Childrens Literature; Constructivism (Learning); Cultural Influences; Disabilities; Educational Change; Educational Strategies; Elementary Secondary Education; Evaluation; Gender Issues; Higher Education; Knowledge Base for Teaching; Mentors; Multicultural Education; Partnerships in Education; Professional Development; Science Activities; Science Curriculum; Science Instruction; Scientific Research; Student Attitudes; Teacher Attitudes; Teacher Education; Teaching Methods; Textbook Evaluation
This proceedings of the 1997 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) includes a copy of the conference program and 43 papers and presentation summaries from the meeting, placed in order by conference session. Among the topics of the papers include are: reading-to-learn and writing-to-learn science activities, views and actions taken on global atmospheric change issues, disciplinary knowledge of science teachers, student teachers and curriculum reform, elementary education majors in an alternative content biology course, translating reform efforts to classroom practices, values and dissection, preservice science teachers self-efficacy, professional development for secondary science teachers, infusion of Native American culture, policy issues in Florida science teachers, constructivist learning environments, teacher preparation, nature of science, children's literature, video case studies in pre-service science teacher education, teacher research experience, the National Space Grant College and Fellowship, informal learning assay, collaboration in the classroom, cultural barriers for Hispanics and American Indians, women in science, elementary teachers' conceptions of science pedagogy, the Urban Systemic Initiative, gender differences in student attitudes, textbook analyses, science education partnerships in undergraduate science instruction, conceptual change, teacher education, visual learning logs, constructivist teaching practices, fifth-grade students perceptions about scientists, science education for students with disabilities, domestic violence, professional development, teaching teachers to teach through Technology and Invention in Elementary Schools (TIES), mentoring, alternative assessment, performance assessment, reform projects, and nature of scientific knowledge. (JRH)
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