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Intentions and beliefs in students' understanding and acceptance of biological evolution
We examined the intersection of students' understanding and acceptance of evolution and their epistemological beliefs and cognitive dispositions. Based on previous research, we hypothesized thereExpand
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Is inquiry possible in light of accountability?: A quantitative comparison of the relative effectiveness of guided inquiry and verification laboratory instruction
In this quantitative study, we compare the efficacy of Level 2, guided inquiry–based instruction to more traditional, verification laboratory instruction in supporting student performance on aExpand
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Educational Reform, Personal Practical Theories, and Dissatisfaction: The Anatomy of Change in College Science Teaching
The Teacher-Centered Systemic Reform model (TCSR) recognizes teaching context, teacher characteristics, teacher thinking, and their interactions as influential factors in attempts to implementExpand
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A More Fine-Grained Measure of Students' Acceptance of Evolution: Development of the Inventory of Student Evolution Acceptance—I-SEA
The potential influences of affective perceptions on cognitive engagement in learning, particularly with emotionally charged topics such as evolution, provide justification for acknowledging andExpand
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Reforming practice or modifying reforms?: Elementary teachers' response to the tools of reform
Understanding the interaction between internally constructed and externally imposed aspects of the teaching context may be the missing link between calls for school reform and teachers'Expand
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Belief, Knowledge, and Science Education
Epistemological questions about the nature of knowledge and belief underlie many of the controversial issues fundamental to research and practice in science teaching and learning. In an effort toExpand
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The how's and why's of biological change: How learners neglect physical mechanisms in their search for meaning
This study describes the trends in students' explanations of biological change in organisms. A total of 96 student volunteers (8 students from each of 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 12th grades from 3Expand
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Chapter 2 Resisting Unlearning: Understanding Science Education’s Response to the United States’s National Accountability Movement
The assessment head for the state Department of Education (DOE) travels across town to present a lecture to the university’s science education faculty. His talk is on the state’s science assessmentExpand
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Constructing a doubt‐free teaching self: Self‐efficacy, teacher identity, and science instruction within diverse settings
This study examined the influence of field placements settings with varying demographic profiles on preservice elementary teachers. Data were gathered at three points during the participants' finalExpand
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The role of discourse in group knowledge construction: A case study of engineering students
This qualitative study examined the role of discourse (verbal elements of language) and Discourse (nonverbal elements related to the use of language, such as ways of thinking, valuing, and usingExpand
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