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SCIENCE IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL.  

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

HURD, PAUL DE HART; ROWE, MARY BUDD

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Secondary School Science Department Chairs Leading Change  

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Secondary school department chairs are content area specialists in their schools and are responsible for providing students with the most appropriate curricula. However, most secondary school department chairs have limited authority to institute change unilaterally (Gmelch, 1993; Hannay & Erb, 1999). To explore how these educational leaders…

Gaubatz, Julie A.

2012-01-01

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Secondary school science department chairs leading change  

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Secondary school department chairs are content area specialists in their schools and are responsible for providing students with the most appropriate curricula. However, most secondary school department chairs have limited authority to institute change unilaterally (Gmelch, 1993; Hannay & Erb, 1999). To explore how these educational leaders navigate the change process within their departments, this study examined the change stories of six secondary school science department chairs who had led change attempts. In total, these department chairs shared six stories of successful change attempts and four unsuccessful change attempts. The topics of leadership and change were accessed through department chair interviews, document analysis, and a leadership inventory. Department chair leadership was analyzed with Blake and McCanse's (1991) Leadership Grid, and further explored using Yukl, Gordon, and Taber's (2002) detailed characterization of this grid. The change processes described in these department chair stories were analyzed using the frameworks provided by Ely's (1990) conditions of change, and Havelock and Zlotolow (1995) CREATER change stages model. In general, the findings of this study support Havelock and Zlotolow's CREATER model, as well as Ely's conditions of change, with dissatisfaction with the status quo emerging as the essential condition for successful change. This study connects these change process frameworks to specific leadership strategies and behaviors, and uses these connections to illuminate differences between successful and unsuccessful instances of change. These findings, along with other unanticipated findings emerging from department chair stories of change, such as the adverse influence of contentious resistors and the importance of team construction, add both to the literature on change and leadership and to the crucial point where these concepts intersect.

Gaubatz, Julie A.

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Readability and Science Worksheets in Secondary Schools  

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

David Reid

1984-01-01

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Secondary-School Earth Science: A Column for Teachers.  

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

Christman, Robert

1984-01-01

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Teaching controversial issues in the secondary school science classroom  

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

van Rooy, Wilhelmina

1993-12-01

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STELR: Improving Science Retention Rates in Australian Secondary Schools  

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

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

2009-01-01

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Secondary School Students' Motivation and Achievement in Combined Science  

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This study investigated students' motivation and achievement in combined science. A sample of 324 Year 11 students from eight government secondary schools in Brunei Darussalam participated in the study. Of the sample, 141 were boys and 183 were girls and their average age was 16.4 years. The motivation instrument used was adapted from the science

Chow, Shean Jen; Yong, Bob Chui Seng

2013-01-01

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The Formation of Science Choices in Secondary School  

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In this paper I examine the formation of post-16 choices over 3 years among higher achieving students with respect to enrolment in post-compulsory science courses. Transcripts from four interviews carried out over 3 years with 72 secondary school students were qualitatively analysed. Students were found to shape their choices for science in a…

Cleaves, Anna

2005-01-01

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Attitudes toward science among Australian tertiary and secondary school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 were statistically significant differences between male and female students. Finally, the

Ghali Hassan

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

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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…

Huang, Shwu-yong L.

2006-01-01

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

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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…

Knowles, Reco T.

2012-01-01

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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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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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Conceptualizations of Scientific Concepts, Laws, and Theories Held by Kwara State, Nigeria Secondary School Science Teachers.  

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Reported is a study designed to determine conceptualizations of scientific concepts, laws and theories (linguistic structure of science) held by 80 Kwara State, Nigeria, secondary school science teachers relative to conceptualizations identified with seven philosophers of science. (Author/DS)

Ogunniyi, Meschach B.; Pella, Milton O.

1980-01-01

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Mathematics-Science Links in the Secondary School: Collaboration Between Mathematics and Science Departments... Liaison.  

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The nature of cooperation between mathematics and science departments at the secondary school level is based on a survey of this issue. There was no situation found where there was a formal, continuing integration thoughout a school, but evidence of several types of cooperation was detailed. (MP)

Hart, K.; And Others

1982-01-01

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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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An Investigation of Science Teaching Practices in Indonesian Rural Secondary Schools  

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

Wahyudi; Treagust, David F.

2004-01-01

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An Analysis of Incident/Accident Reports from the Texas Secondary School Science Safety Survey, 2001  

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This study investigated safety in Texas secondary school science laboratory, classroom, and field settings. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) drew a random representative sample consisting of 199 secondary public schools in Texas. Eighty-one teachers completed Incident/Accident Reports. The reports were optional, anonymous, and open-ended; thus,…

Stephenson, Amanda L.; West, Sandra S.; Westerlund, Julie F.; Nelson, Nancy C.

2003-01-01

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Environmental Studies, Conference Report, Secondary Schools Science Committee.  

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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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…

Toplis, Rob

2012-01-01

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

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

Vlaardingerbroek, Barend; Taylor, T. G. Neil

2007-01-01

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

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

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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…

Klop, Tanja; Severiens, Sabine E.; Knippels, Marie-Christine P. J.; van Mil, Marc H. W.; Ten Dam, Geert T. M.

2010-01-01

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

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

Heller, Robert L.

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

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

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

2014-01-01

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The Current State of Secondary School Marine Science Education in the United States.  

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Information was requested in late 1976 and early 1977 from the Departments of Education of each of the 50 states and Puerto Rico on the current status of secondary school marine science education. Thirty-five states and Puerto Rico responded. Some of the results are as follows: (1) Marine science assignments accounted for 1.94% of the total number…

Schlenker, Richard M.; Qureshi, Zahir

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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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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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Learning to be a Scientist. Study Guide. Unit A1. 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 introduces students to…

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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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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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 and…

Hosking, Bunty

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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Look at the 1959 National Science Foundation's "Summer Science Training Program for High-Ability Secondary School Students."  

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The 1959 National Science Foundation Summer Science Training for High-Ability Secondary School Students Program contained 117 programs offered by 105 institutions in 37 states and Puerto Rico. For this report, 11 of the 117 programs were selected for visits by an observer highly trained and experienced in mathematics and/or science education. In…

Richardson, Bellows, Henry and Co., Inc., New York, NY.

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EXTENT OF AVAILABILITY OF SAFETY INSTRUMENTS\\/ EQUIPMENT IN SCIENCE LABORATORIES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EBONYI STATE OF NIGERIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study examined the extent of availability of safety instruments in science laboratories in secondary schools in Ebonyi State of Nigeria. The researcher used 45 secondary schools and 180 science teachers and laboratory attendants for the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted. 11-item four-point scale structured questionnaire was used to collect data. The data collected were analysed using mean and

Celestine N. Nwele

2013-01-01

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Mathematics and Science Achievement in the Final Year of Secondary School: IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).  

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The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) covered five different grade levels, with more than 40 countries collecting data in more than 30 different languages. More than a million students were tested. The present report contains the TIMSS results for students in the final year of secondary school. Mathematics and science

Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Beaton, Albert E.; Gonzalez, Eugenio J.; Kelly, Dana L.; Smith, Teresa A.

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Collaboration between Science and Religious Education Teachers in Scottish Secondary Schools  

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

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

2014-01-01

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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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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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The Status of Science Classroom Learning Environments in Indonesian Lower Secondary Schools  

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This study reports cross-validation results for an Indonesian-language version of a modified form of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire and its use in investigating the nature of science classroom learning environments in Indonesian lower secondary schools. Following administration of the WIHIC to approximately 1400…

Wahyudi; Treagust, David F.

2004-01-01

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

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

Jang, Syh-Jong; Tsai, Meng-Fang

2013-01-01

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

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

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

2008-01-01

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Mathematics-Science Links in the Secondary School: Case Studies of Four Schools - Part 2.  

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Case studies of two schools that demonstrate approaches to a liaison between mathematics and science are presented. The establishment of a combined mathematics-science faculty is the most obvious factor that tends to lead to a school's success in achieving a liaison. Additional factors are also considered. (MP)

Hart, K.; And Others

1982-01-01

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

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

Umoren, Grace

2007-01-01

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Evaluating Elementary and Secondary School Science Learning Environments in Taiwan  

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The purpose of the study was to describe the development and application of an instrument to identify various dimensions of the learning environment, as perceived by elementary and middle school students in Taiwan. The instrument, the New Constructivist Learning Environment Scales, includes four dimensions: attitude concerning instruction,…

Wang, Jing-Ru; Lin, Sheau-Wen

2009-01-01

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Educator Preparedness to Teach Environmental Science in Secondary Schools  

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

Guillory, Linus Joseph, Jr.

2012-01-01

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Instructional strategies in science classrooms of specialized secondary schools for the gifted  

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This study examined the extent to which science teachers in Academic Year Governor's Schools were adhering to the national standards for suggested science instruction and providing an appropriate learning environment for gifted learners. The study asked 13 directors, 54 instructors of advanced science courses, and 1190 students of advanced science courses in 13 Academic Year Governor's Schools in Virginia to respond to researcher-developed surveys and to participate in classroom observations. The surveys and classroom observations collected demographic data as well as instructors' and students' perceptions of the use of various instructional strategies related to national science reform and gifted education recommendations. Chi-square analyses were used to ascertain significant differences between instructors' and students' perceptions. Findings indicated that instructors of advanced science classes in secondary schools for the gifted are implementing nationally recognized gifted education and science education instructional strategies with less frequency than desired. Both students and instructors concur that these strategies are being implemented in the classroom setting, and both concur as to the frequency with which the implementation occurs. There was no significant difference between instructors' and students' perceptions of the frequency of implementation of instructional strategies. Unfortunately, there was not a single strategy that students and teachers felt was being implemented on a weekly or daily basis across 90% of the sampled classrooms. Staff development in gifted education was found to be minimal as an ongoing practice. While this study offers some insights into the frequency of strategy usage, the study needs more classroom observations to support findings; an area of needed future research. While this study was conducted at the secondary level, research into instructional practices at the middle school and elementary school gifted science classroom settings would be appropriate and warranted.

Poland, Donna Lorraine

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Chinese Secondary School Science Teachers' Understanding of the Nature of Science—Emerging from Their Views of Nature  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The findings reported in this paper report on an investigation of Chinese people’s understanding of the nature of science in relation to their conceptualisations of Nature. As an exploratory and interpretive study, it uses semi-structured interviews with 25 Chinese secondary school science teachers. The paper first presents these teachers’ conceptualisations of Nature, which were mainly scientifically informed and showed a mixed influence of both traditional and modern Chinese ideas about Nature. Teachers’ functional understandings of the nature of science were then inferred from their conceptualisations of Nature and presented from three perspectives: that of science; the strategies and approaches to doing science; and, the status of scientific knowledge.

Ma, Hongming

2009-11-01

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

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

Kay, Robin; Knaack, Liesel

2009-10-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The geographic and geologic settings of Puerto Rico served as the context to develop a mixed methods investigation on: (1) the effects of a five-day long constructivist and field-based earth science education professional development institute upon 26 secondary school science teachers' earth science conceptual knowledge, perceptions of fieldwork, and beliefs about teaching earth science; and (2) the implementation of participants'

Pablo Antonio Llerandi Roman

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mao, Song-Ling; Chang, Chun-Yen

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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.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hickman, Faith M.; And Others

67

IMPACTS OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM FOR HIGH ABILITY SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

EXAMINED ARE THE EFFECTS OF SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAMS ON PARTICIPANTS, THEIR HIGH SCHOOLS, THEIR FUTURE EDUCATIONAL PLANS AND CAREERS, AND THE HOST INSTITUTION. ESTABLISHED CRITERIA WERE USED TO SELECT 18 OF 147 PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION IN 1960. ORIENTATION, CLASSROOM, AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS WERE INCLUDED IN THE SAMPLE.…

EDGERTON, HAROLD A.

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Indigenous and Western Knowledges in Science Education: An Ethnographic Study of Rural and Urban Secondary Schools and Classrooms in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Kenya, indigenous knowledges related to the natural sciences are not considered in the formal science education of secondary students. Despite the prevalence of studies that examine indigenous knowledges in Kenyan school and community contexts, the perspectives of students and teachers concerning indigenous natural science knowledges and their…

O'Hern, Darren M.

2010-01-01

69

Secondary School Children's Understanding of Mathematics. A Report of the Mathematics Component of the Concepts in Secondary Mathematics and Science Programme.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research is part of the London-based Concepts in Secondary Mathematics and Science Project. It is derived from developmental psychology, with particular emphasis on the implications of the results to the teaching of mathematics in secondary schools. A basic premise is that if one first identifies the child's present level of understanding of…

Hart, K. M.; And Others

70

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bimbola, Oludipe; Daniel, Oludipe I.

2010-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

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Organizational health and the achievement level of students in science at the secondary-level schools in Sri Lanka  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study sought to identify those organizational health factors that might have overriding influence on the achievement level of students in science in Sri Lankan secondary schools. This study involved 752 students, 33 science teachers, and 10 principals from two different districts, Ampara and Colombo, in Sri Lanka. Ten Tamil medium, secondary level, public schools were selected to participate in this study. Data were collected using four types of instruments: a questionnaire for pupils; interview schedules for science teachers and principals; checklists for classroom/school facilities, science laboratory facilities, and science practicals; and a science achievement test. The analysis focused on the collective perceptions of students, science teachers, and principals. Regression and path analyses were used as major analysis techniques, and the qualitative data provided by science teachers and principals were considered for a crosschecking of the quantitative inferences. The researcher found teacher affiliation, academic emphasis, and instructional leadership of the principal, in descending order, were the overriding influential factors on the achievement level of students in science in Sri Lankan secondary schools. At the same time a similar descending order was found in their mean values and qualities. The researcher concluded that increasing the quality of the organizational health factors in Sri Lankan secondary schools would result in improved better achievement in science. The findings further indicate that instructional leadership of the principal had both direct and indirect effects on students' achievement in science when academic emphasis and teacher affiliation were taken into account. In addition, the resource support of the principal did not make any difference in students' science achievement and the findings stress the availability of the resources for individual students instead of assuming the general facilities of the school are available to all students of the school.

