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Managing Science in Secondary Schools in Ireland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Irish secondary science and discusses the management of science in schools. Identifies two key features of Irish school science, the collegiate nature of science departments and the difficulties in carrying out practical work. (MM)

Palmer, Marion

2002-01-01

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Revamping Secondary School Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent criticisms of science education in the United States led to a unique experience in the Conroe Independent School District in Texas. An evaluation committee of local professional and eminent scientists was established by the local superintendent to review and evaluate the adequacy of (1) the scope and sequence of science courses; (2)…

Griffin, Richard A.; And Others

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Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools.  

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|This presentation of suggested layouts and specifications has been prepared to be of service to school boards, architects, teachers, and administrators who are planning new schools or making renovations to existing structures. The recommendations cover many of the facilities that have been observed in schools throughout the province, and which…

Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto. School Planning and Building Research Section.

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Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This presentation of suggested layouts and specifications has been prepared to be of service to school boards, architects, teachers, and administrators who are planning new schools or making renovations to existing structures. The recommendations cover many of the facilities that have been observed in schools throughout the province, and which…

Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto. School Planning and Building Research Section.

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Secondary School Science and Technology in Mauritius.  

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Traces the history of secondary school science in Mauritius to identify factors that may have influenced its link to technology of local significance. Reports that while there are many educational and vocational opportunities, the education system is founded on literary lines with examinations. Subsequent selection at different levels has become…

Hunma, Vandana

2002-01-01

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Secondary School Science and Technology in Mauritius  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, history of secondary school science in Mauritius is traced to identifyfactors, which may have influenced its link to technology of local significance. Theeconomy was based on agriculture. Sugar research was not only well developed, itwas crucial for sustaining the social status of the Franco Mauritian economic elite.Secondary school science on the other hand was unaffected by locally conductedscientific and technical research. It prepared students for examinations of Britishexamination boards and for further education in British universities. This resultedin narrowing of the curriculum to the detriment of important but `non-examinable'components of the syllabus. This `teaching to test' was further enhanced by limitededucational opportunities at each level. All attempts at introducing agriculture andpractical work in the curriculum were also futile because of the apathy descendantsof Indian and African immigrants had for agriculture.Today, there are many educational and vocational opportunities still the educationsystem founded on literary lines with examinations and subsequent selection atdifferent levels has become so deep rooted that any deflection from examinationrequirements is difficult.

Hunma, Vandana

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Cooperative learning in science: intervention in the secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

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. Comparison pupils came from both intervention and

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

2011-01-01

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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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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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Bringing Science Research into Secondary Schools  

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Finite element modelling software has been used to allow secondary school students to study nanoscale magnetic materials for hard drive recording applications. The students were introduced to the basic concepts of finite element modelling using a freely available internet game before modelling the magnetization reversal of single magnetic grains.…

Allwood, Dan A.; Dean, Julian; Bryan, Matthew T.; Baker, Alan

2009-01-01

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Implementing and Supporting Earth Science Curriculum Reform in Secondary Schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 National Science Education Standards. The EarthComm (high school) and Investigating Earth Systems (middle school) curriculum programs were developed through funding from the National Science Foundation and corporate sponsors of the AGI Foundation, and published for the 2002-2003 schol year. The AGI is now actively involved in developing and refining systems for supporting the professional development of teachers who implement EarthComm and Investigating Earth Systems. The paper presentation will outline how AGI is supporting teachers through a combination of web-based programs, teacher workshops, and DVD and video materials.

Smith, M. J.

2003-12-01

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Attitudes toward Science among Australian Tertiary and Secondary School Students  

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|The main purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that might be associated with students' attitudes towards science. The participants were 1745 students from secondary schools and universities across Australia. The results of factor analysis, descriptive statistics, Tukey's post hoc test and correlation analysis demonstrate that there…

Hassan, Ghali

2008-01-01

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Teaching Secondary School Science through Drama  

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|There is substantial evidence that teaching science through creative methods increases pupils' motivation and their enjoyment of science. This has been found to be particularly true for those pupils who are not always self-motivated and who find learning easier when less formal techniques are used. Drama is an excellent method of bringing…

Darlington, Helen

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Pei-Ling Hsu

2008-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

2006-01-01

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

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|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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What Makes Things Happen? Study Guide. Unit B. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

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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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Looking at Life. Teacher's Guide. Unit A2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

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|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…

Hosking, Bunty

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Looking at Life. Study Guide. Unit A2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

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|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

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What Makes Things Happen? Teacher's Guide. Unit B. 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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What is Matter? Study Guide. Unit C1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

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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 two-part unit…

Stocklmayer, Sue

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Particles in Action. Teacher's Guide. Unit C2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project.  

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|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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Particles in Action. Study Guide. Unit C2. 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 four-part unit…

Stocklmayer, Sue

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What Makes Things Happen? Teacher's Guide. Unit B. 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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What Makes Things Happen? Study Guide. Unit B. 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 presents activities…

Dube, Peter

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Associations between school-level environment and science classroom environment in secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a study of links between school environment and science classroom environment. Instruments to assess\\u000a seven dimensions of school environment (viz., Empowerment, Student Support, Affiliation, Professional Interest, Mission Consensus,\\u000a Resource Adequacy and Work Pressure) and seven dimensions of classroom environment (viz., Student Affiliation, Interactions,\\u000a Cooperation, Task Orientation, Order & Organisation, Individualisati n and Teacher Control) in secondary school

Jeffrey P. Dorman; Barry J. Fraser; Campbell J. McRobbie

1995-01-01

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Facilities for Secondary School Science Teaching. Evolving Patterns in Facilities and Programs.  

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|A future-oriented report on secondary school science facilities is presented in this book by the National Science Teachers Association to provide assistance in school design. Examplar facilities of more than 140 observed schools are analyzed in connection with the social influences on science education and the evolving patterns in technology,…

Novak, Joseph D.

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

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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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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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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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Reorganization of Science in Secondary Schools. Bulletin, 1920, No. 26  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The committee on science of the Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education has carried on its work by means of discussions, correspondence, and formulation of preliminary reports for over seven years. The discussion of preliminary reports by groups, committees, and at meetings of science teachers has revealed progressive work already…

Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1920

1920-01-01

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Students' Views of Science: A Comparison between Tertiary and Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There is relatively little research evidence that documents current students' views of science--particularly a comparison of secondary and tertiary science. Further, little is known about how students' views of science differ according to level of study. This study provides evidence of students' view of science from both school and university…

Hassan, Ghali

2011-01-01

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Environmental Studies, Conference Report, Secondary Schools Science Committee.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In addition to complete texts or summaries of a number of papers considering the scope and relevance of "environmental studies" to the secondary and elementary school programs in Victoria (Australia), many teaching techniques are described. Techniques for measuring carrying capacity of roadways, examining published air pollution data, estimation…

Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).

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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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New Mexico State Secondary School Science-Based Nutrition Curriculum.  

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|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;…

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

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Science in society or science in school: Swedish secondary school science teachers' beliefs about science and science lessons in comparison with what their students want to learn  

Microsoft Academic Search

dents' beliefs about science and technology and also what science content secondary science teachers teach and what their students want to learn. Student data are part of the Relevance of Science Educa- tion (ROSE) study and the teacher data are part of an extensive study carried out only in Sweden. The results indicate that both secondary science teachers and their

MAGNUS OSCARSSON; KARL-GÖRAN KARLSSON

2009-01-01

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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…

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

2013-01-01

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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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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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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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Evaluation of authentic science projects on climate change in secondary schools: a focus on gender differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 scientists about the global carbon cycle. This study focuses in particular on differences between male

Elma Dijkstra; Martin Goedhart

2011-01-01

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Still a stranger here: attitudes among secondary school students towards computer science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Numerous studies have examined the possible explanations for the paucity of women with computer science majors in undergraduate studies. Much of this work has focused on the undergraduate years themselves. We present results from a survey of American secondary school students in advanced mathematics and computer science classes. We conclude that both male and female students continue to see computer

Phoenix Moorman; Elizabeth Johnson

2003-01-01

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How Do Secondary School Science Students Interpret and Construct Scientific Graphs?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study explored how Grade 10 science students learned from scientific graphs. This paper explores (a) students' abilities to interpret graphical information; (b) students' abilities to represent information graphically; (c) factors that could impede the process of interpretation and construction of graphs among secondary school science

Tairab, Hassan H.; Khalaf Al-Naqbi, Ali K.

2004-01-01

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Effects of a Science Education Module on Attitudes towards Modern Biotechnology of Secondary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article evaluated the impact of a four?lesson science module on the attitudes of secondary school students. This science module (on cancer and modern biotechnology) utilises several design principles, related to a social constructivist perspective on learning. The expectation was that the module would help students become more articulate in this particular field. In a quasi?experimental design (experimental?, control groups,

Tanja Klop; Sabine E. Severiens; Marc H. W. van Mil; Geert T. M. Ten Dam

2010-01-01

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The Benefits of Cooperative Learning to Socio-scientific Discussion in Secondary School Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this research was to determine the benefits of cooperative learning to opening up socio-scientific discussion in secondary science. Seventy-four classes of 20 13–14-year-old pupils in one secondary school were observed engaging in discussion concerning climate change over three rounds of action research involving 12 teachers associated with the implementation of a Topical Science strand of a new

Stephen P. Day; Tom G. K. Bryce

2011-01-01

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

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|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.  

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|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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Living Things and Their Food. Teacher's Guide. Unit G2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

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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…

Hosking, Bunty

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Living Things and Their Food. Study Guide. Unit G2. 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

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

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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.  

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

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

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

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

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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.  

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

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

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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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Energy for Living. Teacher's Guide. Unit G1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

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|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…

Hosking, Bunty

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Energy for Living. Study Guide. Unit G1. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

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|The Zimbabe 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 includes activities…

Hosking, Bunty

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

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

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|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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The Chemicals of the Earth. Teacher's Guide. Unit F2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

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|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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The Chemicals of the Earth. Study Guide. Unit F2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

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|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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Atoms and Molecules. 'O' Level. Teacher's Guide. Unit 2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 3.  

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|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 used in…

Mandizha, George

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Atoms and Molecules. Study Guide. Unit 2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 3.  

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|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 four-part unit…

Mandizha, George

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

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

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|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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Living Things and Their Food. Teacher's Guide. Unit G2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

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|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…

Hosking, Bunty

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Living Things and Their Food. Study Guide. Unit G2. ZIM-SCI, Zimbabwe Secondary School Science Project. Year 2.  

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|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

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Environmental earth science course development for preservice secondary school science teachers in the Republic of Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purposes of this study were: (1) evaluating the opinions of Korean professors, in departments of earth science education and departments of geology about the science concepts related to environmental issues that might be important for secondary, preservice earth science teachers in Korea, (2) ranking the environmental education topics to be included in a one-semester, sophomore-level, earth science courses for

Donghee Sheen Shin

1997-01-01

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Secondary School Students' Interests, Attitudes and Values Concerning School Science Related to Environmental Issues in Finland  

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|This paper explores the relationship between students' interests in environmental issues, attitudes to environmental responsibility and biocentric values in school science education. The factors were investigated within the framework of three moderators: gender, school and residential area of the school. The survey was carried out using the…

Uitto, Anna; Juuti, Kalle; Lavonen, Jari; Byman, Reijo; Meisalo, Veijo

2011-01-01

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The Effects of a Course in Science and Culture Designed for Secondary School Students.  

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This study was designed to evaluate the success of an experimental secondary school course for fostering scientific literacy and the development of scientific attitudes. Students were matched using I.Q., sex, grade level, involvement with formal science courses, and cumulative grade point average. Twenty-one "self selected" eleventh and twelfth…

Cossman, George Wilford

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Selective Attentional Effects of Adjunct Study Questions on Achievement in Nigerian Secondary School Science  

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|The study investigated the selective attentional effects of adjunct study questions inserted before or after the presentation of science flow diagrams. The basic design for the study was a post-test only control group design involving a total of 252 students randomly selected from six secondary schools in Ile-Ife, Oshun State Nigeria. These were…

Okoye, Nnamdi S.

2008-01-01

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Co-Designing Curricula to Promote Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Secondary School Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe a two-year study of a rich secondary science curriculum that was co- designed in close partnership with teachers, technology specialists and even school administrators. The goal of the research was to provide empirical support for a recent model of learning and instruction that blends the two perspectives of knowledge communities and scaffolded inquiry. A design-oriented method was employed,

Vanessa L. Peters; James D. Slotta

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The Investigation of Secondary School Science and Mathematics Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes towards Teaching Profession  

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|The purpose of this study was to determine how pedagogical content courses taken during teacher education programs affect the pre-service teachers' attitudes toward teaching profession. 239 secondary school science and Mathematics (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics) pre-service teachers participated in the study and "Teaching Professional…

Akbulut, Omer Engin; Karakus, Fatih

2011-01-01

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Supporting and Resourcing Secondary Science Teachers in Rural and Regional Schools  

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|This paper reports on the outcomes of a pilot project to support secondary teachers of science in rural and regional Tasmania. The pilot project involved eight regional schools and was based on the provision of a kit of materials and an associated learning program that used brine shrimp or "sea-monkeys" to test for water quality. The unit was…

Kenny, John; Seen, Andrew; Purser, John

2008-01-01

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

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|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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Introduction of the Concepts of Plate Tectonics into Secondary-School Earth Science Textbooks.  

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Secondary school earth-science textbooks in print from 1960 through 1979 were examined to determine how rapidly concepts of plate tectonics were incorporated into those texts during the period when scientists' views about these concepts were evolving most rapidly. Suggests that delays were probably due to an unwillingness to engage in speculation…

Glenn, William Harold

1992-01-01

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Mixed-ability secondary science in one urban school district: A multiple case study  

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The standards and accountability movements demand that all students be given the opportunity to learn more science than ever before. However, there is much uncertainty about how educators should proceed with this task. Issues of concern include achievement gaps, tracking, and graduation requirements. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore the challenges identified by four secondary science teachers in one urban public school district as they taught classes that included students representing a wide range of abilities and prior academic success. These mixed-ability science classes were generally defined as science classes which are required for high school graduation but which have no academic prerequisites. The central research questions in this qualitative study were: (1) How do secondary science teachers describe the challenges they face while teaching a mixed-ability science course required for graduation when the course has no prerequisites; and (2) What strategies do they use to deal with these challenges? Data collection was confined to four cases within one Midwest urban school district during the 2004-2005 school year. Each case involved one class taught by an individual teacher. One case was an 8th grade science class at a middle school. The other three cases represented three district-required courses in three different high schools: 9th grade biology, 10th grade chemistry, and 11th grade physics. Data sources included interviews with the teachers, observations in their classrooms, district achievement and demographic data, and school documents. Three themes emerged from the cross-case analysis: (1) a sense of belonging; (2) the teacher's focus; and (3) successful learning. The final chapter discusses the implications of these themes and makes recommendations for further study.

Tworek, Francis A.

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Using an inquiry approach to teach science to secondary school science teachers  

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Leaders in science education have actively promoted inquiry science since the 1960s and continue to do so today. The US National Science Education Standards recommend that science instruction and learning should be well grounded in inquiry. In spite of these efforts, however, little has changed in the way science is taught. Teacher-talk and textbooks are still the primary providers of science information for students. The objective of this paper is to: (a) define inquiry as a strategy for teaching science, (b) review the history of inquiry science teaching, and (c) present the Physics by Inquiry model for in-servicing middle school science teachers in order to provide assistance for teachers to successfully implement an inquiry approach to teaching science.

McBride, John W.; Bhatti, Muhammad I.; Hannan, Mohammad A.; Feinberg, Martin

2004-09-01

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A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND SUPPORTING MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA.  

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FACTORS WHICH WERE BELIEVED TO CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT WERE INVESTIGATED. THE SAMPLE WAS TAKEN FROM 130 FOUR-YEAR SECONDARY PUBLIC AND NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN SOUTH DAKOTA. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS WAS COMPARED TO CLASS RANK, AND EXAMINED IN RELATION TO SUCH SCHOOL VARIABLES AS (1) SCHOOL ENROLLMENT, (2) SCIENCE AND…

BEDWELL, THOMAS HOWARD

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

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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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An Analysis of the Secondary School Science Curriculum and Directions for Action in the 1980's. 1982 AETS Yearbook.  

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The 1982 Yearbook of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) is the second in a series of three AETS yearbooks in which Ralph Tyler's 1949 curriculum rationale is used to analyze science curriculum. This publication is focused on the secondary school science curriculum (the 1981 yearbook was concerned with teaching science

Staver, John R., Ed.

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College science majors' perceptions of secondary school science: An exploratory investigation  

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This investigation collected and analyzed the perceptions of 45 college science majors regarding their formal science experiences in junior high and high school. Data were gathered using a 72-item survey developed by the author and distributed through subjects' college classes. Analysis included a comparison of subjects' responses with the perceptions of young adults not attending college. Results suggested that college science majors (a) generally hold science in higher regard than do noncollegiate young adults, (b) preferred science teachers who were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly, inspirational, and fun, and (c) favored science classes that offered laboratory work, teacher demonstrations, projects, and audiovisual materials. Discrepancies were discovered, however, between subjects' preferences and their recollected experiences in science classrooms, especially at the junior high level.

Eichinger, John

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Marine Science Syllabus for Secondary Schools. Report of an IOC Workshop on the Preparation of a Marine Science Syllabus for Secondary Schools. Unesco Reports in Marine Science, 5.  

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Presented is a syllabus for introducing oceanography and the marine environment into the secondary school curricula of all IOC Member States, whether developed or developing. The main purpose of the syllabus is to promote an understanding of oceanography and the marine environment. The syllabus is action- and output-oriented, as well as…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.

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Assessment Practices: Empowering Mathematics and Science Teachers in Rural Secondary Schools to Enhance Student Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aligned with recent changes to syllabuses in Australia is an assessment regime requiring teachers to identify what their students\\u000a ‘know’ and ‘can do’ in terms of the quality of understanding demonstrated. This paper describes the experiences of 25 secondary\\u000a science and mathematics teachers in rural schools in New South Wales as they explore the changing nature of assessment and\\u000a its

Debra Panizzon; John Pegg

2008-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

An audience response systems (ARS) allows students to respond to multiple choice questions using remote control devices. Once\\u000a the feedback is collected and displayed, the teacher and students discuss misconceptions and difficulties experienced. ARSs\\u000a have been extremely popular and effective in higher education science classrooms, although almost no research has been done\\u000a at the secondary school level. The purpose of

Robin Kay; Liesel Knaack

2009-01-01

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"I Wouldn't Have Said It that Way": Mediating Professional Editorial Comments in a Secondary School Science Classroom  

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|This article presents an analysis of a videotaped lecture from a secondary school science classroom. The students in this class had drafted science journalism articles and submitted them for professional editorial review and possible publication in a science newsmagazine for a teenage audience. Before allowing her students to see the editorial…

Kohnen, Angela M.

