptions and difficulties experienced. ARSs have been extremely popular and effective in higher education science classrooms, although almost no research has been done at the secondary school level. The purpose of this study was to conduct a detailed formative analysis of the benefits, challenges, and use of ARSs from the perspective of 213 secondary school science students. Perceived benefits were increased student involvement (engagement, participation, and attention) and effective formative assessment of student understanding. Perceived challenges included decreased student involvement and learning when ARSs were used for summative assessment, occasional technological malfunctions, resistance to using a new method of learning, and increased stress due to time constraints when responding to questions. Finally, students rated the use of ARSs significantly higher when it was used for formative as opposed to summative assessment.

Kay, Robin; Knaack, Liesel

2009-10-01

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Impacts of an Inquiry Teaching Method on Earth Science Students' Learning Outcomes and Attitudes at the Secondary School Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarizes two companion studies that were designed to investigate the impacts of an inquiry teaching method on Earth science students' achievement and attitudes towards Earth science in secondary schools. Subjects were 557 students (9th grade) enrolled in 14 Earth science classes. Two Earth science units, including topics of astronomy…

Mao, Song-Ling; Chang, Chun-Yen

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Prospective and Practicing Secondary School Science Teachers' Knowledge and Beliefs about the Philosophy of Science.  

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Describes a study of textbooks and classroom practice that examines how science is portrayed to high school students. Concludes there is an overemphasis of the factual base of science. Failure of teachers to characterize scientific knowledge as tentative, and scientific work as creative, are identified as problems. Suggests changes be made in…

Gallagher, James J.

1991-01-01

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Investigating how implementing interactive technologies in a secondary school science program influences student attitude and motivation towards science learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research study was an action research study comparing student attitudes and motivation toward science learning before and after the implementation of interactive technologies into secondary school science classrooms. Quantitative data were collected through survey questionnaires completed before and after the new technologies had been introduced. Results were analyzed using analysis of variance to determine if there were any statistically significant increases in students' motivation towards science learning. In the analysis of the student questionnaires, there were no quantitative data found to indicate that the inclusion of interactive technologies have increased student attitude or motivation towards learning science in this sample population. While the study did not generate any significant conclusions, it did provide information and recommendations into how technology could be better utilized in this secondary setting.

Cobb, Griffin Michael

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Acoustics workshops for teachers in elementary schools and in secondary school science classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A number of acoustics workshops have been conducted throughout the US with support from ASA technical initiative and education funds. Emphasis in elementary schools is on using music to introduce science concepts. Concepts discussed include wave properties such as wavelength, frequency, propagation speed, and standing waves. The idea of resonance is experienced musically and physically, and the relationship between whole

Uwe J. Hansen

2002-01-01

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Students' Views About Secondary School Science Lessons: The Role of Practical Work  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper reports an interpretive study that sought students' views about the role that practical work plays in their school science lessons. Twenty-nine students aged between 13 and 16 years were selected from three secondary schools in England. Data were collected from initial lesson observations and in-depth interviews in order to explore students' views about practical work. The findings suggest that students have three main reasons why practical work is important in their school science lessons: for interest and activity, including social and personal features such as participation and autonomy; as an alternative to other forms of science teaching involving a pedagogy of transmission, and as a way of learning, including memorizing and recall. The findings are discussed in the context of a critical view of previous work on the role of practical work, work on attitudes to science and on the student voice. The paper concludes that practical work is seen to provide opportunities for students to engage with and influence their own learning but that learning with practical work remains a complex issue that needs further research and evaluation about its use, effectiveness and of the role of scientific inquiry as a component of practical activity.

Toplis, Rob

2012-06-01

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Effect of Constructivist-Based Teaching Strategy on Academic Performance of Students in Integrated Science at the Junior Secondary School Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Integrated science plays vital role in Nigerian science education programme because it prepares pupils at the Junior Secondary School level for the study of core science subjects at the Senior Secondary School level which in turn brings about students' interest in science oriented courses at the tertiary institutions. Despite government's efforts…

Bimbola, Oludipe; Daniel, Oludipe I.

2010-01-01

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Challenges and opportunities: using a science-based video game in secondary school settings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Simulations and games are not new artifacts to the study of science in secondary school settings (Hug, Kriajcik and Marx 2005), however teachers remain skeptical as to their value, use and appropriateness (Rice 2006). The difficulty is not only the design and development of effective play environments that produce measurable changes in knowledge and/or understanding, but also in their on-the-ground use (Jaipal and Figg 2010). This paper reports on the use of a science-focused video game in five very different secondary school settings in Ontario, Canada. A mixed-methods approach was used in the study, and included data gathered on general gameplay habits and technology use, as well as informal interviews with teachers and students who played the game. In total, 161 participants played a series of games focused on the "life of a plant", and were given both a pre and post quiz to determine if the game helped them retain and/or change what they knew about scientific processes like plant cell anatomy and photosynthesis. Participants showed statistically significant improvement on quizzes that were taken after playing the game for approximately one-hour sessions, despite difficulties in some cases both accessing and playing the game for the full hour. Our findings also reveal the ongoing challenges in making use of technology in a variety of school sessions, even when using a browser-based game, that demanded very little other than a reliable internet connection.

Muehrer, Rachel; Jenson, Jennifer; Friedberg, Jeremy; Husain, Nicole

2012-12-01

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The Attitudes of First Year Senior Secondary School Students toward Their Science Classes in the Sudan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined the influence of a set of relevant independent variables on students' decision to major in math or science disciplines, on the one hand, or arts or humanities disciplines, on the other. The independent variables of interest in the study were students' attitudes toward science, their gender, their socioeconomic status, their age, and the strength and direction of parents' and peers' influences on their academic decisions. The study answered five research questions that concerned students' intention in math or science, the association between students' attitudes and their choice to major in math or science, the extent to which parents' and peers' perspectives influence students' choice of major, and the influence of a combination of relevant variables on students' choice of major. The scholarly context for the study was literature relating to students' attitudes toward science and math, their likelihood of taking courses or majoring in science or math and various conditions influencing their attitudes and actions with respect to enrollment in science or math disciplines. This literature suggested that students' experiences, their gender, parents' and peers' influence, their socio-economic status, teachers' treatment of them, school curricula, school culture, and other variables may influence students' attitudes toward science and math and their decision regarding the study of these subjects. The study used a questionnaire comprised of 28 items to elicit information from students. Based upon cluster sampling of secondary schools, the researcher surveyed 1000 students from 10 secondary schools and received 987 responses. The researcher used SPSS to analyze students' responses. Descriptive statistics, logistic regression, and multiple regression analyses to provide findings that address the study's research questions. The following are the major findings from the study: (1) The instrument used to measure students' attitudes toward science and mathematics was not highly reliable, perhaps contributing to an attenuation of the relationship between attitude toward science and mathematics and choice of a science or mathematics major (rather than an arts or humanities major). (2) Far more students than the researcher had anticipated provided responses indicating that they planned to major in a science or mathematics discipline rather than an arts or humanities discipline. (3) Students' attitudes towards math and science were more favorable than the researcher anticipated based on findings from previous related studies. This result suggests the possibility of social desirability bias in students' responses. (4) Three significant predicator variables contributed to a significant logistic regression equation in which choice of science or mathematics major was the dependent variable: gender (negative association), attitude toward science and math (positive association), and peer influence 1 (positive association). Gender was the strongest predictor. (5) Five significant predictor variables contributed to a significant multiple linear regression equation in which attitude toward science and mathematics was the dependent variable: peer influence 1 (positive association), parent influence 1 (positive association), parent influence 2 (positive association), books in home (positive association), and peer influence 2 (positive association). The results reveal that among the targeted variables (gender, attitude, peer influence 1, peer influence 2, parent influence 1, parent influence 2, books in home, and age) only gender, peer influence 1, and attitude were significant predictors of students' major in math or science.

Lado, Longun Moses

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Spanish Secondary-School Science Teachers' Beliefs About Science-Technology-Society (STS) Issues  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study analyzes the beliefs about science-technology-society, and other Nature of Science (NOS) themes, of a large sample (613) of Spanish pre- and in-service secondary education teachers through their responses to 30 items of the Questionnaire of Opinions on Science, Technology and Society. The data were processed by means of a multiple response model to generate the belief indices used as the bases for subsequent quantitative and qualitative analyses. Other studies have reported a negative profile of teachers' understanding in this area, but the diagnosis emerging from the present work is more complex. There was a mix of appropriate beliefs coexisting with others that are inappropriate on the topics analyzed. The overall assessment, however, is negative since clearly teachers need to have a better understanding of these questions. There were scant differences between the pre- and in-service teachers, and hence no decisive evidence that the practice of teaching contributes to improving the in-service teachers' understanding. These results suggest there is an urgent need to bring the initial and continuing education of science teachers up to date to improve their understanding of these topics of science curricula, and thus improve the teaching of science.

Vázquez-Alonso, Ángel; García-Carmona, Antonio; Manassero-Mas, María Antonia; Bennàssar-Roig, Antoni

2013-05-01

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Evaluation of the Use of Remote Laboratories for Secondary School Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Laboratory experimentation is generally considered central to science-based education. Allowing students to "experience" science through various forms of carefully designed practical work, including experimentation, is often claimed to support their learning and motivate their engagement while fulfilling specific curriculum requirements. However, logistical constraints (most especially related to funding) place significant limitations on the ability of schools to provide and maintain high-quality science laboratory experiences and equipment. One potential solution that has recently been the subject of growing interest is the use of remotely accessible laboratories to either supplant, or more commonly to supplement, conventional hands-on laboratories. Remote laboratories allow students and teachers to use high-speed networks, coupled with cameras, sensors, and controllers, to carry out experiments on real physical laboratory apparatus that is located remotely from the student. Research has shown that when used appropriately this can bring a range of potential benefits, including the ability to share resources across multiple institutions, support access to facilities that would otherwise be inaccessible for cost or technical reasons, and provide augmentation of the experimental experience. Whilst there has been considerable work on evaluating the use of remote laboratories within tertiary education, consideration of their role within secondary school science education is much more limited. This paper describes trials of the use of remote laboratories within secondary schools, reporting on the student and teacher reactions to their interactions with the laboratories. The paper concludes that remote laboratories can be highly beneficial, but considerable care must be taken to ensure that their design and delivery address a number of critical issues identified in this paper.

Lowe, David; Newcombe, Peter; Stumpers, Ben

2013-06-01

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Study Behaviour and Achievement in Science of Form Five Pupils in Two Secondary Schools in Kuala Lumpur.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to obtain insight into the pattern of relationships between students' achievement in science and study behavior variables. Surveyed were 17-year-olds in the science stream of two secondary schools in Kuala Lumpur. Sex differences were found. (MNS)

Gan, Siowck Lee

1984-01-01

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Teaching inquiry in secondary school science: Beliefs and practice, challenges and program support  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In spite of a multi-decade mandate to enact inquiry in science, research reports that a large gap continues to exist in Ontario between the vision of science education presented in curriculum documents and what is enacted in the classroom. A three-staged, mixed methods design was chosen to examine teachers. beliefs and practices that contribute to an understanding of this longstanding gap in teaching practice related to inquiry. The participants in this study were secondary school science teachers currently employed by one medium-sized, urban & rural district public school board. Quantitative data was first collected through a self-reporting survey designed to explore teachers. beliefs related to teaching and learning in inquiry. Completed questionnaires were submitted by 80 % (n = 83) of the population of science teachers. Qualitative data, collected through semi-structured interviews (n = 17), were used to confirm and expand the quantitative findings. Quantitative analysis resulted in the development of an empirical framework to illustrate the dimensionality of teachers. beliefs and practices related to inquiry. Four types of science teachers were identified during qualitative analysis, each associated with a preferred type of inquiry and each identifiable by a cluster of beliefs. A stance was determined for each of these types of teachers representing their generalized view of teaching and learning related to inquiry including: utilitarian science, content-based science, authentic contextual science, and citizenship science. Additionally, each group of teachers could be associated with one of the four quadrants in my framework. Lastly, a beliefs profile was produced to represent each quadrant in this framework based on integration of the quantitative and qualitative findings. Challenges to enactment and types of program support to foster enactment of open-ended inquiry were identified by science teachers associated with each stance. A few of these challenges and types of program support represent newer areas for research that can inform educational leaders and teacher-educators and support decision-making so as to meet the diverse needs of both pre-service and in-service science teachers, thereby, fostering the enactment of open-ended inquiry as practical science.

McIlmoyle, Ann-E.

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An Investigation into Sex Differences in Certain Aspects of Science Practical Work with First-year Secondary School Pupils in Single Sex and Mixed Teaching Groups.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation showed no sex difference between boys and girls with regard to practical work at the end of their first year of secondary school and no difference between schools and groupings (all boys, all girls, mixed schools with mixed science classes, and mixed schools with single sex science classes). (JN)

Harvey, T. J.; Wareham, M.

1984-01-01

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Serving Students, Science, or Society? The Secondary School Physics Curriculum in the United States, 1930-65.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the reform of secondary school physics in the United States from the 1930s through the mid-1960s. Describes the impact of progressive education, World War II, and the post-Sputnik reforms. Points out differences between past reform efforts and the current Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). (CFR)

Donahue, David M.

1993-01-01

84

The Development and Evaluation of Physical Science Curriculum Materials Designed to Improve the Attitudes of the Secondary School Slow Learner.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate physical science curriculum materials suitable for secondary school age slow learners. A unit on measuring heat and temperature was developed, using guidelines based on a study of the characteristics of students of below-average intelligence (I.Q. between 75 to 90) and reading ability at or…

Milson, James Lee

85

Status of energy education at the secondary school level in the State of Alabama. [249 science teachers queried  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study was to assess and evaluate the status of energy education in the State of Alabama. Specifically, the study dealt with personal characteristics of the secondary school science teachers along with school characteristics and whether or not these characteristics related to teaching energy education, topics, methods, and procedures used in existing energy education programs. The sample consisted of 400 randomly selected secondary school science teachers in the State of Alabama; 249 questionnaires were returned. This instrument requested demographic information and information on the status of energy education as taught in the secondary school science classes in the State of Alabama. Nonparametric techniques were employed throughout the analysis procedure. Chi square was the statistical test used. The major findings were: (1) the sex, age, number of years of teaching experience, level of certification, and current enrollment in an advanced degree program were not related to the teaching of energy education; (2) the academic major of the teacher and the subject taught related to the teaching of energy education; (3) junior-high science teachers used more-varied teaching strategies than the senior-high science teachers; (4) the primary method of instruction was by integration into appropriate units; and (5) energy education was taught from one to ninety-nine days. The mean number of days was sixteen.

McCarley, J.W.

1983-01-01

86

An Analysis of Research on Instructional Procedures in Secondary School Science, Part I--Outcomes of Instruction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Reviewed is research on instructional procedures used to teach science in secondary schools. This part, the first of a two part review, discusses studies emphasizing outcomes obtained from generalized instruction in a classroom or classroom-laboratory setting. Outcomes discussed include knowledge of science content and concepts, understanding the scientific enterprise, critical thinking, and attitude development. The review is summarized by ten conclusions arising from the implications of the research studies reviewed. An extensive bibliography of the field is included.

Ramsey, Gregor A.; Howe, Robert W.

2006-06-23

87

Status of Integrated Science Instruction in Junior Secondary Schools of China: An Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The last two decades have witnessed the gradual implementation of integrated science curriculum at the junior secondary level in China. However, in most provinces of China, the implementation is not as successful as expected. Challenges were reported, yet without fine-grained investigation, with respect to science teachers' instruction on…

Sun, Daner; Wang, Zu Hao; Xie, Wen Ting; Boon, Chirn Chye

2014-01-01

88

Science Cognitive and Activity Preferences and Their Relationship to Present Practices in Science Instruction in Secondary Schools in Penang, Malaysia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described are science cognitive and activity preferences of a sample of secondary students in Georgetown, Malaysia whose perceptions of instructional practices in science were considered. Three instruments were used to collect data. The analysis considers the mean scores and F-test results for a Science Cognitive Preference Inventory, an Activity…

Dekkers, John; Allen, Leslie R.

89

Ease of grading and enrollment in secondary school science. II. A test of the model  

Microsoft Academic Search

A proposed model of the effects of ease of grading in science on enrollments is tested with data gathered in 27 high schools. Grades were transcribed for students in the 1968 graduating class; they were coded A = 7, B+ = 6, B = 5, , F = 0.East of grading was calculated for each science teacher and course in

Robert Bridgham

1972-01-01

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Computer Science Education in French Secondary Schools: Historical and Didactical Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer science as a school subject in France is characterized by a succession of promising starts that have not yet been transformed into perennial solutions. The main goal of this article is to analyze this complex situation from a historical perspective, and describe the current rebirth of an optional Computer Science course in the last year…

Baron, Georges-Louis; Drot-Delange, Beatrice; Grandbastien, Monique; Tort, Françoise

2014-01-01

91

Important but not for me: students' attitudes towards secondary school science in England  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article presents some of the results of the questionnaire-based Relevance of Science Education Project (ROSE) carried out in England in the latter half of 2003 as part of a wider international comparative study based at the University of Oslo. Data, drawn from 1277 students, most of whom were 14 or 15 years old, indicate their views about their school science education, their choice of careers and what they would most like to learn about in their science lessons. The findings are placed in the context of other accounts of the ‘student voice’ in science education and their implications for policy and science curriculum reform are discussed.

Jenkins, Edgar W.; Nelson, N. W.

2005-01-01

92

Motivating the Learning of Science Topics in Secondary School: A Constructivist Edutainment Setting for Studying Chaos  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we present an Edutainment (education plus entertainment) secondary school setting based on the construction of artifacts and manipulation of virtual contents (images, sound, and music) connected to Chaos. This interactive learning environment also foresees the use of a virtual theatre, by which students can manipulate 3D contents…

Bertacchini, Francesca; Bilotta, Eleonora; Pantano, Pietro; Tavernise, Assunta

2012-01-01

93

Family and Consumer Sciences Programs in Secondary Schools: Results of a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national survey of secondary family and consumer sciences (FCS) education programs focusing on the 2002-2003 academic year showed that 5,517,976 students were enrolled in FCS classes taught by 37,500 teachers. Three states responding to the survey reported having a state requirement for a specific FCS course, and many states reported that local…

Werhan, Carol; Way, Wendy L.

2006-01-01

94

Student control ideology and the science classroom environment in urban secondary schools of sudan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An examination was made concerning the relationships between Sudanese secondary science teachers' pupil control ideology and their students' perceptions/observations of the psychosocial environment of their science classrooms. One hundred secondary science teachers were classified as possessing humanistic (N = 20) or custodial (N = 20) control ideologies. A class (N = 40) of students was randomly selected for every teacher in both groups. The findings revealed that no significant relationships existed between the control ideologies of the teachers and their students' perceptions/observations of the classroom environment. Custodialism in control ideology was significantly related to the classroom environment psychosocial aspect of low support. Discussion and implications of the findings have been approached from both Sudanese and American perspectives.

Harty, Harold; Hassan, Hassan A.

95

Science Choices and Preferences of Middle and Secondary School Students in Utah.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined grades 6-12 students' (N=2000) preferences and choices regarding science subjects and relationships of these preferences to school type, age, and sex. Findings indicate that zoology and human anatomy/physiology were most preferred while ecology was least preferred. These and other findings are related to a previous study conducted in…

Baird, J. Hugh; And Others

1984-01-01

96

Factors Affecting the Retention of Girls in Science Courses & Careers: Case Studies of Selected Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a 9-month, nationwide project which investigated the teaching strategies and teacher attitudes which successfully encouraged girls in science. Subjects included 205 females and 147 males from seven high schools. In addition to analyzing instructional techniques, classroom climates, and teacher-student interactions, a selected…

Kahle, Jane Butler

97

Computer Science Education in Secondary Schools--The Introduction of a New Compulsory Subject  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2004 the German state of Bavaria introduced a new compulsory subject of computer science (CS) in its grammar schools ("Gymnasium"). The subject is based on a comprehensive teaching concept that was developed by the author and his colleagues during the years 1995-2000. It comprises mandatory courses in grades 6/7 for all students of grammar…

Hubwieser, Peter

2012-01-01

98

The effects of a professional development geoscience education institute upon secondary school science teachers in Puerto Rico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The geographic and geologic settings of Puerto Rico served as the context to develop a mixed methods investigation on: (1) the effects of a five-day long constructivist and field-based earth science education professional development institute upon 26 secondary school science teachers' earth science conceptual knowledge, perceptions of fieldwork, and beliefs about teaching earth science; and (2) the implementation of participants' newly acquired knowledge and experience in their science lessons at school. Qualitative data included questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, reflective journals, pre-post concept maps, and pre-post lesson plans. The Geoscience Concept Inventory and the Science Outdoor Learning Environment Inventory were translated into Spanish and culturally validated to collect quantitative data. Data was analyzed through a constructivist grounded theory methodology, descriptive statistics, and non-parametric methods. Participants came to the institute with serious deficiencies in earth science conceptual understanding, negative earth science teaching perspectives, and inadequate earth science teaching methodologies. The institute helped participants to improve their understanding of earth science concepts, content, and processes mostly related to the study of rocks, the Earth's structure, plate tectonics, maps, and the geology of Puerto Rico. Participants also improved their earth science teaching beliefs, perceptions on field-based education, and reflected on their environmental awareness and social responsibility. Participants greatly benefited from the field-based learning environment, inquiry-based teaching approaches modeled, the attention given to their affective domain, and reflections on their teaching practice as part of the institute's activities. The constructivist learning environment and the institute's contextualized and meaningful learning conceptual model were effective in generating interest and confidence in earth science teaching. Some participants successfully integrated inquiry-based lessons on the nature of science and earth science at their schools, but were unsuccessful in integrating field trips. The lack of teacher education programs and the inadequacy of earth science conceptual and pedagogical understanding held by in-service teachers are the main barriers for effective earth science teaching in Puerto Rico. This study established a foundation for future earth science education projects for Latino teachers. Additionally, as a result of this investigation various recommendations were made to effectively implement earth science teacher education programs in Puerto Rico and internationally.

Llerandi Roman, Pablo Antonio

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Science Teachers' and Senior Secondary Schools Students' Perceptions of Earth and Environmental Science Topics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents an evaluation of a new upper secondary Earth and Environmental Science (EES) course in Western Australia. Twenty-seven EES teachers were interviewed and 243 students were surveyed about the degree of difficulty, relevance and interest of EES topics in the course. The impact of the course on students' views about EES…

Dawson, Vaille; Carson, Katherine

2013-01-01

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South Dakota secondary school students' science attitudes and the implementation of NASA's Digital Learning Network's "Can a Shoebox Fly? Challenge"  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study utilized a mixed-methods approach to data collection from secondary science students. A parallel pre- and post science attitudes survey, developed by Ingrid Novodvorsky, was used in addition to face-to-face interviews and evidence collected from the students' notebooks. The findings in this study indicate the students' attitude towards science was more positive after the "Can A Shoebox Fly? Challenge" with regards to interest in science class and activities in science class (Factor 1); confidence in their ability to do science (Factor 2) as well as their overall interest in science in general. Additionally, both genders showed a positive change in attitudes for the above factors and there was no significant difference between males and females. A negative change in attitudes occurred pertaining to student interest in science-related activities outside of school (Factor 3). The same negative change occurred among males and females with no significant difference between the two genders. The implication of this study provides future research with all of NASA's Digital Learning Network modules to enhance students' interest in STEM careers and STEM student achievement.

Brown, Lisa Ogle

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Nuffield Secondary Science, Theme 4, Harnessing Energy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nuffield Secondary Science is a set of tested materials from which teachers can prepare courses for students in grades 9-11 (approximately) who do not intend to major in science. The materials are designed for British secondary schools but are adaptable to other countries. The Teachers' Guide to the entire set of Themes is described in SE 015 440…

Howard, Edgar

102

Nuffield Secondary Science, Theme 6, Movement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nuffield Secondary Science is a set of tested materials from which teachers can prepare courses for students in grades 9-11 (approximately) who do not intend to major in science. The materials are designed for British secondary schools but are adaptable for other countries. The Teachers' Guide to the entire set of materials is described in SE 015…

Richardson, W.; Tollyfield, J. K.

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Nuffield Secondary Science, Theme 7, Using Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nuffield Secondary Science is a set of tested materials from which teachers can prepare courses for students in grades 9-11 (approximately) who do not intend to major in science. The materials are designed for British secondary schools but are adaptable for other countries. The Teachers' Guide to the entire set of materials is described in SE 015…

Blackledge, J.; And Others

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A DNA Science research and training programme for Secondary School and Junior College teachers and students on genetic polymorphisms in human, animals and plants in Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this project is to train teachers and students to be competent in the principles and practice of DNA science by working on genetic polymorphisms of humans, animals and plants in Singapore. MOE has provided JC and Secondary Schools in Singapore the life sciences research facilities and equipment which cost millions of dollar s. This project is therefore

Koh CL; Chin HLC; Lum SKY; Tan J; Ang DTJ

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Expectations of Secondary Science: Realisation and Retrospect.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a series of interviews with students at the end of their first year of studying science in secondary schools. Compares and contrasts students' perceptions of reality with their expectations. (DDR)

Hawkey, Roy; Clay, John

1998-01-01

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Technical Subjects in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to examine technical education in various types of secondary schools, and suggests three levels of technical courses to be taught in secondary schools. Design/methodology/approach: The paper discusses the differences between technical schools and colleges, and vocational technical courses taught in "academic" secondary

Howard, A. E.

2008-01-01

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Science fair: Is it worth the work? A qualitative study on deaf students' perceptions and experiences regarding science fair in primary and secondary school  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science fairs have a long history in American education. They play an important role for establishing inquiry-based experiences in a science classroom. Students may be more motivated to learn science content when they are allowed to choose their own science fair topics. The purpose of this study was to examine Deaf college students' perceptions and experiences regarding science fair participation during primary and/or secondary school and determine the influence of science fair involvement on the development of language skills, writing skills, and higher order thinking skills as well as its impact on choice of a STEM major. This study examined responses from Deaf students attending Gallaudet University and National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) field. An electronic questionnaire and a semi-structured interview were used to collect data. The electronic questionnaire was divided into two strands: demographics and science fair experience. Twenty-one respondents participated in the questionnaire and ten participants were interviewed. A cross-case analysis revealed communication was the key to a successful science fair experience. Findings showed the educational background of participants influenced their perspective regarding the experience of a science fair. When communicating through American Sign Language, the science fair experience was more positive. When communicating through an interpreter or having no interpreter at all, the science fair experience was viewed in a negative light. The use of science fairs to enhance language development, writing skills, and higher order thinking skills was supported. Teachers and parents were strong influences for Deaf students participating in a science fair. Participation in a science fair did influence students to choose a STEM major but there were other considerations as well.

