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Research in Science & Technological Education

1994 Volume 12, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. A Comparison of Male and Female Pupil Perceptions of Technology in the Curriculum

    A C. McCarthy & G D. Moss

    Reports on gender differences in the perceptions of General Certificate of Secondary Education and A level pupils toward technology-based courses. The study involving 90 male and 94 female pupils... More

    pp. 5-13

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  2. Activity Groupings of Primary Science Co-ordinators: A Survey of Co-ordinators' Activities

    F L. Moore

    Discusses a study designed to obtain information about the activities of the coordinators (teachers with subject expertise) in regard to both initial teacher training and inservice education and... More

    pp. 15-20

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  3. Policy into Practice: The Effects of Practical Assessment on the Teaching of Science

    Anne S. Buchan & A Geoffrey Welford

    Reports on the findings of a questionnaire developed to determine the extent to which General Certificate of Secondary Education syllabuses affect science curriculum and pedagogic practice in... More

    pp. 21-29

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  4. Science Process Skills: Are They Generalisable?

    Kok-Aun Toh & Brian E. Woolnough

    Involves 135 eighth graders in a study designed to identify those conditions that favor the transfer of laboratory-based science process skills to other areas of study. Data showed that a... More

    pp. 31-42

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  5. Sixth Form A Level Students' Perceptions of the Difficulty, Intellectual Freedom, Social Benefit and Interest of Science and Arts Subjects

    F Watson

    Grammar school students (n=1073) completed a repertory grid comprising 20 constructs to measure their perceptions of the difficulty of, intellectual freedom offered by, social benefit derived from,... More

    pp. 43-52

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  6. Construct Validity and Context Dependency of the Assessment of Practical Skills in an Advanced Level Biology Examination

    C R. Brown & F L. Moore

    Analyzes construct validity of two different methods of assessing practical skills in advanced level biology by considering how candidates' scores on practical objectives relate to each other and... More

    pp. 53-61

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  7. Relearning to Teach Physics: In the Midst of Change

    Helen Wildy & John Wallace

    Focuses on the work of one experienced physics teacher and his attempts to come to grips with a new curriculum. This study confirms that change is not a linear process but is characterized by... More

    pp. 63-75

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  8. Views of Prospective Teachers versus Practicing Teachers about Science, Technology and Society Issues

    Uri Zoller & David Ben-Chiam

    Assesses and profiles the science technology, and society (STS) views, positions, beliefs, attitudes, and literacy of social studies and science prospective teachers and of practicing secondary... More

    pp. 77-89

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