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Journal Abstracts

Highlights from significant papers addressing science education reform.


"Who'll Fill the Gap?"

The Teaching Gap
by James Stigler and James Hiebert;Date Published: 1999
The Free Press, New York

Comments and Review prepared by Chuck Downing, PhD


"Student Self-Portraits as Test-Takers: Variations, Contextual Differences, and Assumptions about Motivation"

Anne Wheelock, Damian J. Bebell, and Walt Haney (2000)
Teachers College Record, Date Published: 11/2/00 ID Number: 10635
Copyright 2000 Teachers College, Columbia University. All rights reserved

Review and Abstract prepared by Chuck Downing, PhD.


"Student-Generated Analogies: Another Way of Knowing?"

Pittman, Kim. (1999) Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Vol. 36, No. 1, pages 1-22.

Review and Abstract prepared by Chuck Downing, PhD.


"X" tending Your Curriculum

Thompson, Michael. (1997). "Believing the Truth IS Out There: A Science and Math School Uses Language as the Heart of Its Curricular Connections." English Journal. v86. n7. Pages 98-102. November 1997.

Review and Abstract prepared by Chuck Downing, PhD.


Science and Mathematics Standards in the Classroom — It’s Just Good Teaching

If you have not yet been exposed to science standards where you teach, look behind you, because they’re coming...

Abstract prepared by Chuck Downing, PhD.


Science Laboratory Instruction: Summary of Findings and Implications from Four Companion Studies

 

Priestley, Priestley, and Schmuckler, and Hilosky, Sutman and Wang
""The Impact of Longer Term Intervention on Reforming the Approaches to Instruction in Chemistry by Urban Teachers of Physical and Life Sciences at the Secondary School Level.". Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Meeting, March 23, 1997, Chicago, IL

Abstract prepared by Chuck Downing, PhD.


Ruminating on Rubrics

Howe, Alice A.
"Reliability Study on the Use of a Rubric in Elementary Science". Research paper presented in partial fulfillment of requirements for the Degree of Master's of Arts. Adamms State College, Alamosos, Colorado, 1997.

Liu, Katherine
"Rubrics Revisited". The Science Teacher, October, l995, pages 49-51

Abstract prepared by Chuck Downing, PhD.


Building Functional Models: Designing an Elbow.

Penner, David; Giles, Nancy; Lehrer, Richard; and Schauble, Leona.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Vol. 34. No. 2. PP 125-143. (1997)

Abstract prepared by Chuck Downing, PhD.


The Coriolanus Syndrome.

Campbell, David.
Phi Delta Kappan. Volume 78, Number 8.

Abstract prepared by Chuck Downing, PhD.


Discontinuities in Science Teaching: A Developmental Analysis

Warkentin, Dan. and Bates, John.
Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Education Research Association. April, 1994. ERIC DIGEST ED404135.

Abstract prepared by Chuck Downing, PhD.


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