Smith, Vivian Lee

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The GeoBus project: a mobile Earth science outreach project for secondary schools in the UK  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

GeoBus is an educational outreach project that was developed in 2012 by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews. It is sponsored jointly by industry and the UK Research Councils (NERC and EPSRC). The aims of GeoBus are to support the teaching of Earth Science in secondary (high) schools by providing teaching resources that are not readily available to educators, to inspire young learners by incorporating new science research outcomes in teaching activities, and to provide a bridge between industry, higher education institutions, research councils and schools. These linkages are important for introducing career opportunities in Earth sciences. Since its launch, GeoBus has visited over 140 different schools across the length and breadth of Scotland. Over 20,000 pupils will have been involved in practical hands-on Earth science learning activities by December 2013, including many in remote and disadvantaged regions. The resources that GeoBus brings to schools include all the materials and equipment needed to run workshops, field excursions and Enterprise Challenges. GeoBus provides 16 workshops which can be adapted for different learning levels. Workshops are 50 to 80 minute sessions for up to 30 pupils and topics include minerals, rocks, fossils, geological time, natural resources, climate change, volcanoes, earthquakes, and geological mapping. As with all GeoBus activities, the inclusion of equipment and technology otherwise unavailable to schools substantially increases the engagement of pupils in workshops. Field excursions are popular, as many teachers have little or no field trainng and feel unable to lead this type of activity. The excursions comprise half or full day sessions for up to 30 pupils and are tailored to cover the local geology or geomorphology. The Enterprise Challenges are half or full day sessions for up to 100 pupils. Current topics are Drilling for Oil, Renewable Energy, a Journey to Mars and Scotland's Rock Story. Drilling for Oil and Renewable Energy were designed to incorporate ideas and datasets from Maersk Oil Ltd, Centrica Upstream Research and Shell. Pupils are assigned roles (geologists, geophysicists and engineers) and work in teams on the datasets provided. These challenges develop geological skills, team working, spatial (3D) and mathematical skills, and provide insight on career opportunities in the natural resources sector. In order to keep all GeoBus materials as current and engaging as possible, university academics from different disciplines, students and industry professionals are all involved in developing its resources.

Robinson, R. A.; Roper, K. A.; Macfarlane, D.; Pike, C.

2013-12-01

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Course of Study for Upper Secondary Schools in Japan. Notification No. 163 of Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The course of study for students in upper secondary schools in Japan is outlined in this document. The first of three chapters puts forth the general provisions that a Japanese upper secondary school should seek to follow. Comprising the greater part of the volume, the second chapter outlines the objectives to be achieved in 18 subjects. For each…

Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, Tokyo (Japan).

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34 CFR 300.36 - Secondary school.  

...Definitions Used in This Part § 300.36 Secondary school. Secondary school means a nonprofit institutional day or residential school, including a public secondary charter school that provides secondary education, as determined under State...

2014-07-01

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Needs assessment of science teachers in secondary schools in Kumasi, Ghana: A basis for in-service education training programs at the Science Resource Centers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was twofold. First, it identified the priority needs common to all science teachers in secondary schools in Kumasi, Ghana. Second, it investigated the relationship existing between the identified priority needs and the teacher demographic variables (type of school, teacher qualification, teaching experience, subject discipline, and sex of teacher) to be used as a basis for implementing in-service education training programs at the Science Resource Centers in Kumasi Ghana. An adapted version of the Moore Assessment Profile (MAP) survey instrument and a set of open-ended questions were used to collect data from the science teachers. The researcher handed out one hundred and fifty questionnaire packets, and all one hundred and fifty (100%) were collected within a period of six weeks. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, content analysis, and inferential statistics. The descriptive statistics reported the frequency of responses, and it was used to calculate the Need Index (N) of the identified needs of teachers. Sixteen top-priority needs were identified, and the needs were arranged in a hierarchical order according to the magnitude of the Need Index (0.000 ? N ? 1.000). Content analysis was used to analyze the responses to the open-ended questions. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the null hypotheses of the study on each of the sixteen identified top-priority needs and the teacher demographic variables. The findings of this study were as follows: (1) The science teachers identified needs related to "more effective use of instructional materials" as a crucial area for in-service training. (2) Host and Satellite schools exhibited significant difference on procuring supplementary science books for students. Subject discipline of teachers exhibited significant differences on utilizing the library and its facilities by students, obtaining information on where to get help on effective science teaching, procuring supplementary science books for students, and developing greater understanding of child psychology. Teaching experience exhibited significant difference on developing a greater understanding of learning psychology. (3) The majority of the science teachers (55%) have not participated in any form of an in-service training program. (4) The majority of the science teachers (about 65%) are satisfied with their job as science teachers. (5) The majority of the science teachers (60%) are not satisfied with the use of Science Resource Center for teaching. A major implication of the study is that science teachers using the Science Resource Centers for teaching should be paid teaching allowances. It is also recommended that the Ghana Education Service (GES) should create a center for distribution and repairs of laboratory equipment of the Science Resource Centers. Five studies are suggested for future research.

Gyamfi, Alexander

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News Conference: Serbia hosts teachers' seminar Resources: Teachers TV website closes for business Festival: Science takes to the stage in Denmark Research: How noise affects learning in secondary schools CERN: CERN visit inspires new teaching ideas Education: PLS aims to improve perception of science for school students Conference: Scientix conference discusses challenges in science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Conference: Serbia hosts teachers' seminar Resources: Teachers TV website closes for business Festival: Science takes to the stage in Denmark Research: How noise affects learning in secondary schools CERN: CERN visit inspires new teaching ideas Education: PLS aims to improve perception of science for school students Conference: Scientix conference discusses challenges in science education

2011-07-01

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A Study of the Research Priorities As Perceived by Elementary and Secondary School Science Personnel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report briefly reviews the rationale for and history of a cooperative effort of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching and the National Science Teachers Association to increase the influence of classroom science teachers on science education research and to improve teachers' perception of the relevance of science education…

White, Arthur L.; And Others

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UC Irvine School of Education Position: Supervisor of Teacher Education in Secondary Single Subjects (Social Science, English  

E-print Network

and providing feedback to candidates in fieldwork or student teaching placements at elementary, middle school; advanced academic degree; evidence of successful teaching in high-need, lower performing schoolsUC Irvine School of Education Position: Supervisor of Teacher Education in Secondary Single

Loudon, Catherine

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Teaching about the Epistemology of Science in Upper Secondary Schools: An Analysis of Teachers' Classroom Talk  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We begin by drawing upon the available literature to identify four characteristics of teacher talk likely to support student learning about the epistemology of science: making appropriate statements about the epistemology of science in the classroom, linking the epistemology of science with specific science concepts, stating and justifying…

Ryder, Jim; Leach, John

2008-01-01

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Innovative Methods in Science Education in Japan--Strategic Methods on Smooth Transition from Upper Secondary School to the University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a brief introduction of the science education in Japan with an overview of the educational contents and standards laid by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). It highlights the results of the International Education Association (IEA) on science education in Japan at upper secondary

Shinohara, Fumihiko

2006-01-01

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Maximizing the Usage of Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics in English Program in the Malaysian Secondary Schools System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research is attempting to examine the effectiveness in the application of ICT (information and communication technology) and standardize courseware in ETeMS (English for Teaching Mathematics and Science) or PPSMI (Pengajaran and Pembelajaran Sains and Matematic dalam Bahasa Inggeris) in English program in the Malaysian secondary school

Luck, Lee Tan; Peng, Chew Fong

2010-01-01

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Teacher Representations of the Successful Use of Computer-Based Tools and Resources in Secondary-School English, Mathematics and Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated professional thinking about pedagogical aspects of technology use in mainstream classroom practice. It focuses on the systems of ideas which frame teacher accounts of the successful use of computer-based tools and resources in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science at secondary-school level. These accounts…

Ruthven, Kenneth; Hennessy, Sara; Brindley, Sue

2004-01-01

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The Design and Development of a Collaborative mLearning Prototype for Malaysian Secondary School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collaborative problem-solving in science instruction allows learners to build their knowledge and understanding through interaction, using the language of science. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools facilitate collaboration and may provide the opportunity for interaction when using the language of science in learning. There seems to be…

DeWitt, Dorothy; Alias, Norlidah; Siraj, Saedah

2014-01-01

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Knowing the Subject Matter of a Secondary-School Science Subject  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the fundamental yet largely neglected distinction between school subjects and academic disciplines in the discourse on teachers' specialized subject-matter knowledge. It analyses and critiques the curricular positions embedded in that discourse in the light of five possible relationships between school subjects and academic…

Deng, Zongyi

2007-01-01

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Teacher Quality Indicators as Predictors of Instructional Assessment Practices in Science Classrooms in Secondary Schools in Barbados  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigated the self-reported instructional assessment practices of a selected sample of secondary school science teachers in Barbados. The study sought to determine if there were statistically significant differences in the instructional assessment practices of teachers based on their sex and teacher quality (teaching experience, professional qualification and teacher academic qualification). It also sought to determine the extent to which each of these four selected variables individually and jointly affected the teachers' report of their instructional assessment practices. A sample of 55 science teachers from nine secondary schools in Barbados was randomly selected to participate in this study. Data was collected by means of a survey and was analyzed using the means and standard deviations of the instructional assessment practices scores and linear, multiple and binary logistic regression. The results of the study were such that the majority of the sample reported good overall instructional assessment practices while only a few participants reported moderate assessment practices. The instructional assessment practices in the area of student knowledge were mostly moderate as indicated by the sample. There were no statistically significant differences between or among the mean scores of the teachers' reported instructional assessment practices based on sex ( t = 0.10; df = 53; p = 0.992), teaching experience ( F[4,50] = 1.766; p = 0.150), the level of professional qualification (F[3,45] = 0.2117; p = 0.111) or the level of academic qualification (F[2,52] = 0.504; p = 0.607). The independent variables (teacher sex, teaching experience, teacher professional qualification or teacher academic qualification) were not significant predictors of the instructional assessment practices scores. However, teacher sex was a significant predictor of the teachers' report of good instructional assessment practices. The study also found that the joint effect of the variables teacher sex, teaching experience, teacher professional qualification and teacher academic qualification was not significant in predicting the instructional assessment practices scores of the science teachers. However, the joint effect of these variables was statistically significant ( X 2 = 18.482; df = 10; p = 0.047) in predicting the teachers' reported use of good instructional assessment practices. The best predictor of teachers' report of good instructional assessment practices, though not statistically significant, was the diploma in education professional qualification.

Ogunkola, Babalola J.; Archer-Bradshaw, Ramona E.

2013-02-01

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The Attitudes of First Year Senior Secondary School Students toward Their Science Classes in the Sudan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the influence of a set of relevant independent variables on students' decision to major in math or science disciplines, on the one hand, or arts or humanities disciplines, on the other. The independent variables of interest in the study were students' attitudes toward science, their gender, their socioeconomic status, their…

Lado, Longun Moses

2011-01-01

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Teacher Preparation Concerns: Professional Needs of Malaysian Secondary School Science Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An assessment of the professional needs of science teachers was conducted in order to aid in the development of more effective preservice and inservice teacher training programs in Malaysia. A modified version of the Teacher Need Assessment Questionnaire was administered to 78 science teachers. Data analysis indicated that the top 25 perceived…

Abu Bakar, Kamariah; Tarmizi, Rohani Ahmad

124

Relation between Classroom Climate and Achievement in Physical Science of Secondary School Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study estimates the extent of relationship between "Achievement in Physical Science" and "Classroom Climate" for the total sample and Sub sample based on gender. The tools used for collecting the data are scale of classroom climate and achievement test in physical science. The study reveals that boys show indifferent or negligible but…

R., Smitha; Sajan, K. S.

2010-01-01

125

Bibliography of Science Teaching in Secondary Schools. Bulletin, 1925, No. 13  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, at its Cincinnati, Ohio meeting in December, 1923, authorized a special committee to make a study of the role played and to be played by science in education. That committee was organized in 1924, and the presentation of this bibliography is a product of its work. An adequate…

Glenn, Earl R., Comp.

1925-01-01

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A Survey of Science Teaching in the Public Secondary Schools of the Plains, Rocky Mountain, and Southeast Regions of the United States in the 1970-71 School Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to obtain information relevant to the practices, policies, and conditions related to the teaching of science in the public secondary schools. Subproblems investigated selected material characteristics, selected teacher characteristics as they related to science teachers, to the selection of specific learning…

Baker, James Houston

127

What's in School Science Review?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews three issues (306, 307 and 308) of "School Science Review" (SSR), the ASE journal for science education 11-19. It aims to highlight ideas and developments that are of relevance to the teaching and learning of science in both secondary and primary phases. Each of the issues being reviewed includes articles that focus on a…

Skinner, Nigel

2003-01-01

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Exploring the Use of Audience Response Systems in Secondary School Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An audience response systems (ARS) allows students to respond to multiple choice questions using remote control devices. Once the feedback is collected and displayed, the teacher and students discuss misconceptions and difficulties experienced. ARSs have been extremely popular and effective in higher education science classrooms, although almost…

Kay, Robin; Knaack, Liesel

2009-01-01

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Secondary School Students' Epistemic Insight into the Relationships Between Science and Religion—A Preliminary Enquiry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A number of previous studies have shown that there is a widespread view among young people that science and religion are opposed. In this paper, we suggest that it requires a significant level of what can be termed "epistemic insight" to access the idea that some people see science and religion as compatible while others do not. To explore this further, we draw on previous work to devise a methodology to discover students' thinking about apparent contradictions between scientific and religious explanations of the origins of the universe. In our discussion of the findings, we highlight that students' epistemic insight in this context does seem in many cases to be limited and we outline some of the issues emerging from the study that seem to boost or limit students' progress in this area.

Billingsley, Berry; Taber, Keith; Riga, Fran; Newdick, Helen

2013-08-01

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The Development and Implementation of a Four-Year Unified, Concept-Centered Science Curriculum for Secondary Schools, Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The unified science program at Monona Grove High School, Monona, Wisconsin, is a four-year, concept-centered program based on the premise that all science is concerned with the nature of Matter and Energy and with matter-energy interactions as a function of Time. The consequence of these interactions is Change and it is this "Process of Change"…

Pfeiffer, Carl H.

131

Global Education at Streetsville Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1973 an innovative, interdisciplinary global studies course was instituted at a secondary school in Ontario. Designed for advanced students at the grade 13 level, the course emphasized science, language arts, and mathematics issues in terms of the world's environmental and social problems. Rationale for the course included an awareness of the…

Thomas, Paul F.

132

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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Behavioral Sciences in Secondary Schools: An Inquiry-Oriented Interdisciplinary Approach to the Human Behavioral Sciences in Social Studies. Professional Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Trends in secondary-level behavioral science curriculum development, informational background, and strategies for teaching behavioral science concepts are provided in this book. Chapters one through three define the behavioral sciences and examine their changing role and status in social studies education. Chapters four through six develop…

Anderson, Randall C.

134

Implications for Secondary School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The school system is a green pasture for inexhaustible investigations for the purpose of enhancing academic achievement. The reason is that factors and variables within the confines of educational activities appear also to be inexhaustible. One such factor that attracted an investigation is "administrative stress" as it affects secondary school

Okoroma, N. S.; Robert-Okah, I.

2007-01-01

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"Comets, Origins, and Life:” Promoting Interdisciplinary Science in Secondary and Middle Schools in the Washington, DC and Saint Louis, MO Metro Areas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Developing a full-year program to support secondary and middle school science education is a key part of the "broader impact” component of NSF Grant AST- 0807939 (PI/Co-PI Bonev/Gibb). This program is realized at two stages: (1) a professional development course for teachers is offered during the summer; (2) during the subsequent academic year we collaborate with educators in lessons planning or curriculum development as demanded in their particular schools. We successfully offered the course “ Comets, Origins, and Life: Interdisciplinary Science in the Secondary Classroom ” (45 contact hours; 3 credits) in the summers of 2009 and 2010 at the Catholic University of America. This class demonstrates how a complex hypothesis - for the delivery of water and prebiotic organic matter to early Earth - is being tested by integrating astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, and Earth and planetary science. Collaborations with participants from the 2009 class include curriculum development within the Earth Science program in Prince Georges county, MD and strengthening science in Washington DC public schools. Our next step is to offer our class in the Saint Louis, MO area. The main challenge in our work with educators is not to present them with "interesting information", but to fit what we offer within the very particular curriculum expectations of their school districts. These curriculum expectations often vary from district to district and sometimes from year to year. We gratefully acknowledge the support by the NSF, allowing to fully integrate our research area into education. We also gratefully acknowledge our collaborations with the Goddard Center for Astrobiology and the Howard B. Owens Science Center (both in MD) in developing our class curriculum. Educators interested in this program can contact Boncho Bonev (bonev@cua.edu; for the Washington DC and Baltimore, MD areas) and Erika Gibb (gibbe@umsl.edu; for the Saint Louis, MO area).

Bonev, Boncho; Gibb, E. L.; Brewer, G.; Novak, R.; Mandell, A. M.; Seaton, P.; Price, J.; Long, T.; Bahar, S.; Edwards, S. S.

2010-10-01

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Barriers and facilitators for integrating digital narratives in secondary school science instruction: A media specialist's action research study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media specialists are increasingly assuming professional development roles as they collaborate with teachers to design instruction that combines content with technology. I am a media specialist in an independent school, and collaborated with two science teachers over a three-year period to integrate technology with their instruction. This action study explored integration of a digital narrative project in three eighth-grade earth

Susan Midland

2008-01-01

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Secondary Education in Computational Science Project, The (SPECS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Secondary Education in Computational Science (SPECS) project is a collaborative effort between Twin Cities local school districts and the Institute of Technology's Laboratory for Computational Science and Engineering (LCSE) at the University of Minnesota. It is designed to develop instructional materials intended to expose high school students to computational science.

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A new protocol in La Spezia for elementary and secondary school students for monitoring Perception towards Science and Performance in Science Classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Technological and scientific research in La Spezia (an Italian town with a population of 95.378) is, unfortunately, unknown to most people and often the existence of excellent research Centres (such as CNR-ISMAR, CNR-IENI, ENEA-UTMAR, INGV, CMRE, CSSN and University) is barely known, even just outside the La Spezia area. The current economic crisis has played a major role in determining the decline in maritime business (affecting all companies in the area and particularly SMEs). Therefore it is important to re-establish the relationship with the traditional maritime culture of the city. This objective can be achieved by enhancing research visibility (national and european) by dissemination of the activities carried out by research institutions, university and local enterprises. La Spezia has a long maritime tradition and it is vital for these customs to be kept alive and cultivated within the community. The cultural scene is positive: in fact, in the last decade the general public's perception on the importance of science in the context of human activities has been considerably strengthened. In La Spezia, especially since 2007, an increasing number of disseminating activities (carried out by CNR-ISMAR, CNR-IENI, ENEA-UTMAR, INGV, CMRE, CSSN, LABTER - the La Spezia association for environmental education- ASSOCIAZIONE FESTIVAL DELLA SCIENZA - the association that organizes the Genoa Science Festival- Genoa University and ISA 2 - "2 GIUGNO" - a local primary and secondary public school that has started a pilot project for marine biology), has revealed an educational and cultural path which now requires a monitoring protocol to be carried out for at least two years. In this paper we will present a new test that will be administered to the entire student population (aged 6 to 18 years) with the aim to fully understand the effectiveness of initiatives for popularizing science and the impact that they are having on new generations (professional choices, scientific careers, environmental awareness, etc..).

Stroobant, Mascha; Mori, Anna; Merlino, Silvia; Bianucci, Marco; Delfanti, Roberta; Furia, Stefania; Carmisciano, Cosmo; Locritani, Marina; Muccini, Filippo; La Tassa, Hebert; Talamoni, Roberta; Nacini, Francesca; Benedetti, Alessandro; Nardi, Elisabetta; Parodi, Alice; Giacomazzi, Fabio; Mioni, Erika; Festival della Scienza, Associazione

2014-05-01

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Science in Schools Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of a program to increase learning and engagement in science classes 124 Victorian schools are trialing a best practice teaching model. The Science in Schools Research Project is a DEET funded project under the Science in Schools Strategy, developed in response to recent research and policy decisions at national and state levels through which literacy, numeracy and science

Mike Waugh

2002-01-01

140

Secondary School Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents five complete lesson plans for activities that teach high school students about search and seizure, due process, freedom of assembly, right to counsel, and other individual liberties, through the use of case study techniques, a jury simulation, the analysis of historical material, and discussions. (JDH)

O'Brien, Joseph; And Others

1986-01-01

141

Industrial Ceramics: Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The expanding use of ceramic products in today's world can be seen in the areas of communications, construction, aerospace, textiles, metallurgy, atomic energy, and electronics. The demands of science have brought ceramics from an art to an industry using mass production and automated processes which requires the services of great numbers as the…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.

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Sources of Information about Promising and Exemplary Programs and Materials for Secondary School Science. ERIC/SMEAC Science Education Digest No. 2, 1989.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many school staff and their client communities are concerned about student achievement, skills, and attitudes related to science. To respond to these concerns, staff need to determine how they can improve their science programs by modifying the content and skills emphasized in the curriculum, changing and supplementing instructional materials,…

Helgeson, Stanley L.; Howe, Robert W.

143

Athletic Trainers in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the role of athletic trainers in New York State secondary schools. Discusses the need for trainers to provide emergency medical care for sports injuries and to develop prevention programs. Reviews efforts to obtain certification for trainers from the New York State Education Department. (FMW)

Scott, Sandra E.

1989-01-01

144

Secondary School Music Teachers Talking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article sets out to investigate the realities of the working lives of a small group of secondary school music teachers. More specifically, it focuses upon their views of the National Curriculum, Music Teaching as a Career, the Intersections between institutional roles and personal musical lives, and the Highs and Lows of teaching music. The central dilemma is seen to

Gordon Cox

1999-01-01

145

Swedish Upper Secondary School English.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the English vocabulary of English textbooks used in Swedish upper secondary schools to distinguish differences between the vocabulary of the textbooks and modern, everyday English as represented by newspapers, books and the colloquial language. Fifty-six books were included in the sample. In the selection process, account was made…

Ljung, Magnus

1989-01-01

146

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.

147

Technology and science in classroom and interview talk with Swiss lower secondary school students: a Marxist sociological approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In much of science education research, the content of talk tends to be attributed to the persons who produce the sound-words in a speech situation. A radically different, sociological perspective on language-in-use grounded in Marxism derives from the work of L. S. Vygotsky and the members of the circle around M. M. Bakhtin. Accordingly, each word belongs to speaker and recipient simultaneously. It represents collective consciousness and, therefore, shared ideology, which can no longer be attributed to the individual. The purpose of this study is to develop a sociological perspective on language in science education, a perspective in which language continuously changes. I articulate this position in the context of classroom and interview talk with 14-year-old Swiss non-academically streamed lower secondary students about technology and science. In this context, science classrooms and interviews are shown to be microcosms of Swiss (German) culture and society reproduced in and through the situated talk about science and technology.

Roth, Wolff-Michael

2013-06-01

148

Nuffield Secondary Science, Theme 3, Biology of Man.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nuffield Secondary Science is a set of tested materials from which teachers can prepare courses for students in grades 9-11 (approximately) who do not intend to major in science. The materials are designed for British secondary schools but are adaptable to other countries. The Teachers' Guide to the entire set of Themes is described in SE 015 440…

Fox, Dennis

149

School Innovation in Science: Improving science teaching and learning in Australian schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

School Innovation in Science is a major Victorian Government initiative that developed and validated a model whereby schools can improve their science teaching and learning. The initiative was developed and rolled out to more than 400 schools over the period 2000–2004. A research team worked with 200+ primary and secondary schools over three years, supporting them in developing new initiatives

Russell Tytler

2009-01-01

150

School Innovation in Science: Improving Science Teaching and Learning in Australian Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School Innovation in Science is a major Victorian Government initiative that developed and validated a model whereby schools can improve their science teaching and learning. The initiative was developed and rolled out to more than 400 schools over the period 2000-2004. A research team worked with 200+ primary and secondary schools over three…

Tytler, Russell

2009-01-01

151

Scientists of tomorrow - Geophysics School Lab for Secondary School Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Starting in 2012, the Geophysical Institute (GPI) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) developed several geophysical experiments for secondary school students which are now part of the Geophysics School Lab at the GPI. Usually, the students visit the School Lab as a class together with their teacher (Physics, Geography, Science), but the School Lab can also be used for extracurricular learning of individual students. The experiments carried out deal with the topics Seismology, Geoelectrics, and Fluid Dynamics: A horizontal seismometer is decoupled from its registration unit for the time of the visit of the students. With this setup, the students can measure the natural period of the pendulum, and adjust the seismometer accordingly. At different experimental stations, students can analyse seismic data registered with this unit, locate earthquakes, or get to know and understand an accelerometer. The accelerometer is attached to a registration unit and data can be visualized in real time. In another experimental setup, the students can measure the viscosity of a fluid as a function of temperature in order to get a better understanding of different magma types and their viscosity. Furthermore, a geoelectric experiment is carried out in a sandbox: The students experience with non-destructive testing, and try to reveal the subsurface structure. For our experiments, secondary school teachers can receive free supportive materials for the preparation of the visit. The aim of the Geophysics School Lab is to encourage and acquaint secondary school students to the concepts of Geophysics, and to enthuse them with the applied issues of Geosciences.

