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Deniz, Hasan; Sahin, Elif Adibelli – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
We explored the factors related to acceptance of evolutionary theory among preservice Turkish biology teachers using multiple regression analysis and the relationship between acceptance of evolutionary theory and preference for teaching evolution using nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis test. We found that factors such as understanding of evolutionary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Biology
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Deniz, Hasan; Akerson, Valarie – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
We examined to what extent elementary teachers' nature of science (NOS) and nature of scientific inquiry (NOSI) views, and science teaching efficacy beliefs change after a five-day professional development program designed to teach NOS and NOSI integrated with language arts. We found that elementary teachers improved their NOS and NOSI views, and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Scientific Attitudes