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ERIC Number: EJ1206413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2056-9971
The Educational Emphases of Science Teachers in US Evangelical Protestant High Schools
Cheng, Albert
International Journal of Christianity & Education, v23 n1 p10-35 Mar 2019
I examine the levels of educational emphases that science teachers in Evangelical Protestant (EP) schools place on (i) teaching basic content knowledge, (ii) improving scientific reasoning skills, and (iii) presenting real-world applications of science. Using a nationally representative sample of US ninth-graders, I find differences in these educational emphases between science teachers in EP schools and science teachers in secular private, Catholic, and public schools. I also find suggestive evidence that differences in STEM-related student outcomes across school sectors, which have been demonstrated in prior research, are associated with cross-sector differences in the emphases of science teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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