Gottschämmer, Ellen; Bohlen, Thomas

2014-05-01

152

What makes a good senior secondary school?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Identifies characteristics of good senior secondary schools when defined as those providing post-school options for students. The most successful schools were found to be the larger independent girls’ schools with predominantly transformational leadership practices that promoted positive teacher perceptions of school organisation and of students’ learning, attitudes, and school involvement. Path analysis was used to test a model of school

Halia C. Silins; Rosalind Murray-Harvey

1999-01-01

153

SCHOOL SIZE AND STUDENTS' MOTIVATION IN KWARA STATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to investigate the influence of school size on students' motivation in selected secondary schools in Kwara State. Two instruments were designed for the study. Namely: (a) Principals Assessment of influence of School Size on Students' Motivation. (b) Teachers Assessment of Influence of School Size on Student's Motivation Thirty Schools were chosen out of seventy eight Secondary schools

N. B. Oyedeji

154

Factors that Influence Participation of Students in Secondary Science and Mathematics Subjects in IB Schools Outside of the United States and Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that affect the extent of international secondary students' participation in International Baccalaureate science and mathematics courses. The factors examined were gender, home region, size, percent host culture and age of the program, and coeducational and legal status of the school. Participation in math and science subjects was determined by analyzing the level and number of courses taken by students taking International Baccalaureate exams in 2010. Chi-Square and Cramer's V analysis were used to measure the effect of categorical variables on student participation and One-Way ANOVA and Bonferroni comparison of means were used to analyze the quantitative variables. All categorical variables were statistically significant (p<.01). Home region was the most important factor affecting participation in both math and science. Students from East, Southeast and South-Central Asia; and Eastern Europe have greater participation in math. The highest science participation came from students in East, Southern and Western Africa; and Southeast Asia. Top participators in science came from Australia/New Zealand, Northern Europe, East Africa and South-Central and Western Asia. State schools showed higher math and science participation. Science and math participation was also greater in all-male schools though associations were weak. Boys participated more than girls, especially in math. All quantitative variables were statistically significant. The program size had the largest effect size for both math and science with larger programs showing more participation at the higher level. A decreasing trend for age of the program and percent host culture was found for math participation. Three years of participation data were collected from an international school in Western Europe (n = 194). Variables included the influence of parent occupation, math preparedness (PSAT-Math), student achievement (GPA), and the importance of significant others in career and academic decisions. Findings indicate that performance on the PSAT- Math was the most important predictor of both science and mathematics participation. Twenty students were also interviewed. Results showed the importance of several key factors. These include the role of parents in student academic and career decisions, the importance of personal interest, and the contribution of early decisions in confidence-building.

Straffon, Elizabeth

155

Barriers and facilitators for integrating digital narratives in secondary school science instruction: A media specialist's action research study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Media specialists are increasingly assuming professional development roles as they collaborate with teachers to design instruction that combines content with technology. I am a media specialist in an independent school, and collaborated with two science teachers over a three-year period to integrate technology with their instruction. This action study explored integration of a digital narrative project in three eighth-grade earth science units and one ninth-grade physics unit with each unit serving as a cycle of research. Students produced short digital documentaries that combined still images with an accompanying narration. Students participating in the project wrote scripts based on selected science topics. The completed scripts served as the basis for the narratives. These projects were compared with a more traditional science writing project. Barriers and facilitators for implementation of this type of media project in a science classroom were identified. Lack of adequate access to computers proved to be a significant mechanical barrier. Acquisition of a laptop cart reduced but did not eliminate the technology access issues. The complexity of the project increased implementation time in comparison with traditional alternatives. Evaluation of the completed media projects presented problems. Scores by outside evaluators reflected evaluator unfamiliarity with assessing multimedia projects rather than student performance. Despite several revisions of the assessment rubric, low inter-rater reliability remained a concern even in the last cycle. This suggests that evaluation of media could present issues for teachers who attempt projects of this kind. A writing frame was developed to facilitate production of scripts. This reduced the time required to produce the scripts, but produced writing that was formulaic in the teacher's estimate. A graphic organizer was adopted in the final cycle to address this concern. New insights emerged as the study progressed through the four cycles of the study. At the conclusion of the study, the two teachers and I had a better understanding of barriers that can prevent smooth integration of a technology-based project.

Midland, Susan

156

A Comparative Study of Problem-Based and Lecture-Based Learning in Junior Secondary School Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of the study is to compare problem based learning (PBL) and lecture-based learning (LBL) in Hong Kong secondary students’ science achievement. Secondary One students were divided into two groups: group A ( n = 37), was taught two topics: “Human Reproduction” and “Density” through PBL; group B ( n = 38) was taught the same topics by LBL. Multiple choice questions and short structured response items were used to assess students’ academic performance. Pre and post tests were categorized into three domains: knowledge, comprehension and application according to Bloom’s Taxonomy (Bloom 1956). The results of this study suggest first that PBL is at least as effective as LBL in gaining the knowledge required to achieve the syllabus’ learning objectives; secondly, the PBL group shows a significant improvement in students’ comprehension and application of knowledge over an extended time. Seemingly, PBL is favored for knowledge retention compared to a more conventional teaching approach, by these early adolescent children in Hong Kong. An ongoing longitudinal study on students’ interactions will further determine whether students taught through PBL develop improved learning in relation to high order skills, in a local situation which still tends to focus on factual recall but where higher skills are being demanded by systemic reform.

Wong, Kenson Kin Hang; Day, Jeffrey Richard

2009-11-01

157

The relationship of attitudes toward science, cognitive style, and self-concept to achievement in chemistry at the secondary school level  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is currently a crisis in science education in the United States. This statement is based on the National Science Foundation's report stating that the nation's students, on average, still rank near the bottom in science and math achievement internationally. This crisis is the background of the problem for this study. This investigation studied learner variables that were thought to play a role in teaching chemistry at the secondary school level, and related them to achievement in the chemistry classroom. Among these, cognitive style (field dependence/independence), attitudes toward science, and self-concept had been given considerable attention by researchers in recent years. These variables were related to different competencies that could be used to measure the various types of achievement in the chemistry classroom at the secondary school level. These different competencies were called academic, laboratory, and problem solving achievement. Each of these chemistry achievement components may be related to a different set of learner variables, and the main purpose of this study was to investigate the nature of these relationships. Three instruments to determine attitudes toward science, cognitive style, and self-concept were used for data collection. Teacher grades were used to determine chemistry achievement for each student. Research questions were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficients and t-tests. Results indicated that field independence was significantly correlated with problem solving, academic, and laboratory achievement. Educational researchers should therefore investigate how to teach students to be more field independent so they can achieve at higher levels in chemistry. It was also true that better attitudes toward the social benefits and problems that accompany scientific progress were significantly correlated with higher achievement on all three academic measures in chemistry. This suggests that educational researchers should investigate how students might be guided to manifest more favorable attitudes toward science so they will achieve at higher levels in chemistry. An overall theme that emerged from this study was that findings refuted the idea that female students believed that science was for males only and was an inappropriate and unfeminine activity. This was true because when the means of males and females were compared on the three measures of chemistry achievement, there was no statistically significant difference between them on problem solving or academic achievement. However, females were significantly better in laboratory achievement.

Kirk, Gerald Richard

158

Secondary Modern Schools: Are Their Pupils Disadvantaged?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are still 10 English local educational authorities (LEAs) that are wholly selective and a further 10 with some grammar and secondary modern schools. This article examines the academic performance of pupils in secondary modern schools and the funding of these schools using national data sets matching pupils' performance at Key Stage 2 and…

Levacic, Rosalind; Marsh, Alan J.

2007-01-01

159

Teachers' Opinions of School Counseling Programmes in Nigerian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Secondary school teachers' opinions about their school counselling programmes were investigated. The teachers were asked how they perceived the school counselling services being implemented in their schools, and how they rate the counselling activities provided by school counsellors in their schools. Results indicate that majority of the teachers…

Aluede, Oyaziwo; Egbochuku, Elizabeth

2009-01-01

160

Influences of block scheduling on secondary science teaching practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing the length of class periods has become one of the most frequently implemented recommendations from the secondary school restructuring movement. Many schools have changed to a block schedule in which the students have four 90--100 minute periods each day. The needs of science classes, such as time to set up and perform lab experiments, suggest the block schedule may

Donna Louise Ross

1998-01-01

161

Deoxyribonucleic Acid and Other Words Students Avoid Speaking Aloud: Evaluating the Role of Pronunciation on Participation in Secondary School Science Classroom Conversations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Student's verbal participation in science classrooms is an essential element in building the skills necessary for proficiency in scientific literacy and discourse. The myriad of new, multisyllabic vocabulary terms introduced in one year of secondary school biology instruction can overwhelm students and further impede the self-efficacy needed for concise constructions of scientific explanations and arguments. Factors inhibiting students' inclination to answer questions, share ideas and respond to peers in biology classrooms include confidence and self-perceived competence in appropriately speaking the language of science. Providing students with explicit, engaging instruction in methods to develop vocabulary for use in expressing conclusions is critical for expanding comprehension of science concepts. This study fused the recommended strategies for engaging vocabulary instruction with linguistic practices for teaching pronunciation to examine the relationship between a student's ability to pronounce challenging bio-terminology and their propensity to speak in teacher-led, guided classroom discussions. Interviews, surveys, and measurements quantifying and qualifying students' participation in class discussions before and after explicit instruction in pronunciation were used to evaluate the potential of this strategy as an appropriate tool for increasing students' self-efficacy and willingness to engage in biology classroom conversations. The findings of this study showed a significant increase in student verbal participation in classroom discussions after explicit instruction in pronunciation combined with vocabulary literacy strategies. This research also showed an increase in the use of vocabulary words in student comments after the intervention.

Beck, Stacie Elizabeth

162

Combined physics course for future elementary and secondary school teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In order to improve the preparation of both future elementary school teachers to teach physical science and secondary school teachers to teach physics, a combined physics course which includes both groups of students has been developed. The course content, which emphasizes depth of understanding, is discussed in some detail. A description is given of the techniques used to encourage the development of the skills and attitudes necessary for teaching the new nationally developed, inquiry-oriented science curricula.

Mcdermott, Lillian C.

2006-06-08

163

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

164

Earth and Space Science. A Guide for Secondary Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for use in Pennsylvania secondary school science classes, this guide is intended to provide fundamental information in each of the various disciplines of the earth sciences. Some of the material contained in the guide is intended as background material for teachers. Five units are presented: The Earth, The Oceans, The Space Environment,…

Bolles, William H.; And Others

165

Transition to Secondary - an Experiment in a Scottish Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The attainments, attitudes, personality characteristics and friendship relations of three successive year groups of children (n254, 252 and 234) were assessed towards the end of their first term in secondary school. (Editor/RK)

Dutch, R. D.; McCall, J.

1974-01-01

166

Citizenship Education in the Social Science Subjects: An Analysis of the Teacher Education Curriculum for Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Citizenship education is widely acknowledged as a necessary part of the school curriculum for various reasons. For young people, it is assumed that citizenship can best be learnt through the school curriculum. This means that teachers need to thoroughly understand what citizenship means and how to pass this knowledge on to students. This paper…

Sigauke, Aaron T.

2013-01-01

167

Secondary School Science Minority Achievement Registry. Volume I. S3MAR Program Directory 1996-97. Project 3000 by 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Association of American Medical Colleges launched Project 3000 by 2000 in November 1991 to address the under-representation of Blacks, American Indians, Mexican Americans, and Mainland Puerto Ricans in medical schools. Its aim is to increase the number of under-represented minorities entering medical schools to 3,000 by the year 2000. As part…

Ang, Tina, Ed.

168

Preservice Teachers' Memories of Their Secondary Science Education Experiences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Understanding preservice teachers' memories of their education may aid towards articulating high-impact teaching practices. This study describes 246 preservice teachers' perceptions of their secondary science education experiences through a questionnaire and 28-item survey. ANOVA was statistically significant about participants' memories of science with 15 of the 28 survey items. Descriptive statistics through SPSS further showed that a teacher's enthusiastic nature (87%) and positive attitude towards science (87%) were regarded as highly memorable. In addition, explaining abstract concepts well (79%), and guiding the students' conceptual development with practical science activities (73%) may be considered as memorable secondary science teaching strategies. Implementing science lessons with one or more of these memorable science teaching practices may "make a difference" towards influencing high school students' positive long-term memories about science and their science education. Further research in other key learning areas may provide a clearer picture of high-impact teaching and a way to enhance pedagogical practices.

Hudson, Peter; Usak, Muhammet; Fan?ovi?ová, Jana; Erdo?an, Mehmet; Prokop, Pavol

2010-12-01

169

Science in Schools Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of a program to increase learning and engagement in science classes 124 Victorian schools are trialing a best practice teaching model. The Science in Schools Research Project is a DEET funded project under the Science in Schools Strategy, developed in response to recent research and policy decisions at national and state levels through which literacy, numeracy and science have been identified as key priorities for learning. This major science research project aims to identify, develop and trial best practice in Science teaching and learning. The Department will then be able to provide clear advice to Victoria's schools that can be adopted and sustained to: * enhance teaching and learning of Science * enhance student learning outcomes in Science at all year levels * increase student access to, and participation in Science learning from Prep through to Year 10, and hence in the VCE as well. The nature of the SiS program will be detailed with specific reference to the innovative programs in solar model cars, robotics and environmental science developed at Forest Hill College in response to this project.

Waugh, Mike

170

Secondary School Students: Prevention Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This prevention resource guide (compiled from a variety of publications and data bases and representing the most currently available information) focuses on secondary school students, and is divided into four sections. The first section contains facts from current research about substance abuse prevention for secondary school students. For…

Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.

171

Using Photo Elicitation Interview to Conceptualize In-Service Secondary School Science Teachers' Knowledge Base For Teaching Climate Change  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Photo Elicitation Interviews (PEI) were used for assessing in-service secondary school teachers' conceptual understanding about global climate change (GCC). We selected PEI over attitude surveys, multiple-choice content assessments and interviews because we believe that evaluating knowledge about GCC requires an understanding of the system as a whole (Papadimitriou, 2004). Hence we conducted interviews with ten teachers using visual representations of GCC. The 8 images used in this approach were obtained from NASA image collection and local climatology websites. Questions associated with these images were developed, aligned with Essential Principles for Climate Literacy (NOAA, 2009) and interviews were conducted following a weeklong, summer professional development workshop based on propagating climate literacy. Image1 elicited teachers' understanding about global warming. Almost all said that they were intrigued but they needed for more evidence to fully understand the issue. Image 2 was designed to elicit teachers' understandings of weather vs. climate. All ten teachers were able to distinguish between weather and climate but were aware of how many years of weather data was needed to make climate predictions. Their answers varied from 10 years to 100 years. Image 3 showed the Greenhouse effect, which most of the teachers were able to describe but they were not able, describe 'enhanced green house effect'. Gaps in knowledge about 'earth as a radiating body' and 'long wave and short wave radiations' also became evident during the process. Similar to Grima et al., 2010, Gautier, 2006 and Kempton, 1991, three participants attributed the increase in global temperatures to the size of the ozone hole, which is a commonly held misconception. Image 4 showed an image of the Keeling curve, which was well explained by most, but only five teachers were able to identify the cause of seasonal fluctuations in the amount of carbon dioxide gas released in the atmosphere. Image 5 and 6 were a pictorial representation of the carbon dioxide levels and increasing temperatures in our atmosphere that all ten participants were able to describe confidently. Images7, 8 represented a flooding event in the Mississippi River in the Midwest USA. When asked about the direct and indirect impacts of changing climate especially in regards to flooding and droughts, all the participants mentioned that increasing temperatures are correlated with the increased chances of drought or precipitation. They attributed this to the global circulation pattern of winds. Most participants were not sure about the interplay of several factors at a very local scale. Using this process of PEI, we were able to analyze teachers' overall understanding of GCC along with their misconceptions. We also observed that all ten participants of this study displayed their strongest knowledge towards climate literacy principles 6 and 7 related to the causes and implications in a GCC scenario. There was a general lack of appreciation for feedbacks that occur within the climate system, with almost no mentions of the connection between the greenhouse effect and the hydrological cycle.

Bhattacharya, D.; Roehrig, G.; Karahan, E.; Liu, S.

2013-12-01

172

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

173

Secondary School Students' Epistemic Insight into the Relationships between Science and Religion--A Preliminary Enquiry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of previous studies have shown that there is a widespread view among young people that science and religion are opposed. In this paper, we suggest that it requires a significant level of what can be termed "epistemic insight" to access the idea that some people see science and religion as compatible while others do not. To…

Billingsley, Berry; Taber, Keith; Riga, Fran; Newdick, Helen

2013-01-01

174

Research School of Computer Science  

E-print Network

1 Research School of Computer Science Student Handbook #12;2 © The Australian National University 2013 Research School of Computer Science College of Engineering and Computer Science The Australian effectively in the Research School of Computer Science, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science. Our

Botea, Adi

175

Cognitive development in a secondary science setting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Observations were made of the progressive change in the cognitive development of 141 students over the course of their secondary education in an Australian private school. Cognitive development was measured in years 8, 10 and 12 using Bond's Logical Orerations Test. Rasch analysis of each of the data sets provided ability estimates for students in the year groups of 1993 (year 8), 1995 (year 10) and 1997 (year 12). Twenty-nine students from the year group of 1993 were tested on all three occasions. We analysed data from these 29 students in order to investigate the children's cognitive development across years 8, 10 and 12. We also examined the influence of the Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) Thinking Science program on the cognitive development and scholastic achievement of these students. We found increased mental growth between years 8 and 10 for most students in the Thinking Science cohort, which could not be predicted from their starting levels. There was a significant correlation between cognitive development and the scholastic achievement of these students. Although boys as a group were more advanced in cognitive development than girls in years 8 and 10, no difference was found in the rate of cognitive change based on sex up to year 10. However girls showed cognitive gains across years 10-12 which were not found in boys. The students who were new to the school also showed increased cognitive development in years 11 and 12. Students who had experienced the Thinking Science course were more cognitively developed than students who joined the school after the intervention had taken place. This study supports the claim of Adey and Shayer that there is a relationship between cognitive development and scholastic achievement, even though we used different measures of cognitive development and scholastic achievement.

Endler, Lorna C.; Bond, Trevor

2000-12-01

176

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

177

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains some middle school science demonstrations and experiments: included are a simplified circuit board, a scheme for the identification of plastics, a soot-free bunsen burner, science in a packet of cornflakes, and perceptual ambiguities with a "Chinese Compass." (GA)

School Science Review, 1978

1978-01-01

178

Dissent and Disruption in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nature of student-school conflict was studied through interviews and discussions with students in several crisis-torn secondary schools across the country. Complaints were widely repeated that high school curriculum was not geared to the needs of the noncollege-bound student. Grievances were also expressed over the traditional character of…

Chesler, Mark A.

179

Secondary Schools for Academically Talented Youth  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many American high school students are bored with the slow pace and lack of intellectual challenge of the standard, inclusive, school curriculum (Feldhusen and Kroll, 1991; Feldhusen, Wood, Dai, 1997). With increased public funding and awareness in gifted education over the last three decades (U.S.O.E., 1993), there has been large growth in the number of secondary schools in the United

John F. Feldhusen; Jeremy Boggess

2000-01-01

180

Integrating Technology in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using technology as part of learning paradigms is rapidly integrating into many schools' curriculums. To successfully integrate technology into a school's curriculum, the following groups must become actively involved in the integration process: (1) local school boards; (2) administrators; and (3) teachers. Two schools in San Antonio, Texas are…

Curriculum Report, 1994

1994-01-01

181

Laser experiments for the secondary school classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Laser Applications in Science Education (LASE) project at San Jose State University explores the use of HeNe and visible diode lasers as key teaching tools for an introductory, inquiry-based, precollege laboratory course in electro-optics. Since 1990, National Science Foundation grants and cost-sharing funds from industrial supporters have allowed over one hundred elementary, middle, and high school teachers to attend workshops designed to show the teachers how to present the course material later to their students as prescribed exercises. This experience then leads the students into open-ended 'menus' of further things to try, and perhaps publish their results in the project journal LASE LOG or compete in science fairs. This paper describes course content (set experiments and menus) ranging from laser surveying, refractive index measurements, fiber optics, lenses, scanning and chopping systems, irradiance measurements, polarization, diffraction, visible diode lase construction, and holography. The place of such a course, both potential and realized, in secondary education is also discussed.

Williams, Gareth T.

1995-10-01

182

A Tracer Study of Lebanese Upper Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents data arising from a tracer study of 90 terminating Beirut upper secondary school students. Nearly all the students intended to transit to university, about half of them to science and technology programmes, and subsequently did so. Median anticipated earnings upon graduation were realistic, but a lack of information or guidance…

Vlaardingerbroek, Barend; Dallal, Kamel; Rizkallah, George; Rabah, Jihan

2007-01-01

183

Mathematical Fiction: Its Place in Secondary-School Mathematics Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article contains a small selection of mathematical fiction chosen with the teaching of mathematics in secondary school in mind. However, an attempt is made to classify the works and provide a few ideas about how these items may be used by mathematics teachers, sometimes, but not necessarily, in collaboration with science and humanities…

Padula, Janice

2005-01-01

184

A Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Course for Secondary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a course for reinforcing the knowledge of biochemistry in secondary school science teachers. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Barcelona designed a course to bring these teachers up to date with this discipline. In addition to updating their knowledge of biochemistry and molecular…

Fernandez-Novell, J. M.; Cid, E.; Gomis, R.; Barbera, A.; Guinovart, J. J.

2004-01-01

185

THE LEARNING OF NIGERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM PROGRAMMED MATERIAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

A general science program and a criterion test were written in Northern Nigeria. Accompanying questionnaires to investigate attitude and socio?economic background were designed and four ability tests were selected. The program, tests and questionnaires were administered to 81 first?form pupils of a secondary school over a period of eight weeks. From the five test scores a correlation matrix was produced.

John Bun yard

1971-01-01

186

Aerospace-Oriented Units for Use in Secondary School Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of nine units is intended to furnish aerospace-oriented resource material to help teachers include recent scientific and technological advances in the secondary school science curriculum. The units provided are as follows: history of astronomy, the solar system, beyond the solar system, history of flight, spaceflight facts, aerology,…

Williams, Mary H.; And Others

187

Investigating Secondary School Students' Unmediated Peer Assessment Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary school students' unmediated peer assessment skills. Specifically, 36 seventh graders, without receiving any kind of support, were anonymously assigned to reciprocally assess their peers' science web-portfolios. Additionally, students' attitudes towards and intentions about the use of…

Tsivitanidou, Olia E.; Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Hovardas, Tasos

2011-01-01

188

Learning effects of active involvement of secondary school students in scientific research within the Sparkling Science project "FlussAu:WOW!"  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Due to immense technological and economic developments, human activities producing greenhouse gases, destructing ecosystems, changing landscapes and societies are influencing the world to such a degree, that the environment and human well-being are significantly affected. This results in a need to educate citizens towards a scientific understanding of complex socio-environmental systems. The OECD programme for international student assessment (PISA - http://www.pisa.oecd.org) investigated in detail the science competencies of 15-year-old students in 2006. The report documented that teenagers in OECD countries are mostly well aware of environmental issues but often know little about their causes or options to tackle these challenges in the future. For the integration of science with school learning and involving young people actively into scientific research Sparkling Science projects are funded by the Federal Ministry of Science and Research in Austria. Within the Sparkling Science Project "FlussAu:WOW!" (http://www.sparklingscience.at/de/projekte/574-flussau-wow-/) scientists work together with 15 to 18-year-old students of two Austrian High Schools over two years to assess the functions and processes in near natural and anthropogenically changed river floodplains. Within the first year of collaboration students, teachers and scientists elaborated on abiotic, biotic and spatial indicators for assessing and evaluating the ecological functionality of riverine systems. After a theoretical introduction students formulated research questions, hypotheses and planned and conducted field work in two different floodplain areas in Lower Austria. From the second year on, students are going to develop qualitative models on processes in river floodplain systems by means of the learning software "DynaLearn". The "DynaLearn" software is an engaging, interactive, hierarchically structured learning environment that was developed within the EU-FP7 project "DynaLearn" (http://www.dynalearn.eu) to capture and simulate qualitative causal relationships across disciplines and scales. In "FlussAu:WOW!" students work in groups of two and are guided to think about processes and interactions of hydrological, biological, ecological, spatial and societal elements within a river catchment. They can develop their own causal models and scenarios (e.g., hydrological changes in river run off due to landscape changes in the upper catchment) but also can compare their conceptions to expert models that will be provided. As main benefit, the models help students to reflect their own conceptions in the light of scientific knowledge but also scientists learn about the viewpoints and conceptions young students might have from their environment. The comparison of pre- and post-tests conducted within the "FlussAu:WOW!" project showed that students increased significantly their factual knowledge on different processes in river systems during the first year. Questions regarding functions, processes and elements of riverine landscapes were answered more extensively. This can be ascribed to students` active involvement in scientific research. However, the causal understanding still showed room for improvement, which will be tackled during the next qualitative modelling exercises. Summarizing, involvement of secondary school students in research projects is an effective means to increase scientific literacy when active participation with reflective integration are combined. Ensuring that young people are proficient in system knowledge and understanding makes it more likely that environmental and sustainable considerations are soundly addressed in the future.

Poppe, Michaela; Zitek, Andreas; Scheikl, Sigrid; Heidenreich, Andrea; Kurz, Roman; Schrittwieser, Martin; Muhar, Susanne

2014-05-01

189

Research School of Computer Science  

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1 Research School of Computer Science Student Handbook #12;2 © The Australian National University 2012 Research School of Computer Science College of Engineering and Computer Science The Australian effectively in the Research Research School of Computer Science, ANU College of Engineering and Computer

Botea, Adi

190

Atoms in the Secondary School: Part 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses an experimental curriculum project in Hungary that introduces quantum mechanics into the secondary school. Briefly covers the following topics: superposition and intensity of waves, de Broglie wavelength, the uncertainty principle, ground states, quantum numbers, and symmetry. (MLH)

Marx, George

1976-01-01

191

ALASKAN NATIVE SECONDARY SCHOOL DROPOUTS.  

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DETERMINATIONS WERE MADE OF THE DROPOUT RATE AMONG NATIVE ALASKAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THE VARIOUS REASONS FOR FAILURE TO FINISH SCHOOL. THE STUDY SAMPLE WAS DRAWN FROM NINE ALASKAN HIGH SCHOOLS WITH OVER ONE-HALF NATIVE STUDENT ENROLLEES. NATIVES WERE DEFINED AS PERSONS BEING ONE-FOURTH OR MORE ESKIMO, INDIAN, OR ALEUT. APPROXIMATELY 1,200…

RAY, CHARLES K.; AND OTHERS

192

Instruction Strategies and Curricula for Secondary Behavioral Sciences.  

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As a result of rapid growth in student interest and enrollments at the secondary level, a workshop was designed to bring together teachers and teacher-trainees of high school behavioral sciences to explore current methods of classroom operation and to review specific areas of curriculum. Results of the workshop are seen in the first two sections…

Johnson, James M., Ed.

193

Science for Ladies, Classics for Gentlemen: A Comparative Analysis of Scientific Subjects in the Curricula of Boys' and Girls' Secondary Schools in the United States, 1794-1850.  

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Presents a consistent body of evidence to support the conclusion that, from the earliest decades of the 19th century, scientific subjects represented a significant and popular part of the curriculum in schools for girls. Includes evidence from primary and secondary sources. (MJP)

Tolley, Kim

1996-01-01

194

Preservice Secondary Science Teachers' Experiences and Ideas about Bullying in Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the prevalence of bullying in schools, it is imperative that preservice secondary science teachers (PSSTs) know how to deal with this issue in the classroom. This is especially important in science, as the content covered in classes can sometimes lead to discussions of race, religion, and sexual orientation, which can be sensitive topics. In…

Raven, Sara; Jurkiewicz, Melissa A.