Pakkeer-Jaufar, Pakkeer Cadermohideen

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Lado, Longun Moses

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Introduction to Research in the Secondary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Catalonia, research projects in secondary schools have formed part of the curriculum for a number of years. Here we describe the activities of the University of Barcelona and the Barcelona Science Park aimed at helping secondary school students to develop a research project and their teachers to supervise the project. The relationships formed between students, their secondary school teachers

Josep M. FERNÁNDEZ-NOVELL

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gan, Siowck Lee

1984-01-01

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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

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-05-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

McIlmoyle, Ann-E.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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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

81

Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining High Quality Secondary Mathematics and Science Teachers for Urban Schools: The Cal Teach Experimental Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recruiting, preparing, and retaining high quality secondary mathematics and science teachers are three of the most critical problems in the nation's urban schools that serve a vast majority of children from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Although the factors contributing to these problems are complex, one area that has caught…

Newton, Xiaoxia A.; Jang, Heeju; Nunes, Nicci; Stone, Elisa

2010-01-01

82

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Larry Cuban

1999-01-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Ramsey, Gregor A.; Howe, Robert W.

2006-06-23

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Indigenous and Western knowledges in science education: An ethnographic study of rural and urban secondary schools and classrooms in Kenya  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Kenya, indigenous knowledges related to the natural sciences are not considered in the formal science education of secondary students. Despite the prevalence of studies that examine indigenous knowledges in Kenyan school and community contexts, the perspectives of students and teachers concerning indigenous natural science knowledges and their function in the formal educational arena are remarkably absent from discussions of indigenous knowledges. How do Kenyan students and teachers view indigenous natural science knowledges and their role in formal educational formats and contexts? In this dissertation, I draw on ethnographic data collected in rural and urban public secondary schools in Kenya to explore the dichotomization of indigenous and Western science knowledges agriculture, biology, and geography classrooms. The dichotomization of these knowledges is well established in Kenya due to historical factors, state control of curricula and evaluation, and the politicization of indigenous knowledges and people. However, the research carried out for this dissertation in rural and urban secondary schools in Kenya also shows that this dichotomy is present in student and teacher voices as well. In order to move beyond the binary representations of these knowledges, I suggest the use of curricular and critical perspectives to (re)envision a more contextualized and relevant natural science education for all Kenyans.

O'Hern, Darren M.

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Assessing In-service Secondary School Science Teachers knowledge base about global climate change  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Global climate change (GCC) is a crucial environmental issue that is challenging all Americans. With an effective collaboration between researchers, scientists and teachers, conceptual frameworks and methods can be developed for creating climate change content for classroom implementation. In this paper, we describe how teachers' conceptualize and understand global climate change. The information generated by this study can further be used to develop theme based, structured curricula to enhance teachers' understanding of the phenomenon of global climate change. Recent national documents concerning science education have focused on an Earth System approach and concentrate on the fundamental concepts and big ideas in earth science and climate change (e.g., The Earth Science Literacy Initiative (ESLI) (National Science Foundation (NSF), 2009) and Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), 2009)). Unfortunately, research related to teachers' earth science content knowledge has not focused on an earth systems approach rather researchers have examined teachers' misconceptions about isolated earth science concepts, such as moon phases and plate tectonics. While such research implies teachers' lack of knowledge and awareness of earth as a system, it does not provide direct information about teachers' earth system knowledge. Similarly, research on teachers' and students' knowledge of climate change has focused on isolated topics, such as the greenhouse effect and global warming. Our study focused on eliciting secondary school science teachers' understanding of global climate change using a multifaceted and integrated approach. We do so in the context of a 3-year teacher professional development program where the climate science content provided to the teachers was aligned with essential principles of climate science (EPCS-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), 2009). Our study was guided by the following research questions 1) What is the nature of teachers' climate literacy? 2)What is the structure of teachers' knowledge of climate change?3)What is the level of teachers' understanding of principles essential to understand Earth's climate system? This study employed a phenomenographical approach to analyze data for a qualitative measurement of different ways in which the teachers experienced and conceptualized climate change. We collected and analyzed data from the teachers' concept maps, supplemented it with the data from the Photo Elicitation Interviews and then aligned the outcomes with the seven essential principals of climate literacy (EPCS) to estimate the distribution of teacher knowledge. Our findings indicate that where teachers understand a diverse array of topics related to the science of global climate change, they need specific tools like place-based data simulations to correlate various local and global aspects of the phenomenon. Our findings also indicate teachers' perceptions about timescale, data projections using modeling and the level of uncertainty in the data. Our results will provide crucial information about providing conceptual knowledge and addressing misconceptions regarding the science of climate change and the educational approach towards teaching it in the best possible way.

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

2012-12-01

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How to Develop and Use Audio-Tutorial Instruction in Secondary-School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the advantages and benefits of the audio-tutorial method of instruction in science, examines the kinds of secondary science programs that can be developed and the necessary equipment, and suggests the steps that should be followed in developing an audio-tutorial program. (JR)

Butzow, John W.; Pare, Roland

1973-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

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Reforming Secondary Science Instruction  

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. Reforming Secondary Science Instruction offers detailed advice for changing your methods of teaching so that students are prepared for life and work. Follow along as your fellow teachers learn about inquiry, implement change strategies, try out innovative instructional materials, build professional learning communities and partnerships, use data from student assessments, and address the needs of linguistically diverse learners. The underlying message, as one author puts it, is "science education reform will not occur by simply adding occasional new activities to your teaching repertoire. Reform requires thought, work, and persistence." Every chapter offers you the opportunity to assess your own teaching techniques and find room for improvement. Whether you are early in your career or a seasoned professional, Reforming Secondary Science Instruction will help you craft a workable plan for giving your students the tools they need to succeed beyond your classroom.

2009-02-15

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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

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The Research Dynamic: A Professional Development Model for Secondary School Science Teachers  

PubMed Central

This essay summarizes the author's 10 years of experience at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation mentoring secondary school science teachers during 8-wk Summer Research Institutes. The summary is presented as a learning model, which we call the research dynamic. This model consists of three interlocked components: specified ignorance, peer interactions, and gateway experiments. Specified ignorance is based on the work of the sociologist Robert K. Merton. It is essentially the art of highlighting what is not known about a phenomenon but must become known for further progress. In practice, specified ignorance is framed as a hypothesis, a prediction, or a question. It is commonly the outcome of peer interactions, which are the second essential component of the research dynamic. Peer interactions are the inevitable outcome of having teachers work together in the same laboratory on related research topics. These topics are introduced as gateway experiments, the third component. The most important attribute of gateway experiments is their authenticity. These experiments, when first carried out, opened new scientific vistas. They are also technically, conceptually, and logically simple. We illustrate the research dynamic with a line of seminal experiments in biochemical genetics. We provide evidence that the research dynamic produced significantly positive effects on teachers' confidence in their professional preparedness. PMID:19487501

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

92

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

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dekkers, John; Allen, Leslie R.

95

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Murcia, Karen

2013-01-01

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A new science competition for secondary school students: the First European Union Science Olympiad  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first European Union Science Olympiad (EUSO2003) took place at Dublin City University in April 2003. In this paper we discuss the philosophy behind and implementation of this new competition, and the role third-level institutions can play in making science more attractive to second-level students via competitions of this nature. Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary nature of the experiments, the team-working skills required and the potential for stimulating the uptake of science at second and third levels. We use an experimental problem on photosynthesis, which has a strong physics component, to illustrate our ideas and methodology and assess the overall success of the first EUSO competition.

van Kampen, Paul; Browne, Wesley R.; Burke, Maurice; Cotter, Michael A.; James, Paraic; McGlynn, Enda; O'Kennedy, Richard; Smyth, Philip; Whelan, Gillian

2004-01-01

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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

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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

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The Use of Role Models to Improve Engagement of Ethnic Minority Students in Secondary School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an enquiry into whether role models in science have an effect on ethnic minority engagement and aspirations. It discusses whether incorporating scientists from across the globe into lessons could have a positive impact on ethnic minority and white pupils. Pupils at a Sheffield school were introduced to scientists from across…

Butt, Melissa

2013-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Llerandi Roman, Pablo Antonio

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dawson, Vaille; Carson, Katherine

2013-01-01

102

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

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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. The characteristics of their preferred Web pages were also analyzed using a scheme of analysis largely based on socio-linguistics and socio-semiotics approaches. Two distinct groups of students could be discerned. The first consisted of more competent students, who during their navigation visited fewer relevant pages, however of higher credibility and more specialized content. The second group consists of weaker students, who visited more pages, mainly of lower credibility and rather popularized content. Implications for designing educational web pages and teaching are discussed.

Dimopoulos, Kostas; Asimakopoulos, Apostolos

2010-06-01

103

Nuffield Secondary Science, Theme 4, Harnessing Energy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Howard, Edgar

104

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.

105

Mathematics -- Science Links in the Secondary School: The Use of Mathematics in the Learning of Science at the Secondary School Level. A Select Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography lists publications for students aged 11 to 16. The documents are collected under: (1) Mathematics; (2) Mathematics and Science; (3) Mathematics and Biology; (4) Mathematics and Chemistry; (5) Mathematics and Physics; and (6) Electronic Calculators. Each section separately lists books, journal articles, and some unpublished…

Ingle, R. B.; Turner, A. D.

1982-01-01

106

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

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

Smith, Vivian Lee

107

Student Attitudes toward Science Learning: A Cross-National Study of American and Chinese Secondary School Students.  

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This study investigates and compares American and Chinese secondary students' science achievement, their attitudes toward science, and other factors influencing science learning. The subjects, in Grades 7-12, include Chinese students (N=495) and American students (N=469). A survey of attitudes towards science developed by the authors was employed…

Ye, Renmin; Wells, Raymond R.; Talkmitt, Susan; Ren, Hanxia

108

Assessing the psychosocial environment of science classes in Catholic secondary schools  

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Much Catholic school and church rhetoric suggests that Catholic schools possess distinctive learning environments. Research into this aspect of Catholic schooling has been hampered by the lack of an appropriate assessment instrument. By drawing on contemporary church literature, the perceptions of personnel involved in Catholic education and existing classroom environment questionnaires, a new instrument was developed to assess student perceptions of classroom psychosocial environment in Catholic schools. The use of this instrument in 64 classrooms in Catholic and Government schools indicated significant differences on some scales. The distinctive nature of Catholic schooling did not extend to all classroom environment dimensions deemed important to Catholic education.

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

1993-12-01

109

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

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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

110

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Luck, Lee Tan; Peng, Chew Fong

2010-01-01

111

Development projects: Secondary school, Arnold   

E-print Network

This BULLETIN describes a secondary school at Arnold, Nottinghamshire, designed by the Development Group of the Architects and Building Branch of the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Local Education Authority. It was the sixth...

Anonymous

112

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.

113

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

114

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

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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

115

Portugal's Secondary School Modernisation Programme  

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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

116

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

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

Shinohara, Fumihiko

2006-01-01

117

Knowing the Subject Matter of a Secondary-School Science Subject  

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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

118

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

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

DeWitt, Dorothy; Alias, Norlidah; Siraj, Saedah

2014-01-01

119

Secondary School Science Predictors of Academic Performance in University Bioscience Subjects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2009 the Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia is introducing a common first year for 11 different undergraduate courses in the faculty. Current prerequisite science entry requirements vary with course and range from none to at least two science or mathematics subjects and from [approximately]50 to 99 in…

Green, Rod; Brown, Elizabeth; Ward, Alex

2009-01-01

120

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

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

R., Smitha; Sajan, K. S.

2010-01-01

121

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lado, Longun Moses

2011-01-01

122

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Lowe, David; Newcombe, Peter; Stumpers, Ben

2013-01-01

123

Learning Environment and Students' Outcomes in Science Classes in Indonesian Lower Secondary Schools  

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This study reports research findings on assessment of the science classroom learning environment and its association with two student outcomes--attitudes toward science and national examination scores. Modified versions of the WIHIC and TOSRA questionnaires in the Indonesian language were administered to 1400 students and their teachers. This…

Wahyudi; Treagust, David F.

2004-01-01

124

Readability Levels of the Science Textbooks Most Used in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluated and compared 12 science textbooks with respect to their readability levels and agreement with the intended reader level. Four of the books were determined to be unsatisfactory for their intended grade levels. (20 references) (MDH)

Chiang-Soong, Betty; Yager, Robert E.

1993-01-01

125

Secondary School Science Predictors of Academic Performance in University Bioscience Subjects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article focuses on the development of a common entry year curriculum for science students in the Health Science department at the University of Melbourne. Concerns over having a diverse range of student education backgrounds in a common curriculum led to faculty seeking a set of measures that would predict success of students in the curriculum. 12th year ENTER scores (Australian specific) were the best predictors for certain courses, but not for anatomy unites.

Rod Green (La Trobe University Human Biosciences)

2009-05-01

126

Finding Science in Ice Cream -- An Experiment for Secondary School Classrooms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Get the scoop on Ice Cream Science. Dr. Doug Goff, a professor of food science at University of Guelph, Ontario created this site to provide educators with supplemental information for a classroom experiment on ice cream making. This website provides information on many aspects of ice cream including the history, composition, manufacturing process, and structure. This site is designed for teachers from different disciplines and illustrates how ice cream making has applications to various scientific fields such as biology, chemistry, and physics. Dr. Goff includes an ice cream making experiment description and provides links to other recipes and experiment descriptions. The site even describes an alternative experiment using liquid nitrogen instead of ice!

Goff, Douglas

127

The Value and Difficulties of Teaching the History of Science and Technology in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning does not happen in the minds of passive listeners who record into notebooks the anecdotes and chronological information about the history of science presented during a lecture. Lectures address lower levels of cognitive skills and are, therefore, unable to stimulate the higher level skills of application, analysis, and synthesis. At…

Steffens, Henry

128

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

129

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

130

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.

131

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.