2013-01-01

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"I Wouldn't Have Said It that Way": Mediating Professional Editorial Comments in a Secondary School Science Classroom  

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This article presents an analysis of a videotaped lecture from a secondary school science classroom. The students in this class had drafted science journalism articles and submitted them for professional editorial review and possible publication in a science newsmagazine for a teenage audience. Before allowing her students to see the editorial…

Kohnen, Angela M.

2013-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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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 the attitudes of secondary school science teachers toward professional development in a northern Delaware school district  

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Teachers' feelings toward staff development have a powerful influence toward the efficacy and productivity of these inservice days. The success of inservice days for secondary science teachers depends, in large part, on how the teachers perceive these days and how much of a success they allow them to be. Inservices thrust upon teachers without their input and without regard to their needs and preferences are generally viewed as ineffective, nonproductive, and something to be resented. The school district in northern Delaware featured in this study does not solicit the input of its staff in planning professional development opportunities and inservice offerings. Math and English teachers are on the front lines of change and increased efforts to find and use more effective methods of professional development. With an eye to improving science test scores via increased efficiency in the science classroom, it makes sense to get an initial, district-wide impression of the state of science professional development before effort is further expended in this area. The purpose of this study is to gauge how the attitudes and perceptions of staff development by secondary science teachers in a school district in northern Delaware are influenced by the inservice offerings of that district. It is also an attempt to pinpoint the secondary science teachers' attitudes toward professional development in that school district. The results of this study typify a district that does not plan professional development with the goal of increasing student performance via best practices, but rather one that uses convenient, arbitrary objectives as an end to their planning. Teacher attitudes are what may be expected from working in a system where professional respect is absent with regard to treating them like professionals who know what they want and need to help their students achieve academically. This district, like thousands of others in the country, can expect to get the same results from professional development if they keep doing the same thing. However, another implication from this study is that the district can break out of their cycle of ineffective professional development. Several approaches for improvement have been identified in this study.

Feil, Mark Richard

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Teaching Geologic/Earth Science Remote Sensing at the Collegiate and the Secondary School Level  

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Describes util satellite photography, satellite remote sensing, and high altitude aircraft photography for teaching environmental and ecological aspects of earth science at the secondary or college levels. (SL)

Fisher, John J.

1977-01-01

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Using an inquiry approach to teach science to secondary school science teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Leaders in science education have actively promoted inquiry science since the 1960s and continue to do so today. The US National Science Education Standards recommend that science instruction and learning should be well grounded in inquiry. In spite of these efforts, however, little has changed in the way science is taught. Teacher-talk and textbooks are still the primary providers of

John W McBride; Muhammad I Bhatti; Mohammad A Hannan; Martin Feinberg

2004-01-01

105

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Alexander Gyamfi

2003-01-01

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Assessment and evaluation of science process skills in secondary school biology laboratories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Awareness of the importance of process skills in science education has increased, but practical methods of assessing student performance of these skills has received minimal attention. The purpose of this dissertation is to examine how student science process skills may be accurately and reliably measured and evaluated. A set of laboratory activities that emphasized process skills was developed by 12 science educators from the western New York area who were participants in a summer institute sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. These innovative laboratory activities were designed to be used in existing secondary school biology courses by students of different ages and ability levels. Student performance in the four general process categories of planning, performing, reasoning, and communicating was broken down into twenty specific, individual science process skills deemed important to science education. Nine teacher developers used these twelve activities, entirely and/or partially with their high school biology students during the 1995-1996 school year. Two types of assessment instruments were developed and field-tested for the purpose of evaluating student self evaluation and performance of the twenty individual science process skills. The first was an inventory that asked for the students' self-evaluation of their abilities to perform each of the twenty process skills based on the current year's laboratory experiences. The second was a set of three performance tasks which assessed the twenty skills and were to be completed by the students in a laboratory setting under supervision of their classroom teacher and the researcher. During May and early June, 1996, the student self-evaluation inventory and the three performance tasks were administered to 94 students of teachers in 6 schools who developed and used the activities (HH95, experimental group) and to 126 students of teachers in 9 schools that did not use the activities (HH96, control group). All schools were in the western New York region and of diverse demographics. Scoring, according to the rubrics developed by this researcher, by two independent raters had an overall agreement of 93.8%. Comparisons within and between the experimental and control groups were made based on the self-evaluation inventories and the results of the performance tasks. Students who used the specially developed process skills activities, the HH95 experimental group, demonstrated statistically better performance in skill category III, Reasoning, than the HH96 control group. The experimental group performed better on 15 of the 20 individual process skills. On the self evaluation inventory, the HH96 control students rated themselves statistically higher than the HH95 experimental group for their total performance ability as well as in skill categories I, Planning, and II, Performing. The correlation of the combined groups as to self evaluation and skill performance was +0.30, which was significant at the 0.05 level, and indicated a general agreement between student ability to demonstrate science process skills and student self evaluation.

Kujawinski, Daniel Bernard

107

Images of Science Linked to Labwork: A Survey of Secondary School and University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents findings about the images of science drawn upon in laboratory work, by upper secondary and university students, in academic streams with a science focus. Data were collected through four written questions, administered to a total of 368 students. The questions all required students to comment on laboratory investigations carried out by research scientists or by science students.

Marie-Geneviève Séré; Manuel Fernandez-Gonzalez; Jose A. Gallegos; Francisco Gonzalez-Garcia; Esteban De Manuel; F. Javier Perales; John Leach

2001-01-01

108

Images of Science Linked to Labwork: A Survey of Secondary School and University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents findings of the images of science drawn upon in laboratory work by upper secondary and university students in academic streams with a science focus. Questions required students to comment on laboratory investigations carried out by research scientists or science students. Shows that students' reasoning has an epistemological and an…

Sere, Marie-Genevieve; Fernandez-Gonzalez, Manuel; Gallegos, Jose A.; Gonzalez-Garcia, Francisco; De Manuel, Esteban; Perales, F. Javier; Leach, John

2001-01-01

109

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Babalola J. Ogunkola; Ramona E. Archer-Bradshaw

2011-01-01

110

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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,…

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

2013-01-01

111

A Qualitative Study of Secondary Science Teachers in a Public School and a Conservative Christian School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study incorporated classroom observations and taped interviews designed to reveal what each teacher believed about such matters as the nature of science and knowledge, the nature and purpose of education in general and science education in particular, and basic beliefs regarding God and purpose in life. Classroom practices of the…

Groves, Fred H.

112

Sources of Job Satisfaction in Science Secondary School Teachers in Chile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigates job satisfaction of Chilean secondary school teachers. Determines that teachers were most satisfied with interactions with students, relationships within the school, and opportunities to contribute to the development of individuals, future generations, and society. Shows that the main dissatisfactions are poor salary, excessive…

Hean, Sarah; Garrett, Roger

2001-01-01

113

Science choices and preferences of middle and secondary school students in Utah  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research sought to answer two questions: (1) What are Utah junior and senior high school students' preferences and choices regarding science subjects? (2) Could preferences and choices be related to the type of school, age or gender? Two thousand students from grades six through twelve participated in this study. Findings show that zoology and human anatomy and physiology were most preferred. Ecology was least prefered. Topics in the physical sciences were also low. There was a trend among girls to prefer natural sciences such as botany while boys tended to prefer the physical sciences. Generally, students' choices were limited to those subjects presently taught in the formal school curriculum. They appeared unaware of the many science related subjects outside the texts or the approved course of study.

Baird, J. Hugh; Lazarowitz, Reuven; Allman, Verl

114

Mixed-ability secondary science in one urban school district: A multiple case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The standards and accountability movements demand that all students be given the opportunity to learn more science than ever before. However, there is much uncertainty about how educators should proceed with this task. Issues of concern include achievement gaps, tracking, and graduation requirements. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore the challenges identified by four secondary science

Francis A. Tworek

2008-01-01

115

Science Textbooks for Lower Secondary Schools in Brunei: Issues of Gender Equity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper is concerned with issues affecting equity in science education for girls and boys. In the paper the results of an investigation into the recently published (1998-2000) series of textbooks entitled Lower Secondary Science for Brunei Darussalam are presented. In the first part of the paper, background issues of continuing gender…

Elgar, Ann

2004-01-01

116

Literacy learning in secondary school science classrooms: A cross-case analysis of three qualitative studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this cross-case analysis is to illustrate how and why literacy was incorporated into science teaching and learning in three secondary classrooms. Research questions guiding the analysis include: (a) How were literacy events shaped by the teachers' philosophies about teaching science content and teaching students? and (b) How was literacy (reading, writing, and oral language) structured by the

Deborah R. Dillon; David G. O'Brien; Elizabeth B. Moje; Roger A. Stewart

1994-01-01

117

An evaluation of a professional development course for secondary school science teachers: Chesapeake Watershed Ecology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Concern about the quality of schools has grown to the point that it has become a national goal to improve education in the United States. Science education in particular has been under attack. Improvement requires not only changes in science content, but also in instructional approach. Implicit in this reform is an equally substantive change in professional development practice because

Barbara Bonsall Wood

1997-01-01

118

A Technique for Evaluating the Relationships between Science-Related Attitudes in Secondary-School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study concurrently identified significant relationships between the attitudes of high school students toward nuclear energy, environmental issues, energy concepts, science concepts, space exploration, and metrication topical areas. Surveys indicated there were significant concurrent attitudinal relationships between specific science-related…

Dulski, Richard E.; Raven, Ronald J.

1994-01-01

119

Re-Presenting the Social Construction of Science in Light of the Propositions of Bruno Latour: For a Renewal of the School Conception of Science in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Current opinion holds that school science has not been producing the expected outcomes. Highlighted by a considerable body of research, one of the concerns is that young people still mobilize a naive conception of science. Consequently, we must pursue the reflection process concerning ways of renewing the school conception of science so as to…

Richard, Vincent; Bader, Barbara

2010-01-01

120

DEVELOPMENT OF A SELF-EFFICACY SCALE FOR ASSESSING SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS' SCIENCE SELF-EFFICACY BELIEFS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper details the development of a self-efficacy scale for assessing secondary school students' science self-efficacy (SSE) beliefs. Differences in the way self-efficacy and self-concept are assessed is discussed in light of the conceptual difference between self-efficacy and other self-percepts. Steps in the formulation of the scale in accordance with theoretical guidelines on how self-efficacy should be assessed and measures

Mary Wong; Siew Lian

121

The Use of Constructivist Teaching Practices by Four New Secondary School Science Teachers: A Comparison of New Teachers and Experienced Constructivist Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author examines the use of constructivist teaching practices by four new secondary school science teachers (NSTs) from a preparation program with a focus on constructivism. Data of the NSTs is compared to data of secondary school teachers from two different sources: (i) new teachers (NTs) from a broad-scale nationally-funded project involving…

Lew, Lee Yuen

2010-01-01

122

Transformative practices in secondary school science classrooms: Life histories of Black South African teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigated the construction of teaching practices that are aimed at including all students in learning the key ideas of science and helping them to develop a voice for participating in the discourses in and outside of the science classroom. Such practices define what in this study is referred to as transformative practice. The study tells the stories of three Black secondary school teachers in South Africa who have worked to construct a transformative practice in their biology and physical science classrooms. Using a life history perspective, the study explored the relationships between teachers' identities and the changes in their classroom practices. Data were collected mainly through periodic interviews with the teachers and observations of their teaching practices over a period of 18 months. An important finding of the study was that the classroom practices of all three teachers were defined by three similar themes of: (1) "covering the content" and preparing their students to succeed in the national examinations, (2) developing deep conceptual understandings of the subject matter, and (3) including all students in their teaching by constructing what other researchers have called a "culturally-relevant" pedagogy. This finding was consistent despite the observed variations of context and personal histories. A major finding of this study on the question of the relationship between identity and teaching practice was that despite the importance of context, subject matter, material and social resources, another category of resources---the "resources of biography"---proved to be crucial for each of the teachers in crafting a transformative pedagogy. These "resources of biography" included such things as the teachers' own experiences of marginalization, the experiences of growing up or living in a particular culture, and the experiences of participating in certain kinds of social, political, religious or professional activities. The study suggests that it is not only the experiences that provide a person with the resources for crafting a transformative practice, but a conscious reflection on and willingness to learn from these experiences that makes them available as resources for crafting such a practice. Further research is needed to better understand what the rubric of "resources of biography" includes and to explore the interactions between these kinds of resources and the material, human, and social resources that teachers need to reform their classroom practices.

Jita, Loyiso Currell

1999-11-01

123

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

124

Science on the Web: Secondary School Students' Navigation Patterns and Preferred Pages' Characteristics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study aims to explore navigation patterns and preferred pages' characteristics of ten secondary school students searching the web for information about cloning. The students navigated the Web for as long as they wished in a context of minimum support of teaching staff. Their navigation patterns were analyzed using audit trail data software.…

Dimopoulos, Kostas; Asimakopoulos, Apostolos

2010-01-01

125

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

126

Ability Grouping in English Secondary School: Effects on Attainment in English, Mathematics, and Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Studied the impact of ability grouping on attainment in a cohort of year-9 students in 45 mixed secondary schools in England representing a variety of grouping practices. In mathematics, students at higher levels by year 6 make more progress in sets, but those in lower levels make more progress in mixed ability classes. Discusses educational…

Ireson, Judith; Hallam, Susan; Hack, Sarah; Clark, Helen; Plewis, Ian

2002-01-01

127

Ability Grouping in English Secondary School: Effects on Attainment in English, Mathematics, and Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied the impact of ability grouping on attainment in a cohort of year-9 students in 45 mixed secondary schools in England representing a variety of grouping practices. In mathematics, students at higher levels by year 6 make more progress in sets, but those in lower levels make more progress in mixed ability classes. Discusses educational…

Ireson, Judith; Hallam, Susan; Hack, Sarah; Clark, Helen; Plewis, Ian

2002-01-01

128

Modernising Portugal's Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Portugal has a total of 477 public secondary schools. Some date from the end of the 19th century but the majority were built after 1970, reflecting the period of expansion in the school network and the extension of compulsory schooling. The schools are heterogeneous in terms of building types, architectural features and quality. An assessment of…

Heitor, Teresa V.

2008-01-01

129

Science Accommodation in Secondary Schools: A Design Guide. Building Bulletin 80 (Revised 1999).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document offers guidance in the accommodation needs for teaching the sciences in secondary education, either through new construction or the adaptation of existing buildings. Section 1 outlines the range of spaces usually required and examines planning options in new and adapted departments. Section 2 describes the planning of an individual…

Holt, Diane; Watson, Lucy; Wadsworth, Alison

130

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

131

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

132

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

133

Humanizing the Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These papers, presented during ASCD-sponsored conference, confront educators with issues in and alternatives for making secondary schools a more humanizing experience for students. The contributors and their articles are: Norman K. Hamilton, "Alternatives in Secondary Education"; Thornton B. Monez and Norman L. Bussiere, "The High School in Human…

Hamilton, Norman K., Ed.; Saylor, J. Galen, Ed.

134

High School Science Reform  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Aldridge, Bill G.

2000-01-01

135

Secondary science laboratory activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study conducted with 15 teachers and their classes in two Western Australian high schools indicated that laboratory activities are perceived by a majority of teachers and students as an effective means of learning science. However, laboratory activities were not presented on a regular basis in most classes and appeared to have low status compared to activities that emphasized science

Kenneth Tobin

1986-01-01

136

Integration of information and communication technology in teaching of science at lower secondary level (6-8) in a government school in urban Sindh  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of information and communication technology (ICT) has been increasing worldwide for teaching of science in secondary schools. Also in Pakistan, ICT technologies are now applied in a number of the Private schools and the public sector intends to use it for teaching and learning. The review of research studies suggest that appropriate and effective use of ICTs technology

Syed Wafa Hassan Shah

2011-01-01

137

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

138

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

139

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.

140

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

141

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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The correlates of the socio-cultural background of Botswana junior secondary school students with their attitudes towards and achievements in science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study was undertaken to find out whether there is a significant relationship between the socio-cultural beliefs held by beginning junior secondary school (JSS) students in Botswana and their attitudes towards school science on one hand and their achievement in school science on the other hand. Seven research questions were formulated. The nature of the study dictated the employment of descriptive research (survey) design. The sample for the study consisted of 395 JSS students randomly selected from eleven junior secondary schools within 120-kilometre radius of Gaborone, the state capital of Botswana. The collection of the data for the study was accomplished by the use of three constructed and validated research instruments. The findings of the study include the fact that Setswana1 (Botswana) mythology has a telling effect, to a large extent, on the thought processes of the average Botswana JSS student. This resulted in significant negative relationships between the students' socio-cultural background and their attitudes towards school science on one hand and their achievement in school science on the other hand. But in spite of the negative effect of the elements of the students' culture on the ease with which they learn school science, Botswana JSS students are found to be positively disposed towards school science in general.

Kesamang, M. E. E.; Taiwo, A. A.