2014-01-01

195

Synopses for Modern Secondary School Mathematics.  

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The 1959 Royaumont seminar "New Thinking in School Mathematics," having agreed on the need for modernization, recommended that a second group of experts work out detailed synopses of the entire subject matter of secondary school mathematics. This book is the report of the second seminar and contains the Dubrovnik Program which stimulated much…

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Directorate for Scientific Affairs.

196

Secondary School Transition: Planning for Success.  

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Parents of adolescents with attention deficit disorders are offered suggestions for easing the transition of their teen from elementary to secondary school. Careful scheduling of classes with the guidance counselor to "fit" the individual teen's needs is urged. The importance of ongoing communication with the school concerning class progress,…

Hemphill, Rae

197

Minimum Standards: Elementary and Secondary Schools.  

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The Ohio State Board of Education is required by state law to "formulate and prescribe minimum standards to be applied to all elementary and secondary schools in the state." This document, the first in a series, presents the revised minimum standards (effective September 1983) established by the State Board of Education for Ohio schools, under the…

Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.

198

Alternative schools for troublesome secondary students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results of a field experiment indicate that a certain kind of secondary school program reduced the disruptive behavior and improved the scholastic performance of students who were about to be suspended or expelled from their conventional schools. The research indicates that the program was demonstrably effective only with those students who were not at the outset extremely depressed and anxious.

Martin Gold; David W. Mann

1982-01-01

199

Reading Interests of Gifted Secondary School Writers.  

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A study investigated the relationship between reading and the writings of gifted secondary school writers, especially their developmental reading interests, leisure reading selections, and the influence of others on their literary choices. Subjects, 79 students from rural and urban Arkansas schools were participating in a gifted writers'…

Sullivan, Emilie P.; Donoho, Grace E.

200

Supporting STEM Education in Secondary Science Contexts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education scholars emphasize the significance of an integrative, interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education that encourages students to learn about the natural world through exploration, inquiry, and problem-solving experiences. This article reports on a professional development program aimed at improving a group of secondary science and mathematics teachers’ competence in using a problem-based approach in the teaching

Anila Asghar; Roni Ellington; Eric Rice; Francine Johnson; Glenda M. Prime

2012-01-01

201

Preparing Future Secondary Computer Science Educators  

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Although nearly every college offers a major in computer science, many computer science teachers at the secondary level have received little formal training. This paper presents details of a project that could make a significant contribution to national efforts to improve computer science education by combining teacher education and professional…

Ajwa, Iyad

2007-01-01

202

Secondary Students' Perceptions of Assessments in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)  

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The problems of the decreasing enrolment of science students at secondary school level as well as the lagging science and mathematics achievement and literacy of Malaysian secondary students in international assessment studies point to a serious challenge for the government to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)…

Meng, Chew Cheng; Idris, Noraini; Eu, Leong Kwan

2014-01-01

203

Cultural Learning Environment of Non-Government Secondary Science Students in Brunei  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aims of this research were to cross-validate the Cultural Learning Environment Questionnaire (CLEQ) in the local context of Brunei and to evaluate culturally- sensitive factors (gender equity, collaboration, deference, competition, teacher authority, modelling and congruence) in secondary science students' learning environments. Data were collected from 1417 secondary science students enrolled at non-government schools in Brunei and their 49 science

Harkirat S. Dhindsa

2009-01-01

204

Assessing Ethics in Secondary Science  

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An increasing number of science courses now include consideration of the ethical implications of science. However, there is little agreement about how ethical reasoning in science should be assessed. This article highlights the conclusions of a seminar on the assessment of ethics in science that was organized by the Nuffield Foundation Curriculum…

Reiss, Michael J.

2011-01-01

205

Middle School Science Notes.  

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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

206

Secondary School Design: Workshop Crafts.  

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Design features are described for school shop facilities. Some general requirements common to most workshops are discussed; and specific design information is provided for general woodwork, general metalwork, and combined wood and metalwork facilities. The grouping of the workshop crafts and their relation to other parts of the school are also…

Department of Education and Science, London (England).

207

US secondary schools and food outlets  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined the availability of fast food restaurants and convenience stores within walking distance (0.5 miles or 805m) of US public secondary schools. We found that one-third of schools nationwide have at least one fast food restaurant or convenience store within walking distance. In multivariate analyses, schools in the lowest-income versus the highest-income neighborhoods have more fast food restaurants and

Shannon N. Zenk; Lisa M. Powell

2008-01-01

208

Active reading strategy to facilitate students' understanding of science concepts in a secondary science classroom of a community based school in Karachi, Pakistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reading is not the strategy which is associated with language subjects. It is equally important in the area of Science as other strategies like hands-on and inquiry. Consequently, the access to Science content in terms of understanding is only possible when a reader has ability to actively read the text. Reading plays a very important role in strengthening the understanding

Sobia Suri

2007-01-01

209

China Curriculum for Secondary Schools.  

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Designed to assist secondary teachers in teaching about China, this guide presents six units about the cultural and political patterns of Chinese life. Following a list of resources and audiovisual distributors, unit 1 provides opportunities to examine similarities and differences in Chinese and American world views, particularly attitudes of…

McBride, Marjorie; And Others

210

On-line learning & thinking in science: Uncovering how secondary school students learn about velocity in a Web-based environment  

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Research suggests it is important to understand students' metacognition and how they make meaning of science (Craig & Yore, 1992). This qualitative case study investigates the effects (if at all) of Web-based instruction on students' metacognition about learning science. More specifically, this study examines how students' metacognition is developed when learning science in a Web-based environment that is supposed to promote metacognitive thinking. The units of analysis are four middle school students. Data for this study include transcripts of interviews, reflective essays, field observation notes, and students' responses to prompts in the Web-based learning environment. The findings show that an online learning environment provides a platform for students to make their thinking visible and develop their metacognition as they learn science with peers and with the purposeful instructional intervention of their teacher. This study has implications for educational stakeholders concerned about improving science learning for all students.

Harrison, Christopher D.

211

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

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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

212

Implementation Science and School Psychology  

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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

213

Delaware Technical & Community College's response to the critical shortage of Delaware secondary science teachers  

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This executive position paper examines the critical shortage of Delaware high school science teachers and Delaware Technical & Community College's possible role in addressing this shortage. A concise analysis of economic and political implications of the science teacher shortage is presented. The following topics were researched and evaluated: the specific science teacher needs for Delaware school districts; the science teacher education program offerings at Delaware universities and colleges; the Alternative Route to Teacher Certification (ARTC); and the state of Delaware's scholarship response to the need. Recommendations for Delaware Tech's role include the development and implementation of two new Associate of Arts of Teaching programs in physics secondary science education and chemistry secondary science education.

Campbell, Nancy S.

214

Ideas for Secondary School Physical Education.  

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This book contains descriptions of secondary school physical education programs. The programs described fall into the following categories: (1) career/leadership programs, (2) contract/individualized instruction programs, (3) elective physical education programs, (4) motivational programs, (5) outdoor/environmental programs, (6)…

Barry, Patricia E., Ed.

215

Secondary School Mathematics Curriculum Improvement Study.  

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This bulletin contains: (1) a summary and conclusions of a study of mathematics curricula in Europe and Japan, and (2) a description of beginning efforts to evaluate the Secondary School Mathematics Curriculum Improvement Study (SSMCIS) project. Some of the conclusions of the European and Japanese study are: (1) the study of Euclidean synthetic…

Secondary School Mathematics Curriculum Improvement Study, New York, NY.

216

Teacher Burnout in Metro Manila Secondary Schools.  

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Explores and defines teacher burnout and lists characteristics; (1) loss of idealism; (2) loss of motivation; (3) loss of concern; and (4) loss of energy. Specifically focuses on secondary teachers attitudes toward burnout in the Metro-Manila School System. Includes a list of responses to selected questions from the survey on burnout and…

Mercado, Nenita

1987-01-01

217

Class-Size Effects in Secondary School  

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We analyze class-size effects on academic achievement in secondary school in Denmark exploiting an institutional setting where pupils cannot predict class size prior to enrollment, and where post-enrollment responses aimed at affecting realized class size are unlikely. We identify class-size effects combining a regression discontinuity design with…

Krassel, Karl Fritjof; Heinesen, Eskil

2014-01-01

218

Secondary School Capacity, Room Needs or Utilization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a computer program for aiding prediction of how to make maximum use of the physical plant to accommodate the instructional program at a secondary school. It uses Conrad's formula for determining capacity, room needs, and utilization of facilities. The formula, BASIC program, and a sample table are provided. (DCS)

Gibbins, Neil L.

1985-01-01

219

Organic Horticulture in the Secondary School  

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This report is based on five years experience working with primary and secondary school teachers in Italy to develop organic farming as an activity for students. The tasks involved were intended to develop our students' environmental awareness, allow them to produce food organically and show that market gardening could be a productive hobby. In…

Marrocco, Aldo

2009-01-01

220

Informatics Education in Italian Secondary Schools  

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This article describes the state of informatics education in the Italian secondary schools, highlighting how the learning objectives set up by the Ministry of Education are difficult to meet, due to the fact that the subject is often taught by teachers not holding an informatics degree, the lack of suitable teaching material and the expectations…

Bellettini, Carlo; Lonati, Violetta; Malchiodi, Dario; Monga, Mattia; Morpurgo, Anna; Torelli, Mauro; Zecca, Luisa

2014-01-01

221

Secondary School Children and Their Television.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of teenage television viewing focuses on a study of secondary school students in Belfast (Northern Ireland) that examined viewing habits. Highlights include the amount of television watched; effects on reading; the influence of violence; parents' responsibility and control over viewing; models for behavior; and negative views of…

Collins, Jude

1992-01-01

222

Secondary School Students' Representations of Solids.  

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Examines secondary school students' ability to interpret representations of three-dimensional objects including prototypes of component, perspective drawings, orthogonal views, descriptions by coordinates, verbal descriptions, and verbal quasi-descriptions. Students were given four identical wooden cubes and asked to construct the objects. Reports…

Cooper, Martin; Sweller, John

1989-01-01

223

Electricity: Residential Wiring. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

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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.

224

Physical Fitness in the Secondary School.  

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The author, Executive Director of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, examines the state of physical education in secondary school programs and presents twelve commonalities of quality physical education programs. Those common characteristics are identified as: (1) high student and staff morale; (2) frequent methods…

Conrad, C. Carson

225

Teaching English at Polish Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aims of this paper are to determine: 1. if Polish secondary school learners are studying English so that they can obtain jobs in the UK and Ireland and 2. whether they prefer to learn how to speak English from a native speaker teacher than from a non-native instructor. Eighteen students, who study at ZESPOL SZKOL MECHANICZNYCH NR 2 in Cracow,…

Butler, Norman L.; Pirog, Renata; Kritsonis, William Allan

2010-01-01

226

Nuffield Secondary Science, Theme 8, The Earth and Its Place in the Universe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nuffield Secondary Science is a set of tested materials from which teachers can prepare courses for students in grades 9-11 (approximately) who do not intend to major in science. The materials are designed for British secondary schools but are adaptable for other countries. The Teachers' Guide to the entire set of materials is described in SE 015…

Leigh, R.

227

School of Computer Science Welcome to the School of  

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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 - Registration Tuesday 24th September, Admin Office A31, Computer Science - PGT Group Meeting Wednesday 25th

Qu, Rong

228

Individual and Collective Leadership in School Science Departments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given that the subject department is recognised by subject specialist teachers as the central and immediate unit of organization in secondary schools it is surprising that so little attention has been paid by researchers to the leadership dynamics within science departments. The leadership dynamics within the science departments of two contrasting school contexts were explored dialectically in this study. The

Stephen M. Ritchie; Gail Mackay; Donna L. Rigano

2006-01-01

229

Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre Bulletin No. 55.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instructions for the construction of the following apparatus for the secondary school science laboratory are included in this issue of the Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre Bulletin: a cheap water purifier using an expendable deionizer can; a simple amplifier suitable for detecting or displaying D. C. currents of 1 microamp or…

1972

230

Liaison in Science at the Primary/Secondary Interface.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses results of a questionnaire sent to both primary and secondary teachers in Derbyshire, Great Britain. The nature of science education, attitudes of secondary science teachers to primary science, origins, extent and nature of liaisons in science at the primary/secondary interface, and ways in which the liaison influences science education…

Dawson, Robert; Shipstone, David

1991-01-01

231

Concerns and perceptions of beginning secondary science and mathematics teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This study is an exploratory research project to: (1) identify the concerns that beginning science and mathematics teachers have about being a new teacher; and (2) identify the perceptions that these teachers have about the effectiveness of their preservice program in relation to their concerns. Program, in this context, is defined as pedagogy coursework, content coursework, and undergraduate experiences relevant to teaching. The participants for this study consisted of 11 beginning secondary and middle school science and mathematics teachers who were involved in the Salish Project at Purdue University, a research project designed to study secondary science and mathematics preservice programs across the nation. The new teacher concerns that emerged were: class assignments, curriculum development, time management, classroom management, and presentation of the content. Curriculum development, class assignments, and presentation of content have significant implications for the secondary science and mathematics preservice program. The perceptions that emerged about the preservice program were: content course work is too specific; some of the pedagogical coursework has limited usefulness; there is a need for more field experiences; and being an undergraduate teaching assistant eases the transition in becoming a teacher. All four of these perceptions have implications for the improvement of a secondary science preservice program.

Adams, Paul; Krockover, Gerald

2010-01-13

232

National Survey of Secondary Education. Bulletin, 1932, No. 17. Monograph No. 22: Instruction in Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation of the teaching of science in secondary schools is based upon the analysis of 58 courses in general science, 45 courses in biology, 27 courses in physics, and 30 courses in chemistry. The courses were obtained from schools in response to a request from the Office of Education for courses which had been revised since 1925. Some…

Beauchamp, Wilbur L.

1932-01-01

233

SCHOOL OF TEACHING & CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP Master of Science  

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ADMISSION PACKET SCHOOL OF TEACHING & CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP Master of Science Teaching, Learning and Leadership Option: Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education Emphasis: Initial Certification of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership (STCL) APPLICATION PROCEDURES 1. Application to the OSU Graduate College

Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

234

Between training and popularization: Regulating science textbooks in secondary education.  

PubMed

Recruitment into the scientific community is one oft-stated goal of science education--in the post-Sputnik United States, for example--but this obscures the fact that science textbooks are often read by people who will never be scientists. It cannot be presupposed that science textbooks for younger audiences, students in primary and secondary schools, function in this way. For this reason, precollegiate-level science textbooks are sometimes discussed as a subset of literature popularizing science. The high school science classroom and the textbook are forums for exposing the public to science. The role of governments and educational institutions in regulating the consumption of these texts not only determines which books are used; it influences how they are written, read, and deemed authoritative. Therefore such science textbooks should not be seen as (at best) the disjunction of texts-for-training and books-for-popularization. A changing sense of what "textbooks" are compels a different understanding of their use in the history of science. PMID:22655341

Shapiro, Adam R

2012-03-01

235

School of Economic, Political & Policy Sciences School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences  

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beyond high school graduation (excluding the summer immediately after high school graduationSchool of Economic, Political & Policy Sciences School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Transfer Scholarship The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) Transfer Scholarship

O'Toole, Alice J.

236

Science/Technology/Society: Model Lessons for Secondary Science Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains 35 lessons designed to be used in secondary science classes to introduce the science/technology/society (STS) themes and issues. While the first 11 lessons focus on general STS themes, the other 24 lessons cover specific STS issues that fall under such categories as population growth, water resources, world hunger, food…

Pearson, Janice V., Ed.

237

Smoking Intensity among Nigerian Secondary Schools Adolescent Smokers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined smoking intensity among secondary school adolescent smokers. A total of 800 students, made up of 685 males and 115 females who have at least tasted a cigarette once, from twenty secondary schools (5 private and 15 public secondary schools) in Benin City, Nigeria participated in the study. A questionnaire was used in collecting…

Imhonde, Henry O.; Aluede, Oyaziwo

2007-01-01

238

Smith college secondary math and science outreach program  

SciTech Connect

The Smith College Secondary Math and Science Outreach Program works collaboratively with front-line educators to encourage young women students of all abilities, especially underrepresented and underserved minorities, to continue studying math and science throughout high school. The program includes three main components: (1) Twenty-five to thirty teams of math/science teachers and guidance counselors participate in a year-long program which begins with a three-day Current Students/Future Scientists and Engineering Workshop. This event includes a keynote address, presentations and workshops by successful women in science and engineering, and hands-on laboratory sessions. Each participant receives a stipend and free room and board. Returning to their schools, the teacher-counselor teams implement ongoing plans designed to counteract gender bias in the sciences and to alert female students to the broad range of math, science, and engineering career choices open to them. A follow-up session in the spring allows the teams to present and discuss their year-long activities. (2) TRI-ON, a day of science for 120 ninth- and tenth- grade girls from schools with a large underserved and underrepresented population, is held in early spring. Girls discover the excitement of laboratory investigation and interact with female college science and math majors. (3) Teaching Internships, initiated in 1991, involve ten to fifteen Smith College math and science majors in teaching in public schools. The teaching interns experience the rewards and challenges of classroom teaching, and they also serve as role models for younger students.

Powell, J.A.; Clark, C. [Smith College, Northhampton, MA (United States)

1994-12-31

239

Meteorology and Climate Inspire Secondary Science Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of its National Science and Engineering Week activities in 2009 and 2010, the University of Reading organised two open days for 60 local key stage 4 pupils. The theme of both open days was "How do we predict weather and climate?" Making use of the students' familiarity with weather and climate, several concepts of relevance to secondary

Charlton-Perez, Andrew; Dacre, Helen; Maskell, Kathy; Reynolds, Ross; South, Rachel; Wood, Curtis

2010-01-01

240

Equity and what secondary science teachers bring to the classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The demographics of people working in science-based careers do not match the demographics of the larger society. In particular, people who self-identify as Hispanic are underrepresented among working scientists. One reason may be the influence of formal schooling and more specifically, the behaviors of teachers in secondary science classrooms. This study looks at the practices of eight secondary science teachers at two schools at which 62% of the enrolled students declare their ethnicity as Hispanic. All of the teachers have at least three years of experience. Through interviews with the teachers, classroom observation, and interviews with other faculty, this research elucidates typical behaviors and attitudes surrounding teaching science in these settings. In spite of having a deficit view of their students, they all express interest in and concern about the students they teach. Their characterizations of teaching practices and classroom behaviors do not incorporate strategies designed to promote content learning through culturally relevant curriculum. Instead, they use mainstream-situated approaches that develop science content knowledge, vocabulary, procedures, and skills targeted toward high achievement on state and district standardized tests leading toward graduation or success in college. These approaches are consistent with a view of equity that increases the participation of underrepresented groups in science based careers in that it gives students the skills and knowledge they will need in order to successfully pursue these careers. Additionally, they behave in ways that are consistent with equitable strategies such as using inquiry based teaching, serving as role models, and providing a structured learning environment. This research informs the literature base for instructional systems designers by identifying what that teachers situated in culturally diverse classrooms bring to professional development programs targeted toward making secondary science teaching more equitable.

Austin, Barbara Anne

241

Web-Based Collaborative Inquiry to Bridge Gaps in Secondary Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As secondary students' interest in science is decreasing, schools are faced with the challenging task of providing adequate instruction to engage students--and more particularly the disadvantaged students--to learn science and improve their science inquiry skills. In this respect, the integration of Web-based collaborative inquiry can be seen…

Raes, Annelies; Schellens, Tammy; De Wever, Bram

2014-01-01

242

02 College of Information Science, School of InformaticsCollege of Information Science, School of InformaticsCollege of Information Science, School of InformaticsCollege of Information Science, School of InformaticsCollege of Information Science, School o  

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Tanaka, Jiro

243

Qualities of effective secondary science teachers: Perspectives of university biology students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research was an attempt to hear the student voice concerning secondary science teacher effectiveness and to share that voice with those who impact the educational process. It was a snapshot of university freshmen biology students' opinions of the qualities of effective secondary science teachers based on their high school science experiences. The purpose of this study was to compile a list of effective secondary science teacher qualities as determined through a purposeful sampling of university second semester biology students and determine the role of the secondary science teacher in promoting interest and achievement in science, as well as the teacher's influence on a students' choice of a science career. The research was a mixed methods design using both quantitative and qualitative data obtained through the use of a 24 question electronic survey. There were 125 participants who provided information concerning their high school science teachers. Respondents provided information concerning the qualities of effective secondary science teachers and influences on the students' present career choice. The quantitative data was used to construct a hierarchy of qualities of effective secondary science teachers, divided into personal, professional, and classroom management qualities. The qualitative data was used to examine individual student responses to questions concerning secondary science teacher effectiveness and student career choice. The results of the research indicated that students highly value teachers who are both passionate about the subject taught and passionate about their students. High school science students prefer teachers who teach science in a way that is both interesting and relevant to the student. It was determined that the greatest influence on a secondary student's career choice came from family members and not from teachers. The secondary teacher's role was to recognize the student's interest in the career and provide encouragement, motivation, and success in support of the chosen career.

McCall, Madelon J.

244

Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences  

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Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programme www.cardiff.ac.uk/phrmy our #12;Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Friendly One of the Top UK Schools Sciences 2 The Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences one of 29 UK schools of Pharmacy

Davies, Christopher

245

Recent trends in secondary science education in New Jersey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article compares the results of two surveys sent to New Jersey science supervisors in 1978 and 1982 regarding the status of secondary science education in their schools. It discusses trends that have developed during the four-year period and compares them to national trends revealed in recent studies. The comparison shows that New Jersey faces many of the same problems in science education found across the country. Instruction time in science, double laboratory periods, and the use of national curriculum studies have all declined. Respondents also reported a marked increase in the number of science teachers leaving the classroom for jobs in business and industry. The recruiting of qualified teachers was a difficult task and over 9% of the public schools reported having to use teachers with emergency certification in science to meet their staffing requirements. Difficulties in using staff effectively, in obtaining adequate financial support, and in providing professional development programs were the major concerns of science supervisors.Received: 12 April 1983

Sousa, David

246

THEHARVARDCAMPAIGNFORARTS&SCIENCES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING  

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THEHARVARDCAMPAIGNFORARTS&SCIENCES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCES #12;#12;#12;HARVARD EXPERIENCE FACULTY & OUR SCHOLARLY ENTERPRISE LEADING IN LEARNING SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCES engineering and applied sciences with critical thinking, creativity, entrepreneurship, and a grounding

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Risk and school science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I consider a role for risk understanding in school science education. Grounds for this role are described in terms of current sociological analyses of the contemporary world as a ‘risk society’ and recent public understanding of science studies where science and risk are concerns commonly linked within the wider community. These concerns connect with support amongst many

Clare Christensen

2009-01-01

248

Risk and School Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper I consider a role for risk understanding in school science education. Grounds for this role are described in terms of current sociological analyses of the contemporary world as a "risk society" and recent public understanding of science studies where science and risk are concerns commonly linked within the wider community. These…

Christensen, Clare

2009-01-01

249

School Science: A Questionable Construct?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

I explore the emergence of science and scientific method as political constructs in the 19th century and argue that the associated rhetoric continues to have significant consequences for contemporary school science education. It allows science to be promoted as a coherent curriculum component and fosters an untenable but enduring notion of a…

Jenkins, Edgar

2007-01-01

250

IRVINE: DEPARTMENT OF COGNITIVE SCIENCES SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES  

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IRVINE: DEPARTMENT OF COGNITIVE SCIENCES SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Final: 1/30/2013 1 OF COGNITIVE SCIENCES SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Final: 1/30/2013 2 We thank the Subcommittee on Policy. Administered by: Department of Cognitive Sciences, School of Social Sciences 3. Faculty Vote of the Department

Barrett, Jeffrey A.

251

School of Biological Sciences Student Handbook  

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School of Biological Sciences Student Handbook #12;Student Handbook 2013-2014 2013­2014 page 2 #12...............................................................................................15 School Management School Office and Communications.........................................................16 Student

Trudgett, Alan

252

Roadmap: Digital Sciences -Bachelor of Science School of Digital Science  

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: 2014-2015 Page 1 of 2 | Last Updated: 22-May-14/JSK This roadmap is a recommended semester Electives 2 6 Semester Eight [14 Credits] Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area 6 3Roadmap: Digital Sciences - Bachelor of Science DS-BS-DS School of Digital Science Catalog year

Khan, Javed I.

253

Implementation science and school psychology.  

PubMed

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 learning environments. Key elements of implementation and implementation science are described. Four critical issues for implementation science in school psychology are presented: barriers to implementation, improving intervention fidelity and identifying core intervention components, implementation with diverse client populations, and implementation in diverse settings. What is known and what researchers need to investigate for each set of issues is addressed. A discussion of implementation science methods and measures is included. Finally, implications for research, training and practice are presented. PMID:23586516

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

2013-06-01

254

First-Year Secondary Science Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science teacher attrition is a topic of frequent discussion among teacher educators, administrators, university educators, and policy makers. While attrition could be described as leaving the workforce for any number of reasons (e.g., retirement, moving to a new location, contract not renewed), those in education often link attrition to teachers who are leaving the work force in their first five years. These expressed concerns for the thinning science teacher work force often entail a statistical reference that is from the work of Ingersoll or data from the National Center for Educational Statistics. As a result, it is not unusual to read that "after just five years, between 40 and 50 percent of all beginning teachers have left teaching altogether," or that the newest and the oldest teachers are leaving the workforce. While these large data sets are important for understanding educational trends, there are limits to their interpretation. Most importantly, they don't provide details that give insights into why newly qualified teachers are leaving the profession. For the last three years, the authors have been involved in a study that follows beginning secondary science teachers during their first, second, and third years of teaching. This study, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, ultimately aims to explore the development of beginning secondary science teachers. While the authors are just beginning the analysis of this data, they have data that depicts and describes science teachers who are in their first year of teaching and who are staying in the profession (stayers), moving to different locations (movers), or leaving the field altogether (leavers). This research report ultimately gives more insight into first-year science teachers and their job situations.