132

Conceptualizing In-service Secondary School Science Teachers' Knowledge Base for Climate Change Content  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The need to deepen teachers' knowledge of the science of climate change is crucial under a global climate change (GCC) scenario. With effective collaboration between researchers, scientists and teachers, conceptual frameworks can be developed for creating climate change content for classroom implementation. Here, we discuss how teachers' conceptualized content knowledge about GCC changes over the course of a professional development program in which they are provided with place-based and culturally congruent content. The NASA-funded Global Climate Change Education (GCCE) project, "CYCLES: Teachers Discovering Climate Change from a Native Perspective", is a 3-year teacher professional development program designed to develop culturally-sensitive approaches for GCCE in Native American communities using traditional knowledge, data and tools. As a part of this program, we assessed the progression in the content knowledge of participating teachers about GCC. Teachers were provided thematic GCC content focused on the elements of the medicine wheel-Earth, Fire, Air, Water, and Life -during a one week summer workshop. Content was organized to emphasize explanations of the natural world as interconnected and cyclical processes and to align with the Climate and Earth Science Literacy Principles and NASA resources. Year 1 workshop content was focused on the theme of "Earth" and teacher knowledge was progressively increased by providing content under the themes of 1) understanding of timescale, 2) understanding of local and global perspectives, 3) understanding of proxy data and 4) ecosystem connectivity. We used a phenomenographical approach for data analysis to qualitatively investigate different ways in which the teachers experienced and conceptualized GCC. We analyzed categories of teachers' climate change knowledge using information generated by tools such as photo elicitation interviews, concept maps and reflective journal perceptions. Preliminary findings from the pre-workshop interviews indicate teachers' different perceptions about timescale, their understanding about data projections using modeling, and their acceptance of the level of uncertainty in the data. Preliminary results from the progressive mapping of the core concepts highlighted 1) a direct correlation between the content provided and the concepts generated. 2) misconceptions generated during the process and 3) connections between various concepts related to the science of global climate change. Analysis of the responses of teachers to the content-based questions revealed a gradual progression in understanding of the science behind GCC. While the initial responses were limited to what causes GCC, later ones were based on local and global implications of GCC and possible adaptive solutions for the same. Our results will provide crucial information about providing conceptual knowledge and addressing misconceptions regarding the science of climate change. The information generated by this study can be used to further develop theme-based structured curricula to enhance teachers' understanding of the phenomenon of GCC.

Campbell, K. M.; Roehrig, G.; Dalbotten, D. M.; Bhattacharya, D.; Nam, Y.; Varma, K.; Wang, J.

2011-12-01

133

A Vocationalized School Science Curriculum?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bell, Jacqueline; Donnelly, Jim

2006-10-01

134

Teaching Secondary Science in Rural and Remote Schools: Exploring the Critical Role of a Professional Learning Community  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Much of the literature around rural education highlights broader issues and challenges faced by teachers in rural and remote\\u000a secondary schools with little emphasis on the detail of teacher pedagogical knowledge and classroom practice that might be\\u000a specific to these very different contexts. This is a serious oversight in country like Australia and Canada where the first\\u000a teaching position for

Debra Panizzon

135

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.

136

Investigating Interaction between Science and Design & Technology (D&T) in the Secondary School--A Case Study Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interaction between science and design and technology (D&T) in schools is seen by many educationalists and industrialists as being desirable. During the period 1970 to 1990 progress was made in the UK, however the advent of the national curriculum compartmentalised subjects thus hindering further progress. Bodies in the UK such as the Office for…

Lewis, Tim; Barlex, David; Chapman, Colin

2007-01-01

137

Record Management in Nigerian Secondary School Administration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examined the usefulness of record management in Nigerian Secondary Schools. Record keeping is one of the administrative principles in secondary school administration and it cannot be overemphasized in any organisation. The continuity of any school organisation depends on availability of useful records of past activities. In a complex…

Nakpodia, E. D.

2009-01-01

138

Shuttle Student Involvement Project for Secondary Schools  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has initiated the Shuttle Student Involvement Project for Secondary Schools (SSIP-S), an annual nationwide competition to select student proposals for experiments suitable for flight aboard the Space Shuttle. The objective of the project is to stimulate the study of science and technology in grades 9 through 12 by directly relating students to a space research program. This paper will analyze the first year of the project from a standpoint of how the competition was administered; the number and types of proposals that were submitted; and will discuss the process involved in preparing the winning experiments for eventual flight.

Wilson, G. P.; Ladwig, A.

1981-01-01

139

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Roth, Wolff-Michael

2013-06-01

140

Nuffield Secondary Science, Theme 1, Interdependence of Living Things.  

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. The Teachers' Guide to the entire set of Themes is described in SE 015 440. Each Theme is a teachers' guide to a…

Marson, J. Eric

141

National School Science Safety Indexing Project: A Beginning; Developing a National Indexing System to Evaluate Secondary School Facilities and Safety Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Past studies reveal that science safety in the nation's schools needs significant attention (Gerlovich and Parsa 2002; Gerlovich et al. 2002; Gerlovich, Wilson, and Parsa 1998; and Young 1972). These studies have focused on individual states and the issues and hazards specific to those states. A comprehensive study is needed to identify and…

Gerlovich, Jack A.; McElroy, Dennis; Parsa, Rahul; Wazlaw, Brian

2005-01-01

142

Probability Experiments in the Secondary School  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article, created by L.W. Gates of Gillingham Technical High School, describes complete instructions for two probability experiments targeting middle school aged students. The author states, "Probability theory is taught as part of the normal curriculum in most secondary schools, but it is not usually possible, due to shortage of time, lack of equipment, or teacher reluctance to perform probability experiments." This lesson attempts to alleviate these issues in a secondary school setting.

Gates, L.W.

143

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Straffon, Elizabeth

144

Continental Drift: A Discussion Strategy for Secondary School  

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The paper describes a discussion strategy for secondary school students. The strategy focus the various dimensions of Science, especially the internal sociological and philosophical dimensions. Students are expected to learn more about Science, namely the role of controversy for scientific progress. The article contains key questions for the…

Paixao, Isabel; Calado, Silvia; Ferreira, Silvia; Salves, Vanda; Smorais, Ana M.

2004-01-01

145

School Science Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schachter, Ron

2008-01-01

146

Effective Schools: Do Elementary Prescriptions Fit Secondary Schools?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most of the recent research identifying organizational characteristics that seem to make schools unusually effective has been conducted at the elementary level and may not be applicable to secondary schools. Research currently underway suggests that the basic organizational structures of elementary and secondary schools dictate two different…

Firestone, William A.; Herriott, Robert E.

147

Combined physics course for future elementary and secondary school teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Mcdermott, Lillian C.

2006-06-08

148

Mathematical Modeling in the Secondary School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

149

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Midland, Susan

150

Describing students' talk about physical science phenomena outside and inside the classroom: A case of secondary school students from Maragoli, western region of Kenya  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Because of cultural and linguistic influences on science learning involving students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, calls have been made for teachers to enact teaching that is sensitive to these students' backgrounds. However, most of the research involving such students has tended to focus on students at elementary grade levels from predominantly two linguistic backgrounds, Hispanic and Haitian Creole, learning science concepts mainly in the life sciences. Also, most of the studies examined classroom interactions between teachers and the students and among students. Not much attention had been paid to how students talk about ideas inherent in scientific phenomena in an outside-the-classroom context and much less on how that talk relates to that of the classroom. Thus, this research extends knowledge in the area of science learning involving students learning science in a language other than their first language to include students from a language background other than Hispanic and Haitian Creole at not only the high school level but also their learning of ideas in a content area other than the life science (i.e., the physical sciences). More importantly, this research extends knowledge in the area by relating science learning outside and inside the classroom. This dissertation describes this exploratory research project that adopted a case study strategy. The research involved seven Form Two (tenth grade) students (three boys and four girls) from one public, mixed gender day secondary school in rural Kenya. I collected data from the students through focus group discussions as they engaged in talking about ideas inherent in selected physical science phenomena and activities they encountered in their everyday lives, as well as learned about in their science classrooms. I supplemented these data with data from one-on-one semi-structured interviews with two teachers (one for chemistry and one for physics) on their teaching of ideas investigated in this research, the secondary school syllabus (KIE, 2002) as well as the students' responses to questions on teacher-made assessments involving the ideas investigated. Three main findings emerged through this research. The findings are: (1) the students adopted everyday ways of making sense of the world (i.e., everyday language and everyday observations) in talking about ideas investigated both outside- and inside-the-classroom contexts, (2) cultural knowledge emerged from the student's talk related to the nature and form of lightning different from that emphasized in science, and (3) students who may initially seem uninterested in participating in discussions involving science ideas showed possibilities for participation in such discussions. Drawing on the work of scholars such as Aikenhead (2001), Ballenger (1997), Brock-Utne (2007), Herbel-Eisenmann (2002) and Warren et al. (2001), I argue that students' everyday ways of makings sense of the world are rich starting points from which to leverage students towards meaningful learning in science. However, this may happen only if instructional materials such as the syllabus are explicit in not only giving examples of phenomena and students' experiences with them in outside the classroom contexts, but also acknowledging that possibilities exist for cultural understanding and talk about ideas inherent in the phenomena involving ideas students learn about in their science classrooms.

Oberrecht, Stephen Patrick

151

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Wong, Kenson Kin Hang; Day, Jeffrey Richard

2009-11-01

152

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Kirk, Gerald Richard

153

Female Dropouts in Botswana Junior Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A serious problem in Botswana is the large number of girls and young women who drop out of school. Just over half of the female population attends secondary schools, and the percentage of school-enrolled females has fallen in recent years. Few researchers have studied the dropout problem in Botswana. Twenty-four individuals selected for this study…

Makwinja-Morara, Veronica

2009-01-01

154

High school science enrollment of black students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

How can the high school science enrollment of black students be increased? School and home counseling and classroom procedures could benefit from variables identified as predictors of science enrollment. The problem in this study was to identify a set of variables which characterize science course enrollment by black secondary students. The population consisted of a subsample of 3963 black high school seniors from The High School and Beyond 1980 Base-Year Survey. Using multiple linear regression, backward regression, and correlation analyses, the US Census regions and grades mostly As and Bs in English were found to be significant predictors of the number of science courses scheduled by black seniors.

Goggins, Ellen O.; Lindbeck, Joy S.

155

Atoms in the Secondary School: Part 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marx, George

1976-01-01

156

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Beck, Stacie Elizabeth

157

A Tracer Study of Lebanese Upper Secondary School Students  

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

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

2007-01-01

158

An Empirical Analysis of Teacher Spillover Effects in Secondary School  

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This paper examines whether educational production in secondary school involves joint production among teachers across subjects. In doing so, it also provides insights into the reliability of value-added modeling. Teacher value-added to reading test scores is estimated for four different teacher types: English, math, science and social-studies.…

Koedel, Cory

2009-01-01

159

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

160

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

161

Argentinean Adolescents' Attitude toward Secondary School.  

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This study examined the attitudes toward secondary school of 631 adolescents attending 8th, 9th, and 10th grade in Parana, Argentina in 1998. Students completed a scale of 12 questions about the value of school and their teachers' capacity to teach and to establish good relationships with their students. Overall, most Argentinean students showed…

Facio, Alicia; Batistuta, Mercedes

162

The Admissions Criteria of Secondary Free Schools  

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This paper presents the results of an analysis of the admissions criteria used by the first two waves of secondary Free Schools in England. The type of criteria and their ranked order is explored and their potential impact on the school composition is considered. The findings demonstrate the diversity of criteria being used by this new type of…

Morris, Rebecca

2014-01-01

163

Student Use of the Secondary School Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although there is a library in every secondary school in New Zealand, very little is known about the variables that affect the student use and perceptions of the library. This research combines questionnaires and focus groups involving Year 12 and 13 students to give a picture of school library use in Christchurch. Students were asked about where…

Kershaw, Kathryn Lee

164

Sustaining Secondary Transition Programs in Local Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on factors that influence the sustainability of secondary transition innovations in local schools. We used a two-stage research process, which combined broad survey methods and an embedded case study design, to investigate the sustainability of a specific school-to-community transition model for youth with disabilities. We…

Benz, M. R.; Lindstrom, L.; Unruh, D.; Waintrup, M.

2004-01-01

165

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

166

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

167

Improving Elementary School Science Teaching by Cross-Level Mentoring.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces a project called Teaching Elementary Physical Science (TEPS) which targets the improvement of elementary school science. Uses a cross-level mentoring approach between elementary and secondary school science teachers. Recommends providing opportunities to elementary school teachers to acquire specific teaching skills and self-confidence.…

Feldman, Arnold I.; Campbell, Robert L.; Lai, Morris K.

1999-01-01

168

Geometry for the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sequential but non-axiomatic high school geometry course which includes Euclidean, transformation, and analytic geometry and vectors and matrices, and emphasizes the invariance property of transformations, is outlined. Sample problems, solutions, and comments are included. (MN)

Moalem, D.

1977-01-01

169

Forensic Science: Middle School  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Lefever, Mary

2009-07-01

170

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT WINNERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR  

E-print Network

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

Hemmers, Oliver

171

How School Science Lies  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

DOUGLAS ALLCHIN

172

Science Education in Our Elementary and Secondary Schools: A Guide for Technical Professionals Who Want To Help.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Across the nation grassroots efforts are springing up in which technical professionals are helping enhance science education. This guide has been prepared to help technical professionals become productively involved in enhancing K-12 science education. It has been prepared by scientists and engineers at Sandia National Laboratories who have been…

Eckelmeyer, Kenneth H., Ed.

173

Local school policies increase physical activity in Norwegian secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The implementation of school policies to support the adoption of physical activity is one of the main strategies recommended to increase physical activity levels among this age group. However, documentation of the effect of such policies is so far limited. The purpose of this study was to explore policy-related practices to support physical activity in Norwegian secondary schools and

ELLEN HAUG; TORBJØRN TORSHEIM; ODDRUN SAMDAL

2009-01-01

174

What Do You Know about Alternative Energy? Development and Use of a Diagnostic Instrument for Upper Secondary School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need for renewable and non-fossil fuels is now recognised by nations throughout the world. Consequently, an understanding of alternative energy is needed both in schools and in everyday life-long learning situations. This study developed a two-tier instrument to diagnose students' understanding and alternative conceptions about…

Cheong, Irene Poh-Ai; Johari, Marliza; Said, Hardimah; Treagust, David F.

2015-01-01

175

Enzymes: A Workshop for Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the weekend science workshop on enzymes and includes several projects that involve students directly, parts of which can be incorporated into a traditional chemistry, biology, or physical science course at the secondary level. Subjects include catalysts and catalytic converters in cars, enzymes as consumer products and in industrial…

Bering, C. Larry

1994-01-01

176

Science in School  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

177

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

School Science Review, 1982

1982-01-01

178

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

179

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

School Science Review, 1981

1981-01-01

180

Lower secondary school teachers' judgements of pupils' problems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lower secondary school teachers from six different schools in one Norwegian municipality reported on the prevalence of problems among pupils entering lower secondary school and types of problems among pupils in Grades 8–10. Teachers report that the transition from Elementary to Lower secondary school is problematic for approximately 30% of the pupils. About 70% of the teachers report that 25%

Elaine Munthe; Elin Thuen

2009-01-01

181

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

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In much of science education research, the content of talk tends to be attributed to the persons who produce the sound-words in a speech situation. A radically different, sociological perspective on language-in-use grounded in Marxism derives from the work of L. S. Vygotsky and the members of the circle around M. M. Bakhtin. Accordingly, each word…

Roth, Wolff-Michael

2013-01-01

182

The Development of the Skill of Questioning in Prospective Secondary School Science Teachers: An Extension. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major problem investigated was to assess the effectiveness of an instructional procedure designed to develop skill in questioning, as a teaching technique, by prospective science teachers. Subproblems investigated were to determine: (1) if skill developed during this instructional sequence would transfer to the student teaching experience; and…

Blosser, Patricia E.

