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Research and trends in science education from 1998 to 2002: a content analysis of publication in selected journals
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The present study was a follow‐up to Tsai and Wen’s (2005) earlier research, in which 802 articles published in the International Journal of Science Education, Science Education, and the Journal of Research in Science Teaching from 1998 to 2002 were analysed in terms of author’s nationality, research type, and research topic. In the present study a total of 869 papers published in the three journals from 2003 to 2007 were analysed, and the results were compared with those of Tsai and Wen. Moreover, this study also identified 31 highly‐cited papers published during 1998–2002 and 20 highly‐cited papers published during 2003–2007. The results showed that authors from countries other than the four major English‐speaking countries (i.e., the USA, the UK, Australia, and Canada) published an increasing number of articles in the past decade. During these five years (2003–2007), science educators showed relatively more interest in research topics involving the context of student learning. Besides, science educator...
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Kenneth T. Henson6
Estimated H-index: 6
Both beginners and experts can improve their publishing success by increasing their knowledge of the journals to which they send manuscripts, Mr. Henson points out. Some people write for publication to give back to their profession, some to improve their profession, some to improve their teaching, and some to advance their own careers through securing tenure, promotions, and merit pay. Whatever the reason, both beginners and experts can improve their publishing success by increasing their knowle...
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Robert K. Toutkoushian19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University System of New Hampshire),
Stephen R. Porter12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Wesleyan University),
Cherry Danielson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University System of New Hampshire)
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Studies that attempt to evaluate and rank institutions often overlook the research activities of an institution. In this article, we show how readily available data from the Institute of Scientific Inquiry (ISI) may be used to estimate the number of scholarly articles written by an institution's faculty. We show how institutions are ranked according to total publications and the ratio of publications to full-time faculty, how these measures vary by type of institution, and how they are correlate...
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Kenneth T. Henson6
Estimated H-index: 6
By following the suggestions that Mr. Henson provides here, you can become a proficient practitioner of the craft of getting published. The more you hone your skills in this craft, the more success you will experience, and the more you will enjoy this part of your profession. WRITING for publication presents a number of paradoxes and contradictions. To minimize the jealousy that can arise among colleagues who are not publishing, professors who publish successfully sometimes find themselves hidin...
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M Cecil Smith11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Northern Illinois University),
Marian Plant1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Northern Illinois University),
Russell N. Carney12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Missouri State University)
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Abstract The scholarly productivity of educational psychologists, indexed in terms of the number of papers published in professional journals in the field was the focus of this investigation. Five journals considered to be among the “core journals” in the field and, thus, those in which educational psychologists are likely to publish their scholarship were examined for the years 1991–1996. Both institutions (i.e., universities) and individuals were identified. The top-rated institution, in terms...
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Rosalind Driver25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Leeds),
Gaalen Erickson17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of British Columbia)
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Rosalind Driver25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Leeds),
J. A. Easley6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
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George S. Howard36
Estimated H-index: 36
(University of Notre Dame),
Scott E. Maxwell49
Estimated H-index: 49
(University of Notre Dame),
Susan M. Berra1
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(University of Notre Dame)
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Edgar W. Jenkins17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Leeds)
The article raises questions about the quality of some research in science education and about the use made of it. It argues that science education is too narrowly conceived as a field of research.
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BaoYng Teresa Liew2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ewha Womans University),
Myunghee Kang7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Ewha Womans University)
This paper examines and assesses the current research state of Personal Learning Environments PLEs in education and identifies the directions for meaningful future research. Instead of reviewing papers from computer science databases, we reviewed research papers from three main Academic databases which are Academic Search Premier, Education Research Complete and ERIC with open-ended search period until 30 June 2011. PLE is a new concept; therefore, we believed that in order to develop a better P...
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Roland M. Schulz5
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(Simon Fraser University)
This chapter examines the relationship between the two fields of science education and philosophy of education to inquire how philosophy could better contribute to improving science curriculum, teaching, and learning, especially science teacher education. An inspection of respective research journals exhibits an almost complete neglect of each field for the other (barring exceptions).While it can be admitted that philosophy has been an area of limited and scattered interest for science education...
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D. Mulenga1
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A. S. Al-Harthi1
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D. Carr-Chellman1
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The quantity and quality of research and scholarship is a key indicator of the status of knowledge in a given discipline. Through academic publications, researchers di.sseminate the discipline's findings and accomplishments. For both new and old members in a discipline, being aware of what is being published in the major joumals helps them understand the discipline more broadly. More specifically, the analysis of major publications helps to identify important areas of concem, key research trends...
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Sibel Erduran23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Limerick),
Zoubeida R. Dagher15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Delaware)
This chapter explores the role of aims and values in science. In particular, the epistemic and cognitive aims and values are emphasized, as the social, political and cultural aims and values, are revisited in Chap. 7 in the context of the discussion on social contexts of science. To guide the discussion in this chapter, the following example questions are posed: What are the aims and values of science, and how do values function? For instance, what values come into play when scientists choose be...
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Oleg Popov2
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(Umeå University)
This is an account of the development of prospective teachers’ competence to conduct outdoor science education. At the Department of Science and Mathematics Education, the students participate in o ...
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Doras. Sibanda1
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The purpose of this study was to understand how teachers design and implement teaching-learning sequences. A teaching-learning sequence can be described as a wellcoordinated step by step series of teaching and learning activities designed to improve chemistry knowledge. This study investigated how physical science teachers plan teachinglearning sequences for chemical bonding in the Further Education and Training Phase (Grade 10 to 12). In South Africa, learners in grades 10 to 12, study Physical...
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Bo Xia15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Queensland University of Technology),
Jian Zuo31
Estimated H-index: 31
(University of South Australia),
Peng Wu10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Central Queensland University)
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Sustainable construction is gaining worldwide attention and has inspired research to identify and solve the problems involved in its implementation over a project lifecycle. While an impressive number of papers have been published on the topic to date, little has been done to review these papers to identify current research status or provide guidance for future research. This paper reviews existing sustainability papers in 12 internationally renowned construction journals. Based on a three-stage...
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