Bang, Eunjin; Kern, Anne; Luft, Julie; Roehrig, Gillian

2008-11-23

255

Senior Secondary School Children's Understanding of Plant Nutrition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to assess children's understanding of plant nutrition. The research was done on a sample of secondary school pupils in the age range of 16 to 19 years in two senior secondary schools in Botswana. The sample contained 137 senior secondary pupils all in their final year of study. These children were above average…

Mosothwane, Modise

2011-01-01

256

Science and Life: A Mainstreamed Secondary Science Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A science and life program developed for mainstreamed secondary students is based on commercially available modules on such topics as pregnancy and fetal development, automobile safety, and heart disease. The program features cooperative group activities, peer tutoring, and ongoing evaluation. (CL)

Wielert, Jan S.; Johnston, Laneh M.

1984-01-01

257

Physical Activity Breaks and Facilities in US Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Research on physical activity breaks and facilities (indoor and outdoor) in secondary schools is relatively limited. Methods: School administrators and students in nationally representative samples of 8th (middle school) and 10th/12th grade (high school) students were surveyed annually from 2008-2009 to 2011-2012. School administrators…

Hood, Nancy E.; Colabianchi, Natalie; Terry-McElrath, Yvonne M.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Johnston, Lloyd D.

2014-01-01

258

Using questioning for formative assessment in a lower secondary class in a community school in Pakistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study set out to help one secondary school, science teacher on the use of questioning for formative assessment in the class. During the data collection period, I worked very closely with him, working in a community school, to introduce the use of questioning for formative assessment in chemistry in class eight. I collected data for this study over a

Kassim Mohammed Abbas

2003-01-01

259

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) IN EDUCATION - PERCEPTION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to present the perception of secondary school teachers in Mysore city (India) regarding Total Quality Management (TQM) in education. It is an attempt to understand how these perceptions vary by demographic variable such as, gender & subject specialization (Arts and Sciences). Data were collected from 156 high school teachers in Mysore (India) on the Bonstingle's conceptualization of

Hadi Mohammad Pour

260

Effectiveness of Secondary Family and Consumer Sciences Programs (1985-2004)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article highlights results of a review of available literature (1985 to 2004) to substantiate the effectiveness of family and consumer sciences (FCS) secondary-level public school programs. Commissioned by AAFCS, the study found limited research-based evidence supporting the impact of secondary FCS programs. In addition to recommending more…

Browne, Lorna B.; Myers, Lori; Gentzler, Yvonne S.; Hausafus, Cheryl O.

2006-01-01

261

Patterns of Drug Abuse in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objective of this study was to establish the association between substance abuse and the sociodemographic characteristics of secondary school students. All the students of 17 randomly stratified public secondary schools in Nairobi were required to complete self-administered sociodemographic and the School Toolkit questionnaires in a…

Ndetei, David M.; Khasakhala, Lincoln I.; Mutiso, Victoria; Ongecha-Owuor, Francisca A.; Kokonya, Donald A.

2009-01-01

262

The Relationship between Stress and Bullying among Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: In Hong Kong, secondary school students face high levels of stress due to the examination oriented curricula. According to Sun (2006), some secondary school students cannot bear the pressure when facing the examinations, and some of them may exhibit destructive behaviors such as suicide and bullying. Therefore, cases of school bullying…

Leung, Chi-hung; To, Hing-kwan

2009-01-01

263

On the Allocation of Resources for Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper studies the optimal allocation of resources--in terms of school management, teachers, supporting employees and materials--in secondary schools. We use a flexible budget constrained output distance function model to estimate both technical and allocative efficiency scores for 448 Dutch secondary schools between 2002 and 2007. The results…

Haelermans, Carla; De Witte, Kristof; Blank, Jos L. T.

2012-01-01

264

Toward a Social History of the Secondary Modern Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maintains that surprisingly little attention has been given to secondary modern schools by historians. Maintains that a new approach is needed to examine the impact of social differentiation in English and Welsh schools. Asserts that a more current history of secondary schools will provide new insights into British social history. (CFR)

McCulloch, Gary; Sobell, Liz

1994-01-01

265

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the management of conflicts in the administration of secondary schools in Osun State, Nigeria. It also identifies, discusses and analyses the causes as well as the various ways conflicts manifested in the administration of secondary schools in the state. The effects of conflicts on school administration are equally examined. Quantitative and qualitative data were generated from both

OLU OKOTONI; ABOSEDE OKOTONI

2003-01-01

266

Science Teacher Learning of MBL-Supported Student-Centered Science Education in the Context of Secondary Education in Tanzania  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science teachers from secondary schools in Tanzania were offered an in-service arrangement to prepare them for the integration of technology in a student-centered approach to science teaching. The in-service arrangement consisted of workshops in which educative curriculum materials were used to prepare teachers for student-centered education and…

Voogt, Joke; Tilya, Frank; van den Akker, Jan

2009-01-01

267

An Examination of the Impact of Learning Objects in Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Very few studies have systematically evaluated the effect of learning objects in secondary school classrooms. The vast majority of studies have focussed on higher education. The current study examined the impact of learning objects from the perspective of 850 students and 27 teachers (50 classrooms) of science, mathematics, or social science. The…

Kay, R. H.; Knaack, L.

2008-01-01

268

Mathematical Modelling at Secondary School: The MACSI-Clongowes Wood College Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Ireland, to encourage the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and particularly mathematics, the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) and Clongowes Wood College (County Kildare, Ireland) organized a mathematical modelling workshop for senior cycle secondary school students.…

Charpin, J. P. F.; O'Hara, S.; Mackey, D.

2013-01-01

269

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis Name ID# Date  

E-print Network

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2012-2013 Name Introduction to College Writing 3 ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research 3 UF 100 Intellectual Sciences course with lab 4 DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course 3-4 DLV Visual and Performing

Barrash, Warren

270

Supporting ICT Based Pedagogies in Science in Rural School Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent research has demonstrated a significant disadvantage for rural teachers in a variety of aspects of ICT use. This context provides a backdrop for two professional learning programs designed to support ICT-based pedagogies in teaching science in Victorian rural primary and secondary schools. In both programs the school-based workshops…

Hubber, Peter; Chittleborough, Gail; Campbell, Coral; Jobling, Wendy; Tytler, Russell

2010-01-01

271

SCHOOL OF TEACHING & CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP Master of Science  

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ADMISSION PACKET SCHOOL OF TEACHING & CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP Master of Science Teaching, Learning and Leadership Option: Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education Admissions Packet Contents 74078 (405) 744-9483 coe.grad.studies@okstate.edu #12;School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership (STCL

Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

272

School violence reduction: a model Jamaican secondary school program.  

PubMed

Violence in United States' schools is epidemic. Solutions are rare. Community mental health centers are now being challenged to become part of the solution. The Montego Bay Secondary School project presents an example of how violence reduction can be achieved using almost no physical resources and the special effect, called the "Bruno Effect", created by one Jamaican police officer with the consultation of a psychodynamically-led training and intervention team. The "Bruno Effect" resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of physical attacks from an observed 5 fights per day (3 out of the 5 involved knives and cutting) to 1 per week. The violence rate returned immediately to its former level as soon as "Bruno" left the school. The dramatic violence reduction appears related to establishing an adult protective shield. Results stem from the unique personality of the adult protector, as well as a combination of the special role of the police and the outside intervention team. PMID:9211042

Sacco, F C; Twemlow, S W

1997-06-01

273

SCHOOL OFFICES Biological Sciences A  

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T Psychology V Queen's University Management School K Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work W FACULTY) Centre at 2A Airport Road Queen's Sport Upper Malone Details correct at time of going to print. For an upSCHOOL OFFICES Biological Sciences A Chemistry and Chemical Engineering B Creative Arts P Education

Martin, Ralph R.

274

Design and implementation of a genomics field trip program aimed at secondary school students.  

PubMed

With the rapid pace of advancements in biological research brought about by the application of computer science and information technology, we believe the time is right for introducing genomics and bioinformatics tools and concepts to secondary school students. Our approach has been to offer a full-day field trip in our research facility where secondary school students carry out experiments at the laboratory bench and on a laptop computer. This experience offers benefits for students, teachers, and field trip instructors. In delivering a wide variety of science outreach and education programs, we have learned that a number of factors contribute to designing a successful experience for secondary school students. First, it is important to engage students with authentic and fun activities that are linked to real-world applications and/or research questions. Second, connecting with a local high school teacher to pilot programs and linking to curricula taught in secondary schools will enrich the field trip experience. Whether or not programs are linked directly to local teachers, it is important to be flexible and build in mechanisms for collecting feedback in field trip programs. Finally, graduate students can be very powerful mentors for students and should be encouraged to share their enthusiasm for science and to talk about career paths. Our experiences suggest a real need for effective science outreach programs at the secondary school level and that genomics and bioinformatics are ideal areas to explore. PMID:22956895

McQueen, Jennifer; Wright, Jody J; Fox, Joanne A

2012-01-01

275

Investing in Our Future: A Survey of Support Offered to Beginning Secondary Science and Mathematics Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study conducted in Arizona with the support of policymakers that investigated beginning secondary school science and mathematics teachers' perceptions of teacher preparation and induction programs. Identifies the school districts not having a reliable mechanism to monitor beginning teachers and suggests induction programs for beginning…

Luft, Julie A.; Cox, Wylie E.

2001-01-01

276

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

277

A Selected and Annotated Environmental Education Bibliography for Elementary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is an environmental education bibliography for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. Eighteen environmental categories are included. They consist of attitudes, bibliographies, careers, conservation, ecology, energy, environmental education, law and citizen action, organic farming, other resources, periodicals, pesticides,…

Howell, Jerry F., Jr.; Osborne, Jeanne S.

278

Exploring the motivation of female science students towards learning science at the secondary level (10th class)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this research study was to measure the motivation of girls towards learning Science at the secondary school level. The data were collected from ten girls' schools, drawn from three towns of Karachi, Pakistan, through multi-stage random sampling in a cross-sectional survey. A 35-item questionnaire measuring six aspects of motivation toward learning science, that is, self-efficacy, active learning

Lal Zamrud

2008-01-01

279

You, Too. The Social Science Newsletter for Secondary Teachers. Volume 3, Number 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This newsletter, published monthly during the school year, disseminates ideas and suggestions concerning innovations and problem solutions for secondary social sciences. Political science education is the focus of this issue. The importance of this subject, and its sophistication and challenge to the classroom teacher are discussed. Examples of…

Educational Research Council of America, Cleveland, OH.

280

Gender Differences in Achievement in Calculating Reacting Masses from Chemical Equations among Secondary School Students in Makurdi Metropols  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the years there exists gender inequality in science achievement among senior secondary school students the world over. It is observed that the males score higher than the females in science and science- related examinations. This has created a big psychological alienation or depression in the minds of female students towards science and…

Eriba, Joel O.; Ande, Sesugh

2006-01-01

281

Multiple Influences: Latinas, Middle School Science, and School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the multiple school and school science experiences of eight Latina students of Central American descent in a tracked, urbanized, middle school setting. Framed by a sociocultural perspective, I describe how eight seventh and eighth grade Latino girls interacted with school science. Implications for the concept "science for…

Parker, Carolyn

2014-01-01

282

Multiple influences: Latinas, middle school science, and school  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes the multiple school and school science experiences of eight Latina students of Central American descent in a tracked, urbanized, middle school setting. Framed by a sociocultural perspective, I describe how eight seventh and eighth grade Latino girls interacted with school science. Implications for the concept "science for all" are discussed.

Parker, Carolyn

2014-06-01

283

Challenges to first-year secondary science teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose for conducting this study was to determine the challenges and needs of first year secondary science teachers and the procedures that can be of help in improving teaching performance. The general objective of the study was to secure information that might be useful in the development of more effective teacher preparation and teacher induction programs. The study utilized a structured focus-group format. The focus-group was composed of 20 secondary science teachers and 2 teacher education faculty who chose to attend a seminar at the Alabama Science Teachers Association annual convention. The researcher used questions and open-ended sentence stems to generate unrestricted responses and detailed descriptions of personal thoughts and experiences of the participants. Analysis of the data showed a correlation between the experiences of the participants and the findings in the research. The participants cited the problems of teaching heterogeneous groups, lack of adequate facilities, little administrative support, scheduling and time management problems, and the lack of peer support as challenges that presented the most problem for them. The participants agreed that the challenges to science teachers were unique in that the science teacher must be prepared to teach and oversee the utilization of the hands-on learning experience in their classroom. Related to teacher preparation programs, the participants felt that more direct contact with the students and training in scheduling and curriculum planning would better prepare them for their own classroom. Class management, group activities, dealing with at-risk student, and coping skills were also discussed as topics that should be addressed in teacher preparation programs. Opinions were expressed regarding methods that could be utilized by the schools or school systems to aid the first year teacher in the induction process.

Horton, Nancy Carnell

1997-12-01

284

Influences of block scheduling on secondary science teaching practices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Increasing the length of class periods has become one of the most frequently implemented recommendations from the secondary school restructuring movement. Many schools have changed to a block schedule in which the students have four 90--100 minute periods each day. The needs of science classes, such as time to set up and perform lab experiments, suggest the block schedule may be particularly appropriate for science. A case study design was used to explore the instructional and attitudinal changes that accompany the restructuring of the daily schedule. Classroom observations were conducted before and after the implementation of block scheduling to document the student-teacher interactions and the instructional strategies used by the science teachers. Teacher and student surveys were administered to obtain information about attitudes towards the block schedule as well as self-reported instructional strategies. Interviews were conducted to elicit beliefs about good teaching practices. Changes in instructional strategies and learning climate were considered within the context of teacher beliefs, state standards, and the organizational change to the school schedule. The results support other studies that have found positive attitudes toward block scheduling. Teachers in this study changed their instructional strategies, although not necessarily in line with the theorized changes. In several instances, the changes were closely aligned with the teachers' beliefs about good science instruction. Test scores and grades were not strongly influenced. Teachers met more of the state science standards and spent more time interacting with small groups during the block schedule. The results suggest teachers' beliefs about good teaching practice play an important role in the influences of restructuring efforts. The block schedule, preferred by teachers, provides an opportunity for improvement in science instruction and learning climate. How this popular form of restructuring manifests itself at the classroom level is largely a function of the individual teacher. Practical implications can be used to guide teachers and administrators in making scheduling decisions. Theoretical implications based on increased knowledge of teacher change emerge from the results. This study adds to the literature on the relationships among teacher beliefs, practices, and the process of organizational change in secondary school restructuring efforts.

Ross, Donna Louise

285

Attrition of Public School Mathematics and Science Teachers. Issue Brief. NCES 2008-077  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Staffing American schools with well-qualified teachers has long been a prominent issue in elementary and secondary education. Mathematics and science teachers are of particular interest because mathematics and science are core subjects in both elementary and secondary public schools. These subjects continue to attract attention as the need for…

Hampden-Thompson, Gillian; Herring, William L.; Kienzl, Gregory

2008-01-01

286

Chicago's Private Elementary and Secondary Schools: Enrollment Trends.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nearly one out of every four students enrolled in Chicago's elementary and secondary schools during the 1987-88 school year attended one of the city's 450 private schools. Although frequently overlooked by city-wide educational reform programs, the private schools contribute to the urbanization of newcomers to the city, to the stability of…

Institute of Urban Life, Chicago, IL.

287

Motivation and Attribution at Secondary School: the role of gender  

Microsoft Academic Search

A total of 1068 secondary school pupils completed a questionnaire concerned with enjoyment of school, enjoyment of subjects and what they attributed academic success to. Gender differences were shown in the overall enjoyment of school (girls expressing greater enjoyment). Girls also reported liking friends, teachers, outings and lessons more than boys, while boys reported liking sports and school clubs more.

Pauline Lightbody; Gerda Siann; Ruth Stocks; David Walsh

1996-01-01

288

Extension and transition programme for secondary school students  

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in these STAR courses. School STAR Coordinator signature Date School STAR Coordinator name STAR Arts distanceExtension and transition programme for secondary school students STAR at UC * Certification at school in 2014 (e.g. Year 13): Family name: Given name(s): Postal address: Telephone no. (landline

Hickman, Mark

289

Challenging traditional assumptions of secondary science through the PET curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This study seeks to illustrate aspects of a physics classroom experience in an underserved high school through the perspective of the students. This context was chosen with the intent of determining factors that lead to successful secondary physics education outcomes for populations historically underrepresented in STEM. Two class periods of physics were observed and interviewed in an urban high school while using the Physics and Everyday Thinking (PET) curriculum. Findings indicate that students came to value and positively identify with the activities of physics through instruction that fosters a more dignified student experience than traditional approaches. Specifically, this experience was characterized by the valuing of studentsâ naïve and developing understandings and shifting the authority for validating science knowledge from the instructor to laboratory evidence and social consensus.

Ross, Michael J.; Otero, Valerie K.

2013-07-18

290

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

291

School Sports Opportunities Influence Physical Activity in Secondary School and beyond  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The purpose of the present study was to examine whether the availability of intramural or extramural sports in secondary schools is associated with physical activity levels in youth throughout secondary school and at age 20. Methods: Eight hundred and eight adolescents from 10 secondary schools in Montreal, Canada, provided physical…

Fuller, Daniel; Sabiston, Catherine; Karp, Igor; Barnett, Tracie; O'Loughlin, Jennifer

2011-01-01

292

Recruiting Science Majors into Secondary Science Teaching: Paid Internships in Informal Science Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the importance of recruiting highly qualified individuals into the science teaching profession, little is known about the effectiveness of particular recruitment strategies. Over 3 years, 34 college science majors and undecided students were recruited into paid internships in informal science settings to consider secondary science teaching…

Worsham, Heather M.; Friedrichsen, Patricia; Soucie, Marilyn; Barnett, Ellen; Akiba, Motoko

2014-01-01

293

School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences Dept of Computer Science  

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School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences Dept of Computer Science BSc Computer Systems Programme & Computer Sciences Dept of Computer Science BSc Computer Systems Programme Handbook 2014 Watt University................................................................................13 BSc Computer Systems Programme Structure

Painter, Kevin

294

Forging Partnerships to Improve Teaching: A Science Specialist School Shows a Way Forward  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In September 2005, Beaumont Leys Secondary School gained Specialist Science status. As part of this new role the secondary school decided to support its ten feeder primary schools, which were close enough geographically to allow both daytime and twilight activities. Having gathered information about their in-service needs, Beaumont Leys offered a…

Hingley, Phil; Jarvis, Tina

2009-01-01

295

A confluence of traditions: Examining teacher practice in the merging of secondary science and environmental education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Embedding environmental education within secondary science curriculum presents both philosophical and practical difficulties for teachers. This ethnographic/narrative study, with its methodology grounded in eco-feminism and realism/constructivism, examines the work of six secondary science teachers as they engage in an action research project focused on merging environmental education in their science lessons. Over the course of several months the teachers examine and discuss their views and their professional development related to the project. In the place of definitive conclusions, eight propositions relating the work of secondary science teachers to environmental education, form the basis for a discussion of the implications of the study. The implications are particularly relevant to secondary schools in Ontario, Canada, where the embedding of environmental education in science studies has been mandated.

Astrid, Steele

296

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents (1) suggestions on teaching volume and density in the elementary school; (2) ideas for teaching about floating and sinking; (3) a simple computer program on color addition; and (4) an illustration of Newton's second law of motion. (JN)

School Science Review, 1984

1984-01-01

297

75 FR 23196 - Exchange Visitor Program-Secondary School Students  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...opportunity to study in the United...private secondary schools for an academic...assurance monitoring on behalf of student...there is no uniform criminal history...jurisdictions, no uniform practice in...General's Report on Criminal History...the Secondary School Student program's...higher-education studies but who...

2010-05-03

298

75 FR 65975 - Exchange Visitor Program-Secondary School Students  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...placement based on athletic ability...would establish a uniform policy across the Secondary School Student program...points of view on this issue, the...eligibility. Secondary school student exchange...full course of study at an accredited...program is conducted on a U.S....

2010-10-27

299

Are Korean Secondary School Girls Physically Active During Leisure Time?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our aims in this study were to identify the types of physical activity during leisure time and to determine if Korean secondary school girls participate in enough physical activity during leisure time to promote health. Of the 1,088 girls randomly selected by a multistaged cluster sampling technique, 705 girls completed questionnaires. Seventy-five percent of Korean secondary school girls spent time

Minhaeng Cho; Wook-Dong Kwon; Yong-Bae Jeon

2010-01-01

300

Sanctions Connected to Dress Code Violations in Secondary School Handbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study identifies and evaluates sanctions for dress code violations in secondary school handbooks. Sanctions, or consequences for breaking rules, vary along seven interrelated dimensions: source, formality, retribution, obtrusiveness, magnitude, severity, and pervasiveness. A content analysis of handbooks from 155 public secondary schools

Workman, Jane E.; Freeburg, Elizabeth W.; Lentz-Hees, Elizabeth S.

2004-01-01

301

Secondary School Students' Views of Inhibiting Factors in Seeking Counselling  

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This study examines secondary school students' perceptions of inhibiting factors in seeking counselling. Responses to a questionnaire completed by 1346 secondary school students were analysed using quantitative and qualitative methods. Exploratory factor analysis highlighted that within 21 pre-defined inhibiting factors, items loaded strongly on…

Chan, Stephanie; Quinn, Philip

2012-01-01

302

The PASS Program: Preparation for American Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A program to prepare refugee adolescents for secondary school experiences in the United States is described. The program, conducted in overseas refugee camps, began in 1985 as a complement to adult transitional programs. The daily program is designed to simulate the schedule and classroom procedures of a typical U.S. secondary school. Classes…

Pfleger, Margo

303

Investigating the Use of Learning Objects for Secondary School Mathematics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on the impact of learning objects in secondary school mathematics classes is limited. To date, only two investigations have been reported in this area. The current study presents a comprehensive analysis of the use and effect of learning objects in secondary school mathematics classrooms. T eacher and student attitudes, as well as student performance, were used to assess the

Robin Kay; Liesel Knaack

2008-01-01

304

Educational Effects of Alternative Secondary School Tracking Regimes in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines educational outcomes of pupils selected to secondary school types by different tracking regimes in a German state: Pupils are alternatively streamed after fourth grade or after sixth grade. Regression results indicate that, estimated on the mean, there are no negative effects of later tracking on educational outcomes in the middle of secondary school. Positive effects are observed

Andrea M. Mühlenweg

2008-01-01

305

Preferential Policies and Secondary School Attainment in Peninsular Malaysia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the effects of Malaysia's preferential educational policies regarding secondary school attainment for the nation's three ethnic groups. Investigates trends in gender and socioeconomic differences within each ethnic group. Finds that, over time, Malays were increasingly more likely to attain secondary school than were non-Malays. (CFR)

Pong, Suet-ling

1993-01-01

306

Personality Type and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students  

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Personality is the man. The successful living of an individual, as a man, depends to a large extent on the academic achievement of that individual, as a student. This article attempts to find out personality type, academic achievement of secondary school students and relationship between them by selecting a sample of 300 secondary school students…

Lawrence, Arul A. S.; Lawrence, John A.

2014-01-01

307

Secondary School Success for Students with Asperger's Syndrome  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many students approach the transition to secondary school with feelings of both excitement and apprehension, but it is excitement that usually prevails. For students with Asperger's Syndrome, however, those aspects of secondary school that most students anticipate with great enthusiasm, such as being in a new and larger environment, having…

Konza, Deslea

2005-01-01

308

Relationship among School Size, School Culture and Students' Achievement at Secondary Level in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper seeks to determine the relationship among school size, school culture and students' achievement at secondary level in Pakistan. Design/methodology/approach: The study was descriptive (survey type). It was conducted on a sample of 90 secondary school head teachers and 540 primary, elementary and high school teachers working in…

Ahmad Salfi, Naseer; Saeed, Muhammad

2007-01-01

309

The Influence of Personal Characteristics on Secondary School Teachers' Beliefs about School Guidance and Counselling Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigated how personal characteristics of secondary school teachers influence their beliefs about their school guidance and counselling programs. Two hundred and sixteen senior secondary school teachers responded to the "Teachers Beliefs about School Guidance and Counselling Programs Inventory (TBSG &CI)". When teachers' opinion…

Aluede, Oyaziwo; Egbochuku, ELizabeth

2007-01-01

310

Home Culture, Science, School and Science Learning: Is Reconciliation Possible?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to Meyer and Crawford's article on how nature of science and authentic science inquiry strategies can be used to support the learning of science for underrepresented students, I explore the possibly of reconciliation between the cultures of school, science, school science as well as home. Such reconciliation is only possible when…

Tan, Aik-Ling

2011-01-01

311

Evaluation of the Effects of the Medium of Instruction on Science Learning of Hong Kong Secondary Students: Students’ Self-Concept in Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

A longitudinal study has been conducted to explore the impact of a new language policy for Hong Kong secondary schools on\\u000a science learning. According to this policy, only schools that recruit the best 25% of students can teach science in English,\\u000a the students' second language, while the other schools have to teach science in Chinese, the students' native language. The

Din Yan Yip; Wing Kwong Tsang

2007-01-01

312

Middle School Science Notes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlined are 10 experiments, demonstrations, and helpful hints for elementary science classes utilizing common, inexpensive materials. Topics include mixing colored lights, detergents, weightlessness, solar energy, and hydrogen gas. (SL)

School Science Review, 1976

1976-01-01

313

KRIEGER SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES  

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KRIEGER SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDE Presented by the Grant Proposal Guide Workgroup Fall, 2011 #12;GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION departments to have a common source of information for the grant proposal process. This guide was developed

Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

314

Secondary science teachers' attitudes toward and beliefs about science reading and science textbooks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science textbooks are dominant influences behind most secondary science instruction but little is known about teachers' approach to science reading. The purpose of this naturalistic study was to develop and validate a Science and Reading Questionnaire to assess secondary science teachers' attitudes toward science reading and their beliefs or informed opinions about science reading. A survey of 428 British Columbia secondary science teachers was conducted and 215 science teachers responded. Results on a 12-item Likert attitude scale indicated that teachers place high value on reading as an important strategy to promote learning in science and that they generally accept responsibility for teaching content reading skills to science students. Results on a 13-item Likert belief scale indicated that science teachers generally reject the text-driven model of reading, but they usually do not have well-formulated alternative models to guide their teaching practices. Teachers have intuitive beliefs about science reading that partially agree with many research findings, but their beliefs are fragmented and particularly sketchy in regard to the cognitive and metacognitive skills required by readers to learn from science texts. The findings for attitude, belief, and total scales were substantiated by further questions in the Science and Reading Questionnaire regarding classroom practice and by individual interviews and classroom observations of a 15-teacher subsample of the questionnaire respondents.

Yore, Larry D.