183

Cognitive development in a secondary science setting  

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

Endler, Lorna C.; Bond, Trevor

2000-12-01

184

Electricity: Residential Wiring. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

185

Supported Self-Study in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews history of supported self-study in Great Britain's secondary schools and describes the purpose, teacher role, teaching approach, and future of the Council for Educational Technology's Supported Self-Study Project. The project was developed in response to concerns that declining pupil numbers would lead to reductions in courses offered.…

Waterhouse, Philip

1985-01-01

186

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.

187

Agriculture: Horticulture. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

188

Informatics Education in Italian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

189

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

190

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

191

Teaching about Korea in Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents 12 study guides for teaching secondary school students about Korean history and culture. The study guides deal with ancient legends, history, family, women's roles, traditions, folk customs, economic development, the division of Korea, the Korean War, links with the United States, and comparisons between North and South Korea. (GEA)

Van Decar, Patricia

1988-01-01

192

Using the Internet in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides practical information for secondary school teachers on using the Internet to enhance learning. The first chapter looks at how to make the best use of a World Wide Web browser, gives some general tips for using the Web, and examines more advanced topics such as downloading, plug-ins, and using the Web "offline." Tips on searching…

De Cicco, Eta; Farmer, Mike; Hargrave, James

193

Computer Orientation in Secondary School Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Survey of recent literature and research on computer-oriented mathematics courses in secondary schools aimed at setting forth the principal arguments given in support of these courses, and at critically examining the logical basis of these arguments and the anecdotal and statistical evidence for them. A 57-item bibliography is included. (Author/DN)

Tillett, Peter I.

1973-01-01

194

Secondary School Curriculum Guide: Industrial Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cranston School Dept., RI.

195

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

196

Teaching English at Polish Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

197

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

School Science Review, 1980

1980-01-01

198

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.

199

Use of Soil Survey Reports by Secondary School Educators in Indiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reported are the results of a survey of awareness, use, and attitude of Indiana secondary school agriculture and social science educators toward soil survey reports. An analysis by teaching discipline and geographic location is presented. (CW)

Van Meter, Donald E.; Santucci, Georgette

1990-01-01

200

[Evaluation of violent behaviors in secondary school].  

PubMed

School harassment, or bullying, is a term that for being so frequent already forms a part of our vocabulary. In the present work one presents a new instrument of evaluation of the violence that happens in the school centers. The Questionnaire of School Violence (CUVE) has been elaborated and, later, applied to a sample of 1637 teenagers of seven centers of Secondary Obligatory Education (public and compound). The CUVE evaluates in a trustworthy way five dimensions of the school violence: a) physical indirect violence on the part of the student body; b) verbal violence of the student body towards companions; c) physical direct violence between (among) pupils; d) verbal violence of the student body towards the professorship; and e) violence of the professorship towards the student body. PMID:17296104

Alvarez, Luis; Alvarez, David; González-Castro, Paloma; Núñez, José Carlos; González-Pienda, Julio Antonio

2006-11-01

201

Applied aerodynamics experience for secondary science teachers and students  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Department of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanics & Engineering Science at the University of Florida in conjunction with the Alachua County, Florida School Board has embarked on a four-year project of university-secondary school collaboration designed to enhance mathematics and science instruction in secondary school classrooms. The goals are to provide teachers with a fundamental knowledge of flight sciences, and to stimulate interest among students, particularly women and minorities, toward careers in engineering, mathematics, and science. In the first year of the project, all thirteen of the eighth grade physical science teachers and all 1200 of the eighth grade physical science students in the county participated. The activities consisted of a three-day seminar taught at the college level for the teachers, several weeks of classroom instruction for all the students, and an airport field trip for a subgroup of about 430 students that included an orientation flight in a Cessna 172 aircraft. The project brought together large numbers of middle school students, teachers, undergraduate and graduate engineering students, school board administrators, and university engineering faculty.

Abbitt, John D., III; Carroll, Bruce F.

1992-01-01

202

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

203

Prevalence of Peer Victimisation among Secondary School Students in Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study investigated the prevalence of peer victimisation among secondary school students in a state in South Western Nigeria. Participants consisted of 385 secondary school students selected from ten secondary schools across 10 local government areas in Osun State, Nigeria. The participants, aged between 10 and 19 years, were stratified into…

Popoola, Bayode Isaiah

2005-01-01

204

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

205

A comparative study of instructional efficacy between first and second-career teachers in secondary school math and science courses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to use Dr. James Stronge’s taxonomy of the qualities of effective teachers to determine whether there are significant differences in the instructional efficacy between first- and second-career teachers who teach math and science. Methodology: A causal-comparative study examined the effects of variables that cannot be manipulated experimentally. The survey instrument was a 50-tem self-identifying questionnaire addressing the 6 research questions used to determine significance between first- and second-career teachers in their classroom efficacy. Findings: A Mann-Whitney U-test determined there was an overall significant difference [p < 0.01] between first- and second-career teachers in their classroom efficacy, with second-career teachers being more aligned with research-based best practices for efficacy. Conclusions: The existing construct for hiring teachers should be reconsidered, so that teachers identified as effective by research-based methods are employed from the outset. Adult maturation patterns suggest that early adults serving as instructors are less effective for at least the first 3 to 5 years of the teachers’ career. This could be resolved by amending the criteria for teacher entry into the classroom. Maturity of the teacher plays a significant role in their classroom efficacy. Existing research has provided a construct for identifying effective teachers. Recommendations: Require teaching graduates to gain at least 5 years of practical experience in the disciplines in which they seek a license to teach before entering the classroom. Increase the age for teachers entering the profession to at least 26 before allowing them into the classroom to allow for adult maturation processes to occur. Increase the rigor for a teaching certification to the point where only high content knowledge instructors could pass. Require all potential teachers to be certified on a regular basis so that they have to keep up with the technology and the most current information of their professions. Develop an assessment to allow the instructor to display knowledge of the research-based best practices for instruction.

Gardner, Royal Anthony

206

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 PbI1@School: 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

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Raven, Sara; Jurkiewicz, Melissa A.

2014-01-01

208

School of Ocean Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

209

School of Life Sciences 1 Life Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Davies, Christopher

210

School of Computer Science Welcome to the School of  

E-print Network

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

Qu, Rong

211

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).

212

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

213

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

214

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Harrison, Christopher D.

215

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

216

Faith Schools, Social Capital and Academic Attainment: Evidence from TIMSS-R Mathematics Scores in Flemish Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social capital theory, recent developments in the theory of identity and a small econometric literature all suggest positive attainment effects from faith schooling. To test this hypothesis, the authors use a unique data set on Flemish secondary school students from the 1999 repeat of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study to…

Pugh, Geoff; Telhaj, Shqiponje

2008-01-01

217

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

218

Physical Activity Breaks and Facilities in US Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

219

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

220

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

221

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

222

75 FR 1611 - Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Elementary and Secondary School...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information; Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs; Notice Inviting Applications...the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling program is to support efforts by local...elementary school and secondary school counseling programs. Priority: In...

2010-01-12

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Braund, Martin; Reiss, Michael

2006-01-01

224

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

225

Profiles of a Secondary School Speech Teacher: The Teacher's View.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of Illinois secondary school speech teachers was conducted in 1970 so that a profile of the secondary school speech teacher could be constructed from the perspective of how teachers view themselves. Replies were received from 55 teachers representing 37% of the sample and 12% of Illinois schools with speech activity programs. Among the…

Mesner, Linda; Tuttle, George

226

Structural reform in secondary school education-tendencies and strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the virtual abolition of the double-track system, secondary school education worldwide has carried a double task: to continue to provide general education for qualified students after they finish elementary schooling and to train mid-level professional personnel and technically skilled workers. These will continue to be the tasks of secondary school education until the realization of universalization of higher education.

Zhenye Gao; Mingan Xiong

1988-01-01

227

School of Computer Science Welcome to the School of  

E-print Network

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

Qu, Rong

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Leigh, R.

229

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

PEB Exchange, 2002

2002-01-01

230

Implementation Science and School Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

231

Reading in the Secondary School 1977-78.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication summarizes the responses of reading teachers to a questionnaire about teaching reading in the secondary school. The information is divided into six sections. The first section lists components of a secondary reading program, describes current and proposed model secondary reading programs, and lists prospective secondary teachers'…

Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.

232

Achievement Goals and School Achievement: The Transition to Different School Tracks in Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the transition from elementary school to secondary school, in Germany, students are assigned to different school tracks, academic or non-academic, that differ markedly in compositional and institutional characteristics, e.g., the level of cognitive activation and performance standards are higher in academic tracks than in non-academic…

Paulick, Isabell; Watermann, Rainer; Nuckles, Matthias

2013-01-01

233

Science Achievement of Secondary Agricultural Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this quantitative descriptive and correlational study were to describe the science achievements of secondary agricultural education students and determine if the number of agricultural education courses passed, FFA involvement, and SAE participation would statistically significantly improve students' performance on science

Clark, Sara Vicky

2012-01-01

234

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yip, Din Yan; Tsang, Wing Kwong

2007-01-01

235

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.

236

Teaching English to Chinese Immigrants in Hong Kong Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interviewed ten Hong Kong secondary school teachers to highlight the difficulties caused by the recent influx of children from China into Hong Kong. These include difficulties for the immigrants themselves, for the teachers, and for the schools. (Author/VWL)

Ng, Christina; Liu, Cora

1999-01-01

237

Design and Implementation of a Genomics Field Trip Program Aimed at Secondary School Students  

PubMed Central

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

Fox, Joanne A.

2012-01-01

238

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

239

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

240

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

241

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

242

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

243

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

244

Political Science The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

245

Cognitive Sciences The School of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

246

Missouri Secondary Science Safety Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this safety manual is to provide a resource to help manage and minimize potential risks in science classrooms where students spend up to 60% of instructional time engaged in hands-on activities. This manual contains information on standards, legal aspects, and responsibilities for science safety; general laboratory safety for…

Lemons, Judith L.

247

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Institute of Urban Life, Chicago, IL.

248

Violence Prevention in United States Society of Jesus Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Simonds, Thomas Andrew

2009-01-01

249

An Examination of the Impact of Learning Objects in Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kay, R. H.; Knaack, L.

2008-01-01

250

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

251

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

252

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

253

Immigrants’ children’s transition to secondary school in Italy  

PubMed Central

Choosing a secondary school represents an important step in the lives of students in Italy, in that it has a strong bearing on their ultimate educational achievement and labor force trajectory. In this paper, we analyze the effect of generational status and length of residence on the transition to secondary school among immigrants living in Italy. Using data from the ITAGEN2 follow-up, we analyze scholastic results from the middle school final exam and the choice of secondary school among the adolescents in Italy. Children of immigrants are more likely to have inferior outcomes on the middle school exam and to enroll in vocational and polytechnic schools. Our multivariate results indicate that, after controlling for the family’s human capital and other key background factors, immigrant students show greater propensity to choose a vocational path. Differences between immigrants and natives in secondary school tracks are also manifest when previous scholastic results are taken into account.

Barban, Nicola; White, Michael J

2014-01-01

254

Two Decades of School Science Education in Papua New Guinea.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Maddock, Maxwell N.

1983-01-01

255

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

256

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

257

The PASS Program: Preparation for American Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pfleger, Margo

258

Opinions of Secondary School Mathematics Teachers on Mathematical Modelling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to identify the opinions of secondary school mathematics teachers about mathematical modelling. Qualitative research was used. The participants of the study were 40 secondary school teachers working in the Bingöl Province in Turkey during 2012-2013 education year. Semi-structured interview form prepared by the researcher…

Tutak, Tayfun; Güder, Yunus

2013-01-01

259

Secondary School Students' Views of Inhibiting Factors in Seeking Counselling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chan, Stephanie; Quinn, Philip

2012-01-01

260

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

261

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

262

Secondary School Students' Metaphors about the "Geography" Concept  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research has been conducted to reveal the secondary school students' perceptions in relation with metaphors about the "geography" concept. A total of 110 students attending to secondary schools in Karabuk city center joined the research within the 2009-2010 academic year. Following questions were searched to answer: 1-Which metaphors do…

Aydin, Fatih

2010-01-01

263

Preferential Policies and Secondary School Attainment in Peninsular Malaysia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pong, Suet-ling

1993-01-01

264

Identifying the Comparative Academic Performance of Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: One of the features of the New Zealand secondary schools system is that achievement closely reflects the taught curriculum. The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) directly assesses student achievement on the secondary school curriculum through a combination of criterion-based internal and external assessments. The…

Bendikson, Linda; Hattie, John; Robinson, Viviane

2011-01-01

265

An Analysis of Classroom Rules in Secondary Schools in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to analyze the process of planning, preparation, application and evaluation of classroom rules at secondary schools, and to come up with some recommendations to develop functional classroom rules depending on the findings. The study is a survey of the graduates of secondary schools who are currently attending to some…

Buluc, Bekir

2006-01-01

266

Oral business english network course design in secondary vocational school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Oral Business English is a required course for E- commerce major students of secondary vocational school. This paper describes the design of Oral Business English network course of secondary vocational school on the aspects of the general design concept, basic structure, modules design and technology application, to explore the efficient use of the various teaching resources based on websites, the

Huang Xingyun; Ou Qizhong

2011-01-01

267

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

268

Personality Type and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

269

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Tanaka, Jiro

270

Smith college secondary math and science outreach program  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1994-12-31

271

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

McCall, Madelon J.