2002-09-01

143

Status on Texas Secondary Science Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the most important challenges today facing public schools is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified science teachers. Policy makers in Texas adopted the 4x4 requirements for graduation, which will create an increase in the supply of science teachers. Dr. Fuller analyzed the topics concerning the shortage of secondary math and science teachers. Dr. Fuller's study clearly shows

Jennifer Mount; Ed Fuller

2009-01-01

144

Examination of instructional strategies: Secondary science teachers of mainstreamed English language learners in two high schools in southern New England  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Increasingly, English Language Learners (ELLs) are mainstreamed in science classes. As a result, science teachers must assume responsibility for these students' education. Currently, state tests show a wide performance gap between ELLs and non-ELLs in science and other content area courses. For instance, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) shows a two years average performance of 6% for ELLs and 33% for non-ELLs in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science and Technology, a 27% performance gap (Lachat, 2000). The use of research based effective teaching strategies for ELLs is indispensable in order to meet ELLs' learning needs (Jarret, 1999). The purpose of this study was to determine if differences exist between ELLs and non-ELLs regarding instructional strategies that secondary science teachers employ. Four areas were examined: instructional strategies mainstreamed ELLs and non-ELLs report as being most frequently employed by their science teachers, instructional strategies ELLs and non-ELLs consider most effective in their learning, the existing differences between ELLs and non-ELLs in the rating of effectiveness of instructional strategies their teachers currently practice, and factors impacting ELLs and non-ELLs' performance on high-stakes tests. This study was conducted in two urban high schools in Southern New England. The sample (N = 71) was based on the non-probability sampling technique known as convenience sampling from students registered in science classes. The questionnaire was designed based on research-based effective teaching strategies (Burnette, 1999; Ortiz, 1997), using a Likert-type scale. Several findings were of importance. First, ELLs and non-ELLs reported similar frequency of use of effective instructional strategies by teachers. However, ELLs and non-ELLs identified different preferences for strategies. Whereas non-ELLs preferred connecting learning to real life situations, ELLs rated that strategy as least effective. The results of this study may inform education policy makers and school systems about instructional strategies to implement in classrooms in order to meet the learning needs of every student. Recommendations for practice are included.

Yangambi, Matthieu Wakalewae

2005-12-01

145

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

146

Some Sociocultural Factors Militating against Drift towards Science and Technology in Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although it is a truism that the natural sciences do transcend cultural and national boundaries, the issue of the effect of culture on the teaching and learning of science continues to preoccupy the minds of researchers. The learning of the natural sciences calls into question, very often, beliefs and practices that are part of the contemporary culture in an environment.

Olugbemiro J. Jegede; Peter A. Okebukola

1989-01-01

147

Peer Assessment among Secondary School Students: Introducing a Peer Feedback Tool in the Context of a Computer Supported Inquiry Learning Environment in Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study we introduced a peer feedback tool to secondary school students while aiming at investigating whether this tool leads to a feedback dialogue when using a computer supported inquiry learning environment in science. Moreover, we aimed at examining what type of feedback students ask for and receive and whether the students use the…

Tsivitanidou, Olia; Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Hovardas, Tasos; Nicolaou, Aphrodite

2012-01-01

148

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

149

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

150

The Secondary Schools Taxonomy (SST).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Secondary School Taxonomy (SST) was developed as part of an analysis of the high school course-taking behavior of high school graduates between 1969 and 1987. Based on high school transcripts, it is intended to answer questions about secondary vocational education, such as: (1) who took vocational education and how much did they take?; (2)…

Brown, Cynthia L.; And Others

151

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

152

Assessment and evaluation of science process skills in secondary school biology laboratories  

Microsoft Academic Search

Awareness of the importance of process skills in science education has increased, but practical methods of assessing student performance of these skills has received minimal attention. The purpose of this dissertation is to examine how student science process skills may be accurately and reliably measured and evaluated. A set of laboratory activities that emphasized process skills was developed by 12

Daniel Bernard Kujawinski

1997-01-01

153

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

154

Teaching Strategies Based on Multiple Intelligences Theory among Science and Mathematics Secondary School Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Instructions in science and mathematics required various teaching strategies to ensure successful teaching and learning process. Science and mathematics teachers can optimize the effect of teaching when they realized the strengths of multiple intelligences they posses and how they can apply them in their teaching. Thus, the primary objectives of this study are to investigate: 1) the multiple intelligences profile

Tajularipin Sulaiman; Abdul Raub Abdurahman; Suzieleez Syrene Abdul Rahim

2010-01-01

155

34 CFR 300.36 - Secondary school.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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 law, except that it does not...

2013-07-01

156

Correlation Between Science Curriculum and Cognitive Level in Earth Science of Secondary School Students in the Philippines and Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Imperative to economic development is quality educati on. With the belief that science and technology is a twin vehicle towards the attainment of a country' s economic development, science education has always been the object of reform. The Philippines in its quest to alleviate the qualit y of life of its people, has done much effort to impr ove Science

DIGNA CABARDO PANINGBATAN; TAKESHI KOZAI; HIROAKI OZAWA; MAMORU MURATA; HIROSHI NISHIMURA

157

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.…

Wong, Kenson Kin Hang; Day, Jeffrey Richard

2009-01-01

158

AGRICULTURAL LITERACY OF MISSOURI SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATORS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The purpose,of this study was to assess secondary,educators' knowledge,of and attitude toward agriculture. The population consisted of teachers and administrators in 245 secondary schools in Missouri thatoffered an Agricultural Education program,as part of the curriculum. The sample consisted of 200 randomly selected schools and a cohort group of educators representing: administrators, agriculture teachers, language arts teachers, mathematics teachers, science

Clark Richard Harris; Robert J. Birkenholz

159

Does Practical Work Really Motivate? A study of the affective value of practical work in secondary school science  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present paper reports on a study that examined whether practical work can be said to have affective outcomes, and if so in what sense. The term ‘affective’ is used here to refer to the emotions, or feelings, engendered amongst pupils towards school science in general, or one of the sciences in particular. The study is based on 25 multi?site

Ian Abrahams

2009-01-01

160

Teaching and learning about energy in New Zealand secondary school junior science classrooms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Describes three case studies of the use of the Learning in Science Project (Energy) in New Zealand. Themes discussed include systems undergoing change, defining initial and final conditions, energy as a nonmaterial factor of change, forms of energy and conservation of energy. Mentions other issues and research.

Carr, Malcolm; Kirkwood, Valda

2005-11-03

161

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

162

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.

163

Science Education and the Material Culture of the Nineteenth-Century Classroom: Physics and Chemistry in Spanish Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although a large number of Spanish secondary schools have preserved an important scientific heritage, including large scientific instrument collections, this heritage has never been officially protected. Their current state is very diverse, and although several research projects have attempted to initiate their recovery and use, their lack of…

Simon, Josep; Cuenca-Lorente, Mar

2012-01-01

164

Science, Levels 7-12. Secondary Core Curriculum Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents the core science curriculum standards which must be completed by all students as a requisite for graduation from Utah's secondary schools. Contained within are the elementary and secondary school program of studies and high school graduation requirements. Each course entry for grades 7-12 contains: course title, unit of…

Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

165

Status on Texas Secondary Science Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the most important challenges today facing public schools is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified science teachers. Policy makers in Texas adopted the 4x4 requirements for graduation, which will create an increase in the supply of science teachers. Dr. Fuller analyzed the topics concerning the shortage of secondary math and science teachers. Dr. Fuller's study clearly shows an acute shortage of well-qualified and adequately prepared secondary math and science teachers in Texas schools. The study also explains that schools serving large percentages of poor, minority, and/or low-achieving students have the least qualified teachers and the greatest shortages compared to other non-minority students. Recently, there has been a shift in teacher preparation programs. Most future teachers are being prepared by alternative certification programs and certification by exam. The attrition rates vary depending on teachers' route of certification. There is a shortage of math and science teachers in Texas, but is part of this shortage due to teacher migration? My research will expand on Dr. Fuller's study by looking at the attrition and migration rates on the subgroups of chemistry and physics teachers. Migration is typically overlooked in analytical studies because it does not change the overall supply of teachers. My study will investigate if science teachers are migrating to wealthier districts and/or higher achieving school. This presentation will summarize results found by Dr. Fuller's study as well as look at further research in science teacher attrition and migration rates.

Mount, Jennifer; Fuller, Ed

2009-10-01

166

A Multilevel Modelling Approach to Investigating Factors Impacting Science Achievement for Secondary School Students: PISA Hong Kong Sample  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study utilized data from the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment Hong Kong sample to investigate the factors that impact the science achievement of 15-year-old students. A multilevel model was used to examine the factors from both student and school perspectives. At the student level, the results indicated that male students,…

Sun, Letao; Bradley, Kelly D.; Akers, Kathryn

2012-01-01

167

Equity and what secondary science teachers bring to the classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Barbara Anne Austin

2004-01-01

168

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.

169

Portugal's Secondary School Modernisation Programme  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of the Secondary School Modernisation Programme, being implemented in Portugal by "Parque Escolar, EPE", is based on the pursuit of quality and makes Portuguese education a potential international benchmark. This paper discusses the strategies adopted to reorganise school spaces. It describes the conceptual model and highlights the…

Heitor, Teresa V.; Freire da Silva, Jose M. R.

2009-01-01

170

Poor readers in secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

A follow-up of a representative sample of poor readers through secondary schooling confirmed persisting reading problems for most children. As a group, poor readers fell further behind a normal-reading comparison group during their early teens. Later reading progress was unrelated to gender, SES background, behavior problems or non-school attendance, though these factors did influence wider school attainments. Poor readers were

Barbara Maughan; Ann Hagell; Michael Rutter; William Yule

1994-01-01

171

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

172

Nuffield Secondary Science, Theme 2, Continuity of Life.  

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…

Wigglesworth, George

173

Contradictory views of the nature of science held by a Brazilian secondary school physics teacher: Educational value of interviews  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This paper discusses the bases of a secondary physics teacherâs contradictory conceptions of the nature of science. The data were obtained from a series of four interviews and three months of classroom observation. One of the interviews, a group interview (having as interviewees the subject of this study and four other experienced physicsâ teachers), has been shown to be a very powerful way of challenging the teacherâs views, of making him reflect about his ideas, and at the same time of reducing the risk of the interviewer suggesting particular ideas. An analogy to Piagetâs (1929) early methodology supplied a framework with which to categorise the intervieweeâs replies. This categorisation has provided information about the bases that underpin the teacherâs different and conflicting views on the nature of science.

Zimmermann, Erika; Gilbert, John

2005-11-28

174

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

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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

175

Tasks for Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The editors present here another in a series of articles, begun in December 1977, by influential Americans. On the following pages the director of the Central Intelligence Agency shares his percep tions of the direction schools should be taking.

Stansfield Turner

1978-01-01

176

Continuity at the Primary-Secondary Science Interface.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses four variables considered to be important at the primary-secondary science interface: (1) the curriculum, (2) the school administration system, (3) the classroom environment, and (4) the teacher. (Author)

Skamp, Keith

1980-01-01

177

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

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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

178

Science as Inquiry in the Secondary Setting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It can be a tough thing to admit: Despite hearing so much about the importance of inquiry-based science education, you may not be exactly sure what it is--not to mention how to do it. But now this engaging new book takes the intimidation out of inquiry. Science as Inquiry in the Secondary Setting gives you an overview of what inquiry can be like in middle and high school and explores how to incorporate more inquiry-centered practices into your own teaching. In 11 concise chapters, leading researchers raise and resolve such key questions as: � What is inquiry? � What does inquiry look like in specific classes, such as the Earth science lab or the chemistry lab? � What are the basic features of inquiry instruction? � How do you assess science as inquiry? Science as Inquiry was created to fill a vacuum. No other book serves as such a compact, easy-to-understand orientation to inquiry. It's ideal for guiding discussion, fostering reflection, and helping you enhance your own classroom practices. As chapter author Mark Windschitl writes, "The aim of doing more authentic science in schools is not to mimic scientists, but to develop the depth of content knowledge, the habits of mind, and the critical reasoning skills that are so crucial to basic science literacy." This volume guides you to find new ways of helping students further along the path to science literacy.

2007-12-01

179

High School Science Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Aldridge, Bill G.

2000-01-01

180

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.

181

Secondary School Advisors as Mentors and Secondary Attachment Figures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teacher-student relationship is vital to student outcomes in secondary school. Unfortunately, the transition from elementary to secondary school is associated with a decrease in the quality or supportiveness of this relationship. In response, some secondary schools implement advisory programs, in which a teacher/advisor meets periodically with…

Van Ryzin, Mark

2010-01-01

182

School Science Facilities Planner.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is intended as a reference document for designers of public school facilities. Its purpose is to provide descriptions of school science programs and the facilities that can support them. It provides an initial understanding of the nature and purposes of instructional programs around which facility designs may evolve. Some aspects…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

183

School Science Facilities Planner.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication is intended as a reference document for designers of public school facilities. Its purpose is to provide descriptions of school science programs and the facilities that can support them. It provides an initial understanding of the nature and purposes of instructional programs around which facility designs may evolve. Some aspects…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

184

[Secondary Career Education Activities: Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide is one of a series developed in a pilot project to integrate career education concepts with subject matter in secondary grades. The units are designed to reveal career orientation aspects of traditional topics within five major subject areas: English, social studies, mathematics, science, and health and physical education. The lesson…

Radford City Schools, VA.

185

Some Aspects of Secondary School Science in Australia. Centre for Advancement of Teaching Education Monograph Series. No. 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This digest provides annotated bibliographies of articles published in THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE TEACHERS' JOURNAL from May 1955 to December 1973. Subjects included are: the place of science in the curriculum, scientific literacy, organization of science programs, current general science courses, current junior science courses, current senior science

Stanhope, Roy

186

Health Teaching in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This textbook, which focuses on teaching health at the middle and secondary school levels, is a source book for curriculum development designed to help teachers organize major health topics. Chapter one discusses new directions in health education, including ecology, population control, and the national economy. Chapter two discusses the…

Willgoose, Carl E.

187

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

188

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…

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

189

Changing Secondary School Physical Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evidence suggests that many secondary school physical education programs fail to achieve their objectives. A disturbing number of students report associating required attendance with strong negative feelings about the class, physical activity, and themselves. Teachers report that workplace conditions do not allow any serious effort to provide instruction. The nature of these problems is such that neither improving instruction nor

Lawrence F. Locke

1992-01-01

190

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

191

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.

192

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

193

Footprints Forwards Blocked by a Failure Discourse: Issues in Providing Advice about Medicine and Other Health Science Careers to Indigenous Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A dominant discourse constructs Indigenous secondary school students as likely to leave school early and unlikely to take up a health career. We believe that this failure discourse shapes the school and tertiary transition experience for the majority of Indigenous students, regardless of their capabilities and aspirations. Career development…

Chesters, Janice; Drysdale, Marlene; Ellender, Isabel; Faulkner, Susan; Turnbull, Leanne; Kelly, Heather; Robinson, Anske; Chambers, Helen

2009-01-01

194

Secondary School Science Teachers as the Key to a Sustainable Workforce in the Mining and Mineral Processing Industry: Changing Peoples' Attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on an innovative professional de velopment program for school science teachers run collaboratively between the Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing and Murdoch University. Ultimately the initiative aims at increasing the pool of school students with strong science and mathematics backgrounds while highlighting the challenging careers available in the mineral resource sector including the gold i ndustry. The

Dan Churach; Nicholas J. Welham

195

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Klein, Stacy S.; Sherwood, Robert D.

2005-01-01

196

Options for the Secondary School Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author argues in favor of alternative school options for secondary school students for whom the traditional curriculum is inappropriate. Various criteria to develop an alternative school curriculum are mentioned. (DB)

Thornburg, Hershel D.

1980-01-01

197

Basic teaching methods in physics and social science classroom: Reality and upper secondary school students' expectations in Norway and Finland  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the 1990s, there was a worldwide discussion about the decreasing interest in science and technology studies on all levels. Much research has been organised to clarify what might affect student motivation to study science and, in particular, physics. The answers to what might motivate students are typically sought by investigating their interests or attitudes to (i) science (or domains

Jari Lavonen; Carl Angell; Reijo Byman; Ellen Henriksen; Ismo Koponen

198

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…

Shinohara, Fumihiko

2006-01-01

199

A Schools Science Exhibition  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Derek J. Gray

1990-01-01

200

Island Natural Science School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Toronto Board of Education (Ontario).

201

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

School Science Review, 1983

1983-01-01

202

NSTA: Middle School Science Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Middle School Science Classroom is part of the official website for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). This portion of the NSTA site includes a professional journal for middle school teachers, teacher discussion board, online resources for middle school, NSTA calendar, professional information, the latest in science education news, and much more!

2005-08-30

203

Combined Physics Course for Future Elementary and Secondary School Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lillian C. McDermott

1974-01-01

204

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

205

The Effect of the Use of Outside Facilities and Resources on Success in Secondary School Science Fairs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To investigate the effect of outside help in executing a successful science fair project, surveys were distributed to 356 participants in the 1987 Mississippi Region V Science Fair. Of this number, 147 students were in grades 7 and 8, 136 in grades 9 and 10, and 73 in grades 11 and 12. Students listed the number of hours they spent using outside…

Wiygul, Sherrill M.; Gifford, Vernon

206

Secondary School Teachers' Opinions: Public and Private Schools. Survey Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Much of the extant literature on school climate has focused on elementary schools. Recently, efforts have been made to extend this work to secondary schools. In particular, Pallas (Teachers College Record, 1988) and Chubb and Moe (1988) have analyzed data...

M. M. McMillen

1988-01-01

207

Three Months As Consultant for the UNESCO Secondary School Science Teaching Project for India, September to November, 1968.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of new courses is described and weaknesses are identified. The current position of the project is reviewed in terms of production of syllabuses and books, production of equipment, acceptability in schools, and administration and staffing. Biology syllabuses and textbooks are discussed in more detail. Appendices include reports of…

Meyer, G. R.

208

Technology and Science in Classroom and Interview Talk with Swiss Lower Secondary School Students: A Marxist Sociological Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Roth, Wolff-Michael

2013-01-01

209

What Research Says about Increasing the Numbers of Female Students Taking Math and Science in Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Increasing the numbers of female students in math and science courses where female participation rates are low relative to male rates has been a goal of educators for many years. A major purpose of reducing the gap is to ensure that women do not prematurely exclude themselves from career opportunities by dropping college and university…

Tsuji, Gerry; Ziegler, Suzanne

1990-01-01

210

School Culture in a Private Secondary Institution  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a case study of the school culture in a secondary school in Mauritius. It analyses how the school culture has an impact on the effectiveness of an educational organisation. The literature on school culture is reviewed and discussed. The education system in the Mauritian context is described; and its advantages and drawbacks highlighted. A case study of

Abdul Cayum Jahangeer

211

Summer Institutes for Secondary Teachers of Science, Mathematics and Social Science. 1972 Directory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This directory lists the institutions awarded support by the National Science Foundation for 276 summer institutes in 1972 for secondary school teachers of science and/or mathematics. The introduction gives information on "unitary" and "sequential" institutes, eligibility and selection of participants, applications, and information concerning…

National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

212

The Science For Our Schools (SFOS) Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Science For Our Schools (SFOS) program at California State University at Los Angeles places graduate students from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics with science teachers in secondary classrooms throughout the Los Angeles area. The program implements activities and demonstrations based on California's new science content standards. Graduate Fellows act as science communicators to bring the excitement of scientific research to high school classrooms. Fellows are partnered with highly experienced science teachers in seven different middle and high schools, most of which have high minority enrollment and large numbers of students from low-income families. In addition to curriculum development, our Fellows plan field trips, scout funding opportunities, facilitate lab equipment purchases, and help organize special events such as science fairs and "Ask a Scientist" nights. SFOS Fellows and PI's meet weekly to exchange ideas and experiences, to review current science education literature, and to preview curriculum developed for our middle and high school science classrooms. All SFOS participants gather at quarterly workshops to share the results of program activities through presentations and discussions. We thank the National Science Foundation for funding through the GK-12 program.