315

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

316

Recruiting Science Majors into Secondary Science Teaching: Paid Internships in Informal Science Settings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Despite the importance of recruiting highly qualified individuals into the science teaching profession, little is known about the effectiveness of particular recruitment strategies. Over 3 years, 34 college science majors and undecided students were recruited into paid internships in informal science settings to consider secondary science teaching as a career. Analysis of interns' subsequent career plans revealed the internships were not effective in recruiting the interns into the secondary science teacher education program, although many interns thought they might consider becoming teachers later in their lives. Reasons for not pursuing teaching included continued indecisiveness, inflexibility of required plans of study, and concerns about teachers' pay and classroom management.

Worsham, Heather M.; Friedrichsen, Patricia; Soucie, Marilyn; Barnett, Ellen; Akiba, Motoko

2014-02-01

317

The Culture of Sexual Harassment in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The frequency, severity, and consequences of sexual harassment in American secondary schools was studied using 1993 survey data of 1,203 students in grades 8-11 from 79 public schools. Overall, 83% of females and 60% of males reported they received unwanted sexual advances in school. (MAK)

Lee, Valerie E.; Croninger, Robert G.; Linn, Eleanor; Chen, Xianglei

1996-01-01

318

Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides the essential information architects need to fast-start a school design process and shares what leading architects have learned about elementary and secondary school design. It provides critical information on the process, potential problems, design concerns, and recent trends in school design, along with complete coverage of…

Perkins, Bradford

319

Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Disruptive Behaviour in Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey was carried out of the opinions of a sample of management and pastoral care staff in six Scottish secondary schools with respect to the issue of disruptive behaviour in schools. Overall the respondents tended to see factors in the home as being the most important causes of disruptive behaviour but they saw school?based strategies as the responses most

William S. Maxwell

1987-01-01

320

The Culture of Sexual Harassment in Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the frequency, severity, and consequences of sexual harassment in American secondary schools, using 1993 survey data from a nationally representative sample of 1,203 8th to 11th graders in 79 public schools. We found that 83% of girls and 60% of boys receive unwanted sexual attention in school. Except for gender, social background is unrelated to either the

Valerie E. Lee; Robert G. Croninger; Eleanor Linn; Xianglei Chen

1996-01-01

321

Challenges of the Secondary School Context for Inclusive Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Senate and State Government reviews into inclusion in Australian schools during the last two decades have revealed that the inclusion of students with disabilities in schools has proved challenging. A qualitative study involving interviews with 50 leaders in inclusive education suggest that currently the secondary school context is a barrier to…

Pearce, Michelle; Gray, Jan; Campbell-Evans, Glenda

2010-01-01

322

Secondary Psychiatric Schools: Characteristics and Approaches to Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focused on approaches to curriculum, as well as school, principal, and student characteristics in secondary day treatment and residential psychiatric schools. A national random sample of 148 principals responded to a survey. No statistically significant differences existed between respondent and nonrespondent schools with regard to…

Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Van Loan, Christopher L.; Barber, Brian R.

2011-01-01

323

Administrator Perceptions of Transition Programs in International Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the extent to which transition programs are offered to students at international secondary schools. Components of professional development, orientation and departure programs, and transition support teams were examined. Participants included school administrators at 11 international schools across five continents. Findings…

Bates, Jessica

2013-01-01

324

Waseda University Graduate Schools of Science and Engineering  

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Waseda University Graduate Schools of Science and Engineering Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering Admission to Graduate Application Guidelines For Master's Program For Research

Kaji, Hajime

325

Waseda University Graduate Schools of Science and Engineering  

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Waseda University Graduate Schools of Science and Engineering Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering Admission to Graduate Application Guidelines For Doctoral Program For Research

Kaji, Hajime

326

School of Social Sciences Social Horizons  

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School of Social Sciences Social Horizons Welcome to Social Horizons, the undergraduate news bulletin from the School of Social Sciences which features our most recent developments and stories. The School of Social Sciences provides a vibrant, supportive learning environment where you can explore

Evans, Paul

327

Summer 2010 School of Social Sciences Supplement  

E-print Network

Summer 2010 School of Social Sciences Supplement Nottingham Trent University Alumni Association Welcome to this special Network supplement for all former students of NTU's School of Social Sciences. Like the University itself, the School of Social Sciences has changed a great deal in recent years. We

Evans, Paul

328

SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE  

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SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHARTER Michigan Technological University and Staff of the School ­ February, 2002 #12;CHARTER OF THE SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL;CHARTER OF THE SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

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Secondary Trauma in Children and School Personnel  

Microsoft Academic Search

A review of childhood secondary trauma is presented. Secondary trauma involves the transfer and acquisition of negative affective and dysfunctional cognitive states due to prolonged and extended contact with others, such as family members, who have been traumatized. As such, secondary trauma refers to a spread of trauma reactions from the victim to those who have close contact with the

Robert W. Motta

2012-01-01

330

School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences Department of Computer Science  

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School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences Department of Computer Science Master of Science Creative Software Systems Computer Systems Management Information Technology (Business) Information Technology (Software Systems) Software Engineering Programme Handbook 2013/2014 #12;Page | 1 #12;Page | 2

Painter, Kevin

331

The Availability and Utilization of School Library Resources in Some Selected Secondary Schools (High School) in Rivers State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the availability and utilization of school library resources by Secondary School (High School) Students. Eight Selected Secondary Schools in Rivers State, Nigeria were chosen based on their performance in external examinations and geographic locations. In carrying out the research, questionnaires were administered to both…

Owate, C. N.; Iroha, Okpa

2013-01-01

332

Secondary Education 1/50 Masters of Science Degree  

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Secondary Education 1/50 Secondary Education Masters of Science Degree A Student Guidebook to Completing the MSE Degree AY ­ 10-11 Last Revised August 16, 2010 #12;Secondary Education 2 Education's Graduate Programs Committee: Victoria Costa, Lynda Randall, Fred Ramirez, Grace Cho, Maria Grant

de Lijser, Peter

333

Expanding Secondary School Chinese Language Programs: A Study of Potential Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current interest in learning Chinese has been fueled by the growing strength of the Chinese economy and the need for Americans who are able to communicate at an advanced level in fields of business, science, and government. The present study reports the results of a survey of secondary school students enrolled in Chinese language classes with…

Dretzke, Beverly J.; Jordan, Kelly

2010-01-01

334

Do Spanish Secondary School Teachers Really Value Different Sorts of Procedural Skills? Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of teaching science at secondary school level is that of achieving the scientific literacy of all citizens. This must involve diverse objectives, among which may be found the development of procedural skills (thought, manipulative, communicative, etc.). The new curricula of many countries provide for these objectives. However, it is…

Martinez-Losada, Cristina; Garcia-Barros, Susana

2005-01-01

335

A Teaching-Learning Method Enhancing Problem Solving and Motivation in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a teaching-learning method for enhancing problem solving and motivation for studying science in secondary schools. Emerges from a former survey which, found that the motivation of 14-18-year-olds as measured by the Kozekik-Entwistle test was at a rather low level. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/YDS)

Markoczi-Revak, Ibolya

2003-01-01

336

Teaching Acoustic Properties of Materials in Secondary School: Testing Sound Insulators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching the acoustic properties of materials is a good way to teach physics concepts, extending them into the technological arena related to materials science. This article describes an innovative approach for teaching sound and acoustics in combination with sound insulating materials in secondary school (15-16-year-old students). Concerning the…

Hernandez, M. I.; Couso, D.; Pinto, R.

2011-01-01

337

Gender Differences in the Role of Emotional Intelligence during the Primary-Secondary School Transition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship between components of emotional intelligence (EI) (interpersonal ability, intrapersonal ability, adaptability and stress management) and academic performance in English, maths and science was examined in a sample of 86 children (49 males and 37 females) aged 11-12 years during the primary-secondary school transition period.…

Jordan, Julie-Ann; McRorie, Margaret; Ewing, Cathy

2010-01-01

338

MIR IN SCHOOL? LESSONS FROM ETHNOGRAPHIC OBSERVATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL MUSIC CLASSES  

E-print Network

MIR IN SCHOOL? LESSONS FROM ETHNOGRAPHIC OBSERVATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL MUSIC CLASSES Dan Stowell and Simon Dixon Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London dan an ethnographic study of music lessons in secondary schools in London, UK. The purpose is to understand better how

Dixon, Simon

339

Incorporating Internet resources into classroom practice: pedagogical perspectives and strategies of secondary-school subject teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing on evidence from lesson observations, teacher interviews and project reports, this paper ex- amines the pedagogical perspectives and strategies of teachers working to incorporate use of Internet re- sources and associated ICT tools into humanities, social studies and science lessons in English secondary schools. The eight teachers were participants in small-scale, school-based projects in which they investi- gated self-devised,

Kenneth Ruthven; Sara Hennessy; Rosemary Deaney

2005-01-01

340

Knowledge and Values in Science Textbooks Concerning Complexity in Ecological Systems and Environmental Problems: A Cross-cultural Study on Secondary School Manuals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study was carried out within the European research project "Biology, Health and Environmental Education for Better Citizenship" that joined 18 European and North-African countries. We report here the methodology and some of the conclusions drawn from an analysis of science textbooks that considered the topics ecology and environmental…

Boujemaa, Agorram; Silvia, Caravita; Adriana, Valente; Daniela, Luzi; Nicola, Margnelli

2009-01-01

341

A longitudinal study of the influences of primary and secondary school, university and practicum on student teachers' images of effective primary science practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

What do student teachers believe have influenced their images of good primary science teaching? Has completion of an initial degree had an impact on their conceptions of effective practice? To determine answers to these questions twelve Canadian preservice primary teachers were interviewed on four occasions as they completed their postgraduate two year education degree. The findings from these interviews are

Keith R Skamp; Andrea Mueller

2001-01-01

342

FIRST LEVEL ARABIC, ELEMENTARY LITERARY ARABIC FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS PUBLICATION REPRESENTS A 1-YEAR COURSE IN LITERARY ARABIC FOR THE SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL. AN AUDIOLINGUAL APPROACH IS TAKEN, EMPHASIZING, AT FIRST, ORAL COMMUNICATION AND CORRECT PRONUNCIATION, AND INTRODUCING ARABIC SCRIPT AFTER SPOKEN LANGUAGE ELEMENTS ARE MASTERED. (GD)

MCCARUS, ERNEST N.; RAMMUNY, RAJI M.

343

Educational Strategies for Gifted Students in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the results of a national survey conducted in 1983 that investigated teachers', administrators', and parents' preferred strategies for educating gifted secondary school students; reviews related program evaluation data, particularly as regards accelerated courses and independent study programs. (MCG)

Gallagher, James J.

1985-01-01

344

A secondary school course in family psychology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus of this project is a course in family psychology for high school juniors and seniors. The teaching of psychology in the high school can trace its origins back over a century and has become increasingly widespread over the past several decades. Psychology as a subject is now offered in the majority of high schools. This has been recognized

Carolyn Fried Sutton

1992-01-01

345

Towards Sustainability at a Secondary Comprehensive School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the development of sustainability at Ringwood School in Hampshire between 2005 and 2010 using two different routes. The author, herself a scientist and sustainability coordinator at the school, shows how the school has explored a range of initiatives, starting with those most straightforward for a biologist and culminating in…

Hickman, Gill

2010-01-01

346

Leadership Forces in Hong Kong Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An attempt was made to formulate a theoretical framework of leadership forces in school organisations, which includes bureaucratic linkage, cultural linkage, tight coupling and loose coupling. Two instruments, the School Values Inventory (SVI) and the Teachers' School Life Questionnaire (TSLQ), were created and developed for this study to assess…

Pang, Nicholas Sun Keung

2010-01-01

347

Professional Development of Secondary Science Teachers of English Learners in Immigrant Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a research study of secondary science teacher professional development, in which 30 teachers learned about and implemented a series of teaching strategies aimed at increasing the participation and learning of English Learners in schools serving largely Latino immigrant communities within California's Central Valley. This study focuses on…

Manzo, Rosa D.; Cruz, Lisceth; Faltis, Christian; de la Torre, Adela

2011-01-01

348

Permafrost science and secondary education: direct involvement of teachers and students in field research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Permafrost and periglacial geomorphology are absent from the science curriculum in most secondary schools in the United States. This is an unfortunate situation given the recent increases in development and environmental concerns in northern latitudes and high-mountain areas, and the interesting examples of basic scientific principles found in the history of research on periglacial geomorphology and permafrost. In 1997 and

Anna E. Klene; Frederick E. Nelson; John Nevins; Don Rogers; Nikolay I. Shiklomanov

2002-01-01

349

Secondary Science Teachers' Attitudes about Microcomputer-Based Laboratory Techniques: Instructional Uses and Needed Improvements.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of the use of computers in schools focuses on a training and support project in using microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) techniques for secondary science teachers in the state of Hawaii. Results are reported for MBL use, teachers' perceptions of the usefulness of MBL, and needs for program improvement. (20 references) (LRW)

Heck, Ronald H.

1990-01-01

350

Teacher characteristics and student learning in secondary science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The question of how best to prepare and support K-12 science teachers for reformed teaching is a critical and unresolved issue. As described in the research review in chapter 2, many intermediate steps have been examined and documented; however, the link between teacher characteristics and student learning in science is not well studied. This study contributes to the knowledge base for the design of effective professional development for teachers of science. This study examined relationships between teacher characteristics and student learning gains in secondary science. Participants in the study consisted of teachers (N = 15) and students (N = 1,250) in 8th grade public school science classrooms in a large school district in western Washington. Two measures were used to quantify student learning: student scores on the science portion of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL), and student pretest-posttest gain on researcher-designed content tests. Two instruments were used to collect information about teacher characteristics: the Epistemological Beliefs Assessment for Physical Science (EBAPS), and a Teacher Questionnaire. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis was conducted to predict student gain scores from student WASL scores and teacher characteristics. The results of Step 1 of this analysis indicated that WASL score accounted for a significant amount of the gain variability, R 2 = .08, F(1, 640) = 52.04, p < .001. Step 2 of the analysis indicated that teacher-related measures accounted for a small but statistically significant proportion of the student gain after controlling for student WASL score, R2 change = .04, F(3, 637) = 9.09, p < .001. The full model accounted for approximately 11% of the variance in the criterion, R2 = .11, adjusted R2 = .11. Consistent with previous research, relationships between student learning and individual teacher characteristics were mixed. Both teacher years of experience and teacher combined coursework were negatively correlated with student gain score (r = -.16, p < .001, and r = -.21, p < .001, respectively). Teacher EBAPS score was positively correlated with student gain score, r = .12, p < .001. A second hierarchical multiple regression was conducted to examine relationships between teacher EBAPS score (criterion variable) and teacher years of experience and combined coursework (predictor variables). No significant correlation was found between the predictors and the criterion; neither the Step 1 regression model nor the full regression model was statistically significant.

Close, Eleanor Warfield

351

Evaluating HIV\\/AIDS education programmes in Ugandan secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although not part of the national curriculum until 2004, HIV\\/AIDS education has been taught for some time in Ugandan secondary schools through a variety of extracurricular means, including the media, youth groups, drama, music, and Parent–Teacher Associations. This article identifies and evaluates the integration of HIV\\/AIDS information into the national curriculum in Ugandan secondary schools between 2002 and 2004, based

W. James Jacob; Stacey S. Mosman; Steven J. Hite; Donald E. Morisky; Yusuf K. Nsubuga

2007-01-01

352

The Secondary School/University Interface.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares two surveys taken in Ontario, Canada, in 1970 and 1978 covering university instructor assessment of incoming student preparedness, secondary teacher attitudes, and student evaluation of two secondary geography courses. Journal available from Mrs. Helen Horner, Box 438, Postal Station "O", Toronto, M4A 2P1, Ontario. (CK)

Helleiner, F. M.

1979-01-01

353

Single-Sex versus Secondary Schooling: A Systematic Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Single-sex education refers most generally to education at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary level in which males or females attend school exclusively with members of their own sex. This report deals primarily with single-sex education at the elementary and secondary levels. Research in the United States on the question of whether public…

Mael, Fred; Alonso, Alex; Gibson, Doug; Rogers, Kelly; Smith, Mark

2005-01-01

354

Integration of Informal Music Technologies in Secondary School Music Lessons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technologies such as YouTube, mobile phones and MP3 players are increasingly integrated into secondary school music in the UK. At the same time, the gap between formal and informal music learning is being bridged by the incorporation of students' preferred music into class activities. We conducted an ethnographic study in two secondary

Stowell, Dan; Dixon, Simon

2014-01-01

355

Transitions in Texas: The development of secondary science curricula, 1886--1917  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This dissertation reports an exploration of one statewide case in the remarkable expansion of the American public high school in the early twentieth century. Specifically, it focuses on the curricula of early twentieth century secondary school system of the state of Texas. In particular, its development was shepherded, from 1886--1917, by the University of Texas. The vehicle was the university's program of affiliation with its approval of high schools in the state. Affiliation essentially was a system of accreditation of the state's high schools. It contributed the first systematic effort to provide guidance for the academic programs, teachers, and facilities for the state's rapidly developing high schools. A variety of social, political, and economic conditions affected the University's affiliation system. These conditions external and internal to the state constituted the formative circumstances for the development of secondary curricula in Texas. Mathematics, history, English, and Latin were the primary affiliated subjects during the late 1800's. Science offerings did not become affiliated subjects in the University of Texas affiliation program until the early 1900's. This study focused on the development and inclusion of science offerings in the curricula of affiliated high schools. It probed the nature and extent of the science course offerings in the growing number of affiliated Texas high schools. Its findings identify among other matters, the science courses that were offered in affiliated Texas high schools, textbooks used, and laboratory facilities. The involvement of The University of Texas at Austin in establishing high school curricular standards, the reconfiguration of the school day, the redesign of the curricula, the inspection and affiliation process, all provided standards for improvements in school districts that lacked effective state governmental guidance and supervision. This endeavor by the university, assumed by the State Department of Public Education in 1917, clearly influenced the nature of the high schools of the state at the time and for the century to come.

Kelly, Larry Joe

356

Bioinformatics in High School Biology Curricula: A Study of State Science Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The proliferation of bioinformatics in modern biology marks a modern revolution in science that promises to influence science education at all levels. This study analyzed secondary school science standards of 49 U.S. states (Iowa has no science framework) and the District of Columbia for content related to bioinformatics. The bioinformatics…

Wefer, Stephen H.; Sheppard, Keith

2008-01-01

357

Secondary school physics availability in an urban setting: Issues related to academic achievement and course offerings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High school physics is a gateway course for post-secondary study in science, and an essential component in the formation of students' scientific literacy. The opportunity to study physics is not universally available for children in U.S. schools, particularly in urban areas. Restricted science opportunities result in inequitable participation and a barrier to future participation in STEM-related fields. Although the national trend in physics enrollment has recently shown an increase, the percentage of participation is much lower for students in urban schools. We examined the availability of physics in New York City, and whether access was related to academic achievement measures, such as prior science performance, and graduation and college attendance percentages. High schools that offered physics were compared to those that did not, and patterns in types of available physics courses were examined. The findings substantiate the compelling need to explore the barriers to increased physics access and participation for urban youth.

Kelly, Angela M.; Sheppard, Keith

2009-10-01

358

Measuring Language Learning Environments in Secondary Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore a new learning environment instrument which could be used by teaching practitioners and other educators to measure the language learning environment in the secondary science classroom. The science teacher is central in creating science classrooms conductive to the language needs of students and should be…

Webster, Beverley J.; Hazari, Anjali

2009-01-01

359

graduate school college of sciences and arts  

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graduate school college of sciences and arts www.ed.mtu.edu/ms.html www.mtu.edu/gradschool applied science education (ms) earn your graduate degree in applied science education msase student spotlight "My's Master of Science in Applied Science Education (MSASE) degree meets the needs of teachers who want

360

A Comparison of Astronomy/Science Attitudes Among Students and Secondary Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Summer School of East Texas was designed to address the needs of rural schools in the Walker County region of East Texas. This region is populated by poorer schools with fewer science resources and underperforming students on standardized tests, resulting in many of the school districts being rated as “academically unacceptable”. The goal of the workshop was to provide a suite of active learning modules to regional 6 - 12 grade teachers, which they can then use in their classrooms to actively engage their students in the use of real science data. As part of the workshop, we administered Zeilik’s pre/post attitude survey towards astronomy/science to assess whether the participant’s attitudes changed over the course of the two-week workshop. While we found no statistically significant shift in attitudes, we were surprised at some of the attitudes that secondary science teachers held. We will summarize their attitudes and compare them with attitude data gathered from their students, along with those of college students enrolled in introductory astronomy courses at Sam Houston State University. With this data, we will present the differences in attitudes with age between middle school, high school and college students, along with difference in attitudes between teachers and students. This project is supported by the NASA Science Mission Directorate Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Science (EPOESS), which is part of the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES), Grant Number NNX12AH11G.

Kareva, Anna; Miller, S.; Foster, A.; James, C. R.

2014-01-01

361

School Innovation in Science: Change, Culture, Complexity  

Microsoft Academic Search

The School Innovation in Science (SIS) initiative has developed and evaluated a model to improve science teaching and learning across a school system. The model involves a framework for describing effective teaching and learning, and a strategy that allows schools flexibility to develop their practice to suit local conditions and to maintain ownership of the change process. SIS has proved

Russell Tytler

362

Improving Primary Science: Schools Experience of Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides insight into a school's experience of improving its science with the School Innovation in Science (SIS) project. Describes major elements and critical parts of the SIS project. Discusses outcomes of the project in primary schools, teachers' open responses from the component mapping survey, and understanding the change process. (KHR)

Tytler, Russell; Waldrip, Bruce

2002-01-01

363

The Courts, Social Science, and School Desegregation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A conference on the courts, social science, and school desegregation attempted to clarify how social science research has been used and possibly misused in school desegregation litigation. The symposium issue addressed in this book is a product of that conference. First, the judicial evolution of the law of school desegregation from Brown V. the…

Levin, Betsy, Ed.; Hawley, Willis D., Ed.

364

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.

365

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.

366

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 Office 314 and Annex Door 325 3rd Floor School of Pharmacy Building Medical Sciences of medicinal chemistry related to the synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of novel compounds

Quirk, Gregory J.

367

School of Nursing Oregon Health & Science University  

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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 is a statewide system of higher education with major educational access sites across Oregon. The school offers

Chapman, Michael S.

368

Metaphors Developed by Secondary School Students towards "Earthquake" Concept  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research was conducted to reveal the metaphors of Secondary school students about "earthquake" concept. About 105 students in two schools in Karabuk city centre participated in the research within 2009-2010 academic year. The research Data were obtained by students' completing the statement "Earthquake is like..., because...". Content…

Kaya, Huseyin

2010-01-01

369

Ambiguous Legacy: Instituting Student Diversity at a Spanish Secondary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Critical ethnographic inquiry guides this examination of the ways in which a group of experienced teachers at an urban secondary school in Spain have responded to a series of new regulations of their practice in the context of markedly increased student diversity at the school. The analysis centers on the ideological stances represented and produced through the educators’ discourse and

Cathryn Teasley

2005-01-01

370

Bullying in Scottish Secondary Schools. SCRE Spotlights 23.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pursuant to a European teachers' seminar on bullying in school held in Stavangar, Norway in 1987, a comparative research project in Scotland identified variations in the incidence of bullying in Scottish secondary schools and investigated and described successful coping strategies. Bullying was defined as "long standing violence, mental or…

Mellor, Andrew

371

Central Park East Secondary School: Teaching and Learning through Freire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article connects the theoretical perspective of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed with the teaching and learning styles of teachers and students at Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS) in East Harlem, New York. It examines some of the ways the Freireian model has worked within the public school system and considers some of the…

Tyner-Mullings, Alia R.

2012-01-01

372

Establishing a Self-Access Centre in a Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on establishing and running a Self-Access Centre (SAC) in a secondary school in Hong Kong. The impetus for establishing the SAC came from new government curriculum guidelines with a focus on promoting greater autonomy for school students in their English language education. The approach taken in establishing the SAC was to…

Miller, Lindsay; Shuk-Ching, Elza Tsang; Hopkins, Mark

2007-01-01

373

Improving the Utilisation of Management Information Systems in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although most secondary schools do use management information systems (MISs), these systems tend not to be used to support higher order managerial activities but are currently primarily used for clerical purposes. This situation is unsatisfactory as MISs fully utilised could offer invaluable support to schools, which are increasingly being granted…

Bosker, R. J.; Branderhorst, E. M.; Visscher, A. J.

2007-01-01

374

Quid Pro Quo? Initial Teacher Education in Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The trend towards giving British secondary schools a fuller role in initial teacher education (ITE) has been gathering pace for much of the second half of this century. The impetuses driving this development have been partly professional and partly political. However, a recent political initiative (Circular 9\\/92, Department for Education, 1992) precipitated the development of school?based ITE beyond what the

Val Brooks; Sue Barker; Peter Swatton

1997-01-01

375

Economic Change, Educational Needs, and Secondary School Reform in Sweden  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines educational trends and economic change in Swedish secondary schools since 1960. Topics discussed include job structure, labor needs, labor organizations, curriculum reform, objectives of the nine-year basic school, aptitude and achievement, vocational versus academic courses, and instructional innovation. (Author/DB)

Willmann, Bodo

1977-01-01

376

Public School Choice. Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To achieve President Obama's stated goal of making increased expectations for students and schools a national priority, the administration has designed a blueprint for a reenvisioned federal role in education through the reauthorization of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA"). The new "ESEA" will support effective public school

US Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

377

A Systematic Evaluation of Learning Objects for Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Empirical research evaluating the effectiveness of learning objects is noticeably absent. No formal research has been done on the use of learning objects in secondary schools. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of learning objects by high school students. The evaluation metric used to assess benefits and quality of learning objects…

Kay, Robin

2007-01-01

378

The Role of Alternative Education Programs in American Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore the various types of alternative programs offered in American secondary schools, the ways in which they differ from traditional programs, and their success in educating their students, particularly those classified as at risk. The question "Should students have a choice of schools?" is examined in annotated…

Urbach, Sherry

379

1980 Elementary and Secondary Schools Civil Rights Survey, National Summaries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This national summary of data on the characteristics of students in United States public schools is based on results of Fall 1980 Elementary and Secondary Schools Civil Rights Survey. Table 1 presents national projections of survey data on rates of enrollment, disciplinary measures imposed, participation in special and bilingual education…

DBS Corp., Arlington, VA.