272

Diagrammatic Literacy in Secondary Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in secondary science education seem to have difficulties with understanding diagrams. The present study focused on explanatory factors that predict students' difficulties with process diagrams, i.e., diagrams that describe a process consisting of components that are related by arrows. From 18 compulsory national Biology exams of…

Kragten, Marco; Admiraal, Wilfried; Rijlaarsdam, Gert

2013-01-01

273

Questioning Profiles in Secondary Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we are concerned with the role of both teachers and students' questioning in classroom interaction. Bearing in mind that the current guidelines point out to student centred teaching, our aim is to analyse and characterise the questioning patterns of contemporary secondary science classes and compare them to the questioning profiles…

Almeida, Patricia; de Souza, Francisle Neri

2010-01-01

274

Gender Equitable Curricula in High School Science and Engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) supplement to the VaNTH Engineering Research Center for Bioengineering Educational Technologies ( www.vanth.org ), an interdisciplinary group of secondary teachers and college faculty have come together to develop and field test new materials for secondary school science classrooms. The instructional units have as their starting point a \\

Stacy S. Klein; Robert D. Sherwood

2005-01-01

275

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

276

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

277

Departments as Different Worlds: Subject Subcultures in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the role of academic departments within contemporary comprehensive high schools. Argues for further research acknowledging secondary schools as fundamentally different from elementary schools. Department specialization and differentiation are key elements in understanding differences. A two-stage exploratory study shows that departments…

Siskin, Leslie Santee

1991-01-01

278

Secondary School Leadership Practice in Botswana: Implications for Effective Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyses the views of selected headteachers on the impact of the 10-year basic education policy on the leadership skills of secondary school headteachers in Botswana. Research literature on school leadership and management in Botswana is sparse. Despite this, demands for effective leadership in schools have continued as the education…

Pheko, Bolelang

2008-01-01

279

Directory of California Migrant Secondary Schools and Contact People.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 1982 directory of California migrant secondary school programs and contact people contains listings for high schools in 171 communities. For each of 10 regions of California, a map of counties is provided, followed by school district names, mailing addresses and names of superintendents, principals, counselors, and home visitors; telephone…

State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta.

280

77 FR 21542 - Applications for New Awards; Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Awards; Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs AGENCY: Office of Elementary...Information: Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs Notice inviting applications...the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs is to support efforts by...

2012-04-10

281

38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.  

...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate without...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate. (Authority...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate will...

2014-07-01

282

38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate without...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate. (Authority...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate will...

2011-07-01

283

38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-07-01

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38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate without...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate. (Authority...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate will...

2012-07-01

285

38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate without...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate. (Authority...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate will...

2010-07-01

286

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Owate, C. N.; Iroha, Okpa

2013-01-01

287

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.

288

The Transition to Secondary School Geometry: Can There Be a "Chain of School Mathematics"?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students mainly perceive the transition to secondary school as an opportunity to start their school career anew. Reality often proves them wrong, especially in the case of mathematics. In our paper, we briefly discuss children's transition to secondary school as both an opportunity and a problem, with reference to the Greek context. In discussions…

Sdrolias, Konstantinos A.; Triandafillidis, Triandafillos A.

2008-01-01

289

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Luft, Julie A.; Cox, Wylie E.

2001-01-01

290

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

291

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

292

University of Manchester School of Computer Science  

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University of Manchester School of Computer Science COMP60990 -MSc Project Background Report of 100) ......... #12;University of Manchester School of Computer Science MSc Project Background Report. Examiner's Comments on Project Background Report and Project: #12;University of Manchester School

Fisher, Michael

293

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

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Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2012-2013 Name-division political science elective courses. (It is recommended that students consult with a political science advisor when selecting their upper division courses.) 12 Social science field other than political science

Barrash, Warren

294

44 CFR 7.8 - Elementary and secondary schools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS (FEMA REG. 5) Nondiscrimination in FEMA-Assisted Programs-General § 7.8 Elementary and secondary schools. The requirements...

2013-10-01

295

44 CFR 7.8 - Elementary and secondary schools.  

...AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS (FEMA REG. 5) Nondiscrimination in FEMA-Assisted Programs-General § 7.8 Elementary and secondary schools. The requirements...

2014-10-01

296

44 CFR 7.8 - Elementary and secondary schools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS (FEMA REG. 5) Nondiscrimination in FEMA-Assisted Programs-General § 7.8 Elementary and secondary schools. The requirements...

2010-10-01

297

44 CFR 7.8 - Elementary and secondary schools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS (FEMA REG. 5) Nondiscrimination in FEMA-Assisted Programs-General § 7.8 Elementary and secondary schools. The requirements...

2012-10-01

298

44 CFR 7.8 - Elementary and secondary schools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS (FEMA REG. 5) Nondiscrimination in FEMA-Assisted Programs-General § 7.8 Elementary and secondary schools. The requirements...

2011-10-01

299

Psychology for Secondary Schools: The Saber-Tooth Curriculum Revisited?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that psychology as a discipline in secondary schools should include, in addition to academic content, a focus on value development and psychological growth, thus balancing the intellectual and experiential realms. (Author/GC)

Sprinthall, Norman A.

1980-01-01

300

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

301

Exploring the Use of Web-Based Learning Tools in Secondary School Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the impact of Web-Based Learning Tools (WBLTs), also known as learning objects, in secondary school mathematics and science classrooms. Surveys, open-ended questions, and student performance data were collected from a sample of 8 teachers and 333 students. Teachers rated the learning benefits, quality, and engagement value of…

Kay, Robin

2014-01-01

302

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ohio Historical Society, Columbus.

303

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Markoczi-Revak, Ibolya

2003-01-01

304

Drama at the Heart of the Secondary School: Projects to Promote Authentic Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Drama at the Heart of the Secondary School" provides a rationale for the curricular centrality of drama together with rich and detailed examples of cross-phase thematic projects which are drama-led, but which promote learning across a wide range of curriculum areas, from the humanities and other arts, to English and literacy, science and PSHE.…

Rainer, John; Lewis, Martin

2012-01-01

305

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

306

Job Satisfaction Levels of Secondary School Physics, Chemistry and Biology Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to determine the job satisfaction levels of the teachers participating in the study and to investigate whether their job satisfaction levels differ with respect to certain variables. The participants of the study were 297 science teachers (physics: 104, chemistry: 105, biology: 87 and 1 N/A) from secondary schools in…

Maskan, A. Kadir

2014-01-01

307

Towards Sustainability at a Secondary Comprehensive School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hickman, Gill

2010-01-01

308

The use of discrepant events as an alternative science teaching strategy in lower secondary classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to explore the possibilities and limitations of using discrepant events (D.E.) as an alternative teaching strategy in lower secondary classes, in a Government. School. This study highlights the fact that practical work in science teaching needs radical change, if we have to promote greater problem solving initiatives among students. Science is frequently taught through

Shakoor Muhammad

1998-01-01

309

Enthusiasm Is Not Enough: Beginning Secondary Science Teachers in Primarily Hispanic Settings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the practices of three beginning secondary science teachers. The teachers were in their first year, worked with primarily Hispanic students in rural and urban schools, held undergraduate degrees in science, participated in postbaccalaureate certification programs of varying lengths, and had different cultural backgrounds from…

Luft, Julie A.; Roehrig, Gillian

2005-01-01

310

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences  

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

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

311

YALE UNIVERSITY School of Engineering & Applied Science  

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

Haller, Gary L.

312

Integration of Informal Music Technologies in Secondary School Music Lessons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stowell, Dan; Dixon, Simon

2014-01-01

313

Single-Sex versus Secondary Schooling: A Systematic Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

314

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

315

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

316

First-Year Secondary Science Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2008-11-23

317

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

318

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

319

Social Capital and Student Achievement in Norwegian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates student social capital in Norwegian secondary schools and its effects on student achievement. Using data from the national survey "Young in Norway 2002", it explores the concept and measurement of social capital in the school context by applying factor analysis. The paper also tests an analytical model that links student…

Huang, Lihong

2009-01-01

320

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

321

Building Bridges: Transitions from Elementary to Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tilleczek, Kate

2008-01-01

322

Understanding Complex Role of the Assistant Principal in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The assistant principal is often overlooked in school leadership literature, yet in recent years has grown to be a vital part of secondary schools (Marshall & Hooley, 2006). This descriptive study seeks to expand on the work of Marshall and Hooley (2006), which serves as a primer in the study of assistant principals. In an era of increased…

Nieuwenhuizen, Lisa M.

2011-01-01

323

Managing Women: Secondary School Principals in Trinidad and Tobago.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied the experiences of 12 women secondary school principals managing small schools in Trinidad and Tobago. Demonstrates the ways their personal and professional lives are intertwined and how race, class, and gendered positions impact their career choice, promotional opportunities, and management practice. (SLD)

Morris, Jeanette

1999-01-01

324

Subjectivity and Schooling in a Longitudinal Study of Secondary Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores how gender and class subjectivity is embodied by Australian secondary-school students through interviews with two young people. Examines the developmental aspect of identity formation, addressing the impact of feminism on gender change. Focuses on the subjectivity-school relation by exploring the interactions between individual…

McLeod, Julie

2000-01-01

325

Momentum and Kinetic Energy: Confusable Concepts in Secondary School Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

326

Ways and Means of Introducing Portugese to the Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois, has developed a program for introducing Portuguese in the secondary school. The program is now in its sixth successive, successful year. Instead of being included in the curriculum as a full-time course, Portuguese falls in the category of an "enrichment course." It is abbreviated (the first year…

Lawlor, Joseph P.

327

Geography in the Secondary Schools: 1945-1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Geography as a separate subject lost ground in the secondary school curriculum after the Korean War. A High School Geography Project stressing urban themes was developed in the late 1960s, but faded by the mid-1970s. A 1980s renaissance, spurred by educational reform mandates, seems a promising development. Includes seven references. (MLH)

Stoltman, Joseph P.

1989-01-01

328

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

329

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 harassment,…

Meyer, Elizabeth J.

2008-01-01

330

Secondary School Students' Enjoyment of Outdoor Adventure Experiences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questionnaires assessed anticipation and actual enjoyment of various adventure activites by 60 New Zealand secondary schools students before and after a school-sponsored adventure week. White water rafting was rated most preferred on both occasions. Pre- and posttour comparisons showed a significant increase in enjoyment ranking for horse trekking…

Hastie, Peter A.

1992-01-01

331

A Time Manageable Supervisory System for Secondary School Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collected here are a number of varied materials on school supervision intended for secondary principals. These include a brief description of a presentation concerning school supervision; a number of visual aids, checklists, charts, and outlines used in the presentation; a short paper on the logistics of Supervision through Educational Management…

Mooney, Joseph P.

332

Polish Post-Secondary Vocational Schools and Canadian Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Butler, Norman L.

2005-01-01

333

Central Park East Secondary School: Teaching and Learning through Freire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tyner-Mullings, Alia R.

2012-01-01

334

Principals' Engagement of Low Ability Students in Singapore Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a grounded theory constructed from a study of Singapore neighbourhood secondary school principals' engagement of their lowest stream, the Normal Technical students, in their schools. This substantive theory is labelled the "theory of selective engagement". It implies that how principals engage their lowest streamed students…

Ong, Chye Hin; Dimmock, Clive

2013-01-01

335

Taking Science Education Beyond Schooling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Roth, Wolff-Michael

2002-01-01

336

Children's Perceptions of School Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Murphy, Colette; Beggs, Jim

2003-01-01

337

Response to Intervention With Secondary School Students With Reading Difficulties  

PubMed Central

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

Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack M.

2012-01-01

338

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

339

Secondary Social Studies Teacher Certification Requirements Political Science  

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Secondary Social Studies Teacher Certification Requirements Political Science Undergraduate Program:______________ Date:______________ Date:______________ Date:______________ POLITICAL SCIENCE CORE REQUIREMENTS POLI POLI 300 Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science POLI 400 Qualitative Research Methods

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

340

Classics and the Reorganisation of Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Morton, D. J.; And Others

341

MOOC Integration into Secondary School Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated how high school students taking a university preparatory economics course would engage with the learning and assessment components of a Behavioural Economics MOOC that was integrated into their school-based course. Students were divided into two groups, MOOC-only, with no teacher support, and blended-mode, with weekly tutorials.…

Najafi, Hedieh; Evans, Rosemary; Federico, Christopher

2014-01-01

342

Training for Secondary School Headship in France.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Esp, D. G.

343

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

344

A Study of the Effect of Secondary School Leadership Styles on Student Achievement in Selected Secondary School in Louisiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effect of the leadership style of the secondary school principal on student achievement in select public schools in Louisiana was examined in this study. The null hypothesis was that there was no statistically significant difference between principal leadership style and student academic achievement. The researcher submitted the LEAD-Self…

Harris, Cydnie Ellen Smith

2012-01-01

345

Gendered Perceptions of Schooling: Classroom Dynamics and Inequalities within Four Caribbean Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper sets out to interrogate the reality of secondary schooling in one part of the Caribbean, through a case study exploration of the "gender regimes" of four secondary schools in the small Eastern Caribbean nation state of Antigua and Barbuda. In Antigua, as in the Caribbean region more broadly, the focus of attention has been on…

Younger, Mike; Cobbett, Mary

2014-01-01

346

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Astrid, Steele

347

Measurement of Level of Intellectual Development in Australian Secondary Schools: A Report to the Education Research and Development Committee.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports data on 610 secondary level Australian high school students drawn from 36 urban and rural high schools to determine levels of Piagetian cognitive development, provide a profile of field independence (FDI) across the urban population, validate the Understanding in Science Test instrument, and determine influence of reading…

Blake, Anthony J. D.

348

Development of a Performance Assessment Task and Rubric to Measure Prospective Secondary School Mathematics Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to share a performance assessment task and rubric designed to assess secondary school mathematics preservice teachers' pedagogical content knowledge and skills. The assessment task and rubric were developed in collaboration with five education faculty, four arts and sciences faculty, and four high school teachers over…

Koirala, Hari P.; Davis, Marsha; Johnson, Peter

2008-01-01

349

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

E-print Network

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2014-2015 Name-112 United States History or HIST 211-212 Problems in U. S. History 6 Upper-division political science elective courses. (It is recommended that students consult with a political science advisor when selecting

Barrash, Warren

350

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

E-print Network

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2013-2014 Name-112 United States History or HIST 211-212 Problems in U. S. History 6 Upper-division political science elective courses. (It is recommended that students consult with a political science advisor when selecting

Barrash, Warren

351

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

352

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

353

Secondary School National Summary Data report (the Annex to the Secondary PICSI and PANDA)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report from the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED), a non-ministerial government department, independent from the Department for Education & Employment, constitutes a comprehensive annual assessment of secondary education in the UK. Data from the Pre Inspection Context and School Indicator (PICSI) and the Performance and Assessment (PANDA) Reports are summarized here. Statistics for individual schools include "pupils' test and examination results in comparison with national averages and the average achievement of similar schools; composite graded information from the school's previous inspection; basic characteristics of the school (taken from the school census); economic, social and demographic characteristics of the local area (taken from the Census of Population);" and, a subject indicator report comparing the results between subjects in the school. In addition, the reports contain supplemental data concerning pupil-teacher ratios, expenditure patterns, length of taught week, the curriculum, and other issues.