Terebey, S.; Mayo, D.; Strauss, J.

2004-12-01

213

On the Attitude of Secondary 1 Students towards Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The understanding of students' attitude towards science will give a sense of direction when designing pedagogical approaches and lesson packages so that reasons for not liking science is arrested and eventually the nation's need for science oriented workforce is addressed in the future. This study is part of a 3-year research project entitled PbI1atSchool: A large scale study on the effect of ``Physics by Inquiry'' pedagogy on Secondary One students' attitude and aptitude in science, involving school, National Institute of Education (NIE) Singapore, University of Washington at Seattle and the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore. The results from a survey conducted on a sample size of 215 secondary 1 students indicate that fun in studying science is a major reason for their interest towards the subject. Those who do not like science dislike the idea of surface learning such as memorizing facts and information. Besides, all these students in our sample appear to be inquisitive. We believe that the teaching and learning system needs to be modified to increase or at least sustain the students' interest in science and capitalize on students' inquisitiveness. Although the results obtained are interesting and give an insight on secondary 1 students' attitude towards science, we intend to carry out a more rigorous study to identify correlations between students' responses for different attitude questions to understand deeply their attitude towards science.

Kuppan, L.; Munirah, S. K.; Foong, S. K.; Yeung, A. S.

2010-07-01

214

Pennsylvania's Energy Curriculum for the Secondary Grades: Earth Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two dozen energy-related earth science lessons comprise this guide for secondary school teachers. Intended to provide information about energy issues that exist in Pennsylvania and throughout the world, the activities cover topics such as coal mining, radioactivity, and the distribution of oil and gas in Pennsylvania. Lessons include objectives,…

Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.

215

TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL TO SECONDARY SCHOOL IN GERMANY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Described for practitioners is an analysis of the transition from primary to secondary school, in regard to the German school system and under referral to German empirical research, with respect to the \\

Wilfried Griebel; Dagmar Berwanger

2006-01-01

216

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

217

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

218

Choosing a secondary school: parents of junior school children  

Microsoft Academic Search

A small?scale study was carried out to ascertain factors that parents of fourth?year primary school pupils felt were important when choosing a secondary school for their children. A total of 72 parents were interviewed, before a final choice of secondary school had been made.Overall, 85 per cent of the parents interviewed had decided to which school they would like their

Anne West; Andreas Varlaam

1991-01-01

219

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Larry D. Yore

1991-01-01

220

Preparing Future Secondary Computer Science Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

221

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

222

Assessing Ethics in Secondary Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

223

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

224

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

PEB Exchange, 2002

2002-01-01

225

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

226

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

227

Evaluating Montbrillant Lower Secondary School in Switzerland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Does Geneva's Montbrillant lower secondary school, which has now been in use for one year, meet the objectives targeted when it was designed? Does the new school respond to the needs and expectations of staff and students? Questions such as these serve to evaluate the quality of a school building once in use and tie in with work supported by PEB…

Simioni, Sandro

2004-01-01

228

Evaluating Montbrillant Lower Secondary School in Switzerland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Does Geneva's Montbrillant lower secondary school, which has now been in use for one year, meet the objectives targeted when it was designed? Does the new school respond to the needs and expectations of staff and students? Questions such as these serve to evaluate the quality of a school building once in use and tie in with work supported by PEB…

Simioni, Sandro

2004-01-01

229

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

230

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

231

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

232

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

233

Comparison of perceptions among rural versus nonrural secondary science teachers: A multistate survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 100-item survey was distributed to science teachers in eight states to determine characteristics of teachers, schools, programs, and perceived needs. Results from 1258 secondary science teachers indicate that they perceive the following to be among their greatest needs: (1) to motivate students to want to learn science; (2) to discover sources of free and inexpensive science materials; (3) to

William E. Baird; J. Preston Prather; Kevin D. Finson; J. Steve Oliver

1994-01-01

234

US secondary schools and food outlets.  

PubMed

We examined the availability of fast food restaurants and convenience stores within walking distance (0.5 miles or 805 m) 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 convenience stores, while schools in African-American versus White neighborhoods generally have fewer food outlets. Furthermore, urban neighborhoods with a high school versus no secondary school have more food outlets. Curbing the obesity epidemic among adolescents requires addressing the food environment surrounding schools. PMID:17881277

Zenk, Shannon N; Powell, Lisa M

2007-08-09

235

Secondary School Administrators' Attitudes toward Confidentiality in School Counseling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The school counseling literature emphasizes the importance of confidentiality in the counseling relationship. In some circumstances, school policy may require disclosure of content discussed in counseling unrelated to threat of harm to self or others. This pilot study investigated secondary school principals' attitudes toward the practice of…

O'Connell, William P.

2012-01-01

236

Secondary School Administrators' Attitudes toward Confidentiality in School Counseling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The school counseling literature emphasizes the importance of confidentiality in the counseling relationship. In some circumstances, school policy may require disclosure of content discussed in counseling unrelated to threat of harm to self or others. This pilot study investigated secondary school principals' attitudes toward the practice of…

O'Connell, William P.

2012-01-01

237

Education, Schooling and Young Offenders of Secondary School Age  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article outlines the evidence about education, schooling and young offenders of secondary school age. Education and experiences of schooling are shown to be potentially risk or protective factors in relation to offending behaviour by young people. The victimisation and vulnerability of more serious young offenders is highlighted in the case…

Hayden, Carol

2008-01-01

238

School meals and the start of secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article draws on empirical data from a study of children's health in the context of children's transition to secondary school. It focuses upon the school food practices of chil- dren in the context of changes which have occurred in recent years within the UK second- ary school meals service, i.e. a move from 'meal provision' via Local Education Authorities

Julia Brannen; Pamela Storey

1998-01-01

239

West Indian Students in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes the significant dialectal differences which exist between most West Indian dialects and Canadian English and outlines activities which can be used in a program for West Indian students in Canadian secondary schools. (CFM)|

Coelho, Liz

1976-01-01

240

Nanotechnology and Secondary Science Teacher's Self-Efficacy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The recommendations of the United States President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the multi-agency National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) identified the need to prepare the workforce and specialists in the field of nanotechnology in order for the United States to continue to compete in the global marketplace. There is a lack of research reported in recent literature on the readiness of secondary science teachers to introduce higher level sciences---specifically nanotechnology---in their classes. The central research question of this study examined secondary science teachers' beliefs about teaching nanotechnology comfortably, effectively, and successfully. Bandura's self-efficacy theory provided the conceptual framework for this phenomenological study. A data analysis rubric was used to identify themes and patterns that emerged from detailed descriptions during in-depth interviews with 15 secondary science teachers. The analysis revealed the shared, lived experiences of teachers and their beliefs about their effectiveness and comfort in teaching higher-level sciences, specifically nanotechnology. The results of the study indicated that, with rare exceptions, secondary science teachers do not feel comfortable or effective, nor do they believe they have adequate training to teach nanotechnology concepts to their students. These teachers believed they were not prepared or trained in incorporating these higher level science concepts in the curriculum. Secondary science teachers' self-efficacy and personal beliefs of effectiveness in teaching nanotechnology can be an important component in achieving a positive social change by helping to familiarize high school students with nanotechnology and how it can benefit society and the future of science.

Cox, Elena K.

241

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

242

Reforming Secondary Science Instruction (e-book)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science education reform can seem a daunting task to high school science teachers. So, you might ask, why should I be bothered? The answer is that today's students simply do not have the skill sets necessary for life in our global economy. Re

2009-06-17

243

Current Trends in Secondary School Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Part of a series of publications concerning professional education, this book centers upon the social studies as a major component of the secondary school program and is designed for use in secondary social studies methods courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The changing rationale for social studies instruction and the recent…

Anderson, Randall C.

244

Roland Michener Secondary School House System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the establishment and operation of a Canadian secondary-school house and governance system designed to (1) encourage student involvement at all school function levels, (2) provide increased personal advice to students, and (3) satisfy some of the students' needs to be involved in decisions affecting their education. The…

Roland Michener Secondary School, Kanata (Ontario).

245

Secondary School Children and their Television  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines children's viewing of TV outside the school environment, and the extent to which some adult fears about teenage television viewing are justified. A sample of almost 300 secondary school children were issued with a questionnaire to establish their viewing preferences and TV availability. It was found that more than two?thirds had a television set in their room,

Jude Collins

1992-01-01

246

Synopses for Modern Secondary School Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.

247

Secondary School Transition: Planning for Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

248

Fears of Senegalese Secondary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A questionnaire investigating the inventory of fears and worries of Senegalese adolescents was administered to 806 secondary school students; Croake's classification was utilized. School fears were found to be much more important in Senegal than in France or the United States. As has been noticed in industrialized countries, girls and children born of poorer parents were more subject to fears

Michel Vandewiele

1981-01-01

249

Job Bank in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Job Bank in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin secondary schools, sponsored by the Wisconsin State Employment Service (WSES), consists of two sets of microfiche of job openings throughout the State as listed with WSES. It is used for placement at the high school level and exploratory purposes at the junior high level. (EA)|

Seifert, Terry

1976-01-01

250

Reading Interests of Gifted Secondary School Writers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.

251

READING IN FLORIDA SECONDARY SCHOOLS, A GUIDE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS TEACHING GUIDE WAS DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE A VARIETY OF SUGGESTIONS AND INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS INVOLVED IN A SECONDARY SCHOOL READING PROGRAM AND FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND SUPERVISORS RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING AND IMPLEMETING READING PROGRAMS IN HIGH SCHOOLS. THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE DISCUSSED--THE DEFINITIONS AND OBJECTIVES OF A READING PROGRAM,…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.

252

Values Education in American Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper highlights trends in values education in public secondary schools, crucial issues in both religious and secular values education, and effective strategies for teaching values in formal and invisible curricula. A review of the history of values education in the public schools is accompanied by relevant research pertaining to the…

Titus, Dale N.

253

Synopses for Modern Secondary School Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

254

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

255

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.

256

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.

257

Who Makes It to Secondary School? Determinants of Transition to Secondary Schools in Rural India  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite considerable progress made, a significant proportion of children continue to drop out before reaching secondary school in India. This study investigates factors influencing parental decision-making with regard to children's secondary schooling in the context of a rural area of Uttar Pradesh. The study finds that cost, distance to the…

Siddhu, Gaurav

2011-01-01

258

An Annotated Bibliography of Teaching Bioethics in the Public Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to identify bioethical topics of possible interest for a high school science curriculum, focusing on advantages and disadvantages of bioethical education and emphasizing the procedure to incorporate bioethics instruction into the secondary school science curriculum. Researched material is presented as an annotated…

Jennings, Bruce D.

259

An Annotated Bibliography of Teaching Bioethics in the Public Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was conducted to identify bioethical topics of possible interest for a high school science curriculum, focusing on advantages and disadvantages of bioethical education and emphasizing the procedure to incorporate bioethics instruction into the secondary school science curriculum. Researched material is presented as an annotated…

Jennings, Bruce D.

260

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

261

Science as Inquiry in the Secondary Setting (e-book)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It can be a tough thing to admit: Despite hearing so much about the importance of inquiry-based science education, you may not be exactly sure what it is--not to mention how to do it. But now this engaging new book takes the intimidation out of inquiry. Science as Inquiry in the Secondary Setting gives you an overview of what inquiry can be like in middle and high school and explores how to incorporate more inquiry-centered practices into your own teaching. In 11 concise chapters, leading researchers raise and resolve such key questions as: � What is inquiry? � What does inquiry look like in specific classes, such as the Earth science lab or the chemistry lab? � What are the basic features of inquiry instruction? � How do you assess science as inquiry? Science as Inquiry was created to fill a vacuum. No other book serves as such a compact, easy-to-understand orientation to inquiry. It's ideal for guiding discussion, fostering reflection, and helping you enhance your own classroom practices. As chapter author Mark Windschitl writes, "The aim of doing more authentic science in schools is not to mimic scientists, but to develop the depth of content knowledge, the habits of mind, and the critical reasoning skills that are so crucial to basic science literacy." This volume guides you to find new ways of helping students further along the path to science literacy.

2007-12-01

262

PLANNING THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANT. SCHOOL PLANT PLANNING SERIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|ONE OF A SERIES OF NINE SCHOOL PLANT PLANNING GUIDES, THIS REPORT OUTLINES SPECIFIC AS WELL AS GENERAL PLANNING PRINCIPLES. A PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF PLANNING IS RELATED TO THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT. PLANNING PROCEDURES INCLUDE LONG RANGE PLANNING AND STEPS FOR OVERALL PLANNING. INCLUDED IN THE STEPS ARE PREPARING…

Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.

263

PLANNING THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANT. SCHOOL PLANT PLANNING SERIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ONE OF A SERIES OF NINE SCHOOL PLANT PLANNING GUIDES, THIS REPORT OUTLINES SPECIFIC AS WELL AS GENERAL PLANNING PRINCIPLES. A PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF PLANNING IS RELATED TO THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT. PLANNING PROCEDURES INCLUDE LONG RANGE PLANNING AND STEPS FOR OVERALL PLANNING. INCLUDED IN THE STEPS ARE PREPARING…

Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.

264

Practical Work in Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Lower Secondary and General Upper Secondary Schools in Slovenia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Syllabi in the science subjects, biology, chemistry and physics at lower and general upper secondary school are compared in the light of their underlying philosophies, goals, objectives and recognized importance in science teaching. Even though all syllabi were prepared within the same framework, great differences among syllabi concerning…

Sorgo, Andrej; Spernjak, Andreja

2012-01-01

265

Innovations in Urban Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Article reported the results of a survey of principals of 670 schools in all cities of the United States with a population of over 300,000 on their attitudes about the educational worth of a wide variety of educational innovations. (Author/RK)

Nelson, Margaret; Sieber, Sam D.

1976-01-01

266

Building Bridges between Primary and Secondary Science for Children and Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors introduce the Improving Science Together (IST) project (2000-2002), funded by the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust. The project was a partnership between 20 primary and 4 secondary schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, LEA advisory staff, BAE Systems, and the primary science team at Bath Spa University…

McMahon, Kendra; Davies, Dan

2003-01-01

267

Sex, grade, and course differences in attitudes that are related to cognitive performance in secondary science  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to collect and analyze data on sexual differences in secondary school students' attitudes towards science. Attitudinal differences were also analyzed for the independent variables of science programs and grade levels. Data were collected from 988 students using a modified version of the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scales to represent attitudes toward science. Reliabilities of the

James Levin; H. Seymour Fowler

1984-01-01

268

Humanities in the Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Humanities courses can help to remedy the compartmentalization of knowledge in contemporary education, promote an integrated conception of a way of life, provide an historical and geographical perspective, counteract the educational impact of the sciences and the pressure of vocationalism, and introduce subjects too often neglected, such as…

Hipple, Walter

1969-01-01

269

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

270

Safety in School Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Education in Science, 1979

1979-01-01

271

Pedagogical Relationship in Secondary Social Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates two high school social science classrooms in order to better understand the pedagogical relationships among teachers, students, and disciplinary content, and how teachers can influence students' opportunities to learn disciplinary literacy. Drawing on conceptual resources from sociocultural theories of learning and…

Girard, Brian James

2010-01-01

272

Piaget and the Secondary Science Teacher  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports the results of a study that indicate that junior and senior high school science students are penalized (by receiving lower grades) for not being able to think at the formal operational level. Outlines some methods that may be used to facilitate growth in cognitive development of students. (JR)|

Ball, Daniel W.; Sayre, Steve A.

1974-01-01

273

Pedagogical Relationship in Secondary Social Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates two high school social science classrooms in order to better understand the pedagogical relationships among teachers, students, and disciplinary content, and how teachers can influence students' opportunities to learn disciplinary literacy. Drawing on conceptual resources from sociocultural theories of learning and…

Girard, Brian James

2010-01-01

274

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

275

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

276

Laser experiments for the secondary school classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gareth T. Williams

1995-01-01

277

Certified Athletic Trainers in Our Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the medical, legal, and educational benefits of having a certified athletic trainer in the secondary school, explaining that they can prevent or lessen the severity of an injury or chance of re-injury. The article presents eight options for hiring a certified athletic trainer and offers suggestions and resources for locating one. (SM)|

Stopka, Christine; Shimon, Jane M.; Horodyski, MaryBeth; Deere, Randy; Bolger, Christine

2002-01-01

278

Teaching Secondary School Biology for Social Relevance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since the 1960's biology teaching in secondary schools has been transformed from a formal approach reflecting the structure of the discipline and mirroring the concerns of the scientific community to a broad-based approach reflecting the concerns of society as a whole. The aim of biology education today is to heighten awareness, improve students'…

Meyer, G. Rex; And Others

279

Organic Horticulture in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

280

Health Risks Information Reaches Secondary School Smokers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This cross-sectional study aimed to assess smoking prevention and cessation education delivered as part of the UK National Curriculum and to evaluate the relative effectiveness of health, social influence and other/non-health components. In all, 1789 students aged 11-15 from 12 secondary schools completed online surveys assessing smoking status,…

Ridout, Fran; Charlton, Anne; Hutchison, Iain

2008-01-01

281

Modern Physics In Brazilian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current work reports a research that aimed to update the curriculum for the teaching of Physics. Topics from modern and contemporaneous theories are generally put aside in secondary school classes, for both course programs and formal university background designed to teachers of Physics focus on classic topics. We present the results of some…

Pietrocola, Mauricio

2005-01-01

282

Topics in English for the Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written primarily for the secondary school English teacher, this book suggests specific projects to extend the range and variety of the English curriculum and to develop the students' language skills and imaginations. Part I contains discussions of the nature and purposes of English lessons, the place of literature in education, methods for…

Summerfield, Geoffrey

283

Teacher Burnout in Metro Manila Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

284

Teaching Basic Reading Skills in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents diagnostic and prescriptive techniques that will enable teachers to enhance secondary school students' learning through reading in content areas. Three terms used in the document are defined in Section I: "vocabulary skills" include word attack skills, sight word skills, and word meanings; "comprehension skills" are…

Carnine, Linda

1980-01-01

285

Independent Studies in Upper Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This annotated bibliography lists reports made in connection with a Swedish project concerning independent studies in history in the upper secondary school. A list of study materials for that course is included here, as are resumes of reports on the following topics: the learning environment at that grade level, the general framework of didactic…

Husen, Torsten

286

Are Secondary Schools Spending Enough on Books?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Evidence is provided to illustrate that the current level of spending on books by English secondary schools is low with regard to maintaining existing book stocks and that parental expenditure is not making up the shortfall. An analysis of the inspection regime suggests a tendency to emphasise information and communications technology (ICT) to…

Hurd, Steve; Mangan, Jean; Adnett, Nick

2005-01-01

287

Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is key reading for all trainee secondary school teachers. It covers the range of core professional skills that student teachers need to acquire irrespective of their subject specialism or their training route. It also considers recent developments in teaching, exploring the opportunities and challenges they present for those about to…

Brooks, Valerie, Ed.; Abbott, Ian, Ed.; Bills, Liz, Ed.