380

Classroom Management: Help for the Beginning Secondary School Teacher  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Beginning secondary school teachers need support. Although no panacea is available for assuring successful classroom practice, the authors provide suggestions resulting from thirty plus years experience as classroom teachers, school administrators, and university professors. These suggestions focus on classroom management, and they include helping…

Palumbo, Anthony; Sanacore, Joseph

2007-01-01

381

Teachers and Secondary School Bullying: A Postmodern Discourse Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses a set of accounts from within a postmodern discursive framework. Interviews were conducted with secondary school teachers and were semi-structured, focusing on school bullying. The aim of analysis was to tackle the problem of bullying at a discursive level. This marks a shift away from seeing bullying as something situated within the interpersonal relations of pupils, or

Alexa Hepburn

1997-01-01

382

Post-Secondary Safe Schools, 1999. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report on safety in Minnesota's secondary and postsecondary schools assesses and evaluates the impact of existing laws and programs on school safety and anti-violence and recommends changes in law or policy to increase safety and curb violence. The report is based on a 1995-97 survey of postsecondary students, interviews with campus security…

Minnesota State Office of the Attorney General, St. Paul.

383

The Improvement of Reading in the Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for reading curriculum designers and teachers, this manual presents suggestions for developing a balanced reading program at the junior and senior high school levels. The first section discusses the organization and administration of a secondary school reading program, including the essentials of a balanced program and the evaluation of…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.

384

Building Bridges: Transitions from Elementary to Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most young people leave elementary school and move into some form of secondary school during early adolescence. At precisely the time that young people are navigating multiple developmental challenges (social, intellectual, academic, physical), they are expected to move between these intuitions of public education. The transition is commonly…

Tilleczek, Kate

2008-01-01

385

Momentum and Kinetic Energy: Confusable Concepts in Secondary School Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers and practitioners alike express concerns about the conceptual difficulties associated with the concepts of momentum and kinetic energy currently taught in school physics. This article presents an in-depth analysis of the treatment given to them in 44 published textbooks written for UK secondary school certificate courses. This is set…

Bryce, T. G. K.; MacMillan, K.

2009-01-01

386

The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools. 2010 Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This comprehensive volume offers a snapshot profile of every public school district in the United States serving 1,500 or more students and provides pertinent evaluative and demographic statistics necessary to evaluate educational programs nationwide. "The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools" is a comprehensive compilation…

Grey House Publishing, 2009

2009-01-01

387

Extension and transition programme for secondary school students  

E-print Network

Extension and transition programme for secondary school students STAR at UC School Registration: ................................................................................................ Student's family name Given name(s) Preferred name Course code Note 1: Entry into CHEM 111, CHEM 112, ECON for STAR-Arts distance courses, as specified below. This is usually provided by the relevant subject

Hickman, Mark

388

Polish Post-Secondary Vocational Schools and Canadian Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this dissertation was to compare Canadian community colleges with post-secondary vocational schools in Poland. The comparison concentrated upon programs in nursing, tourism and information technology delivered by the following three Polish schools Krakowska Szkola Medyczna, (Cracow, Poland), Policealne Studium Zawodowe, (Cracow,…

Butler, Norman L.

2005-01-01

389

Urban Secondary School Students Evaluate Their Reading Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to structure reading class activities that would motivate secondary school students, a questionnaire was developed and administered to students in two urban junior high school reading programs. The questionnaire elicited student opinions about the reading class activities they liked and disliked, their reading skills, the materials they…

Alexander, Clara Franklin

390

A Secondary Analysis of the Impact of School Management Practices on School Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to conduct a secondary analysis of the impact of school management practices on school performance utilizing a survey design of School and Staffing (SASS) data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education, 1999-2000. The study identifies those school management…

Talbert, Dale A.

2009-01-01

391

University of Manchester School of Computer Science  

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University of Manchester School of Computer Science COMP60990 -MSc Project Background Report of 100) ......... #12;University of Manchester School of Computer Science MSc Project Background Report of Computer Science MSc Project Background Report Marking Scheme EXAMINER'S ASSESSMENT Part D: Agreed

Fisher, Michael

392

Computer Science: Designing Programs for High Schools  

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Computer Science: Designing Programs for High Schools Viera Kr anová Proulx College of Computer Science Northeastern University vkp@ccs.neu.edu Pedagogy Design Recipe steps in the design process;Computer Science: Designing Programs for High Schools Viera Kr anová Proulx Northeastern University vkp

Proulx, Viera K.

393

URI WILENSKY STATISTICAL MECHANICS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL  

E-print Network

, is made accessible to these students through the medium of a computer-based modeling environment, NetLogo of a secondary teacher and students constructing and exploring NetLogo models of statistical mech- anical

Wilensky, Uri

394

Response to Intervention in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many schools are turning to response to intervention (RTI) models to meet the needs of their students. The promise of RTI is that it will enable schools to better and more efficiently meet the learning needs of a large continuum of students by providing evidence-based schoolwide instruction, supplemental supports, and intensive individualized…

Feuerborn, Laura L.; Sarin, Kathryn; Tyre, Ashli D.

2011-01-01

395

Training for Secondary School Headship in France.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comprehensive schools are responsible for compulsory education for students from the ages of 6-16 in France. There is a trend to devolve administrative duties from the Central Ministry of Education to the "academies" or regional bodies and to delegate powers to the schools. The responsibilities of the headteacher include making detailed decisions…

Esp, D. G.

396

Climate Control. Secondary School Course Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course guide is oriented toward developing skills in air conditioning and refrigeration installation and service. Although primarily designed as a 2-year program for high school students at the junior and senior levels, it is equally acceptable for the post high school student as an occupational training program, or as a refresher course for…

DuPlantis, Ernest P.

397

Classics and the Reorganisation of Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With widespread reform of the English grammar and public schools imminent, the development of new structures within the "common" or "comprehensive" schools to assure the continuation of classics and Latin studies is suggested in this booklet. Current educational trends are clarified in articles on: (1) the present situation, (2) the practical…

Morton, D. J.; And Others

398

Combating Student Tobacco Addiction in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Neither health education nor suspension appears to help tobacco-addicted students cut back or stop smoking completely. This article describes a Long Island high school's efforts to help 27 (volunteer) students develop their own smoke-cessation program. Most participants, who had begun smoking in middle school, reduced their tobacco dependency, and…

Fibkins, William L.

1993-01-01

399

Response to Intervention With Secondary School Students With Reading Difficulties  

PubMed Central

The authors summarize evidence from a multiyear study with secondary students with reading difficulties on (a) the potential efficacy of primary-level (Tier 1), secondary-level (Tier 2), and tertiary-level (Tier 3) interventions in remediating reading difficulties with middle school students, (b) the likelihood of resolving reading disabilities with older students with intractable reading disabilities, (c) the reliability, validity, and use of screening and progress monitoring measures with middle school students, and (d) the implications of implementing response to intervention (RTI) practices at the middle school level. The authors provide guidance about prevailing questions about remediating reading difficulties with secondary students and discuss future directions for research using RTI frameworks for students at the secondary level. PMID:22491811

Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack M.

2012-01-01

400

International Implications: Are Polish Higher School Learners in Favour of Darwin's Theory of Evolution Being Taught in Primary and Secondary Schools?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to determine if Polish higher school learners are in favour of Darwin's evolutionary theory being included in the primary and secondary school curriculum. Thirty three students at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland were surveyed, and the author found that all of them are in agreement with it. The…

Butler, Norman L.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan

2007-01-01

401

Faculty of Science & Health School of Nursing  

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research, nursing education and nursing practice in Ireland. The School of Nursing boasts state of the artFaculty of Science & Health School of Nursing Research Officer ­ Expert by Experience (contract post until 30th June 2012) A dynamic and rapidly growing University-based School, the School of Nursing

Humphrys, Mark

402

The SMILE Program High School Ocean Sciences  

E-print Network

1 The SMILE Program High School Ocean Sciences Challenge 2007 Contents What is the SMILE High, and high school students, along with 60 teachers, in 35 schools. The areas served are poor, largely rural objectives of the program are to improve high school graduation rates and increase the number of students

Kurapov, Alexander

403

Computer Science in Dutch Secondary Education: Independent or Integrated?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports results of a study that investigated whether the objectives of teaching computer science as an independent subject are met when computer science is integrated with school subjects. Components of a formal (independent) curriculum, identified through interviews with computer science experts, are compared with the operational (integrated)…

van der Sijde, Pieter C.; Doornekamp, B. Gerard

1992-01-01

404

Testing Models of Collaboration among High School Science Teachers in an Electronic Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aims to test Fishbough's models of collaboration and investigate the use of e-mail and the Internet among science teachers in government secondary schools in two school districts Perth, Western Australia. A mail questionnaire and face-to-face interview techniques were used together to collect data. Thirty-one science teachers from 24…

Suntisukwongchote, Punipa

2006-01-01

405

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

406

College of Health Sciences School of Nursing  

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College of Health Sciences School of Nursing Baccalaureate Nursing Student Handbook Fall 2014 Drug Screening Policy.................................... 4. Social Media Policy. Health and Professional Requirements................................................ 3. Professional

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

407

SECONDARY SCHOOL FAILURE IN TONGA: IMPLICATIONS FOR IN-SERVICE AND PRE-SERVICE TEACHER DEVELOPMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The failure of Tongan secondary school students to achieve a satisfactory outcome from secondary schooling as measured by early school leaving (before the completion of Form 5) and failure in the Tongan School Certificate Examinations has been systematically documented by Tatafu in 1997. His study tracked all the students from a two-year cohort (1989 and 1990) from five secondary schools.

Edward Booth; Michael Wilson

408

Mission Science Common Supplies Request Advisor______________________________ School________________________  

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Tape, masking Wire, insulated Wire, magnet #12;Mission Science Tools Request Advisor Hack saw Hand saw Hot glue gun Pliers Scissors Soldering Iron Wire strippers Xacto knife #12;Mission Science Supplies or tools Request Advisor______________________________ School

Wang, Hai

409

Perceptions of Leadership and Student Performance in Science From Campus Leaders in Selected High Schools  

E-print Network

This naturalistic study focused on the perceptions of leadership and student performance in science from campus leaders in three purposefully selected secondary campuses of ninth through twelfth grades. Each school had experienced an improvement...

Wilder, Sharon

2010-07-14

410

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences School of Computer Science  

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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences School of Computer Science I would highly recommend have made! Matt Roberts, ICY student Intercalated Year in Computer Science, ICY-CS ComputerUniversityofBirmingham hasstartedaninnovativenewprogramme. Termedthe`IntercalatedYearinComputer Science'(orICY-CS),itoffersstudents fromnon

Priestley, Hilary

411

Secondary School Pupils Perceptions of Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the analysis of data collected by Durham University's YELLIS project, over the period of 1999 to 2004. Included in this data was the degree to which pupils in England at the end of their secondary education "liked" or "disliked" different subjects, and their expected examination grades in these subjects. The authors' study…

Barmby, Patrick; Defty, Neil

2006-01-01

412

Physical Education for Inner City Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This four-part document addresses problems facing teachers of inner-city secondary students. Part 1 discusses the adverse influences of society on the inner city, and their effects on education and physical education. Part 2 focuses on competencies and expertise needed by physical education instructors to work effectively with inner-city students.…

Ridini, Leonard M.; Madden, John E.

413

Secondary Schools Online: Are High School Web Sites Effective?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High schools have traditionally focused on the in-depth instruction of specific subject matter and have served as both a preparatory phase for higher education for some students and an institution that prepares others to enter the workforce. One method to help high schools accomplish these goals is through the creation and maintenance of a school

Hartshorne, Richard; Friedman, Adam; Algozzine, Bob; Isibor, Theresa

2006-01-01

414

65 FR 6302 - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education-Public Charter Schools Program (PCSP); Notice...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Secondary Education--Public Charter Schools Program; Inviting Applications...Secondary Education--Public Charter Schools Program (PCSP); Notice Inviting...the number of high-quality charter schools available to students...

2000-02-08

415

65 FR 76546 - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education-Public Charter Schools Program (PCSP); Notice...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Secondary Education--Public Charter Schools Program (PCSP); Notice Inviting...Secondary Education--Public Charter Schools Program (PCSP); Notice inviting...the number of high-quality charter schools available to students...

2000-12-06

416

British Columbia Secondary School Admission Requirements  

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, Auditions Bachelor of Arts, BA (General Program) Anthropology, Art History, Visual Culture, Classical and Second Language Education, Modern Languages (German, Italian, Spanish), Philosophy, Political Science Language and Logic** Visual Arts and Art History / Visual Culture Visual Arts and Communication Studies

417

Science school and culture school: improving the efficiency of high school science teaching in a system of mass science education.  

PubMed

Educational expansion in western countries has been achieved mainly by adding years to full-time education; however, this process has probably reduced efficiency. Sooner or later, efficiency must improve, with a greater educational attainment per year. Future societies will probably wish more people to study science throughout high school (aged c. 11-19 years) and the first college degree. 'Science' may be defined as any abstract, systematic and research-based discipline: including mathematics, statistics and the natural sciences, economics, music theory, linguistics, and the conceptual or quantitative social sciences. Since formal teaching is usually necessary to learn science, science education should be regarded as the core function of high schools. One standard way to improve efficiency is the 'division of labour', with increased specialization of function. Modern schools are already specialized: teachers are specialized according to age-group taught, subject matter expertise, and administrative responsibilities. School students are stratified by age and academic aptitude. I propose a further institutional division of school function between science education, and cultural education (including education in arts, sports, ethics, social interaction and good citizenship). Existing schools might split into 'science school' and 'culture school', reflected in distinct buildings and zones, separate administrative structures, and the recruitment of differently-specialized teaching personnel. Science school would be distinguished by its focus on education in disciplines which promote abstract systematic cognition. All students would spend some part of each day (how much would depend on their aptitude and motivation) in the 'science school'; experiencing a traditional-style, didactic, disciplined and rigorous academic education. The remainder of the students' time at school would be spent in the cultural division, which would focus on broader aspects, and aim to generate a more rounded and social individual. For this to happen depends upon a recognition that science is relatively difficult to teach, requiring non-spontaneous and un-natural cognitive processes from students. Furthermore, it is much easier to learn science when young--if science is missed at school, it can be difficult or impossible to make up the ground later. Modern schools currently try to do too many things, and end-up doing none very well: the one big thing all schools should do for all students is to teach them science. For this to happen, schools need to specialize in their core function. PMID:16517090

Charlton, Bruce G

2006-01-01

418

Elementary School Science: Directions and Opportunities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews some efforts in elementary school science made since the early 1960's, including the Elementary Science Study, Science-A Process Approach, and Science Curriculum Improvement Study projects. Suggests scientists from all levels of the educational and scientific community assist the implementation of these programs. (CC)

Whitmer, John C.

1974-01-01

419

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences  

E-print Network

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 interested you about Earth Sciences? Is it the destructive forces of volcanoes, earthquakes or tsunamis

Davies, Christopher

420

How substance use differs among American secondary schools.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to examine (1) the extent to which student drug use and related measures vary among American secondary schools, and (2) how substance use varies among schools by certain school characteristics. Data come from the Monitoring the Future project's annual surveys of nationally representative samples of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students from 1991 to 2002. The results show that the preponderance of variance in drug use and related variables lies within schools; only a relatively small amount of variance is between schools. Although the variance lies primarily within schools, there remain important school-to-school differences in the extent to which students are exposed to drug use. The analyses of school characteristics show that schools do indeed differ in drug use by their students, particularly by school type, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity. Eighth and 10th grade (but not 12th grade) students in public schools are more likely to be cigarette smokers than students in private schools. Students in public middle schools are at higher risk for use of alcohol and marijuana; however, among 12th graders, students in Catholic schools are at higher risk. School size is generally unrelated to substance use, with few exceptions. For the most part, there is a negative association between school socioeconomic status and student substance use among 8th graders; but by 12th grade, the association tends to be positive or not significant. Racial/ethnic composition is significantly associated with student substance use, with majority African American schools typically showing the lowest rates of use at all grades. PMID:16900406

O'Malley, Patrick M; Johnston, Lloyd D; Bachman, Jerald G; Schulenberg, John E; Kumar, Revathy

2006-12-01

421

A Science Summer Camp as an Effective Way to Recruit High School Students to Major in the Physical Sciences and Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Now in its fifth year, PR[superscript 2]EPS is a National Science Foundation funded initiative designed to recruit high school students to attend college majoring in the physical sciences, including engineering and secondary science education, and to help ensure their retention within these programs until graduation. A central feature of the…

Bischoff, Paul J.; Castendyk, Devin; Gallagher, Hugh; Schaumloffel, John; Labroo, Sunil

2008-01-01

422

Students' Perceptions of High School Science: What Has Changed over the Last Decade?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents comparative questionnaire data from three different samples of Australian high school students in an attempt to see if anything has changed in relation to how they perceive the science they experience in the compulsory years of secondary school (grades 7-10). Questionnaire data were obtained from 1,585 high school students in…

Danaia, Lena; Fitzgerald, Michael; McKinnon, David

2013-01-01

423

Experiential learning for pre-service science and mathematics teachers: Applications to secondary classrooms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Southeast Eisenhower Regional Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education at SERVE is one of ten regional consortia created by Congress to improve mathematics and science education throughout the nation. The Consortium has three objectives: coordinating mathematics and science resources, disseminating exemplary mathematics and science educational instructional materials, and providing assistance for the implementation of teaching methods and assessment tools for use by elementary and secondary school students, staff, and administrators. This monograph is part of an effort to create a community of practicing science teachers and research scientists into which future science and mathematics teachers can enter, having gained an understanding of the nature and culture of science. In this monograph, the writers offer the field a significant view of what happens when pre-service teachers, practicing teachers, and practicing scientists work together as co-learners. These co-learning experiences create professional learning communities that stimulate changes and growth for all of the learners.

Gilmer, P. J.; Hahn, L.; Spaid, M. R.

2009-06-24

424

A Smooth Trajectory: Developing Continuity and Progression between Primary and Secondary Science Education through a Jointly-Planned Projectiles Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on findings from a two-year project--'Improving Science Together'--undertaken in 20 primary and four secondary schools in and around Bristol, UK. The project was funded by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC as part of their national Science Teaching Trust initiative, and had as one of its aims the development of…

Davies, Dan; McMahon, Kendra

2004-01-01

425

Construction Carpentry. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is intended to help construction carpentry instructors in the State of Truk, Truk, Federated States of Micronesia, to prepare their senior high school students uniformly to design and build residential structures capable of withstanding typhoons. Because of the threat of typhoons, the carpentry curriculum contained in the guide has a…

Tellei, Patrick U.

426

Outline on Secondary School Moral Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Moral education is political, ideological, moral, and psychological quality education conducted for students. It plays a decisive and guiding role in upholding the socialist nature of schools, assuring the correct political direction in cultivating talent, and promoting the all-around development of students. Guided by Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong…

Chinese Education and Society, 2006

2006-01-01

427

Spacemathematics: A Resource for Secondary School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to serve as a supplement for high school level mathematics, this publication contains activities which aim to enhance mathematical knowledge and skills and to assist students in understanding aerospace technology and its achievements. This volume updates an earlier supplement that was published in 1972. Problems are grouped into chapters…

Kastner, Bernice

428

Best Practices for Effective Secondary School Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recent wave of accountability reform movements has largely overlooked the needs of middle and high school counselors, yet has generated daunting pressure for guidance programs to be standards-based and data-driven. Written from the perspective of a practicing, certified counselor, this guide contains essential information needed to implement…

Shelton, Carla F.; James, Edward L.

2004-01-01

429

Planning Guide for Secondary School Music Facilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This planning guide focuses on the fundamental requirements for planning and designing school music suites. The guide provides brief explanations of critical factors affecting music suites so that music directors and other stakeholders can more quickly and clearly communicate music area fundamentals to architects and administrators. Topics cover…

Wenger Corp., Owatonna, MN.

430

Community Expectations and the Secondary School Years.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reacts to public criticism by reassessing the role of Australian public school education. It recounts the philosophical traditions that have separated instruction and teaching professionals from the realities of the present economy. The paper concludes by suggesting that not only is public input into curricular reform needed, but that…

Collins, C. W.

431

Improving Student Services in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

No single comprehensive student services delivery model exists, and "student services" terminology remains problematic. The Office of Student Services has defined student services as those services provided by educational institutions to facilitate learning and the successful transition from school to work, military, or more education. To be…

Maddy-Bernstein, Carolyn; Cunanan, Esmeralda S.

1995-01-01

432

Norwegian Secondary School Teachers and ICT  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ICT is meant to be integrated in all subjects in Norwegian schools; nevertheless many teachers are reluctant to use ICT in their own teaching. This paper explores to what extent teachers use ICT in their classroom teaching and what teacher-level factors influence the use of ICT. It draws on an analysis of 10 focus-group interviews with 10 teachers…

Wikan, Gerd; Molster, Terje

2011-01-01

433

Alaska's Secondary Science Teachers and Students Receive Earth Systems Science Knowledge, GIS Know How and University Technical Support for Pre College Research Experiences: The EDGE Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Alaska's secondary school teachers are increasingly required to provide Earth systems science (ESS) education that integrates student observations of local natural processes related to rapid climate change with geospatial datasets and satellite imagery using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Such skills are also valued in various employment sectors of the state where job opportunities requiring Earth science and GIS training

C. L. Connor; A. Prakash

2007-01-01

434

New Mexico School Health Manual for Elementary and Secondary Schools 1986.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual for the school health programs in New Mexico contains a composite of procedures used in school health services, healthful school environment maintenance, and health science instruction. These procedures are used by physicians, dentists, nurses, teachers, etc. to appraise, protect, and promote optimum health of students and school

New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.

435

An action research study of secondary science assessment praxes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This practical participatory action research study illuminates the assessment praxes of four Ontario secondary level science teachers at one school using a facilitative approach. Participants were joined by a thematic concern, that is, a commitment to inform and improve assessment. Hence, two distinct sets of research questions emerged. The first involves the nature of assessment as we asked, what was the current state of assessment practice in secondary science? What were participants' initial understandings of assessment and actual practices at the onset of this research? To what extent did these initial understandings and actual practices change due to the illumination of assessment praxes through action research involvement? What was their level of awareness of current Ontario government pronouncements and in what ways did they implement this knowledge? The second theme, concerning the nature of action research, was realised by asking what did participants learn about action research? What other learning and professional gains were realised during this study? And, what did I learn about action research and assessment through my involvement in this study? Data were collected via supportive discussion groups, individual interviews, classroom visitations, journals and documentation. This professional development experience facilitated 'interactive professionalism' as teachers worked in a small group and interacted frequently in the course of planning, testing new ideas, attempting to solve different problems, and assess the effectiveness of those ideas. In addition, this action research effort was strategic and systematic, to attain a high degree of specific interactions, (personal interviews, group meetings, classroom observations, evidence collection). This series of deliberate and planned intentions helped participants solve assessment dilemmas. We developed an awareness and understanding of the need for more preservice and inservice assessment training. Participants realised the extent, and need to overcome their compartmentalisation, individualism and isolation. This reality was due to the design of their schedules, their school building and lack of common preparation times. Yet, in spite of the aforementioned, this inquiry supported and facilitated the transformation, improvement and enhanced understanding of assessment praxes. Participants learned how to professionally develop themselves using an action research mode of inquiry that supported teacher growth and development.

Ryan, Thomas Gerald

436

Moving to Secondary School: On the Role of Affective Expectations in a Tracking School System  

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Transition to secondary school implies basic changes in social, instructional and organisational aspects of school life which afford the pupils' adjustment. As transition takes place at a predictable point in time, children develop expectations about the start at their new school. In order to analyse predictors and consequences of these…

van Ophuysen, Stefanie

2009-01-01

437

Principals and School Reform: Barriers to Inclusion in Three Secondary Schools.  

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Uses explanatory case studies to examine three midwestern secondary schools' adoption of inclusion, based on Michael Fullan's views concerning the principal's pivotal role in school reform efforts. Findings support Fullan's perspectives and indicate lack of understanding about inclusion. Although the schools claimed to have implemented inclusive…

Powell, Donna; Hyle, Adrienne E.

1997-01-01

438

Portraits of High Schools. A Supplement to High School: A Report on Secondary Education in America.  

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Profiles of selected high schools represent part of the research done in preparation for the Carnegie Foundation's report, High Schools: A Report on Secondary Education in America. The testimony and behavior of youths and adults in real schools, and detailed descriptions of representative institutions, reflect the major themes of the report. These…

Perrone, Vito

439

School Bullying and the Mental Health of Junior Secondary School Students in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the phenomenon of school bullying and its effect on the mental health of junior secondary school students in Hong Kong. The participants (N = 364, mean age = 13.55) reported on a survey that included a bullying scale, the Chinese General Health Questionnaire-30, and a psychosocial scale. Verbal bullying was the most frequently performed and experienced school

Josephine W. Y. Ng; Sandra K. M. Tsang

2008-01-01

440

Secondary School Students' Interest in Homework: What about Race and School Location?  

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This study examined models of homework interest at the secondary school level to assess whether homework interest varies across race and school location and whether the influence of race on homework interest depends on characteristics of the context (e.g., school location and teacher feedback). Student- and class-level predictors of homework…

Xu, Jianzhong

2012-01-01

441

The pendulum: a stumbling block of secondary school mechanics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this article we refer to the somewhat surprising fact that questions connected with the mechanics of such popular physical models as the simple and conical pendulum seem to be difficult not only for secondary school students but even for those taking introductory university courses in physics. Two tests concerning both the simple pendulum and the conical pendulum were examined by groups of 50 students. We give a brief analysis of their unsatisfactory results as well as a correct presentation of the problem at the secondary school level.

Czudková, Lenka; Musilová, Jana

2000-11-01

442

Science and Poetry: Passion v. Prescription in School Science?  

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Attempts to answer the question, Can school science be both a scientific and a literary experience or--in particular-an aesthetic, poetic experience? Highlights the power of poetry to stimulate observation, imagination, and emotion in school science. Examples of poems from published sources are used to illustrate ways in which verse can be used…

Watts, Mike

2001-01-01

443

Identifying productive resources in secondary school students' discourse about energy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A growing program of research in science education acknowledges the beginnings of disciplinary reasoning in students' ideas and seeks to inform instruction that responds productively to these disciplinary progenitors in the moment to foster their development into sophisticated scientific practice. This dissertation examines secondary school students' ideas about energy for progenitors of disciplinary knowledge and practice. Previously, researchers argued that students' ideas about energy were constrained by stable and coherent conceptual structures that conflicted with an assumed unified scientific conception and therefore needed to be replaced. These researchers did not attend to the productive elements in students' ideas about energy. To analyze the disciplinary substance in students' ideas, a theoretical perspective was developed that extends Hammer and colleagues' resources framework. This elaboration allows for the identification of disciplinary productive resources---i.e., appropriately activated declarative and procedural pieces of knowledge---in individual students' utterances as well as in the interactions of multiple learners engaged in group learning activities. Using this framework, original interview transcripts from one of the most influential studies of students' ideas about energy (Watts, 1983. Some alternative views of energy. Physics Education, 18/5, 213-217) were analyzed. Disciplinary productive resources regarding the ontology of energy, indicators for energy, and mechanistic reasoning about energy were found to be activated by interviewed students. These valuable aspects were not recognized by the original author. An interpretive analysis of video recorded student-centered discourse in rural Maine middle schools was carried out to find cases of resource activation in classroom discussions. Several cases of disciplinary productive resources regarding the nature of energy and its forms as well as the construction of a mechanistic energy story were identified and richly described. Like energy, resources are manifested in various ways. The results of this study imply the necessity of appropriate disciplinary training for teachers that enables them to recognize and productively respond to disciplinary progenitors of the energy concept in students' ideas.