2000-01-01

354

Secondary School Students' Attitudes toward Fitness Testing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this investigation was to develop an instrument that has scores that are valid and reliable for measuring students' attitudes toward fitness testing. A second purpose of the study was to determine the attitudes of secondary students toward fitness testing. A review of literature, an elicitation study, and a pilot study were…

Mercier, Kevin John

2011-01-01

355

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Xu, Jianzhong

2012-01-01

356

Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools 1991-92, Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment and Staffing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1969-70 the National Catholic Educational Association has published a statistical report on Catholic elementary schools and secondary schools in the United States. This year's report contains the core school enrollment and staffing data of the Association's historical file, and includes data from a survey on extended care programs and…

Brigham, Frederick H., Jr.

357

Establishment of "Green Schools" Is an Important Medium in Primary and Secondary School Environmental Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article deals with the establishment of the "green schools"campaign as an important medium in primary and secondary school environmental education. The author emphasizes the effect that can be brought about by the "green schools" campaign, which are as follows: (1) stresses action for a common goal, as well as the operability and extensive…

Zhenya, Song

2004-01-01

358

Ideal versus School Learning: Analyzing Israeli Secondary School Students' Conceptions of Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored 130 secondary school students' conceptions of learning using an open-ended task, analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. Students' reality of learning comprised two separate spheres, ideal learning and school learning, which rarely interacted. Generally, students commented more about school than ideal learning. Factor…

Hadar, Linor

2009-01-01

359

School of Food Science and Nutrition  

E-print Network

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

Haase, Markus

360

Visuospatial Learning in School Science Jayashree Ramadas  

E-print Network

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

Shyamasundar, R.K.

361

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

362

Social and School Connectedness in Early Secondary School as Predictors of Late Teenage Substance Use, Mental Health, and Academic Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To examine associations between social relationships and school engagement in early secondary school and mental health, substance use, and educational achievement 2- 4 years later. Methods: School-based longitudinal study of secondary school students, surveyed at school in Year 8 (13-14-years-old) and Year 10 (16-years-old), and 1-year post-secondary school. A total of 2678 Year 8 students (74%) participated in the

Lyndal Bond; Helen Butler; G. Dip; John Carlin; Sara Glover; Glenn Bowes; George Patton

2007-01-01

363

The Social Orientation of Secondary School Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a 1993 study of the social attitudes and life plans of Russian high school graduates in 21 urban areas. Finds that students are concerned about unemployment, the future, and the declining state of their families' financial position. Includes eight tables of statistical data. (CFR)

Rutkevick, M. N.

1995-01-01

364

Why Are English Secondary Schools Socially Segregated?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper seeks an explanation for the persistent social phenomenon of segregated schooling in England whereby children from families with broadly the same characteristics of wealth, education and social networks are more likely to be educated together and therefore separate from children from more socially distant groups. The paper outlines the…

Coldron, John; Cripps, Caroline; Shipton, Lucy

2010-01-01

365

Norwegian Secondary School Teachers and ICT  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wikan, Gerd; Molster, Terje

2011-01-01

366

The Arab World Notebook. Secondary School Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Arab world holds a storied place in western history and is a significant area today culturally, economically, and politically, with its more than 190 million people sharing a common heritage with the West. The Arab world merits serious study in U.S. schools; however, it is often misrepresented in U.S. textbooks. This notebook is written as an…

Shabbas, Audrey, Ed.; Al-Qazzaz, Ayad, Ed.

367

School of Nursing Oregon Health & Science University  

E-print Network

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

Chapman, Michael S.

368

The Evidence on Credit Constraints in Post–secondary Schooling  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the family income -- college enrollment relationship and the evidence on credit constraints in post-secondary schooling. We distinguish short-run liquidity constraints from the long-term factors that promote cognitive and noncognitive ability. Long-run factors crystallized in ability are the major determinants of the family income -- schooling relationship, although there is some evidence that up to 8% of

Pedro Carneiro; James J. Heckman

2002-01-01

369

Change in Social Selection to Upper Secondary School—Primary and Secondary Effects in Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inequality of educational opportunity (IEO) depends on two separate mechanisms: children from advantaged social backgrounds perform better at school—primary effects—and tend more than others to choose to continue in education—secondary effects. IEO in the transition from compulsory to academic upper secondary education has earlier been shown to have decreased in Sweden since the middle of the 20th century. We investigate

Robert Erikson; Frida Rudolphi

2010-01-01

370

Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics  

E-print Network

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

Davies, Christopher

371

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES THE POSITION  

E-print Network

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

Tchumper, Gregory S.

372

Nonreactive Measures for School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Butzow, John W. Jr.

1972-01-01

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

374

"Sex Hormones" in Secondary School Biology Textbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the extent to which the term "sex hormone" is used in science textbooks, and whether the use of the term "sex hormone" is associated with pre-empirical concepts of sex dualism, in particular the misconceptions that these so-called "sex hormones" are sex specific and restricted to sex-related physiological functioning. We found…

Nehm, Ross H.; Young, Rebecca

2008-01-01

375

The Status of Geography in North Dakota Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sample of 112 secondary school teachers were sent a questionnaire addressing the following topics: (1) teacher's educational background; (2) classes taught; (3) texts and media being used; (4) awareness of professional organizations; (5) suggestions for curriculum development; and (6) willingness of teachers to participate in improving…

Munski, Douglas C.

376

A Survey of Computing Activities in Secondary Schools. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of a survey of secondary schools indicate that the use of computers, especially for instructional purposes, has grown rapidly. However, the diversity of use is still limited. The most prevalent applications are problem solving and Electronic Data Processing (EDP) skills training. The major emphasis of computer application is on teaching…

Korotkin, Arthur L.; And Others

377

The Professional Identity of English Teachers in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper reports on a research study investigating the professional identity of English teachers in the secondary school in the UK, and the effects of their subject philosophies and their conceptions of learning on their teaching. The various and often competing definitions of the subject have a long history, and a number of factors have been…

Findlay, Kate

2010-01-01

378

Efficiency of the Primary and Secondary Schools in Sweden.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The efficiency of 286 Swedish municipalities in the provision of elementary and secondary school education in 1993-94 was studied through stochastic frontier production with the estimation of production- and cost-function models. Empirical results show that most operate at 85 to 100% efficiency. (SLD)

Heshmati, Almas; Kumbhakar, Subal C.

1997-01-01

379

Paradoxical Inequalities: Adolescent Peer Relations in Indian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Peer relationships in secondary schools in two different cultural areas of India are compared. A general theory of status relations and a specification of the distinctive cultural features of each area are used to explain the observed differences in peer inequality, clique formation, petty deviance, putdowns, fashion consciousness, romantic…

Milner, Murray, Jr.

2013-01-01

380

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

381

Language Awareness in Canadian Secondary Schools: The Revolution That Fizzled.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of textbooks and official Ministry of Education programs of study for the Province of Ontario, Canada, revealed three stages in the history of teaching English language in intermediate and secondary schools. Prior to the mid-1960s language study was fundamentally the study of formal grammar and standard usage. From the mid-1960s until the…

Belanger, Joe; Evans, Peter J. A.

382

Homework Completion at the Secondary School Level: A Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author aimed to test empirical models of variables posited to predict homework completion at the secondary school level. Student- and class-level predictors of homework completion were analyzed in a survey of 1,046 8th-grade students from 63 classes and of 849 11th-grade students from 48 classes. Most of the variance in homework completion…

Xu, Jianzhong

2011-01-01

383

Philosophy and Ethics in Western Australian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The introduction of Philosophy and Ethics to the Western Australian Certificate of Education courses in 2008 brought philosophy into the Western Australian secondary school curriculum for the first time. How philosophy came to be included is part of a larger story about the commitment and perseverance of a relatively small number of Australian…

Millett, Stephan; Tapper, Alan

2014-01-01

384

Media and Sexism (An Instructional Manual for Secondary School Teachers).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual presents background information and teaching activities for secondary school instruction on the relationship of sex roles and the media in American society. Section I provides background for teachers by defining basic terms, presenting a brief history of the mass media, and discussing why media are thought to play a strong role in…

Byerly, Carolyn M.

385

Secondary School Teachers' Conceptions of Student Information Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes empirical research examining secondary school teachers' conceptions of student information literacy and reflects on the implications for the development of information-literate students. The research was designed to be practitioner centred, focusing on curriculum-based information activities and the student learning process…

Williams, Dorothy A.; Wavell, Caroline

2007-01-01

386

IEPs in Mainstream Secondary Schools: An Agenda for Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing children with special educational needs with individual education plans (IEPs) was advocated in the 1994 code of practice for SEN, and retained in the 2000 code. Specifically as it relates to mainstream secondary schools, this has proved highly controversial: many SENCos report that the writing and implementing of IEPs is a bureaucratic…

Tennant, Geoff

2007-01-01

387

Microworlds: Building Powerful Ideas in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jenkins, Craig William

2012-01-01

388

Making the Invisible Visible: Disciplinary Literacy in Secondary School Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Ireland, policy on literacy now aims to expand the role that post-primary teachers of all subjects have in developing students' literacy skills. This paper draws on data from a wider research study carried out in secondary schools in 2010 and focuses on the classroom support with disciplinary literacy provided by subject teachers for…

Mac Mahon, Brendan

2014-01-01

389

Crossing the Primary and Secondary School Divide in Teacher Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher education courses at universities qualify graduates to teach in age-related contexts of primary/early childhood/secondary that reflect the organisational structure of schools. In terms of teacher employment, for some considerable time, these longstanding organisational divisions have been by-passed whereby a shortage of teachers in…

Knipe, Sally

2012-01-01

390

Conceptions of a sequence formed in secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper is based on research carried out on secondary school students and students commencing their university studies in mathematics. The basic purpose of the research was to investigate the understanding of the concept of a sequence and to determine the sources of the formation of revealed conceptions. To achieve the objectives an expanded set of selected mathematical situations –

M. Przenioslo

2006-01-01

391

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Adelson, Nancy C.; Crosby, Sandra G.

392

Drug Use in a Rural Secondary School in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alcohol abuse and alcohol-related use problems among adolescents are highly prevalent and are a major concern worldwide. This study estimated the prevalence of drug abuse, knowledge about drug abuse and its effect on psychosocial well-being and induced behavioral problems among students of a public rural secondary school that admitted both girls…

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

2010-01-01

393

Secondary School Vice-Principals: Commitment, Challenge, Efficacy and Synchrony  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study sought to investigate Hong Kong secondary school vice-principals' job facets leading to overall job satisfaction, and to differentiate the satisfaction of vice-principals of different career orientations and gender groups. The findings indicated that there are four main facets of satisfaction, in rank order of influence on overall…

Yu-kwong, Paula Kwan; Walker, Allan

2010-01-01

394

Getting Shocks: Teaching Secondary School Physics through History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses several replicas of experimental set-ups that were originally used in electrostatic research in teaching electrostatics through history on secondary school level. Makes visible the change of the style of electrostatic experimentation that took place at the end of the 18th century. (Contains 25 references.) (ASK)

Heering, Peter

2000-01-01

395

The Malvern Project. Closed Circuit Television in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hawkins, Bernard

396

Curriculum Guide for Art in the Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chicago Board of Education, IL.

397

Misplaced Heritage Language Learners of Japanese in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While heritage language learners are becoming visible in the research literature as a distinct group of language learners with specific needs, existing curriculum structures in secondary schools often focus on programs either for foreign language learners or for first language learners. The study reported here examines the experiences of heritage…

Oguro, Susan; Moloney, Robyn

2012-01-01

398

Key Competencies: Drug and Alcohol Education. Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, designed for use with secondary school students, attempts to prevent drug and alcohol abuse among students. The Key Competencies program targets several characteristics which have been identified in addicted children: poor self image, improper sense of values, and lack of identity. For grades seven through nine, strategies are…

Philadelphia School District, PA.

399

Finnish Secondary School Students' Interreligious Sensitivity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Holm, Kristiina; Nokelainen, Petri; Tirri, Kirsi

2014-01-01

400

What Greek Secondary School Students Believe about Climate Change?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liarakou, Georgia; Athanasiadis, Ilias; Gavrilakis, Costas

2011-01-01

401

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cid, Ramon

2005-01-01

402

Feelings of Existential Fulfilment and Burnout among Secondary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Loonstra, Bert; Brouwers, Andre; Tomic, Welko

2009-01-01

403

Sexual activity among junior secondary school girls in Zambia.  

PubMed

This paper proposes a causal model of sexual activity among a randomly selected sample of 305 Junio secondary school girls in Zambia. The results indicate that liberal sexual attitudes influence romantic involvement with boys. Emotional involvement is likely to result in sexual activity. Traditional courtship forms are slowly being replaced by modern patterns of courtship behaviour. Policy and programme implications are discussed. PMID:9881137

Pillai, V K; Barton, T; Benefo, K

1997-07-01

404

Competition, Cream-Skimming and Department Performance within Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The performance of departments has been largely neglected in previous studies of subject choice in secondary schools. This is a significant omission because analysis at departmental level enables a fuller assessment of the effects of competition and specialisation on pupil performance. This paper examines relationships between both absolute and…

Davies, Peter; Telhaj, Shqiponje; Hutton, David; Adnett, Nick; Coe, Robert

2009-01-01

405

Teaching Future Studies to Secondary School Students: A Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication describes a semester-long course developed for teaching future studies to secondary school students. The course is designed as a senior high social studies elective. Objectives are to help students recognize that change will occur, that change in one area will affect other areas, that the future can be influenced, and that they…

Kepner, William R., Jr.