2004-01-01

288

Construction: Masonry. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

289

Modernized Newtonian Cosmology in Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Modern cosmology is founded on general relativity. Therefore, it lies outside the syllabus of classical physics and mathematics in most secondary schools. Nevertheless, it is desirable to introduce its concepts, methods and results to interested students. This is possible by assuming modified principles of homogeneity and isotropy and applying Newtonian dynamics with an extra repulsive force including Einstein's cosmological constant.

Thorir Sigurdsson

2007-01-01

290

Language Attitudes of Estonian Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of a survey of language attitudes of Estonian secondary school students, ages 15 to 18, are presented, and the implications for the practice of language maintenance are discussed. The survey revealed that Estonian is valued as a token of identity but not much as a commodity in the sense of linguistic economy. It is argued that…

Ehala, Martin; Niglas, Katrin

2006-01-01

291

Organic Horticulture in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

292

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

293

Evaluation of the Effects of Medium of Instruction on the Science Learning of Hong Kong Secondary Students: Performance on the Science Achievement Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study examined the effects of a new Hong Kong policy requiring Chinese as the language of instruction on secondary students' learning of science. Science achievement test scores at 100 secondary schools indicate that previous use of English to teach science may have hampered students' ability to grasp material due to the high-level thinking…

Yip, Din Yan; Tsang, Wing Kwong; Cheung, Sin Pui

2003-01-01

294

Elementary and Middle School Science Improvement Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Alabama A and M University Elementary and Middle School Science Improvement Project (Project SIP) was instituted to improve the science knowledge of elementary and middle school teachers using the experimental or hands-on approach. Summer workshops we...

S. Y. Mcguire

1989-01-01

295

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

296

Survey of the energy knowledge and attitudes of secondary fifth year students in official high schools having both science and humanities majors in Venezuela  

SciTech Connect

Information is presented on the energy knowledge and attitudes of Venezuelan fifth year science and humanities students as the starting point for the future inclusion of energy topics into the existing curriculum. The study examined (1) relationships between students energy knowledge and attitudes and demographic, experiential, perceptual, cultural, and educational, background variables and (b) differences in energy knowledge and attitudes among science and humanities majors, students in the four regions, and males and females. These differences were examined using multivariate analysis of variance and discriminant analysis as a follow-up procedure. The instruments developed consisted of two forms (A and B) each containing 20 knowledge items and 25 attitude items, and a socio-educational survey. Students' scores on the energy knowledge items were low. They had a poor understanding of energy transformations and units of electrical power and lacked basic understanding of the laws of thermodynamics. Most students were knowledgeable about transportation conservation methods. Response patterns on the attitude items indicated that students held a positive attitude toward energy related matters. The majority of students reported that their knowledge of energy matters has been obtained from sources outside the classroom. They perceived the need to conserve energy and believed that energy concepts should be part of the school curriculum.

Villasmil, R.J.

1985-01-01

297

In-Service and Pre-Service Secondary Science Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs about Science Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to compare the levels of pre-service and in-service secondary science teachers' self efficacy beliefs relating to science teaching and to analyze the change of these beliefs according to their demographic characteristics such as gender, the graduate school type, teaching experience and major. The study was conducted…

Azar, Ali

2010-01-01

298

In-Service and Pre-Service Secondary Science Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs about Science Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to compare the levels of pre-service and in-service secondary science teachers' self efficacy beliefs relating to science teaching and to analyze the change of these beliefs according to their demographic characteristics such as gender, the graduate school type, teaching experience and major. The study was conducted…

Azar, Ali

2010-01-01

299

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a variety of laboratory procedures, discussions, and demonstrations including centripedal force apparatus, model ear drum, hot air balloons, air as a real substance, centering a ball, simple test tube rack, demonstration fire extinguisher, pin-hole camera, and guidelines for early primary science education (5-10 years) concepts and lesson…

School Science Review, 1981

1981-01-01

300

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

301

Teacher Education Curriculum of Secondary School Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Finnish education system has received attention from all over the world because it came out on top in the PISA surveys. Finnish 15-year-olds have been number one in terms of skills in science, mathematics, the reading of literature and problem solving, and only a very few students fall within the lowest PISA categories. Likewise, the differences between schools are

Hannele Niemi; Ritva Jakku-Sihvonen

302

Cognitive development in a secondary science setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Observations were made of the progressive change in the cognitive development of 141 students over the course of their secondary\\u000a education in an Australian private school. Cognitive development was measured in years 8, 10 and 12 usingBond's Logical Orerations Test. Rasch analysis of each of the data sets provided ability estimates for students in the year groups of 1993 (year

Lorna C. Endler; Trevor Bond

2000-01-01

303

Integrating Astronomy into High School Science Courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although many states include astronomy standards at a high school level, teachers, schools, and school districts, often struggle to find a way to address these standards. The typical high school science sequence of Biology-Chemistry-Physics leaves little place for Astronomy, except perhaps as an elective class. Yet, if the revised New Jersey Science Standards are any indication, Astronomy could become an

Theresa R. Moody; W. van der Veen; E. Drobnes; A. Littleton

2010-01-01

304

75 FR 32235 - Exchange Visitor Program-Secondary School Students  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...interest in secondary school student exchange programs...current best practices in the secondary school student exchange industry...Sept. 2, 2009). In response to the advanced...99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism...

2010-06-07

305

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

306

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

307

Bridging School-Subjects and Distances in Upper Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The aim of this paper is to report how Swedish upper secondary schools involved in a European Union-financed collaborative project intertwined aspects of subject integration and international collaboration with the use of ICT. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology used is a case study in which aspects of subject integration and…

Lindberg, J. Ola; Sahlin, Susanne

2011-01-01

308

The Effectiveness of Smart Schooling in Terms of Student Achievement in Science: A Study of Malaysian Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports the relative effectiveness of Smart and Mainstream schooling in terms of student achievement in science. The participants comprised 770 secondary school Form 3 (15-year-old) students from two Smart Schools and two Mainstream Schools in Malaysia. Using students' Standardised National Examination (SNE) primary-school science

Ong, Eng-Tek; Ruthven, Kenneth

2012-01-01

309

Workshops in Secondary Schools, Singapore. Educational Building Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this document is on the design of educational facilities, especially workshops, in Singapore. Chapter 1 discusses secondary schools, including the general curriculum and specifications-of-space provision in a standard secondary school. In chapter 2 the position of technical education within general secondary schools is addressed.…

Liew Kok-Pun, Michael; And Others

310

Excessive Internet Use and Loneliness among Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The association between loneliness and excessive internet use among secondary school students was examined. One hundred and sixty seven secondary school students were administered a questionnaire for some demographic questions and UCLA for determining their loneliness levels. The results showed that the secondary school students who reported…

Deniz, Levent

2010-01-01

311

Workshops in Secondary Schools, Singapore. Educational Building Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The focus of this document is on the design of educational facilities, especially workshops, in Singapore. Chapter 1 discusses secondary schools, including the general curriculum and specifications-of-space provision in a standard secondary school. In chapter 2 the position of technical education within general secondary schools is addressed.…

Liew Kok-Pun, Michael; And Others

312

PRINCIPALS' LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOUR AND SCHOOL LEARNING CULTURE IN EKITI STATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effect of principal's leadership behaviour on school learning culture in some selected secondary schools in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was employed. The study population comprised all the secondary schools in Ekiti State. 65 schools were randomly selected out of 161 secondary schools in the state. The instrument used to collect data was questionnaire tagged

Olayele Florence OLUREMI

313

Health risks information reaches secondary school smokers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This cross-sectional study aimed to assess smoking prevention and cessation education de- livered as part of the UK National Curriculum and to evaluate the relative effectiveness of health, social influence and other\\/non-health components. In all, 1789 students aged 11-15 from 12 secondary schools completed online surveys assessing smoking status, factors known to be related to smoking and experience of smoking

Fran Ridout; Anne Charlton; Iain Hutchison

2008-01-01

314

Improving Progression and Continuity from Primary to Secondary Science: Pupils' Reactions to Bridging Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports research from a project set up to implement 'bridging work' in science in England. Group interviews of 59 pupils in Year 6 (at the end of primary school) and 48 pupils in Year 7 (at beginning of secondary school) were carried out after pupils had completed bridging work. Twenty-six of this sample were the same pupils.…

Braund, Martin; Hames, Vicky

2005-01-01

315

Student Generated Recommendations for Enhancing Success in Secondary Science and Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One frequently overlooked approach to improving academic success is the simple technique of listening to the students. Students are uniquely positioned to understand the nature of school problems, and their perceptions can be useful in forming solutions to problems of academic failure and school leaving. In this study, science-tracked secondary

Conboy, Joseph E.; Fonseca, Jesuina M. B.

2009-01-01

316

Improving Progression and Continuity from Primary to Secondary Science: Pupils' Reactions to Bridging Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports research from a project set up to implement 'bridging work' in science in England. Group interviews of 59 pupils in Year 6 (at the end of primary school) and 48 pupils in Year 7 (at beginning of secondary school) were carried out after pupils had completed bridging work. Twenty-six of this sample were the same pupils.…

Braund, Martin; Hames, Vicky

2005-01-01

317

Improving progression and continuity from primary to secondary science: Pupils' reactions to bridging work  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports research from a project set up to implement `bridging work' in science in England. Group interviews of 59 pupils in Year 6 (at the end of primary school) and 48 pupils in Year 7 (at beginning of secondary school) were carried out after pupils had completed bridging work. Twenty-six of this sample were the same pupils. Semi-structured

Martin Braund; Vicky Hames

2005-01-01

318

Health Rights in Secondary Schools: Student and Staff Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the perspectives of secondary school students and staff about the extent to which young people's health rights are catered for at school. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the concept of Health-Promoting Schools encourage the provision of healthy school environments. A postal survey of secondary

Smith, Anne B.; Gaffney, Michael; Nairn, Karen

2004-01-01

319

Peer mentoring in the development of beginning secondary science teachers: three case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, the researchers examined the effectiveness of a reflective model of peer mentoring in the professional growth of early?career science teachers. The study was carried out over one academic year with three beginning secondary science teachers. The public school teachers in this study reported that participation in peer mentoring provided a support mechanism through which they developed confidence

Cory T. Forbes

2004-01-01

320

Cognitive Preferences in Biology of Students Participating in a Secondary Science Summer Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cognitive preferences of 177 able, science-oriented high school students who participated in a secondary science training program at the University of Iowa in the summer were studied. A Biology Cognitive Preference Test (BCPT) was administered, in which 20 items required ranking and 20 items required rating on a four-point scale. The items were…

Lunetta, Vincent N.; Tamir, Pinchas

321

Exploration of Secondary Students' Creativity by Integrating Web-Based Technology into an Innovative Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to investigate how web-based technology could be utilized and integrated with real-life scientific materials to stimulate the creativity of secondary school students. One certified science teacher and 31 seventh graders participated in this study. Several real-life experience science sessions integrated with online…

Jang, Syh-Jong

2009-01-01

322

An experience of teaching bioethics at secondary schools in Karachi.  

PubMed

Bioethics is the "critical analysis of emerging moral issues in health". The term was first used to refer to "the moral problems of the life sciences encompassing medicine, biology, environment, population and social sciences". Teaching bioethics is complex and challenging within multi-system educational program as in Pakistan for secondary schools. The objectives are difficult as bioethics teaching require changes in knowledge, skills and attitudes along with strong improvement in moral reasoning. The objectives of the study were to teach bioethics and evaluate comprehension and skills of ethical reasoning in students of secondary school in Karachi. This was a quasi-experimental study conducted in two schools (public and private-sector) of Karachi from January 2007 to December 2009. This was a preliminary study and used simple random sampling to recruit one hundred and ten students. The qualitative analysis of comprehension and skills were evaluated on numeric scales. The study found higher comprehension and skills level in females (66%) compared to male students during class-room sessions. PMID:23286632

Khan, Mahjabeen

2013-01-01

323

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

324

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

325

TEACHER QUALITY AND TEACHER PREPAREDNESS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS: EVIDENCE FROM SASS 1999-2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, I inquired into the quality of public secondary school teachers by examining what percentages of teachers were highly qualified in the fields of their main teaching assignment and in each specific field they taught. The focus was placed on the core academic fields (English, social studies, math, and science) and the subfields of science (chemistry, physics, earth

Xuejin Lu

326

Eye and Face Protection in School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Choosing what eye and face protection to provide for the high school science laboratory is often a challenge. Science teachers and school administrators may not fully understand the relevant safety regulations and standards or be able to correctly identify the various types of eye protection devices. Although some schools have received training…

Kaufman, Jim

2006-01-01

327

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Christopher D. Harrison

2009-01-01

328

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gerald Richard Kirk

2000-01-01

329

Challenging traditional assumptions of secondary science through the PET curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 students' naïve and developing understandings and shifting the authority for validating science knowledge from the instructor to laboratory evidence and social consensus.

Ross, Mike; Otero, Valerie

2013-01-01

330

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

331

Violence Prevention in United States Society of Jesus Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using data from a representative number of Society of Jesus secondary schools, the researcher reports what these schools are doing to prevent violence, and tests an explanatory model of school violence he created. The researcher proposes that this model can be used to explain and prevent school violence by identifying and addressing the school-based factors that are related to serious

Thomas Andrew Simonds

2009-01-01

332

The effect of informal science experiences on science achievement and attitude of high school biology students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Informal science education is a science learning experience that occurs in a non-classroom setting. Few previous evaluations of informal science experiences have involved secondary science students. This study investigated the effect of two informal science experiences on achievement and attitude toward science of secondary biology students in a typical New York State high school. Participants in the study were two classroom science teachers and five 10sp{TH} grade biology classes; three of the classes participated in the informal science experiences. A highly reliable science attitude test was used to compare the attitudes of students who had the informal science experiences to those who had not. Students who went to informal science institutions scored significantly higher on three subscales of the attitude test, indicating a more positive attitude toward science. In addition, scores on the New York State Regents Biology Exam were compared between the two groups of students. Once again, scores for students who went to informal science institutions were higher. Finally, fifteen students, selected at random, were interviewed to solicit their opinions about their general, as well as informal, science learning experiences. During the interviews the students indicated that informal science experiences are very relevant to learning. The encouraging results of this study will be used to explore informal science experiences with other classes and populations.

Havasy, Ray Ann De Prisco

333

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

2013-08-01

334

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

335

Science concept learning by English as second language junior secondary students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent Chinese migrant students from Taiwan studying science in two Australian secondary schools were found to explain the\\u000a meanings of selected science concept labels in English by translating from Chinese. The research strategy involved interviewing\\u000a the students concerning their recognition and comprehension of the science concept labels firstly in Chinese and then in English.\\u000a Mean recognition and comprehension scores were

Pui-Kwong Lai; Keith B. Lucas; Ed V. Burke

1995-01-01

336

Awareness Versus Acceptance of Systemic Change Among Secondary Science Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science teachers are very adept at describing an ideal learning environment, one that matches the goals of the national standards. Over 470 secondary science teacher surveys, 45 teacher interviews, and 29 secondary science classroom observations indicate that teachers desire more use of technology, more student-student interactions, real-life activity based instruction, and the use of oral and written reports. They moderately

Michael Dryden

1998-01-01

337

The marginalisation of VET in an Australian secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

It has been argued that the culture and traditions of secondary schooling explicitly exclude vocational learning from the mission of secondary schools. Analyses have further highlighted the role played by vocational learning in sifting and sorting students by social background. In many continental systems, Germany, France or Italy for example, the fragmentation of the upper secondary curriculum into general and

John Polesel; Kira Clarke

2011-01-01

338

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

339

The State of Music in Secondary Schools: The Principal's Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to profile secondary school music programs in the United States and investigate principals' perceptions of those curricula. A survey form was sent to 1,000 secondary school principals, yielding a 54% response rate. That form was designed to answer the following questions: What is the profile of secondary music programs in the United States? How

Carlos R. Abril; Brent M. Gault

2008-01-01

340

The teaching of Food Technology in secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents findings from a recent Australian study that investigated perceptions of 'food technology' by teachers in secondary schools compared to a wider professional view. While 'food technology' has been well established in most Australian secondary school curricula, a contradiction has emerged between the 'school view' of the Food Technology label and the 'professional view' of the same. The

Angela Turner; Kurt Seemann

2011-01-01

341

Organizational Culture of Secondary Schools and Students' Academic Progress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This newsletter reports the results of a study that explored the relationship between the organizational culture of secondary schools and students' progress, that is success, failure, and dropout. Three secondary schools were examined in the study, and the results showed that the organizational culture of schools is a useful concept for…

CRIRES Bulletin, 1994

1994-01-01

342

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…

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

2012-01-01

343

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

344

Organizational Culture of Secondary Schools and Students' Academic Progress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This newsletter reports the results of a study that explored the relationship between the organizational culture of secondary schools and students' progress, that is success, failure, and dropout. Three secondary schools were examined in the study, and the results showed that the organizational culture of schools is a useful concept for…

CRIRES Bulletin, 1994

1994-01-01

345

The Performance of Portuguese Secondary Schools: An Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to measure and compare the performance of Portuguese secondary schools. Design/methodology/approach: Some data on the schools were collected via an electronic questionnaire sent to 103 secondary schools of the centre region of Portugal; other needed data were available through the Centre Regional Education…

Sarrico, Claudia S.; Rosa, Maria J.; Coelho, Ines P.