Harrer, Benedikt

444

Models and Materials: Bridging Art and Science in the Secondary Curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Creating and sustaining student engagement in science is one challenge facing secondary teachers. The visual arts provide an alternative means of communicating scientific concepts to students who may not respond to traditional formats or identify themselves as interested in science. We have initiated a three-year teacher professional development program at U C Santa Barbara focused on bridging art and science in secondary curricula, to engage students underrepresented in science majors, including girls, English language learners and non-traditional learners. The three-year format provides the teams of teachers with the time and resources necessary to create innovative learning experiences for students that will enhance their understanding of both art and science content. Models and Materials brings together ten secondary art and science teachers from six Santa Barbara County schools. Of the five participating science teachers, three teach Earth Science and two teach Life Science. Art and science teachers from each school are teamed and challenged with the task of creating integrated curriculum projects that bring visual art concepts to the science classroom and science concepts to the art classroom. Models and Materials were selected as unifying themes; understanding the concept of models, their development and limitations, is a prominent goal in the California State Science and Art Standards. Similarly, the relationship between composition, structure and properties of materials is important to both art and science learning. The program began with a 2-week institute designed to highlight the natural links between art and science through presentations and activities by both artists and scientists, to inspire teachers to develop new ways to present models in their classrooms, and for the teacher teams to brainstorm ideas for curriculum projects. During the current school year, teachers will begin to integrate science and art and the themes of modeling and materials into their classrooms. Initial results indicate that the participating teachers developed a clearer understanding of the uses and limitations of models the classroom, better understanding of materials science, and strong initial ideas for integrated curricula.

Pak, D.; Cavazos, L.

2006-12-01

445

Competitive Foods and Beverages Available for Purchase in Secondary Schools--Selected Sites, United States, 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School Health Profiles is conducted biennially to assess characteristics of school health programs. State and local departments of education and health select either all public secondary schools within their jurisdictions or a systematic, equal-probability sample of public secondary schools to participate in School Health Profiles. At each school,…

Kann, L.; Grunbaum, J.; McKenna, M. L.; Wechsler, H.; Galuska, D. A.

2005-01-01

446

The efficacy beliefs of preservice science teachers in professional development school and traditional school settings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teachers' efficacy beliefs have been shown to correlate positively with to the successful implementation of science reform measures (National Research Council, 1996) and are context specific (Koul & Rubba, 1999). Studies on teacher efficacy in specific contexts have been conducted including the availability of resources and parent support (Tschannen-Moran & Hoy, 2002), classroom management (Emmer & Hickman, 1990; Raudenbush, Rowen, & Cheong, 1992); and institutional climate and behavior of the principal (Hoy & Woolfolk, 1993). The purpose of this study was to compare the science teaching efficacy beliefs of teacher interns prepared in professional development schools with those of student teachers prepared in traditional school settings. Other variables examined included academic level, academic major, and area of science concentration. Preservice science teacher efficacy beliefs were measured using the Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument for Preservice Science Teachers, STEBI Form B (Enoch & Riggs, 1990) with demographic information being collected by an accompanying questionnaire. Analyses included scoring the surveys on two scales, Personal Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Scale and the Outcome Expectancy Scale, calculating descriptive statistics, as well as performing MANOVAS and correlations. Results indicate that preservice science teachers working in professional development schools exhibit higher personal science teaching efficacy beliefs. This finding corroborates previous studies on the efficacy beliefs of preservice teachers working in PDS schools (Long, 1996; Sandholtz & Dadlez, 2000). Results also show a strong correlation between the personal science teaching efficacy beliefs and the setting where student teaching takes place. In addition, significant differences were found in the personal science teaching efficacy beliefs between elementary education majors and science majors, science education majors, and secondary education majors. Findings of the study have implications for the design of preservice science teacher clinical experiences including providing longer, organized clinical experiences and preferential selection of preservice science teachers for PDS practicum assignments.

Newsome, Demetria Lynn

447

Crossing borders: High school science teachers learning to teach the specialized language of science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The highly specialized language of science is both challenging and alienating to adolescent readers. This study investigated how secondary science teachers learn to teach the specialized language of science in their classrooms. Three research questions guided this study: (a) what do science teachers know about teaching reading in science? (b) what understanding about the unique language demands of science reading do they construct through professional development? and (c) how do they integrate what they have learned about these specialized features of science language into their teaching practices? This study investigated the experience of seven secondary science teachers as they participated in a professional development program designed to teach them about the specialized language of science. Data sources included participant interviews, audio-taped professional development sessions, field notes from classroom observations, and a prior knowledge survey. Results from this study suggest that science teachers (a) were excited to learn about disciplinary reading practices, (b) developed an emergent awareness of the specialized features of science language and the various genres of science writing, and (c) recognized that the challenges of science reading goes beyond vocabulary. These teachers' efforts to understand and address the language of science in their teaching practices were undermined by their lack of basic knowledge of grammar, availability of time and resources, their prior knowledge and experiences, existing curriculum, and school structure. This study contributes to our understanding of how secondary science teachers learn about disciplinary literacy and apply that knowledge in their classroom instruction. It has important implications for literacy educators and science educators who are interested in using language and literacy practices in the service of science teaching and learning. (Full text of this dissertation may be available via the University of Florida Libraries web site. Please check http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/etd.html)

Patrick, Jennifer Drake

448

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine  

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. With this in mind, interprofessional education is another important aspect of medical education. We striveOregon Health & Science University School of Medicine Medical Student Handbook 2012-2013 #12;Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine Medical Student Handbook Welcome This is an exciting time

Chapman, Michael S.

449

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine  

E-print Network

. With this in mind, interprofessional education is another important aspect of medical education. We striveOregon Health & Science University School of Medicine Medical Student Handbook 2011-2012 #12;Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine Medical Student Handbook Welcome This is an exciting time

Chapman, Michael S.

450

Using Science Notebooks in Middle School  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many middle school teachers across the United States use student science notebooks as part of their classroom instruction. Some middle school teachers have a systematic approach for their use and some do not. Many who are not using student science noteboo

Klentschy, Michael P.

2010-05-01

451

SCHOOL OF FAMILY, CONSUMER AND NUTRITION SCIENCES,  

E-print Network

SCHOOL OF FAMILY, CONSUMER AND NUTRITION SCIENCES, NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Hospitality Administration Hospitality Administration School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences Wirtz Hall Room 118://eventplanning.about.com/od/eventcareers/tp/corporatee vents.htm Walker, John. Introduction to Hospitality Management. New Jersey:Pearson Education, 2004

Karonis, Nicholas T.

452

Writing in elementary school science: Factors that influence teacher beliefs and practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent calls for scientifically literate citizens have prompted science educators to examine the roles that literacy holds in students' science learning processes. Although many studies have investigated the cognitive gains students acquire when they write in science, these writing-to-learn studies have typically been conducted with only middle and secondary school students. Few studies have explored how teachers, particularly elementary teachers,

Nicole J. Glen

2008-01-01

453

Evolution of the Cultural-Based Paradigm for Informatics Education in Secondary Schools - Two Decades of Lithuanian Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The history of computers in the secondary schools all over the world goes back to the late seventies and early eighties of\\u000a the past century. In Lithuania, the official beginning of informatics as a subject in comprehensive schools can be dated back\\u000a to 1986 when our Ministry of Education and Science have declared the enactment that all schools should start

Valentina Dagiene; Gintautas Dzemyda; Mifodijus Sapagovas

2006-01-01

454

Teaching critical thinking skills in a Hong Kong secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hong Kong education has always been regarded as examination-oriented and students were taught only to memorize and not to\\u000a think. This paper gives an account of a school project in teaching critical thinking in the junior classes of a secondary\\u000a school. This project is a collaboration between lecturers in teacher education and teachers working in the frontline. As a\\u000a first

Fok Shui Che

2002-01-01

455

High School Ocean Sciences Challenge 2008 Challenge Review  

E-print Network

High School Ocean Sciences Challenge 2008 Challenge Review Created by Laura Dover, Ocean Sciences Laboratory at Oregon State University High School Students Record PSAs James Roddey Facilitates a PSA ................................ 3 High School Challenge ............................ 3 High School Program Model

Kurapov, Alexander

456

``Sex Hormones'' in Secondary School Biology Textbooks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study explores the extent to which the term “sex hormone” is used in science textbooks, and whether the use of the term “sex hormone” is associated with pre-empirical concepts of sex dualism, in particular the misconceptions that these so-called “sex hormones” are sex specific and restricted to sex-related physiological functioning. We found that: (1) all the texts employed the term “sex hormone”; (2) in all texts estrogen is characterized as restricted to females and testosterone is characterized as restricted to males; and (3) in all texts testosterone and estrogen are discussed as exclusively involved in sex-related physiological roles. We conclude that (1) contemporary science textbooks preserve sex-dualistic models of steroid hormones (one sex, one “sex hormone”) that were rejected by medical science in the early 20th century and (2) use of the term “sex hormone” is associated with misconceptions regarding the presence and functions of steroid hormones in male and female bodies.

Nehm, Ross H.; Young, Rebecca

2008-11-01

457

Faculty of Science & Health School of Nursing  

E-print Network

Faculty of Science & Health School of Nursing Associate Professor / Professor of Nursing A dynamic and rapidly growing University-based School, the School of Nursing at DCU has well- developed collaborative and is at the forefront of the development of nursing research, nursing education and nursing practice, in Ireland

Humphrys, Mark

458

The Role, Education, Qualifications, and Professional Development of Secondary School Physics Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Candidates for secondary school physics teaching positions may be drawn from a variety of sources. Some may have completed an accredited physics or physics teaching program, others may have training in other educational, science, engineering, or business disciplines. Still others may be entering the profession as an alternative or second career. The purpose of this document is to provide some guidance for administrators to gauge a candidateâs qualifications to teach physics.

Cannon, Beverly; Callahan, Patrick; Chesick, Elizabeth; Mackin, Joan; Mandel, Shannon; Wenning, Carl

2009-10-02

459

Roadmap: Digital Sciences -Bachelor of Arts School of Digital Science  

E-print Network

-2015 Page 1 of 2 | Last Updated: 15-May-14/JSK This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester planRoadmap: Digital Sciences - Bachelor of Arts DS-BA-DS School of Digital Science Catalog Year: 2014 Kent Core Requirement 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area

Khan, Javed I.

460

PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENTAL READING IN KANSAS SECONDARY SCHOOLS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS PUBLICATION IS A PLANNING GUIDE FOR THE FORMATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL READING PROGRAMS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS. DEVELOPMENTAL READING IS NOT A REMEDIAL PROGRAM FOR SLOW READERS. INSTEAD, IT IS A SYSTEMATIC INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM TO DEVELOP EACH STUDENT'S ATTITUDE TOWARD READING, HIS VOCABULARY AND BACKGROUND CONCEPTS, HIS READING INTERESTS AND…

SPENCER, CLAUDE E.

461

Transferring Post-Secondary Schools: Student Perceptions, Rationales, and Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study is an empirical investigation of the experience of students transferring from one post-secondary institution to another. Positioned within several theories, most notably emerging adulthood theory, the findings imply that transferring schools represents a positive growth experience for the student who recognizes an inappropriate…

Wintre, Maxine Gallander; Morgan, Ashley S.

2009-01-01

462

Pedagogy in diverse secondary school classes: Legacies for higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

As university teachers we find ourselves grappling with the increasingly diverse legacies of students' prior pedagogic experiences – some of which seem to work against the quality intellectual outcomes now demanded from higher education. In this context, this paper reports a descriptive study of pedagogy created for Chinese students in a mainstream Australian secondary school with a high level of

Karen Dooley

2004-01-01

463

Learning the Routines: "Professionalization" of Newcomers in Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on how new students become positioned and position themselves as "professional pupils," or students who can conduct themselves competently without making mistakes or getting into conflict. Based on an ethnographic study of two secondary schools in Helsinki, Finland in 1994-95. (CMK)

Gordon, Tuula; Lahelma, Elina; Hynninen, Pirkko; Metso, Tuija; Palmu, Tarja; Tolonen, Tarja

1999-01-01

464

Dental Caries Prevalence in Secondary School Students in Iraq  

Microsoft Academic Search

Caries data from 952 secondary school students in Iraq representing three geographic regions were obtained and analyzed on the basis of sex, geographic, and urban-rural differences. A DMFT of 5.47 and a DFS of 6.17 were recorded for the total sample. Greater caries experience was noted in urban residents, females, and those from the Central region.

Donald W. Legler; Wael Al-Alousi; Homer C. Jamison

1980-01-01

465

Female Students and Achievement in Secondary School Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Achievement and the experiences of women in secondary school mathematics have been well documented in the research literature (e.g., Benbow & Stanley, 1980, 1983; Tartre & Fennema, 1995; Sherman, 1982; Ryckman & Peckham, 1987; Keller & Dauenheimer, 2003). With respect to achievement, the research literature primarily focuses on how women are…

Shildneck, Barry P., IV

2009-01-01

466

What Greek Secondary School Students Believe about Climate Change?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate what Greek secondary school students (grades 8 and 11) believe about the greenhouse effect and climate change. A total of 626 students completed a closed-form questionnaire consisting of statements regarding the causes, impacts and solutions for this global environmental issue. The possible influence of…

Liarakou, Georgia; Athanasiadis, Ilias; Gavrilakis, Costas

2011-01-01

467

Beginning Secondary School Teacher's Guide. Some Problems and Suggested Solutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book addresses the classroom problems faced by beginning secondary school teachers with an emphasis on classroom control. Solutions to problem situations are suggested and an appendix of further readings on the subject is included. The following topics are covered: (1) developing a good learning atmosphere; (2) introducing subject matter; (3)…

Keene, Melvin

468

Finnish Secondary School Students' Interreligious Sensitivity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to assess the self-evaluations of Finnish secondary school students' (N?=?549) interreligious sensitivity. The data were collected from 12-16-year-old young people with a 15-item Interreligious Sensitivity Scale Questionnaire (IRRSSQ). The IRRSSQ is based on Abu-Nimer's Developmental Model of Interreligious…

Holm, Kristiina; Nokelainen, Petri; Tirri, Kirsi

2014-01-01

469

Secondary School Integrated Programs (IPs): Evolutionary Directions for Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the 1970s, Ontario secondary schools started to adopt the semester system, four courses over the day where there had been seven. With this change, a creative outdoor educator realized that one teacher could take a group of students for all four credits, eliminating the restrictions of the timetable and addressing opportunities to learn in the…

Kozak, Stan

2011-01-01

470

Gendered Conflicts in Secondary School: Fun or Enactment of Power?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined relationships and conflicts between secondary school boys and girls, noting the fine line between playing "just for fun" and harassment. Data from classroom observations, interviews with younger adolescents, and reminiscences of the same adolescents a few years later revealed diverse interpretations of gendered interactions. Incidents…

Lahelma, Elina

2002-01-01

471

Contextualized Magnetism in Secondary School: Learning from the LHC (CERN)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physics teachers in secondary schools usually mention the world's largest particle physics laboratory--CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)--only because of the enormous size of the accelerators and detectors used there, the number of scientists involved in their activities and also the necessary international scientific…

Cid, Ramon

2005-01-01

472

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.

473

Secondary School Graduates and the Unified State Examination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sociological surveys have shown that education in Russian society today still remains a valued priority to young people. It is in demand by a substantial portion of secondary school graduates who are hoping to continue their education in an institution of higher learning. The modernization of graduation and entrance tests, associated with the…

Makarova, M. N.

2012-01-01

474

Principal Leadership in Hong Kong Christian Secondary Schools after 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This thesis proposal investigates principal leadership in Hong Kong Christian secondary schools after the turnover of Hong Kong to China in July 1997. Principal and teacher perceptions will be used to describe three aspects of leadership: the leadership role of the principal; the changes, if any, to that role due to the turnover; and the degree of…

Yu, Chuen Ying Connie

475

Microworlds: Building Powerful Ideas in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the 1960s, the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) developed a programming language called LOGO. Underpinning this invention was a profound new philosophy of how learners learn. This paper reviews research in the area and asks how one notion in particular, that of a microworld, may be used by secondary school educators to build powerful…

Jenkins, Craig William

2012-01-01

476

Mentoring Beginning Teachers in Secondary Schools: An Analysis of Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The conditions that promote best practice in the mentoring of beginning teachers in secondary schools are explored in this paper in relation to the experiential model of learning put forward by Kolb [(1984). "Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development." New York: Prentice-Hall]. The underpinning processes of this…

Harrison, Jennifer; Dymoke, Sue; Pell, Tony

2006-01-01

477

LATIN FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS (A GUIDE TO MINIMUM ESSENTIALS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A SET OF MINIMUM ESSENTIALS FOR EACH LEVEL OF A 4-YEAR SEQUENCE OF LATIN IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IS PRESENTED IN THIS CURRICULUM GUIDE. FOLLOWING STATEMENTS OF THE OBJECTIVES OF LATIN STUDY--READING THE LATIN OF THE GREAT ROMAN AUTHORS, ATTAINING A LINGUISTIC PROFICIENCY, AND ACQUIRING A WIDER HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL AWARENESS--THE GUIDE OUTLINES FOR…

LEAMON, M. PHILLIP; AND OTHERS

478

Body Image and Physical Activity in British Secondary School Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assessed the relationship between children's body image and physical activity and examined any variation in these variables. Two hundred and seventy seven British secondary school children aged 11 to 14 (mean age [plus or minus] SD = 12.5 [plus or minus] 0.8 years) participated in this study. Results indicated no significant…

Duncan, Michael J.; Al-Nakeeb, Yahya; Nevill, Alan; Jones, Marc V.

2004-01-01

479

Lebanese Secondary School Students' Environmental Knowledge and Attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aimed to (a) assess Lebanese secondary school students' environmental knowledge and attitudes, and (b) explore the relationship between participants' knowledge and attitudes, biographical and academic variables, and commitment to environmental friendly behavior. Participants were 660 grade 10 and grade 11 students. They were administered a questionnaire to assess their environmental knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, affect, and intentions, and commitment

MAHA HAIDAR MAKKI; FOUAD ABD-EL-KHALICK; SAOUMA BOUJAOUDE

2003-01-01

480

Feedback in Educational Communication in Czech Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper introduces an empirical study that examines how teachers evaluate pupils' responses. The study draws on research undertaken at four secondary schools in the Czech Republic. It transpires that feedback has a stable position in the structure of communication; however, it is used only to verify pupils' responses and not to elaborate them.…

Sedova, Klara; Svaricek, Roman

2012-01-01

481

Entrepreneurship Education in Lesotho Secondary Schools: Pedagogical Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper explores the extent to which the entrepreneurship education component of the business education curriculum in Lesotho secondary education is being implemented. The study was undertaken in 18 schools during 1998, 1999 and 2000. Different research methods such as video recording, interviews and document analysis were used. Results indicate…

Nketekete, Malefetsane E.; Motebang, Maletele B.

2008-01-01

482

The pendulum: a stumbling block of secondary school mechanics  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article we refer to the somewhat surprising fact that questions connected with the mechanics of such popular physical models as the simple and conical pendulum seem to be difficult not only for secondary school students but even for those taking introductory university courses in physics. Two tests concerning both the simple pendulum and the conical pendulum were examined

Lenka Czudková; Jana Musilová

2000-01-01

483

The Pendulum: A Stumbling Block of Secondary School Mechanics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Refers to the somewhat surprising fact that questions connected with the mechanics of such popular physical models as the simple and conical pendulum seem to be difficult not only for secondary school students but for those taking introductory university courses in physics. Briefly analyzes two tests concerning both simple pendulum and conical…

Czudkova, Lenka; Musilova, Jana

2000-01-01

484

Drinking, Socioemotional Functioning, and Academic Progress in Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Secondary schools are sites of academic instruction but also contexts of socioemotional development, and the intertwining of these two functions has consequences for adolescents' future health and education. Drawing on nationally representative data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (n = 8,271), this study explored the…

Crosnoe, Robert; Benner, Aprile D.; Schneider, Barbara

2012-01-01

485

The Malvern Project. Closed Circuit Television in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A three-year project investigated the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) in four Australian secondary schools. Particular attention was paid to the ability of CCTV to make classroom teaching more effective and individualized and to promote team teaching. CCTV equipment, including a mobile production unit, was made available and teachers…

Hawkins, Bernard

486

Web-based teaching in Secondary School Mathematics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the study of teaching mathematics by means of designed web-based exercises in a Finnish secondary school. The intention was to study if additional web- based exercises improve the learning results. The web-based exercises were designed particularly for this course: Numbers. Two classes were joining to the study almost for two months. The experimental group consisted of 15

Johanna Lehtinen

487

School Turnarounds. Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act  

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To help achieve President Obama's stated goal of ensuring that every student has meaningful opportunities to choose from upon graduating from high school, the administration has designed a blueprint for a reenvisioned federal role in education through the reauthorization of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA"). This new vision…

US Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

488

A Humanistic Approach to Teaching Secondary School English.  

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Designed for teachers and prospective teachers of English, this book briefly discusses the theoretical constructs of humanistic approaches to each aspect of English education in the secondary school and illustrates practical designs for humanistic learning which teach each aspect of the language arts and which are intended to draw the methods…

Lee, Helen C.

489

Investigating Secondary School Leaders' Perceptions of Performance Management  

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Much of the research into teacher appraisal and performance management has focused on the experience of the classroom teacher. In this article, I will: (1) concentrate on the perspectives of the senior managers in secondary schools; (2) consider their views of the purpose of performance management; (3) compare their methods of implementation of…

Moreland, Jan

2009-01-01

490

Body image and physical activity in British secondary school children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assessed the relationship between children’s body image and physical activity and examined any variation in these variables. Two hundred and seventy seven British secondary school children aged 11 to 14 (mean age ± SD = 12.5 ± 0.8 years) participated in this study. Results indicated no significant relationships between body image and physical activity (all p> .05). Boys

Michael J. Duncan; Yahya Al-Nakeeb; Alan Nevill; Marc V. Jones

2004-01-01

491

Stalking and Related Harassment of Secondary School Counselors  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a study of stalking in secondary schools, 140 respondents reported they had been stalked, with perpetrators being evenly distributed between students and non-students. The largest non-student group of perpetrators was parents of students. Harassing phone calls and threatening correspondence constituted most of the stalking behaviors, but respondents also reported being followed, being watched, encountring a student with a weapon,

John S. C. Romans; Joni R. Hays; Christy Pearson; L. Chris Duroy; Barbara Carlozzi

2006-01-01

492

Activism in the Secondary Schools: Analysis and Recommendations.  

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This booklet analyzes the manifestations of student unrest in the secondary schools, discusses the causes of activism, and recommends ways for dealing with these forces. Alienated students and various types of activist students are defined. Examples are given of such activist-oriented activities as underground publications, sit-ins, picketing,…

Erickson, Kenneth; And Others

493

Sex education in secondary schools: an Italian experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To evaluate the impact on Italian teenagers’ knowledge and attitudes of an experimental program in sex education.Methods: The program consisted of five workshops in five public secondary schools in Rome. The impact of the program was evaluated with three questionnaires designed for this study. A pretest evaluated baseline knowledge, a posttest measured the gain in knowledge, and a third

Serena Donati; Emanuela Medda; Angela Spinelli; Michele E. Grandolfo

2000-01-01

494

Language Learning Strategies and Motivation among Religious Secondary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies have indicated that motivation is related to both a high frequency and an appropriate use of language learning strategies (Oxford & Nyikos 1989; Chamot et al. 1999; Macaro 2001). This study is designed to investigate the types and level of Arabic language learning motivation among Malaysian religious secondary school students. We also examine the relationship between the use of

Kamarul Shukri; Mat Teh; Mohamed Amin Embi; Nik Mohd Rahimi; Nik Yusoff; Zamri Mahamod

495

Intensive Scheduling: Restructuring America's Secondary Schools through Time Management.  

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Some of the difficult questions surrounding intensive scheduling, along with examples of successful applications of this approach, are described in this document. This book offers a blueprint from a practitioner's perspective and is intended for educators and lay people interested in improving secondary schools. Chapter 1 demonstrates how to…

Hottenstein, David S.

496

Transition to College: Perspectives of Secondary School Students. ACAATO Document  

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This research report represents the first phase of a multi-year collaborative research initiative of the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario. The initiative is designed to develop a cohesive picture of the pathways from secondary school to college. The major purpose of this phase of the research was to identify…

King, A. J. C.; Warren, W. K.

2006-01-01

497

Predicting Students' Homework Environment Management at the Secondary School Level  

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The present study examined empirical models of variables posited to predict students' homework environment management at the secondary school level. The participants were 866 8th graders from 61 classes and 745 11th graders from 46 classes. Most of the variance in homework environment management occurred at the student level, with classmates'…

Xu, Jianzhong

2012-01-01

498

Feelings of Existential Fulfilment and Burnout among Secondary School Teachers  

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Teacher burnout is recognized as a serious problem. In research it has been related to many person-specific variables; one of these, the variable of existential fulfilment, has received very little attention thus far. The present study focuses on the relationship between existential fulfilment and burnout among secondary school teachers in the…

Loonstra, Bert; Brouwers, Andre; Tomic, Welko

2009-01-01

499

Appraising Composing in Secondary-School Music Lessons  

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The aim of this paper is to define music appraisal and to explore the role that talk plays in the process of helping pupils in secondary school music lessons to develop their appraisal skills. This paper offers a definition of appraisal, and traces its developing role in the National Curriculum in England since the early 1990s. The role of…

Major, Angela E.

2008-01-01

500

Latin America in World Geography Textbooks for the Secondary School.  

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The purpose of this study was to quantitatively analyze the Latin American content of contemporary world geography textbooks published for United States secondary schools. A preliminary review of the literature indicated that Latin America was generally omitted from world geography texts, Central America was given minimal attention, and…

Andereck, Mary E.; Dixon, Clifton V., Jr.