406

Students' Approaches to Learning in Finnish General Upper Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated approaches of 549 students to learning in Finnish general upper secondary school through the Learning Process Questionnaire (J. Biggs, 1987). Finds significant differences between students' approaches to learning in the different form levels. Approaches to learning were also related to gender and mathematics and English grades. (SLD)

Eklund-Myrskog, Gunilla; Wenestam, Claes-Goran

1999-01-01

407

Life cycle energy assessment of Australian secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Australian Department of Commerce builds many secondary schools in New South Wales every year, and the impact of energy consumption for such a type of construction has rarely been done before in Australia. Although there is a particular responsibility to ensure that public-owned projects contribute to the future well-being of the natural environment, environmental performance and energy efficiency of

Grace K. C. Ding

2007-01-01

408

Constructing the Cosmopolitan Subject: Teaching Secondary School Literature in Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the ambitious educational reforms of the Singapore government in response to the challenges of globalization vis-a-vis the specific issues arising from the case of teaching Literature in secondary schools. It shows how the Singapore state is invested in a particular view of globalization and argues how recent scholarly moves…

Poon, Angelia Mui Cheng

2010-01-01

409

Knowledge for Teaching Secondary School Mathematics: What Counts?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses key issues surrounding the nature and development of professional knowledge for effective teaching of mathematics, especially at the secondary school level. In the education research community it is generally accepted that teachers need more than knowledge of the content they will teach; an additional construct, pedagogical…

Goos, Merrilyn

2013-01-01

410

Stress and Job Satisfaction among Secondary School Principals in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of a secondary school principal continues to expand and increase principals' daily workload. The high stakes testing environment also places pressure on principals to ensure that students score high on standardized tests. With a heavy workload, principals find themselves faced with numerous work-related stressors that influence job…

Romney, Angela G.

2012-01-01

411

Predicting students’ homework environment management at the secondary school level  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jianzhong Xu

2012-01-01

412

Predicting students’ homework environment management at the secondary school level  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jianzhong Xu

2011-01-01

413

Female Students and Achievement in Secondary School Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shildneck, Barry P., IV

2009-01-01

414

Middle School Science Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes construction and use of pivots for science equipment and a pin-hole camera (made out of newspaper) for observing solar eclipses. Also describes a method for displaying spectra with a raybox and modification/use of a one-shot submarine (used in floating/sinking activities). (JN)

School Science Review, 1983

1983-01-01

415

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

416

How Do Secondary Science Teachers Understand and Implement Technological Design in Their Classrooms?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Heroux, Kathryn H.

2012-01-01

417

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Published monthly during the school year, the newsletter disseminates ideas and suggestions concerning innovations and problem solutions for secondary social sciences. This issue focuses on teaching economic concepts in the classroom. The information is intended to help teachers deal knowledgeably with topics that crop up in classes such as…

Educational Research Council of America, Cleveland, OH.

418

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences  

E-print Network

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programmes www.cardiff.ac.uk/earth of studying Earth Sciences at University. You've probably not studied Earth Sciences much in school although you may have touched on some aspects in Geography. Earth Sciences is, like medicine, very broad

Davies, Christopher

419

Science Fairs in Elementary School. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This digest presents a summary discussion of the value of holding science fairs in the elementary school context. Reasons for conducting science fairs for elementary students are discussed in terms of several learning theories. Developmentally appropriate types of elementary science projects are suggested. Goals for elementary school science fairs…

Balas, Andrea K.

420

Secondary Education 1/50 Masters of Science Degree  

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

de Lijser, Peter

421

Informal Learning at School. Science Fairs in Basic Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The work herein reports on the implementation of science fairs in a systematic way in basic schools. In particular we will present the second edition of the annual Science Fair at basic school Externato Maria Auxiliadora, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, focusing on the evolution advised by the evaluation of the previous edition of the science fair. We will stress

Zita Esteves; Andreia Cabral; Manuel F. M. Costa

422

Exposing Sexual Harassment and Bullying in Secondary Schools: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis.  

E-print Network

??Incidents of sexual harassment and bullying in secondary school are extremely commonplace, yet student experiences are underreported to school officials. Moreover, there are competing definitions… (more)

Erickson, Rebecca

2010-01-01

423

An Assessment of Secondary School Teachers Uses of ICT's: Implications for Further Development of ICT's Use in Nigerian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of ICTs in Nigeria and African countries generally is increasing and dramatically growing. However, while there is a great deal of knowledge about how ICTs are being used in developed countries, there is not much information on how ICTs are being used by teachers in developing countries. This study examined Nigeria secondary school

Tella, Adeyinka; Tella, Adedeji; Toyobo, Oluwole Majekodunmi; Adika, Lawrence O.; Adeyinka, Adewuyi Ayodele

2007-01-01

424

Study of Attitude of Secondary School Students towards Computer Assisted Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study that investigated the attitudes of secondary school students in India toward computer assisted learning. Discusses sex differences in attitudes as well as differences in students' attitudes between government and aided secondary schools. (Author/LRW)

Shahapur, Nagappa, P.

2002-01-01

425

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-01-01

426

How Schools Do Policy: Policy Enactments in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the last 20 years, international attempts to raise educational standards and improve opportunities for all children have accelerated and proliferated. This has generated a state of constant change and an unrelenting flood of initiatives, changes and reforms that need to be "implemented" by schools. In response to this, a great deal of…

Ball, Stephen J.; Maguire, Meg; Braun, Annette

2011-01-01

427

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Suntisukwongchote, Punipa

2006-01-01

428

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Braund, Martin; Reiss, Michael

2006-01-01

429

Primary School Attendance and Completion among Lower Secondary School Age Children in Uganda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, governments pledged to achieve education for all by 2015. However, if current enrollment trends continue, the number of out-of-school children could increase from current levels. Greater focus is needed on lower secondary school age (13-16 years) children. These children are not included estimates of…

Moyi, Peter

2013-01-01

430

Implementation of School Self-Evaluation in Secondary Schools: Teachers' Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study investigates how teacher administrators and teachers in Hong Kong secondary schools experienced the implementation process of School Self-Evaluation (SSE), perceived the effects of SSE and described the implementation approach of SSE from the perspectives of policy implementation within the policy studies in education. Given that this…

Wong, Wai Lun

2010-01-01

431

The Role of the School Counsellor in the Singapore Secondary School System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a case study from Singapore. The purpose of the study is to critically enquire into the ways in which school counsellors working in Singapore's secondary school system describe and experience their role, and to identify key themes arising from the study. In-depth interviews were conducted with 11 participants, and an adapted grounded…

Kok, Jin Kuan

2013-01-01

432

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools 2000-01.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Texas Education Agency prepares an annual report on dropouts in Texas public schools. This report contains information on the annual dropout rate used in the accountability system and state attrition rates. It also includes a series of longitudinal secondary school completion/student status rates. Of the 1,818,940 students who attended grades…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Research and Evaluation.

433

Understanding the school culture: Guidelines for conducting gambling research in secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides an overview of the importance of youth gambling research, the methodological issues faced when conducting research in secondary schools, and recommendations for conducting effective youth gambling research that benefits academia, the community, staff, students and parents within the school systems. Based on our recent experience, we

Jennifer L. McPhee; Robert S. Canham

2002-01-01

434

A Study of Secondary School Principals' Leadership Styles and School Dropout Rates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between the leadership styles of secondary school principals, measured by the self-report "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire 5X short" (Bass & Avolio, 2000) and the school's dropout rates, as reported by the Texas Education Agency in the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) report…

Baggerly-Hinojosa, Barbara

2012-01-01

435

Emergent Communities of Practice: Secondary Schools' Interaction with Primary School Foreign Language Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this paper is to give an account of the response of secondary schools to the primary school foreign language teaching initiative recently introduced by the UK government. The paper also explores defining features of the process of cross-phase interaction and the role that knowledge and collaborative practice plays in generating change…

Evans, Michael; Fisher, Linda

2012-01-01

436

School of Science Masters Research Scholarships 2013 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE MASTERS RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS  

E-print Network

School of Science Masters Research Scholarships 2013 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE MASTERS RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS BACKGROUND The Faculty of Science & Engineering will offer 10 School of Science Masters Research Scholarships in specific, predetermined areas of research. Each Scholarship is worth $5,000. Applicants should

Waikato, University of

437

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-02-01

438

Faculty School of Pharmacy Medical Sciences Campus  

E-print Network

Faculty School of Pharmacy Medical Sciences Campus University of Puerto Rico Contact Information School of Pharmacy Offices 263 and Annex Door 424 1st Floor (Plaza Level) and 4th Floor School of Pharmacy Building Medical Sciences Campus San Juan, PR 00931 PO Box 365067 San Juan, PR 00936-5067 Fax: 787

Quirk, Gregory J.

439

Faculty School of Pharmacy Medical Sciences Campus  

E-print Network

Faculty School of Pharmacy Medical Sciences Campus University of Puerto Rico Contact Information School of Pharmacy Offices 414 and Annex Door 420 4th Floor School of Pharmacy Building Medical Sciences: 787-754-6995 frances.rodriguez5@upr.edu Rank/Discipline Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy

Quirk, Gregory J.

440

Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences  

E-print Network

Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programme www.cardiff.ac.uk/phrmy our #12;Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Friendly One of the Top UK Schools in Pharmacy World-leading "One of the best institutions in Britain . . . this powerhouse of academic

Davies, Christopher

441

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

442

New counter?school cultures: female students' drug use at a high?achieving secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

We draw on case?study research at a high?achieving secondary school in London to illustrate how school experiences may influence drug use and reproduce inequalities in reconstructed ways in late modernity. Qualitative data were collected through semi?structured interviews with students and teachers, and observations. We focus in particular on the accounts of three female students expressing a shared counter?school identity and

Adam Fletcher; Chris Bonell; Tim Rhodes

2009-01-01

443

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.

444

Transformational Leadership and the Leadership Performance of Oregon Secondary School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 118 secondary school principals in Oregon was conducted to examine the relationship of transformational leadership to secondary school principals' leadership performance. This study measured the transformational leadership of secondary school principals in Oregon using the "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (5X-Short)" (Avolio &…

Breaker, Jason Lee

2009-01-01

445

Student Accounts of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test: A Case for Validation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a cross-curricular literacy test issued to all secondary school students in the province of Ontario. The test consists of a reading and a writing component, both of which must be successfully completed for secondary school graduation in Ontario. This study elicited 16 first language and second…

Cheng, Liying; Fox, Janna; Zheng, Ying

2007-01-01

446

The SMILE Program High School Ocean Sciences  

E-print Network

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

Kurapov, Alexander

447

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences  

E-print Network

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programmes www.cardiff.ac.uk/earth #12;Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences Are you interested in . . . VOLCANOES ORE AND OIL The First Year 12 Master in Earth Science 13 MESci (International) 16 Marine Geography 17 Geology 19

Davies, Christopher

448

School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology  

E-print Network

School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2007 www.murdoch.edu.au #12;Research Report 2007 Page i School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2007 #12;Biological Sciences & Biotechnology Page ii Credits Editors: Bernie Dell, Jen McComb Layout and Design: Maria

449

Inciting Change in Secondary English Language Programs: The Case of Cherry High School. Secondary Education in a Changing World  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The way many secondary schools are structured limits the ability of immigrant English Learners to achieve academically and develop social networks, often resulting in hyper-segregated learning experiences. This book explores the journey of a group of teachers in a secondary school as they work to change the ESL program for immigrants in their…

Coles-Ritchie, Marilee

2009-01-01

450

Tanzania post-colonial educational system and perspectives on secondary science education, pedagogy, and curriculum: A qualitative study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The development of technology and innovation in any country depends on a strong investment in science education from the lower to the upper levels of education. In most of the Sub-Saharan African nations, science education curriculum and teaching still faces many issues and problems that are inhibiting the growth of technology and innovation in these nations. In order to address these issues, an interpretive qualitative study that aims to examine how Tanzanian secondary science educators perceive secondary science education was conducted in the summer of 2013. The purpose of this study is to investigate problems and educational issues that might be limiting the growth of science, technology, and innovation in the Tanzanian society. Additionally, this research investigates the impacts of the colonial legacy that relates to language, politics, and economics, as they affect science education in Tanzania secondary schools. This study focuses on the governmental four-year ordinary level secondary science education; it took place in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The researcher interviewed nine secondary science educators: three secondary science teachers and six secondary science education administrators. The researcher also conducted classroom observations. The data results from both interview and classroom observations were contextualized with data from existing documentation on Tanzanian secondary science education and data from previous research. The emergent themes from the study indicate that most of the problems and issues that are currently facing secondary science education are historically connected to the impact of the colonization period in 19th and 20th centuries. This study suggests that in order to improve science education in Tanzanian society, the people, especially the elites, need to break away from an "Orientalist" mindset and start integrating the Tanzanian culture and science into the still existing Eurocentric science curriculum. In addition, the Tanzanian government needs to invest in industries and economic initiatives that will support strong science education at all levels of education, as well as the graduates produced through this system.

Wandela, Eugenia L.

451

College of Health Sciences School of Nursing  

E-print Network

College of Health Sciences School of Nursing Baccalaureate Nursing Student Handbook Fall 2014 of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program.............................. 3 General Statement Regarding Student....................................................................... 6 6 6 7 School of Nursing Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

452

Homework Completion at the Secondary School Level: A Multilevel Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author aimed to test empirical models of variables posited to predict homework completion at the secondary school level. Student- and class-level predictors of homework completion were analyzed in a survey of 1,046 8th-grade students from 63 classes and of 849 11th-grade students from 48 classes. Most of the variance in homework completion occurred at the student level, with parent

Jianzhong Xu

2011-01-01

453

State Limitations, Self-Help Secondary Schooling, and Development in Kenya.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over 60% of Kenya's secondary schools are nongovernment community-run schools. Analysis of district-level data on adult literacy, secondary enrollment, child health and mortality, malaria prevalence, and rural development indicates that government schooling has few effects. Nongovernment schooling is associated with lower child mortality and other…

Bradshaw, York W.

1993-01-01

454

Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics: School Year 1996-97. Early Estimates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The estimates in this publication are key statistics reported before the close of the 1996-97 school year. They include the number of students in membership, teachers, and high school graduates for public elementary and secondary schools, and total revenues and expenditures for the operation of public elementary and secondary schools. The public…

McDowell, Lena M.

455

Students' Perceptions of Teacher Support across the Transition from Primary to Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the degree to which students' perceptions of teacher support are related to school type (primary versus secondary). The sample included 7,205 students from years 5 to 7 in primary school and years 8 to 10 in secondary school. Previous research has concluded that perceptions of school change negatively when students move from…

Bru, Edvin; Stornes, Tor; Munthe, Elaine; Thuen, Elin

2010-01-01

456

Teachers' Teaching Experience and Students' Learning Outcomes in Secondary Schools in Ondo State, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examined teachers' teaching experience and students' learning outcomes in the secondary schools in Ondo State Nigeria. As a correlational survey, the study population comprised all the 257 secondary schools in the State. This population was made up of 147 rural schools and 110 urban schools. It was also made up of 12 single sex…

Adeyemi, T. O.