2010-01-01

346

S.E.A. Lab. Science Experiments and Activities. Marine Science for High School Students in Chemistry, Biology and Physics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A series of science experiments and activities designed for secondary school students taking biology, chemistry, physics, physical science or marine science courses are outlined. Each of the three major sections--chemistry, biology, and physics--addresses concepts that are generally covered in those courses but incorporates aspects of marine…

Hart, Kathy, Ed.

347

S.E.A. Lab. Science Experiments and Activities. Marine Science for High School Students in Chemistry, Biology and Physics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A series of science experiments and activities designed for secondary school students taking biology, chemistry, physics, physical science or marine science courses are outlined. Each of the three major sections--chemistry, biology, and physics--addresses concepts that are generally covered in those courses but incorporates aspects of marine…

Hart, Kathy, Ed.

348

Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Selecting resources to teach elementary school science can be confusing and difficult, but few decisions have greater impact on the effectiveness of science teaching. Educators will find a wealth of information and expert guidance to meet this need in thi...

1996-01-01

349

Secondary school athletes: a study of mouthguards.  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of mouthguard awareness and use, as well as the amount and type of oro-facial trauma associated with and without mouthguard wear in adolescent Nigerian athletes. A 13-item self-completion questionnaire was completed and returned by 1,127 secondary school athletes (completion rate of 93.9%) comprising 683 (60.6%) males and 444 (39.4%) females ranging in age from 12- to 19 years (mean age 15.18+/-2.97 SD). The athletes were randomly drawn from 23 secondary schools located in different parts of Ibadan city in Nigeria. Sixty-five-and-a-third percent of the athletes professed awareness of the need for mouthguards for sports, but only 19.6% claimed usage of the device. Thirty-four-and-a-half percent of the athletes reported having sustained one form of oro-facial injury or the other previously. The prevalence of oro-facial injuries was significantly lower while wearing a mouthguard (p<0.05), and most of the injuries occurred during contact sports. The study supports the need for the enforcement of mandatory mouthguard use in contact sports. Images Figure 1

Onyeaso, Chukwudi Ochi

2004-01-01

350

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

2006-03-06

351

Developing Options for Managing NSF's (National Science Foundation's) Middle School Science Education Programs. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: The goals of middle school science education; Problems in middle school science education; NSF's Directorate for science and engineering education; Alternative NSF/SEE approaches for improving middle school science curriculum and instruction; Al...

I. R. Weiss

1986-01-01

352

School factors affecting postsecondary career pursuits of high-achieving girls in mathematics and science  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the influences of secondary school experiences of high-achieving girls in math and science on their postsecondary career pursuits in science fields. Specifically, using the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), the study investigated how science class experiences in high school affect science career persistence of high-achieving girls over and above personal and family factors. Selecting the

Hyunsil Yoo

2005-01-01

353

Comparison of a traditional and an inclusive secondary school culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Qualitative research methods were used to conduct case studies of two secondary schools in Australia, focusing on the provision of support for students with different learning needs. Interview data were used to report differences in collective beliefs, values and descriptions of school practice that foster two contrasting school cultures. One of these school cultures is described as more inclusive and

Suzanne Carrington; John Elkins

2002-01-01

354

Meeting the Global Challenge? Comparing Recent Initiatives in School Science and Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two recent initiatives to promote science and technology education in schools are compared: specialist "technology colleges" (secondary schools) in England and the Science and Technology Teacher Fellowship scheme in New Zealand. The schemes are examined within their respective policy contexts and are evaluated as responses to challenges posed for…

Jordan, Steven; Yeomans, David

2003-01-01

355

Elementary school teachers and successful science fairs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to examine the knowledge, skills and attitudes of elementary school teachers who have led their students to successful experiences in science fairs. Six research questions guided the study: (1) What knowledge, skills and attitudes do the five selected elementary school teachers draw upon to enable their students to have a successful science fair experience?

Helen Mounce Cook

2003-01-01

356

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

357

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

358

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

359

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.

360

Towards a pragmatic science in schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper contrasts naive beliefs about the nature of science, with science as it appears from sociological and philosophical\\u000a study, feminist critique and insights from multicultural education. I draw implications from these informed views to suggest\\u000a how school science might be modified to project a pragmatic view of science to its students that allows students to know science\\u000a and its

Gilda Segal

1997-01-01

361

School Science and Citizenship: Whose Science and Whose Citizenship?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Attempts to link school science education with citizenship are not new. They range from the General Science movement of the first half of the last century to more recent initiatives such as "21st Century Science" in the UK and "ChemCom" in the USA. This article reviews some of these earlier attempts, with particular reference to the UK, examines…

Jenkins, Edgar W.

2006-01-01

362

Making the Science Literacy Connection: After-School Science Clubs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Children make discoveries spontaneously while participating in hands-on science learning experiences. The students in this study were attending an after-school science program that was organized around authentic literacy activities and hands-on science learning experiences related to the theme of wetlands. Literacy connections formed natural…

Moore-Hart, Margaret A.; Liggit, Peggy; Daisey, Peggy

2004-01-01

363

Building Potemkin Schools: Science Curriculum Reform in a STEM School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Potemkin schools" is used as the phrase to capture what a US science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) public speciality high school becomes as a result of its institutional branding. By way of an examination of the efforts of one teacher drawn into school branding through his "inquiry-based reform" of an Advanced Chemistry…

Teo, Tang Wee

2012-01-01

364

A Longitudinal Study of the Influences of Primary and Secondary School, University and Practicum on Student Teachers' Images of Effective Primary Science Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questions whether student teachers' beliefs influence their images of good primary science teaching and whether completion of an initial degree had an impact on their conceptions of effective practice. Interviews Canadian preservice primary teachers (n=12) and compares the findings with a similar Australian longitudinal study. Discusses influences…

Skamp, Keith; Mueller, Andrea

2001-01-01

365

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

366

The Science Buffet: Exploring students' images of high school science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science curriculum reform documents, as well as research in science education, call for changes in how high school science is taught and learned. In spite of these calls for change, classroom practices are still dominated by traditional science instruction. In this thesis, I report the results of a study in which I disrupted the traditional discourses of teaching and learning high school science in order to explore students' images of science and the discursive practices that shape these images. By listening to students' accounts of their school science experiences, I sought to uncover some of the implicit images of science held by students and, in doing so, to bring a fresh perspective to teaching and learning and science education. Two classes of grade twelve students were asked to keep journals to tell the story of their experiences in the many activities and assignments of a physics course. Using the journal entries, eight students were identified and asked to participate in group interviews. The interviews expanded on the details of the students' experiences, providing deep insights into the student's images of science and how these images came to be. The students' comments and journal entries were used to create a narrative entitled, "The Science Buffet" which conveys a story of the data collected through this study. Through the metaphorical thread of a buffet table, this research text presents and interprets students' experiences in the physics course using such themes as Where's The Beef?, Who Wants Dessert?, and Can I Have A Doggie Bag Please? Findings of the study suggest that high school students often have clearly defined images of school science and what it means to learn. Unfortunately, however, these images of science and learning may not coincide with what we would expect (and desire) as teachers, thus providing some insight into resistance to change in school science classrooms.

Giesbrecht, Justin Jacob

367

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

368

Does money buy higher schooling?: Evidence from secondary school track choice in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

The German schooling system selects children into different secondary school tracks already at a very early stage in life. School track choice heavily influences choices and opportunities later in life. It has often been observed that secondary schooling achievements display a strong correlation with parental income. We use sibling fixed effects models and information on a natural experiment in order

Marcus Tamm

2008-01-01

369

Does Money Buy Higher Schooling?: Evidence from Secondary School Track Choice in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

The German schooling system selects children into different secondary school tracks already at a very early stage in life. School track choice heavily influences choices and opportunities later in life. It has often been observed that secondary schooling achievements display a strong correlation with parental income. We use sibling fixed effects models and information on a natural experiment in order

Marcus Tamm

2007-01-01

370

Does Money Buy Higher Schooling? Evidence from Secondary School Track Choice in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

The German schooling system selects children into different secondary school tracks already at a very early stage in life. School track choice heavily influences choices and opportunities later in life. It has often been observed that secondary schooling achievements display a strong correlation with parental income.We use sibling fixed effects models and information on a natural experiment in order to

Marcus Tamm

2007-01-01

371

Does Money Buy Higher Schooling? Evidence from Secondary School Track Choice in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

The German schooling system selects children into different secondary school tracks already at a very early stage in life. School track choice heavily influences choices and opportunities later in life. It has often been observed that secondary schooling achievements display a strong correlation with parental income. We use sibling fixed effects models and information on a natural experiment in order

Marcus Tamm

2007-01-01

372

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

373

Bodily experiences in secondary school biology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is a study of teaching about the human body. It is based on transcribed material from interviews with 15-year-old students and teachers about their experiences of sex education and from recordings of classroom interactions during a dissection. The analysis is focused on the relationship between what students are supposed to learn about the biological body and their expressed experiences and meaning making of bodies in the schoolwork. The results indicate that the negotiations associated with the encounters between the bodies of the classroom (student, teacher, and animal bodies) are important for what directions meaning making takes and what students are afforded to learn about bodies, biologically as well as in terms of values. We suggest that these negotiations should be taken into account at schools, be regarded as an important part of the learning processes in science education and in that way open up for new possibilities for students' meaning making.

Orlander, Auli Arvola; Wickman, Per-Olof

2011-09-01

374

Space Science in Chinese Schools: Solar Eclipse 22nd July 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In China, "Space Science" and "Our Place in the Universe" form part of the geography syllabus. Such cultural challenges are part of the everyday intellectual gymnastics necessary to sustain European-Chinese school collaborations. Belle Vue Girls' School in Bradford has an ongoing collaboration with Chang Zheng Secondary School (CZMS) in Shanghai…

Baruch, John; Huang, Qian; ShongYi, Liu; Li, Li Su; Machell, James; Marley, Scott; Pickwick, Alan; Vlastuin, Marcel; Waley, Vlad; Zhang, Yie Niu

2009-01-01

375

Space Science in Chinese Schools: Solar Eclipse 22nd July 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In China, "Space Science" and "Our Place in the Universe" form part of the geography syllabus. Such cultural challenges are part of the everyday intellectual gymnastics necessary to sustain European-Chinese school collaborations. Belle Vue Girls' School in Bradford has an ongoing collaboration with Chang Zheng Secondary School (CZMS) in Shanghai…

Baruch, John; Huang, Qian; ShongYi, Liu; Li, Li Su; Machell, James; Marley, Scott; Pickwick, Alan; Vlastuin, Marcel; Waley, Vlad; Zhang, Yie Niu

2009-01-01

376

Assessing Technology Enhanced Instruction: A Case Study in Secondary Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an evaluation program designed to assess the effectiveness of technology enhanced instruction within the context of the Technology Enhanced Secondary Science Instruction (TESSI) project, a field-based research program of technology integration into secondary science. Includes analyses of student enrollment and achievement, ethnographic…

Woodrow, Janice E. J.; Mayer-Smith, Jolie A.; Pedretti, Erminia G.

2000-01-01

377

Recognising Language Impairment in Secondary School Student Populations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Up to 16% of students in mainstream secondary schools present with language impairment (LI). As with other learning difficulties, students with LI experience many academic, social, emotional and behavioral problems. Associated presenting behaviors may, however, be masking the primary language impairment. As a result, secondary school students…

Starling, Julia; Munro, Natalie; Togher, Leanne; Arciuli, Joanne

2011-01-01

378

Secondary School Advanced Mathematics, Chapter 3, Formal Geometry. Student's Text.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This text is the second of five in the Secondary School Advanced Mathematics (SSAM) series which was designed to meet the needs of students who have completed the Secondary School Mathematics (SSM) program, and wish to continue their study of mathematics. This volume is devoted to a rigorous development of theorems in plane geometry from 22…

Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.

379

Secondary School Students: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This resource guide contains a list of materials on drug and alcohol prevention for secondary school students. The information is divided into three sections: (1) prevention materials, including information on inhalants, AIDS, sports and drugs, and sex and alcohol; (2) studies, articles, and reports on secondary school students, including…

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

380

Applying a Knowledge Management Taxonomy to Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this article is to examine the relevance of a corporate-based taxonomy of knowledge management to secondary schooling. Do the principles of knowledge management from the corporate world translate to the world of education; specifically, secondary schooling? This article examines categories of knowledge management articulated in…

Thambi, Melinda; O'Toole, Paddy

2012-01-01

381

Level of Depression in Intellectually Gifted Secondary School Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the present research was to investigate the difference in depression between intellectually gifted and non-gifted secondary school children. After a detailed review of literature the following hypothesis was formulated; there would be a significant difference between intellectually gifted and non-gifted secondary school children on…

Shahzad, Salman; Begume, Nasreen

2010-01-01

382

Recognising language impairment in secondary school student populations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Up to 16% of students in mainstream secondary schools present with language impairment (LI). As with other learning difficulties, students with LI experience many academic, social, emotional and behavioral problems. Associated presenting behaviors may, however, be masking the primary language impairment. As a result, secondary school students with LI are under-recognised and may therefore be missing out on appropriate supports

Julia Starling; Natalie Munro; Leanne Togher; Joanne Arciuli

2011-01-01

383

Recognising language impairment in secondary school student populations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Up to 16% of students in mainstream secondary schools present with language impairment (LI). As with other learning difficulties, students with LI experience many academic, social, emotional and behavioral problems. Associated presenting behaviors may, however, be masking the primary language impairment. As a result, secondary school students with LI are under-recognised and may therefore be missing out on appropriate supports

Julia Starling; Natalie Munro; Leanne Togher; Joanne Arciuli

2010-01-01

384

Applying a knowledge management taxonomy to secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to examine the relevance of a corporate-based taxonomy of knowledge management to secondary schooling. Do the principles of knowledge management from the corporate world translate to the world of education; specifically, secondary schooling? This article examines categories of knowledge management articulated in Michael Earl's corporate-based taxonomy of knowledge management and seeks to determine their

Melinda Thambi; Paddy OToole

2012-01-01

385

Secondary School Reading: What Research Reveals for Classroom Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended to help the secondary school classroom teacher make use of some of the current research related to reading instruction, this book contains reviews of the literature on the various aspects of secondary school reading. Each of the 12 chapters begins with an introduction to set the stage and ends with a conclusion to put the ideas into…

Berger, Allen, Ed.; Robinson, H. Alan, Ed.

386

Perceptions of Jordanian Secondary Schools Teachers towards Critical Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to discover themes or concepts, generated from the collected data, that formed building blocks of grounded theory in the study of secondary school social studies teachers' perspectives. This research study was conducted in Jordan, where secondary school social studies teachers were interviewed regarding their…

Bataineh, Osamah; Alazzi, Khaled F.

2009-01-01

387

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

388

Effect of Secondary School Fees on Educational Attainment  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractIn this study, the heterogeneity of the fee abolition process in West German secondary schools is used to identify the effect of school fees on educational attainment and to obtain an estimate of the price elasticity of upper secondary education. The analysis is based on representative individual?level data from three annual surveys of the German Mikrozensus. While coefficients cannot be

Regina T. Riphahn

2012-01-01

389

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

390

Secondary Public School Teachers' Perceptions about Organizational Justice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the present study is to determine secondary public school teachers' perceptions about organizational justice and whether these perceptions differ across gender, age, seniority, branch, educational background, the number of students and the number of teachers. The participants of the study consisted of 222 secondary public school

Yilmaz, Kursad

2010-01-01

391

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

392

Middle school science teachers' reaction and pedagogical response to high stakes accountability: A multiple case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to understand how science teachers reacted to the high stakes accountability and standardized testing in California. In a multiple case study of middle and intermediate schools in Southern California, four research questions focused on the perceptions of secondary science teachers and how they responded to the changes in the accountability specifically geared towards science

Kenneth Tse

2007-01-01

393

Sustaining secondary school nursing practice in Australia: A qualitative study.  

PubMed

This interpretive descriptive, qualitative study explored secondary school nurses' perceptions of factors that impact on their role and their views on how their role can be best supported. Nine secondary school nurses from four Department of Human Services regions in Victoria, Australia, participated in semistructured, in-depth interviews. Purposive sampling was used, with participants required to have a minimum of 2?years' experience as secondary school nurses. Data were thematically analyzed, revealing a complex and challenging role. The findings identified key factors necessary to support quality practice. All stakeholders need a shared understanding of the purpose and principles underpinning the secondary school nurse role and the nurse's professional obligations. Knowledge and experience are required that recognize the breadth and depth necessary for secondary school nurses to work effectively within their scope of practice. The adoption of a model of critical companionship is recommended to provide facilitated reflection on practice as a support mechanism for the role. PMID:23480208

Guzys, Diana; Kenny, Amanda; Bish, Melanie

2013-03-11

394

Innovations in Science and Mathematics Education in Schools in the Soviet Union. Science and Technology Education Document Series No. 24.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current reform of general secondary education and vocational training in the USSR is aimed at further improving quality and meeting social demands. This document is an addendum to "Science and Mathematics Education in the General Secondary School in the Soviet Union," published in July 1986. It discusses some of the new reform thrusts in…

Demidova, S. I.; And Others

395

Comparative Attitudes Toward the Secondary School Counselors Role  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Knowles study (1964) was followed-up 10 years later using the Modified Knowles Attitude Scale. Groups of professional counselors (N=5) were compared to the earlier study. Results indicated no change in relationship of attitudes toward the secondary school counselor's role by counselor educators, secondary counselors, and secondary

Cottingham, Harold F.; Reichert, Robert F.

1976-01-01

396

Professional Development for Secondary Science Teachers in a Contextual Setting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses an intensive professional development program designed by a science education specialist in conjunction with university science research professors demonstrating quality science teaching practices for secondary teachers in a contextual setting. The intensive professional development model was designed using research based,…

Nelson, C. Riley; Hanegan, Nikki L.

