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Akcay, Hakan; Yager, Robert E.; Iskander, Srini M.; Turgut, Halil – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The study reports on an investigation of the impact of a Science-Technology-Society (STS) approach in promoting more positive student attitudes toward science that are recommended by current reform documents. A total of 609 students from grades six through nine were selected for a survey of attitudes in two class sections assigned as either…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Science and Society, Educational Change
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Akcay, Behiye – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2007
This is a study of a science teacher's beliefs concerning how a professional development program affect both the teaching strategies used and the beliefs professed influence classroom instruction after participating in the Iowa Chautauqua Professional Development program. The results of the study indicate that teachers often have problems with…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Constructivism (Learning), Student Participation, Science Teachers