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The Second International Science Study (SISS84)

1982–1986

The purpose of the study was to examine science achievement and its correlates in the participating countries and to study trends in science achievement from the first testing, which took place in 1970–1971. The student tests were developed for the three age groups of students and included a number of science topics. For each topic, three types of activities were tested: knowledge, understanding of a principle, and application of information and principles to solve a practical problem. The science test was complemented by questionnaires for students, teachers, and school principals. In addition, countries participating in the study prepared a National Science Education Case Study Report on teaching science within the country. The data were collected in 1983–1984.

Target Population

Three target populations were tested: 10-year-old students, 14-year-old students, and terminal secondary school students.

Participating Educational Systems

Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, United States, Zimbabwe.
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DATA - Population

ALL COUNTRIES

AUSTRALIA

CANADA (FRENCH)

CANADA (ENGLISH)

UK (ENGLAND)

FINLAND

GHANA

HONG KONG

HUNGARY

ISRAEL

ITALY

JAPAN

KOREA

NETHERLANDS

NIGERIA

NORWAY

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

PHILIPPINES

POLAND

SINGAPORE

SWEDEN (A,B)

THAILAND

UNITED STATES (A,B)

ZIMBABWE

 

Publications

International

IEA. (1988). Science achievement in seventeen countries. A preliminary report.

Rosier, M.J., & Keeves, J.P. (1991). Science Education and Curricula in Twenty-Three Countries: The IEA Study of Science I.

Keeves, J.P. (Ed.). (1992). The IEA Science Study III: Changes in Science Education and Achievement: 1970 to 1984.

Postlethwaite, T.N., & Wiley, D.E. (Eds.). (1992). Science Achievement in Twenty-Three Countries: The IEA Study of Science II.

Swedish

Riis, U. (Ed). (1988). Naturvetenskaplig undervisning i svensk skola - huvudresultat från en IEA-undersökning.

Riis, U. & Engström, J-Å. (1989). Den svenska läroplansanalysen: Rational, Anvisningar och Resultat.

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