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Research in Science & Technological Education

1996 Volume 14, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Recruiting Science Teachers from Ethnic Minority Groups: Selection for Initial Teacher Education

    Marilyn Leask

    Reports on a pilot study that investigated the procedures used by universities to select and interview science graduates applying for teacher training courses. Identifies important issues related... More

    pp. 5-20

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  2. Essential Elements of Initial Teacher Education Courses for Science Teachers--a Survey of Tutors in the UK

    Jennifer Kennedy

    Presents findings of a survey designed to identify the range of elements that currently constitute courses in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for science and activities and materials that support... More

    pp. 21-32

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  3. Students' Perception of Cooperative Learning in Earth Science Fieldwork

    R F. Kempa & Nir Orion

    Investigates students' perceptions of selected aspects concerning the organization of and learning from fieldwork. Findings indicate that students either seek partners whom they regard as capable... More

    pp. 33-41

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  4. Perceptions About Technology Held by Primary Teachers in England

    Tina Jarvis & Leonie J. Rennie

    Explores primary teachers' perceptions of technology. Findings indicate that the perceptions held by primary teachers ranged from technology as the application of science to designing and making... More

    pp. 43-54

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  5. Consistency and Inconsistency in A Level Students' Understandings of a Number of Chemical Reactions

    Boo Hong Kwen

    Explores A level students' conceptions of some common chemical reactions. Findings indicate that students apply frameworks consistently across groups of events that they perceive to be similar.... More

    pp. 55-66

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  6. The Validity of the Science Student Stress Inventory Using a Sample of South African High School Students

    Olugbemiro J. Jegede

    Investigates the validity of an instrument used to identify factors perceived as stressful by secondary science students. Results indicate that students regarded the fear of scoring low marks in... More

    pp. 67-89

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  7. Environment-Attitude Associations in the Chemistry Laboratory Classroom

    Angela F. Wong & Barry J. Fraser

    Explores associations between students' (n=1,592) perceptions of their chemistry laboratory classroom environment and their attitudes towards chemistry. Findings indicate significant associations... More

    pp. 91-102

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  8. The Learning Environment of High School Students in Chemistry and Biology Laboratories

    Avi Hofstein

    Compares students' perceptions of laboratory classes in chemistry and biology using the Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI). Results indicate significant differences on the subscales of... More

    pp. 103-16

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