397

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

398

Incorporating Internet Resources into Classroom Practice: Pedagogical Perspectives and Strategies of Secondary-School Subject Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on evidence from lesson observations, teacher interviews and project reports, this paper examines the pedagogical perspectives and strategies of teachers working to incorporate use of Internet resources and associated ICT tools into humanities, social studies and science lessons in English secondary schools. The eight teachers were…

Ruthven, Kenneth; Hennessy, Sara; Deaney, Rosemary

2005-01-01

399

Do Spanish secondary school teachers really value different sorts of procedural skills?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 important to know to what extent the teaching staff

2005-01-01

400

Trained and Untrained Secondary School Teachers in Barbados: Is There a Difference in Classroom Performance?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Barbados secondary school teachers (31 with bachelor's degrees in English or science, 38 who also had teacher training diplomas) were observed teaching. There were only small differences in instructional organization and development and subject-matter presentation between those who had been trained as teachers and those who had not, regardless of…

Jones, Mildred

1997-01-01

401

Gender differences in the role of emotional intelligence during the primary–secondary school transition  

Microsoft Academic Search

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. Results indicated that for both males and females, intrapersonal ability had little relationship with

Julie-Ann Jordan; Margaret McRorie; Cathy Ewing

2010-01-01

402

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

403

Integration of environmental knowledge across biology, physics and chemistry subject at secondary school level in Malaysia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Environmental Education in Malaysia is applied across the curriculum at both primary and secondary levels for all subjects. Under the constraint of educational system, schools and teachers, curriculum content has become the only important component that can sustain the implementation of these additional elements. Science content of Biology, Physics and Chemistry are assumed to have more parallel integration with Environmental

Sharifah Intan Sharina Syed Abdullah; Lilia Halim; Edy Hafizan Mohd Shahali

2011-01-01

404

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

405

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

406

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

407

Mastery Learning in Secondary Schools: A First Year Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was designed to determine whether mastery learning instruction at the secondary level is more effective than other instructional strategies. Seven teams of teachers in five school districts participated in the investigation. Subjects taught were middle school history and language arts, high school government, mathematics, history, and…

Wortham, Sue C.

408

American Elementary & Secondary Community Schools Abroad. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

American elementary and secondary community schools abroad seek to both provide schooling for children of Americans abroad and strengthen cross-cultural understanding. More than three-fourths of these schools were founded since 1950. They are privately controlled and supported from tuition fees supplemented by grants-in-aid from the Office of…

Luebke, Paul T.

409

Diffusion of Innovations: Educational Change in Thai Government Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine the diffusion of educational innovations to urban and rural government secondary schools of Thailand and to teachers within these schools. Data were acquired by selecting 38 schools at random and having 629 teachers, 38 principals, and 66 changwad (provincial) education officers complete questionnaires. Some of…

Rogers, Everett M.; And others

410

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

411

An Analysis of Secondary School Principals' Perceptions of Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary school principals' perceptions of multicultural education. This survey research study used a four point Likert-type scale instrument. It sought to determine how such independent variables as school and community characteristics i.e., whether the school was located in an urban, suburban, or…

McCray, Carlos R.; Wright, James V.; Beachum, Floyd D.

2004-01-01

412

Indiana secondary students' evolution learning experiences and demarcations of science from non-science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Previous research has documented students' conceptual difficulties learning evolution and how student learning may be related to students' views of evolution and science. This mixed methods study addressed how 74 high school biology students from six Indiana high schools viewed their evolution learning experiences, the demarcations of science from non-science, and evolution understanding and acceptance. Data collection entailed qualitative and quantitative methods including interviews, classroom observations, surveys, and assessments to address students' views of science and non-science, evolution learning experiences, and understanding and acceptance of evolution. Qualitative coding generated several demarcation and evolution learning experience codes that were subsequently used in quantitative comparisons of evolution understanding and acceptance. The majority of students viewed science as empirical, tentative but ultimately leading to certain truth, compatible with religion, the product of experimental work, and the product of human creativity. None of the students offered the consensus NOS view that scientific theories are substantiated explanations of phenomena while scientific laws state relationships or patterns between phenomena. About half the students indicated that scientific knowledge was subjectively and socio-culturally influenced. The majority of students also indicated that they had positive evolution learning experiences and thought evolution should be taught in secondary school. The quantitative comparisons revealed how students who viewed scientific knowledge as subjectively and socio-culturally influenced had higher understanding than their peers. Furthermore, students who maintained that science and religion were compatible did not differ with respect to understanding but had higher acceptance than their peers who viewed science and religion as conflicting. Furthermore, students who maintained that science must be consistent with their religious views had lower understanding and acceptance than their peers who did not hold this view. Students who had positive evolution learning experiences did not differ with respect to understanding but had higher acceptance than their peers with negative evolution learning experiences. Students who thought evolution should be taught had higher understanding and acceptance than their peers who thought evolution should not be taught. These relationships are synthesized together within the framework of cultural border crossing. Several implications for evolution instruction and future research are explored.

Donnelly, Lisa A.

413

Science Teachers' Perceived Benefits of an Out-of-school Enrichment Programme: Identity needs and university affordances  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science enrichment programmes housed outside traditional school settings offer unique opportunities to access and use authentic scientific tools and practices, especially for urban students whose school science experiences often lack resources. Yet opportunities to access these tools and practices are realized only when science teachers value them sufficiently to take advantage of them. This study examines how eight urban secondary

April L. Luehmann; Dina Markowitz

2007-01-01

414

Exploring Secondary Science Teachers' Perceptions on the Goals of Earth Science Education in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The educational reform movement since the 1990s has led the secondary earth science curriculum in Taiwan into a stage of reshaping. The present study investigated secondary earth science teachers' perceptions on the Goals of Earth Science Education (GESE). The GESE should express the statements of philosophy and purpose toward which educators…

Chang, Chun-Yen; Chang, Yueh-Hsia; Yang, Fang-Ying

2009-01-01

415

Planning the Middle School Science Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the planning requirements for designing a middle school's science classroom, including the areas of casework and sinks, surfaces, furniture, gas, storage, power, ventilation, and safety issues. Photographs are included. (GR)|

Biehle, James T.

2000-01-01

416

The impact of AKU-IED certificates in education (science) on the teaching practice of a science teacher in a government school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to identify the change (or lack of change) in the classroom practice of science teachers in a government school in Karachi, after completing the eight-week Certificate in Education (CE: Science) programme offered by the AKU-IED. The CE: Science focuses on exposing science teachers to new and innovative methods of teaching in the lower secondary

Noor Ahmed Khoso

2004-01-01

417

NASA Planetary Science Summer School: Longitudinal Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

NASA's Planetary Science Summer School is a program designed to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers to participate in future missions of solar system exploration. The opportunity is advertised to science and engineering post-doctoral and graduate students with a strong interest in careers in planetary exploration. Preference is given to U.S. citizens. The ``school'' consists of a one-week

Jennie M. Giron; A. Sohus

2006-01-01

418

Indiana secondary students' evolution learning experiences and demarcations of science from non-science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research has documented students' conceptual difficulties learning evolution and how student learning may be related to students' views of evolution and science. This mixed methods study addressed how 74 high school biology students from six Indiana high schools viewed their evolution learning experiences, the demarcations of science from non-science, and evolution understanding and acceptance. Data collection entailed qualitative and

Lisa A. Donnelly

2007-01-01

419

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

420

The Science fair in our school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research in alternative learning incentives led us to a peculiar kind of learning resulting in remarkable outcomes. We are currently under a Science Fair Project -being outlined in this review - which was presented in our school on the 3rd & 4th of March 2008. The approach which was expanded (by the pupils of the 1st Primary School class SIXTH2)

M. Vavoulidou

421

Middle School Science Education for Sustainable Living  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article discusses Science Education for Sustainable Living (SESL) and how SESL can empower middle school students. SESL implies educating people through scientific evidence toward justifiably potential solutions for sustaining life. In a school context, SESL may require students to understand current environmental issues, and this involves…

Hudson, Peter

2007-01-01

422

Girls Disengage from High School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school girls are bored, disengaged, and stressed in science classes, according to preliminary results of a study led by Northern Illinois University researchers Jennifer Schmidt and M. Cecil Smith. The two professors in the College of Education's Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations studied 244 high school

Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010

2010-01-01

423

School Related Alienation: Perceptions of Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Responses to questionnaires administered to 10,000 senior high school students to ascertain their feelings of alienation as related to their schools are presented. The questionnaire items concerned: School as an Institution, The School as Teacher, Authority--Autonomy, and Parental Interest in School. The findings that resulted from the…

Kunkel, Richard C.; And Others

424

Botany: High-School Science Fair Experiments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book for high school students presents 20 different science fair projects that provide an opportunity to learn how plants are affected by natural and man-made influences on their environments. Many experiments in the book were adapted from original International Science and Engineering Fair projects. Each project includes in-depth background…

Dashefsky, H. Steven

425

Designing Effective Visualizations for Elementary School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research has shown that technology-enhanced visualizations can improve inquiry learning in science when they are designed to support knowledge integration. Visualizations play an especially important role in supporting science learning at elementary and middle school levels because they can make unseen and complex processes visible. We identify 4…

Kali, Yael; Linn, Marcia C.

2008-01-01

426

Nuclear Forensics for High School Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

We developed an education module on nuclear forensics, designed for high school science classrooms. The lessons include a mix of hands-on activities, computer simulations, and written exercises. Students are presented with realistic scenarios designed to develop their knowledge of nuclear science and its application to nuclear forensics. A two-day teacher workshop offered at Hope College attracted 20 teachers. They were

Catherine Mader; Heide Doss; Monica Plisch; Drew Isola; Kathy Mirakovitz

2011-01-01

427

Botany: High-School Science Fair Experiments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book for high school students presents 20 different science fair projects that provide an opportunity to learn how plants are affected by natural and man-made influences on their environments. Many experiments in the book were adapted from original International Science and Engineering Fair projects. Each project includes in-depth background…

Dashefsky, H. Steven

428

Culturally Relevant Science Teaching in Middle School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To respond to calls for more research on culturally relevant science teaching, we present findings from one middle school science teacher's practices in an effort to contribute to this research. We describe how a discussion lab centered on Derrick Bell's (1992) short story "The Space Traders" was purposively included in a lesson on scientific…

Laughter, Judson C.; Adams, Amelia D.

2012-01-01

429

Discourse and agency in school science laboratories  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hands?on activities are a stable feature of many school science classes. Yet, the role of laboratory activities in the appropriation and development of students’ science discourse is largely unexplored. In this article, I address this lack of research by providing 3 examples that illustrate the substantial integration of students’ bodily experience with and against the objects of their inquiries into

1999-01-01

430

Designing for Science: Oxford School Development Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Design features are described for a science building for a large boys' school in Oxford, England. General considerations of the project are discussed; and specific information is provided for each subject department (general science, biology, chemistry, and physics) and for preparation and storage facilities, a central workshop, and a library.…

Department of Education and Science, London (England).

431

Box Cello Middle School Science Clubs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Box Cello is a middle school science club which is attempting to (1) understand the cello and (2) design a low-cost starter instrument. We can support and justify this research by adding a third goal: (3) to help supply local science classes with equipment. My policy of spending one entire day each week away from the university, out in

Guy Vandegrift

1998-01-01

432

Adolescent suicide and suicide contagion in three secondary schools.  

PubMed

This study investigated crisis intervention in three secondary schools after the suicides of five students, focusing on the relation between crisis intervention and suicide contagion. The contagion hypothesis was supported. Following a suicide, the number of suicides that occurred in secondary schools in one year were markedly increased beyond chance. No new suicides took place at schools where adequate first talk-throughs and psychological debriefing were conducted by a mental health professional. Proper crisis intervention is recommended to prevent suicide contagion in schools. PMID:11642194

Poijula, S; Wahlberg, K E; Dyregrov, A

2001-01-01

433

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

434

Secondary Trauma in Children and School Personnel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Motta, Robert W.

2012-01-01

435

Primary School Teachers' Understanding of Science Concepts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article develops a rationale for research into primary school teachers' understanding of science concepts and describes research in this area conducted in 1987–88. In?depth interviews of an opportunity sample of 20 primary teachers were used to investigate the teachers' understanding of physical science concepts taken from the British Government's policy document Science 5–16. The findings show that nearly all

Colin Kruger; Mike Summers

1988-01-01

436

Motivation and studying in high school science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three groups of high school science students (college-bound and non-college-bound freshmen, college-bound juniors and seniors) completed surveys measuring their beliefs in the utility of four kinds of study strategies, three types of motivational orientation to science (task orientation, ego orientation, and work avoidance), their reported ability, and attitude toward science. Results indicated that belief in the usefulness of strategies requiring

Susan Bobbitt Nolen; Thomas M. Haladyna

1990-01-01

437

Analysis of Hawaii Secondary School Discipline Variables.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It was the intent of this study to examine student discipline problems in twenty-one high schools on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Literature was reviewed concerning the youth revolution as it affects students in Hawaiian public schools and concerning discipline problems unique to Hawaiian public schools. Data were collected through a…

Kalus, Janet Marie Wolcott

438

Adolescents and Inclusion: Transforming Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Written with teachers, administrators, and students of Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, this book is grounded in a 2-year action research project that created an inclusive high school. Chapter 1 provides snapshots of interactions in an inclusive high school and refutes some of the concerns expressed by teachers and administrators.…

Bauer, Anne M.; Brown, Glenda Myree

439

School social capital and secondary education plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article intends to identify the effects of school social capital on the educational plans of students, particularly those staying in school and obtaining an intermediate certificate. It is hypothesised that social capital helps to explain individual educational plans and differences between schools regarding the amount of students with particular educational plans. The analyses are based on a survey of

Claudia Schuchart

2012-01-01

440

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…

Hickman, Gill

2010-01-01

441

Comprehensive School Mental Health: An Integrated "School-Based Pathway to Care" Model for Canadian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Adolescence is a critical period for the promotion of mental health and the treatment of mental disorders. Schools are well-positioned to address adolescent mental health. This paper describes a school mental health model, "School-Based Pathway to Care," for Canadian secondary schools that links schools with primary care providers and mental…

Wei, Yifeng; Kutcher, Stan; Szumilas, Magdalena

2011-01-01

442

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

443

Science Integration in Secondary Agriculture: A Review of Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind) has put pressure on schools to increase their academic achievement, even if that means schools must eliminate courses that do not seem to have as much effect on that achievement. Because agricultural education has had a reputation for many years of being strictly vocational with no apparent academic qualities, agricultural

Mary H. Brister; Kirk A. Swortzel

2007-01-01

444

Ideas and Resources for Teaching about Religions in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes current secondary school courses about religions which are incorporated into the social studies curriculum. Course titles include Religion in Human Culture, Religions of Man, Great Religions, Comparative Religions, History of Religions, and the Bible as Literature. (KC)|

Bodin, Wesley J.; Dilzer, Robert J., Jr.

1981-01-01

445

Maine School Science Safety Guidelines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A hands-on approach to science is highly desirable because an inquiry approach to science greatly promotes learning. However when students and teachers manipulate glassware, chemical, and other materials, accidents will happen. Because of this, risk management and safety procedures become an important, integral part of the science curriculum. This…

Keller, Thomas E.

446

STOP for Science! A School-Wide Science Enrichment Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Young students are often natural scientists. They love to poke and prod, and they live to compare and contrast. What is the fastest animal? Where is the tallest mountain on Earth (or in the Solar System)? Where do the colors in a rainbow come from? And why do baseball players choke up on their bats? Educators work hard to harness this energy and enthusiasm in the classroom but, particularly at an early age, science enrichment - exposure outside the formal classroom - is crucial to help expand science awareness and hone science skills. Developed under a grant from NASA's Chandra X-ray Center, "STOP for Science!" is a simple but effective (and extensible) school-wide science enrichment program aimed at raising questions about science topics chosen to capture student interest. Created through the combined efforts of an astrophysicist and an elementary school principal, and strongly recommended by NASA's Earth & Space Science product review, "STOP for Science" combines aesthetic displays of science topics accompanied by level-selected questions and extensive facilitator resources to provide broad exposure to familiar, yet intriguing, science themes.

Slane, P.; Slane, R.; Arcand, K. K.; Lestition, K.; Watzke, M.

2012-08-01

447

Best Practice in Middle-School Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-03-01

448

Science Activities That Work: Perceptions of Primary School Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many primary school teachers in Australia tend to be reluctant to teach science, partly because they are not confident in science and have limited science background knowledge. However, quite a number of primary school teachers still manage to teach some science. When they plan to teach science, many of them use the term “science activities that work.” Such activities seem

Ken Appleton

2002-01-01

449

Grade Inflation and School Competition: An Empirical Analysis Based on the Swedish Upper Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explores the connection between grade inflation and school competition by studying graduates from the Swedish upper secondary schools in 1997. The final grades are compared to the SweSAT national test scores. Single school municipalities are compared with multiple school municipalities in order to study if potential intra-municipal…

Wikstrom, C.; Wikstrom, M.

2005-01-01

450

Characteristics of Health Education among Secondary Schools: School Health Education Profiles, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The School Health Education Profiles monitor characteristics of health education in secondary schools nationwide, using school-based surveys conducted by state and local education agencies. This report summarizes results from 35 state surveys and 13 local surveys conducted among representative samples of school principals and lead health…

Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Kann, Laura; Williams, Barbara I.; Kinchen, Steven A.; Collins, Janet L.; Kolbe, Lloyd J.

1998-01-01

451

School Choice in London, England: Characteristics of Students in Different Types of Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

In England, parents make “choices” (in reality, “preferences”) for the state-maintained secondary schools they wish their child to attend. If there are more applicants than places, the school's published admissions criteria are used to give priority to applicants. This article examines how school composition in London varies by first comparing schools that are overtly academically selective with those that are

Anne West; Audrey Hind

2007-01-01

452

How do secondary science teachers understand and implement technological design in their classrooms?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This qualitative, phenomenological study examined how ten secondary science teachers from a variety of different schools around the country understand and implement technological design in their classrooms. The results of this study indicate that these teachers were drawn to the tenets of technological design because of its inherent challenge to their own pedagogical strategies, and its ability to stimulate and motivate their students. The future of science education with respect to technological design is examined, and compared with the standards that will emerge in the new science standards soon to be finalized and circulated.

Heroux, Kathryn H.