2008-01-01

457

Differentiating Science Instruction: Success Stories of High School Science Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the characteristics and practices of high school science teachers who differentiate instruction. Specifically teachers' beliefs about science teaching and student learning and how they planned for and implemented differentiated instruction in their classrooms were explored. Understanding how high school science teachers…

Maeng, Jennifer Lynn Cunningham

2011-01-01

458

An Aberrated Image of Science in Elementary School Science Textbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It was hypothesized that elementary school science textbooks do not impart a clear image of the nature of science and the activities of scientists, that they do not consider the explorability of natural phenomena and answerability of science questions. Results of a survey indicate that elementary school texts do present an aberrated view of…

Babikian, Elijah

1975-01-01

459

Regents Physics Syllabus: A Syllabus for Secondary Schools. [Revised].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This syllabus outlines a course of study for high school students in the New York State Regents Physics program. It is a major revision of the 1967 edition. It identifies skills students should master, encourages the development of positive science attitudes and emphasizes problem solving. The five core areas represent the basics for all students,…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.

460

Language and Student Performance in Junior Secondary Science Examinations: The Case of Second Language Learners in Botswana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching and testing in science in junior secondary schools in Botswana, takes place in English which is a second language for the majority of Batswana (Citizens of Botswana are called Batswana [sing. Motswana] and the national language is Setswana.) students and a third language for many. The understanding of textual material in science has been…

Prophet, Robert B.; Badede, Nandkishor B.

2009-01-01

461

Strategic Alliance to Advanced Technological Education through Enhanced Mathematics, Science, Technology, and English Education at the Secondary Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document (book) reports on the Strategic Alliance to Advance Technological Education through Enhanced Mathematics, Science, Technology, and English Education at the Secondary Level, funded by National Science Foundation. It was a collaborative partnership involving the Rockford Public Schools, Rock Valley College, and Northern Illinois…

Scarborough, Jule Dee

2004-01-01

462

Inclusion Practices with Special Educational Needs Students in a Hong Kong Secondary School: Teachers' Narratives from a School Guidance Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools in Hong Kong are concerned about the growing enrolments of students with special educational needs (SEN) and how these students could be included in school guidance. This study examines teachers' narratives of the inclusivity of school guidance. The study was qualitative, being a case study of a Hong Kong secondary school. School documents…

Hue, Ming-tak

2012-01-01

463

(222)Rn concentration in public secondary schools in Galicia (Spain).  

PubMed

In the framework of a (222)Rn screening campaign that was carried out in 58 public secondary schools in Galicia (NW Spain), the largest radon-prone area in the Iberian Peninsula, a positive correlation between indoor (222)Rn concentration and outdoor gamma exposure rate was obtained. A new approach to the data acquisition in screening surveys was tested, improving the performances of this type of study and gathering useful data for future remedial actions. Using short-period detectors (charcoal canisters) firstly, in order to detect places showing (222)Rn concentrations over 400Bqm(-3), the number of locations to be measured with long-period detectors (etched track detectors) is reduced. In this screening campaign, 34% of the schools surveyed presented at least one site exceeding the 400Bqm(-3) recommended action level established by the EU, and 15% had at least one site with (222)Rn values over 800Bqm(-3). The maximum value recorded was 2084+/-63Bqm(-3). These results are discussed and compared with data obtained in schools of several countries with similar geology. Seven schools were also studied for seasonal variations of (222)Rn activity concentration. The results were not conclusive, and no significant correlation between season and (222)Rn concentration was established. Finally, a continuous (222)Rn concentration monitor was placed in the secondary school exhibiting a mean value of the (222)Rn concentration very close to 400Bqm(-3). Maximum (222)Rn concentration values were found to occur at times when the school was unoccupied. PMID:20630630

Llerena, J J; Cortina, D; Durán, I; Sorribas, R

2010-11-01

464

School of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Studies  

E-print Network

and debate are embedded within all of our degrees. #12;5School of Biological Sciences Biological Sciences from gene therapy, tropical diseases, GM technology, neuroscience, vaccine technology, and systems

Royal Holloway, University of London

465

Sustaining Turnaround at the School and District Levels: The High Reliability Schools Project at Sandfields Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Beginning from 1 high-poverty, historically low-achieving secondary school's successful turnaround work, this article provides data relative to a successful school turnaround, the importance of external and system-level supports, and the importance of building for sustainable institutionalization of improvements. The evidence suggests the…

Schaffer, Eugene; Reynolds, David; Stringfield, Sam

2012-01-01

466

Why Sex Differences in Mathematics Achievement Disappear in German Secondary Schools: A Reanalysis of the German TIMSS-Data.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied the different enrollment rates of the sexes at four types of German secondary schools to attempt to explain the finding from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) of no significant differences in mathematics achievement between males and females. Sex differences disappear because more girls benefit from the higher…

Hosenfeld, Ingmar; Koller, Olaf; Baumert, Jurgen

1999-01-01

467

A Snapshot of Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 2009-10. First Look. NCES 2011-078  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides selected national data on the status of arts education in public elementary and secondary schools. The findings are based on information collected through a set of seven surveys. Using its Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)…

Parsad, Basmat; Spiegelman, Maura

2011-01-01

468

Designing and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Physlet-Based Learning Materials in Supporting Conceptual Learning in Secondary School Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many educational researchers have investigated how best to support conceptual learning in science education. In this study, the aim was to design learning materials using Physlets, small computer simulations, and to evaluate the effectiveness of these materials in supporting conceptual learning in secondary school physics. Students were taught in…

Ülen, Simon; Cagran, Branka; Slavinec, Mitja; Gerlic, Ivan

2014-01-01

469

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

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Progress through High School: A Study of Senior Secondary Schooling in New South Wales. ACER Research Monograph No. 43.  

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This book provides an overview of a 4-year longitudinal study of senior secondary schooling in the government high schools of New South Wales, Australia. The study followed the progress from year 9 to year 12 of 3,000 students from 22 government secondary schools in 2 metropolitan and 2 nonmetropolitan regions. The book is divided into 10…

Ainley, John; Sheret, Michael

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STATUS STUDY OF SCHOOLS TEACHING EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE IN PENNSYLVANIA 1965-66.  

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THE STATUS OF EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE COURSES IN PENNSYLVANIA WAS INVESTIGATED. OF 461 QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS OFFERING EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE, 172 WERE RETURNED. TABLES AND PERCENTAGES WERE USED TO INTERPRET FINDINGS. MORE THAN 87 PERCENT OF THE RESPONDENTS HAD BEEN TEACHING EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE FOR LESS THAN FIVE YEARS -…

GROBMAN, SYDNEY

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The Nature of Laboratory Learning Experiences in Secondary Science Online  

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Teaching science to secondary students in an online environment is a growing international trend. Despite this trend, reports of empirical studies of this phenomenon are noticeably missing. With a survey concerning the nature of laboratory activities, this study describes the perspective of 35-secondary teachers from 15-different U.S. states who…

Crippen, Kent J.; Archambault, Leanna M.; Kern, Cindy L.

2013-01-01

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

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

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

2008-01-01

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High School Ocean Sciences Challenge 2008 Challenge Review  

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

Kurapov, Alexander

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School Overview The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (Bren School) embodies  

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School Overview The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (Bren School) embodies excellence, creativity and collaborative innovation in computer science and information technology. From its, with five of the Top 10 fastest-growing jobs (and rising salaries) in computer science and information

Rose, Michael R.

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School of Computer Science College of Engineering and Computer Science  

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1 School of Computer Science College of Engineering and Computer Science Nearest Neighbour Search for sharing his project experience and living tips in Canberra. Thanks God for everything. #12;3 Table .................................................................................................... 24 4.4.2 Exact Search ......................

Sanner, Scott

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An action research study of secondary science assessment praxes  

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

Ryan, Thomas Gerald

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

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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

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

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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.

2007-12-01

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Science for All: Empowering Elementary School Teachers  

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This article addresses issues that are related to the empowerment of elementary teachers through teaching and learning science in socially and culturally meaningful contexts. It is based on the analysis of the attitudes and relationship to science of 10 elementary school teachers from inner city schools in Caracas, Venezuela. In the context of a…

Plonczak, Irene

2008-01-01

481

School of Biological Sciences Juvenile wood  

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School of Biological Sciences Juvenile wood What is it and why should we be concerned? #12;School of Biological Sciences What is juvenile wood? A brief recap. There is no universally accepted definition of juvenile wood. It is typically described as follows · zone near to the pith · displays marked

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Using Science Notebooks in Middle School  

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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

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Elementary school teachers and successful science fairs  

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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

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Faculty of Science & Health School of Nursing  

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

Humphrys, Mark

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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences School of Computer Science  

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

Priestley, Hilary

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MArine science School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences  

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MArine science School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences 907-474-7824 www.sfos.uaf.edu/academics/ Minor only Though the marine science minor is available to students in all degree programs, fisheries/or benefit from training in marine science (policy-making, resource management, education, the seafood

Hartman, Chris

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

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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.

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School for Schooling's Sake. The Current Role of the Secondary School in Occupational Preparation.  

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For a large portion of its student body, the school makes no conscious effort to prepare for the transition from school to employment. Instead, the school concentrates on preparing students for more school. About 20 percent of high school students receive some form of vocational education, but under pressure from the Congress, schools are…

Evans, Rupert N.

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Test Anxiety Prevalence and Gender Differences in a Sample of English Secondary School Students  

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The aim of this study was to estimate the proportion of students who report themselves as highly test anxious in a sample of English secondary schools and whether this proportion differed by gender. Self-report test anxiety data were collected from 2435 secondary school students in 11 schools. Results showed that 16.4% of the sample reported…

Putwain, Dave; Daly, Anthony L.

2014-01-01

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Nurture Groups in a Scottish Secondary School: Purpose, Features, Value and Areas for Development  

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Nurture groups (NGs) are increasingly being established in Scottish secondary schools yet research in this context is limited. The current study explores the purpose, features and value of two NGs in a Scottish secondary school through interviewing current and former NG members, parents/carers, NG staff and other school staff. A thematic analysis…

Kourmoulaki, Athina

2013-01-01

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The Abolition of Secondary School Fees in Kenya: Responses by the Poor  

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Following the 2007 presidential election, the Government of Kenya abolished secondary school fees in 2008. In the context of this significant change in policy, this study examines the effect of fees on transition to secondary schooling by following 109 primary school leavers in rural Kenya after the fee abolition, starting in 2007. The study draws…

Ohba, Asayo

2011-01-01

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Principals' Management of Conflicts in Public Secondary Schools in Ondo State, Nigeria: A Critical Survey  

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This paper examined principals' management of conflicts in public secondary schools in Ondo State, Nigeria. As a descriptive survey, the study population comprised all the 281 public secondary schools in the State. Out of this population, a sample of 80 schools was drawn while 340 respondents (80 principals and 260 teachers) were selected through…

Adeyemi, T. O.

2009-01-01

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A Cloistered Ethos? Landscapes of Learning and English Secondary Schools for Girls: An Historical Perspective  

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The nineteenth-century founders of academic girls' secondary schools in England often used an existing building, frequently a former dwelling-house, adding to it as resources increased and curricula developed, before moving to a purpose-built school as the venture prospered. As municipal secondary schools for girls developed in England in the wake…

Goodman, Joyce

2005-01-01

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Teaching Beliefs: A Comparison between Italian Primary and Secondary School Trainee Teachers  

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This paper presents research which compares the teaching beliefs of primary and secondary school trainee teachers. Participants were 177 trainee teachers, 92 enrolled in a primary school teacher degree course, and 85 enrolled in a postgraduate teacher training course specifically for music teaching at secondary school level (middle and high…

Biasutti, Michele

2012-01-01

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The Relationship between Departments as Professional Communities and Student Achievement in Secondary Schools  

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Secondary school teaching is organized in departments and effective departments functioning as collaborative teams have been associated with effective schools. Therefore, this study investigates the relationship of mathematics departments perceived as professional communities and student achievement in Dutch secondary schools. Cluster analysis and…

Lomos, Catalina; Hofman, Roelande H.; Bosker, Roel J.

2011-01-01

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Forecasting Note III--Estimating the Number of Secondary School Dropouts From a Local School System  

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Treats the proportion of dropouts from secondary schools as leading indicators of the educational system's performance and reviews the use of certain variables for the prediction of dropout flows. The underlying relationships are studied in the form of a two-equation econometric model. (Author/IRT)

Kumar, Ramesh C.; And Others

1977-01-01

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Health/Home Economics Classroom Activities for Secondary Schools. Schools in an Aging Society.  

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As the fastest-growing segment of society, older adults can be valuable resources for schools. The intent of this guide is to promote education for, with, and about older adults; to confront stereotypic images; and to present an accurate and balanced view of aging. The manual consists of 21 lesson plans for secondary teachers of health and home…

Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.

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The effectiveness of vision screening by school nurses in secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vision screening of 13 and 15 year old children by school nurses in Oxfordshire has declined in recent years due to the pressure of other commitments. A study was carried out to evaluate the likely consequences of failing to provide vision screening for secondary schoolchildren, in order to make a decision about the future of the service. Parents were also

G Jewell; B Reeves; K Saffin; B Crofts

1994-01-01

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A Blend of Romanism and Germanism: Experimental Science Instruction in Belgian State Secondary Education, 1880-1914  

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A case study of secondary experimental science instruction in Belgium demonstrates the importance of cross-national communication in the study of science education. Belgian secondary science education in the years 1880-1914 had a clear internationalist dimension. French and German influences turn out to have been essential, stimulated by the fact that Belgium, as a result of its geographical position, considered itself as the centre of scientific relations between France and Germany, and as actually strengthened by its linguistic and cultural dualism in this regard. This pursuit of internationalist nationalism also affected the configuration of chemistry and physics as experimental courses at Belgian Royal State Schools, although the years preceding WWI are usually characterized as a period of rising nationalism in science, with countries such as Germany and France as prominent actors. To what extent did France and Germany influence Belgian debates on science education, science teachers' training, the use of textbooks, and the instalment of school laboratories and teaching collections?

Onghena, Sofie

2013-04-01

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School food policy at primary and secondary schools in Belgium-Flanders: does it influence young people's food habits?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To describe the availability of food items at primary and secondary schools in Belgium-Flanders and to examine the influence of school food policy (availability of food items, school food rules, nutrition education programmes) and aggregated school socioeconomical status (AGG SES) on the consumption of fruit, soft drinks, crisps and sweets, using multilevel modelling.Design, setting and subjects: In spring 2002,

C A Vereecken; K Bobelijn; L Maes

2005-01-01