453

Constructive Thinking and Burnout among Secondary School Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study investigated the relationship between Epstein’s (1998, Constructive thinking: The key to emotional intelligence. London: Praeger publisher.) components of constructive thinking and burnout as experienced by a sample of Dutch secondary\\u000a school teachers. A postal questionnaire was sent to teachers from randomly selected secondary schools. The response rate was\\u000a 54.1% (N=433). Four components of constructive thinking significantly contributed

Will Evers; Welko Tomic; André Brouwers

2005-01-01

454

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

455

Authentic Science Research in Elementary School After-School Science Clubs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper we report on teachers' and students' participation in authentic science research in out of school time science clubs at elementary schools. In the program four to five teachers worked alongside practicing scientists as part of their research groups. Each teacher facilitated a club with 10-15 students who, by extension, were members…

Feldman, Allan; Pirog, Kelly

2011-01-01

456

School Safety, Severe Disciplinary Actions, and School Characteristics: A Secondary Analysis of the School Survey on Crime and Safety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On the basis of a secondary analysis of survey data collected from 1,872 secondary school principals in the 2005-2006 School Survey on Crime and Safety, we examined the frequency of and reasons for severe disciplinary actions and the relationship between school characteristics and severe disciplinary actions. We found that severe disciplinary…

Han, Seunghee; Akiba, Motoko

2011-01-01

457

School Safety, Severe Disciplinary Actions, and School Characteristics: A Secondary Analysis of the School Survey on Crime and Safety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|On the basis of a secondary analysis of survey data collected from 1,872 secondary school principals in the 2005-2006 School Survey on Crime and Safety, we examined the frequency of and reasons for severe disciplinary actions and the relationship between school characteristics and severe disciplinary actions. We found that severe disciplinary…

Han, Seunghee; Akiba, Motoko

2011-01-01

458

Undergraduate basic science preparation for dental school.  

PubMed

In the Institute of Medicines report Dental Education at the Crossroads, it was suggested that dental schools across the country move toward integrated basic science education for dental and medical students in their curricula. To do so, dental school admission requirements and recommendations must be closely reviewed to ensure that students are adequately prepared for this coursework. The purpose of our study was twofold: 1) to identify student dentists' perceptions of their predental preparation as it relates to course content, and 2) to track student dentists' undergraduate basic science course preparation and relate that to DAT performance, basic science course performance in dental school, and Part I and Part II National Board performance. In the first part of the research, a total of ninety student dentists (forty-five from each class) from the entering classes of 1996 and 1997 were asked to respond to a survey. The survey instrument was distributed to each class of students after each completed the largest basic science class given in their second-year curriculum. The survey investigated the area of undergraduate major, a checklist of courses completed in their undergraduate preparation, the relevance of the undergraduate classes to the block basic science courses, and the strength of requiring or recommending the listed undergraduate courses as a part of admission to dental school. Results of the survey, using frequency analysis, indicate that students felt that the following classes should be required, not recommended, for admission to dental school: Microbiology 70 percent, Biochemistry 54.4 percent, Immunology 57.78 percent, Anatomy 50 percent, Physiology 58.89 percent, and Cell Biology 50 percent. The second part of the research involved anonymously tracking undergraduate basic science preparation of the same students with DAT scores, the grade received in a representative large basic science course, and Part I and Part II National Board performance. Using T-test analysis correlations, results indicate that having completed multiple undergraduate basic science courses (as reported by AADSAS BCP hours) did not significantly (p < .05) enhance student performance in any of these parameters. Based on these results, we conclude that student dentists with undergraduate preparation in science and nonscience majors can successfully negotiate the dental school curriculum, even though the students themselves would increase admission requirements to include more basic science courses than commonly required. Basically, the students' recommendations for required undergraduate basic science courses would replicate the standard basic science coursework found in most dental schools: anatomy, histology, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, and immunology plus the universal foundation course of biology. PMID:12484677

Humphrey, Sue P; Mathews, Robert E; Kaplan, Alan L; Beeman, Cynthia S

2002-11-01

459

Science concept learning by English as second language junior secondary students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent Chinese migrant students from Taiwan studying science in two Australian secondary schools were found to explain the meanings of selected science concept labels in English by translating from Chinese. The research strategy involved interviewing the students concerning their recognition and comprehension of the science concept labels firstly in Chinese and then in English. Mean recognition and comprehension scores were higher in Chinese than in English, with indications that Chinese language and science knowledge learnt in Chinese deteriorated with increasing time of residence in Australia. Rudimentary signs of the students being able to switch between Chinese and English knowledge bases in science were also found. Implications for teaching science to ESL students and suggestions for further research are discussed.

Lai, Pui-Kwong; Lucas, Keith B.; Burke, Ed V.

1995-03-01

460

Television in Northern Ireland secondary schools: Research findings and implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors provide an interim report on current research into television usage in the Northern Ireland secondary sector, including provision, subject and departmental usage and school and teacher reactions to such use. Underlying attitudes are suggested and implications drawn that promote the teaching of television in the secondary level curriculum.

C. W. J. Crouch; J. J. Collins

1984-01-01

461

Assessing Pupil Concerns about Transition to Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The primary-secondary transition can negatively affect pupils' emotional and psychological adjustment. However, methods for assessing concerns regarding secondary school are limited. A reliable and valid measure of transition-related concerns would be useful both in evaluating and shaping the content and delivery of universal and…

Rice, Frances; Frederickson, Norah; Seymour, Joanna

2011-01-01

462

Knowledge of Secondary School Pupils regarding Sexual Health Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To assess the sexual health knowledge of secondary school pupils in order to ascertain whether the current government public health and education policies are having any impact on pupils' sexual health. Design: Results obtained from a questionnaire as part of a two-phase intervention study. Setting: Nineteen mixed-sex, state secondary

Westwood, Jo; Mullan, Barbara

2006-01-01

463

Bridging the Transition from Primary to Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The transition from primary to secondary school can often be a difficult time for children, and managing the transition smoothly has posed a problem for teachers at both upper primary and lower secondary level. At a time when "childhood" recedes and "adulthood" beckons, the inequalities between individual children can widen, and meeting the needs…

Howe, Alan, Ed.; Richards, Val, Ed.

2011-01-01

464

75 FR 65975 - Exchange Visitor Program-Secondary School Students  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry...25 Secondary school students. (a...opportunity to study in the United States...their programs in any way that compromises...privacy, safety or security of participants, families, or schools. Specifically...on Web sites or in other...

2010-10-27

465

75 FR 23196 - Exchange Visitor Program-Secondary School Students  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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2010-05-03

466

Elementary and Secondary Schools Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pamphlet provides general information and guidelines concerning the application of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act to employees of elementary and secondary schools, as of January 1974. Separate short sections of the pamphlet examine various provisions of the act, emphasizing their impact on employer-employee relations in the schools.…

Employment Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Wage and Hour Div.

467

Peer Tutoring and Mentoring Services for Disadvantaged Secondary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1988, the Congress enacted a one year demonstration program, the Secondary Schools Basic Skills Demonstration Assistance Program, aimed at improving the academic achievement of disadvantaged children with mentoring and peer tutoring services (Pringle, et. al., 1990). The evaluation report prepared upon the completion of this demonstration offers one of the most significant studies of school-based peer tutoring and mentoring

M. Anne Powell

468

Brain Research Can Help Principals Reform Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Rather than decrying students' boredom and short attention span, principals should adjust schools accordingly. One's feelings about a learning situation determine the attention devoted to it. Secondary principals can help by keeping their schools violence-free, informing their teachers about emotional aspects of learning and teaching, working…

Sousa, David A.

1998-01-01

469

The teaching of food technology in secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a summary of findings from a recent Australian study that investigated perceptions of ‘food technology’ as viewed by teachers in secondary schools compared to a wider professional view. Maintaining and fostering a coherent and accurate perception throughout the food technology career, from school leaver to professional undergraduate studies, is critical for both the evolution of the field

Angela Turner; Kurt W Seemann

2010-01-01

470

Health Risk Behavior of Rural Secondary School Students in Zimbabwe  

Microsoft Academic Search

A socioculturally appropriate health risk behavior instrument, modeled after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), was administered to 717 secondary school students in a rural area of Zimbabwe. Comparisons of risk behaviors by gender and school grade were made using univariate procedures and multiple logistic regression. Males were significantly more likely than females

Clement K. Gwede; Robert J. McDermott; Wayne W. Westhoff; Moses Mushore; Tsungai Mushore; Elijah Chitsika; Charles S. Majange; Peter Chauke

2001-01-01

471

Developing Self-Regulated Learners in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper draws on emerging data from a doctoral study exploring how schools approach the development of self-regulated learners in Years 7-12. The research is exploring stakeholders' attitudes, beliefs, experiences and perceptions around the development of self-regulated learning (SRL) in contemporary secondary schools and how new and emerging…

Salter, Prue

2012-01-01

472

Gendered Harassment in Secondary Schools: Understanding Teachers' (Non) Interventions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article provides an analysis of teachers' perceptions of and responses to gendered harassment in Canadian secondary schools based on in-depth interviews with six teachers in one urban school district. Gendered harassment includes any behaviour that polices and reinforces traditional heterosexual gender norms such as (hetero)sexual…

Meyer, Elizabeth J.

2008-01-01

473

Education with Production in Conventional Secondary Schools: Understanding and Implementation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes a study that investigated how the concept of education with production (EWP) can be understood in Zimbabwe and the capacity of conventional secondary schools in Zimbabwe to implement EWP. Chapter 1 of the document describes the concept of EWP as the application, in developing nations, of ideology in the school curriculum…

Mhlanga, Michael J.

474

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…

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

2007-01-01

475

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…

Palumbo, Anthony; Sanacore, Joseph

2007-01-01

476

Conducting Effective Process Groups in the Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Group counseling has been shown to be an efficient use of a school counselor's time and an effective tool for working with students. In process groups, the emphasis is on the process of growth and interaction. Counselors face obstacles they must overcome in order to organize effective group counseling programs in secondary schools. Gaining staff…

Bauman, Sheri

477

Intervening to Improve the Transfer to Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Evaluation data are reported on a Transfer Support Team (TST) intervention which supports pupils identified as vulnerable during secondary school transfer. Information about school concerns and broader adjustment measures were collected from TST supported pupils on three occasions and from a "typical benchmark group" on two occasions. Factors…

Bloyce, Jackie; Frederickson, Norah

2012-01-01

478

Recommended Organization for Wyoming Public Elementary and Secondary School Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report of a management consultant firm details 11 major recommendations to improve the public elementary and secondary school system in Wyoming. (1) The State should articulate objectives to serve as guidelines for public school education. (2) The State Department of Education (SDE) should be administered through a…

Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc., Chicago, IL.

479

Managing to Learn: Instructional Leadership in South African Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports on an empirical study of the management of curriculum and instruction in South African secondary schools. Drawing on data collected from 200 schools in 2007, a series of regression analyses tested the relationship between various dimensions of leadership and student achievement gains over time. Whilst the research confirms…

Hoadley, Ursula; Christie, Pam; Ward, Catherine L.

2009-01-01

480

The Managerial Behavior of Secondary School Heads in Punjab (Pakistan)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to explore the perception of secondary school heads and their managerial roles. The sample of the study consisted of 56 school heads including 34 males and 22 females. A five-point scale was designed by the researchers for data collection. One of the researchers personally collected and recorded the information from…

Naeemullah, Khan; Muhammad, Inamullah Hafiz; Muhammad, Sarwar; Uddin, Muhammad Naseer; Shafqat, Hussain

2010-01-01

481

Mired in the Shadows: Quiet Students in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quiet students are a feature of the organisation of secondary schools. Using qualitative methods and Deleuzean conceptualisations of modern subjectivity, this paper explores the ways that quiet students negotiate the terrain of their school. These negotiations often seem to produce a self that is trapped rather than a subject who seizes…

Thompson, Greg; Bell, James

2011-01-01

482

Mired in the Shadows: Quiet Students in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Quiet students are a feature of the organisation of secondary schools. Using qualitative methods and Deleuzean conceptualisations of modern subjectivity, this paper explores the ways that quiet students negotiate the terrain of their school. These negotiations often seem to produce a self that is trapped rather than a subject who seizes…

Thompson, Greg; Bell, James

2011-01-01

483

Factors affecting the reading habits of secondary school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Surveys factors affecting the reading habits of secondary school students in Ogbomoso State in Nigeria and discusses the results. Highlights the following inhibiting factors: the family background of students where few homes are conducive to reading owing to noise and lack of reading materials; the lack of functional libraries in most of the schools surveyed and a similar lack of

S. A. Ogunrombi; Gboyega Adio

1995-01-01

484

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

485

Evidence-Based Secondary Transition Practices for Enhancing School Completion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Approximately 28% of students with disabilities do not complete high school (National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, 2005). This increases the likelihood that these students will experience low wages, high rates of incarceration, and limited access to postsecondary education. This article reviews evidence-based secondary transition practices that show promise for enhancing school completion of students with disabilities. For conceptual purposes, the article

Catherine H. Fowler; James White; Sharon Richter; Allison Walker

2009-01-01

486

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.

487

Bicentennial: A Critical Moment in Secondary Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Pride can be taken in the performance of secondary education in America's first 200 years, but new social and political conditions demand drastic reform in structure and program format (consistent with the body of public opinion) to better adapt secondary education to present and foreseeable future social conditions. (MB)|

Saylor, Galen

1976-01-01

488

How Secondary Pupils See the Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development and administration of a 20 item questionnaire designed to measure students' attitudes and values toward science. Results of administration to 438 students aged 13-14 are provided. (CP)

Evans, J. Daryll

1977-01-01

489

Secondary Science Teacher Preparation at the University of Arizona  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Undergraduate students at the University of Arizona who wish to become middle or high school science teachers have a unique opportunity to pursue their goal in the company of other science majors under the guidance of science educators and experienced mentor teachers. In this article, some of the central ideas that guide this teacher preparation program, and how those ideas are implemented are presented. It is concluded with information about program enrollment and teacher retention.

Novodvorsky, Ingrid

2010-11-10

490

Projected Service Preferences of Secondary School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A mail questionnaire was sent to the 64-member teaching staff of the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive High School, in order to determine their preferences for school media services. A related area of interest in the investigation was the determination of the relationship between teacher characteristics (e.g., sex, age, subject area taught,…

Sigfusson, Lois O. I.

491

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

492

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.

493

Secondary School Projects and the Microchip.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study of the applications of microelectronic devices in industry, together with an assessment of their value for use in schools, emphasizes the basic principles underlying the new technology and the practical ways in which these can contribute to associated work in computing and other disciplines in the school curriculum. Following a…

Irvine, A. F.

494

Vocationalism and school science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews an important but neglected area of the science curriculum: connections with work and the workplace. The first section offers some historical background, arguing that economic and practical relevance has from the beginning been an important theme within science education. The article then undertakes a broader exploration of the intellectual background, usage and meaning of the term vocationalism

James Donnelly

2009-01-01

495

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

PubMed Central

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 content of each state's biology standards was analyzed and categorized into nine areas: Human Genome Project/genomics, forensics, evolution, classification, nucleotide variations, medicine, computer use, agriculture/food technology, and science technology and society/socioscientific issues. Findings indicated a generally low representation of bioinformatics-related content, which varied substantially across the different areas, with Human Genome Project/genomics and computer use being the lowest (8%), and evolution being the highest (64%) among states' science frameworks. This essay concludes with recommendations for reworking/rewording existing standards to facilitate the goal of promoting science literacy among secondary school students.

Sheppard, Keith

2008-01-01

496

Perceptions of Support, Induction, and Intentions by Secondary Science and Mathematics Teachers on Job Retention  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study was designed to examine the teacher characteristics, workplace factors, and type of induction supports that contribute to the retention of secondary science and mathematics teachers. Using the sample of secondary science and mathematics teachers extracted from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) 2007--2008 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), research was conducted to analyze teachers' responses relative to induction and support by looking at what teachers valued, what they actually received, and what impacted their decision to remain in the teaching profession. In addition to predisposing characteristics that have been shown to influence retention, the research conceptualized the type of induction to include mentoring, professional development, and administrative supports, and employed logistic regression to estimate the individual and collective effects of these factors on teachers' decisions to stay in the profession. Consistent with many areas of education, the fields of science and mathematics in North Carolina remain predominantly White (81%) with Blacks holding 14%, while Asians and Native Americans represent less than 5%. The examination of the Schools and Staffing Survey 2007--2008 showed that the primary supports received by beginning teachers were seminars or classes, common planning, mentoring, and communication with principals. Controlling for certain teacher characteristics, research indicated that science and mathematics teachers in North Carolina rated positively many variables related to support, climate, and classroom practices. Primarily, secondary science and mathematics teachers indicated satisfaction in the areas of mentoring, working conditions, and administrative support, and remained in teaching.

Bond, Sharon C.

497

Effects of Academic Coaching on Elementary and Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors assessed the effects of out-of-school hours academic coaching on students' (at academic performance on end-of-year examinations in English, mathematics, and science; (b) attainment of academic scholarships; and (c) acceptance to Gifted and Talented (GT) classes and selective high schools. Participants were 1,724 elementary and…

Kenny, Dianna T.; Faunce, Gavin

2004-01-01

498

High School Dropouts Returning to Study: The Influence of the Teacher and Family during Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the influence of the teacher and family relationships during secondary school for 18 to 22 year old students who had dropped out of secondary school and were attempting to gain access to tertiary study through a tertiary bridging program at a regional university. 144 students from two student cohorts completed a…

Whannell, Robert; Allen, William

2011-01-01

499

PREVENTION OF TUBERCULOSIS AT SCHOOL AGE-AWARENESS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Aim: to study secondary school students' health awareness of tuberculosis characteristics and its prophylaxis. Materials and methods: a confidential 32-item questionnaire was filled in by 190 students at the age of 15-18, 69 (36%) of who - boys and 121 (64%) girls in IX, X, XI classes, from 3 different secondary schools in Varna. The questionnaire consists of 32

Gabriela Tsankova; B. Yustiniyanova

2011-01-01

500

Does School Motivation Change over Secondary School Years?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A total of 199 students from a school in Hong Kong responded to 25 items in a survey. Principal components analysis found four school motivation factors consistent with the Task, Effort, Competition and Praise scales of the McInerney, et al. (1997) Inventory of School Motivation, one education aspiration factor and one career aspiration factor.…

Yeung, Nancy Tsui Yee; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing