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de Graaf, Arjan; Westbroek, Hanna; Janssen, Fred – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
In this study we investigated how a theoretical framework we developed for making differentiated instruction practical worked out in a trajectory (1 year, 5 sessions) that aimed to support 5 secondary biology teachers in designing differentiated instruction practices. The key feature of the framework is the development of cost-effective…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Biology, Science Teachers, Genetics
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Wu, Shelly C.; Silveus, Allison; Vasquez, Stacy; Biffi, Daniella; Silva, Cecilia; Weinburgh, Molly – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
To bridge the gap for English language learners (ELLs) in science, hybrid language affords the opportunity for students to communicate through various modes, including natural language, visual representations, mathematical expressions, and manual-technical operations. The purpose of this study was to investigate how ELLs use hybrid language (a) to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, English Language Learners, Language Usage, Persuasive Discourse
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Heineke, Amy J.; Smetana, Lara; Carlson Sanei, Jenna – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher education programs are responsible for preparing science teachers for today's culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, which includes preparing them to support students' science learning and language development. Given the rapid growth in linguistic diversity across the country, science teacher preparation for English learners,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingualism, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Karlström, Matti; Hamza, Karim – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Although microteaching is a common approach to engaging preservice teachers in reflection on teaching in on-campus courses, this reflection is usually carried out as a separate part. We examined how preservice middle school science teachers reflected amid planning a 20-min microteaching unit on sustainable development. Six groups of preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Reflective Teaching
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Luft, Julie A.; Whitworth, Brooke A.; Berry, Amanda; Navy, Shannon; Kind, Vanessa – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Science teacher professional development is complex. Phases in a teacher's career necessitate different professional learning opportunities. Furthermore, knowledge bases, practices, and attributes need to be cultivated during these times. For science teachers, it is not always evident how to link professional learning opportunities progressively…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Educators, Science Teachers, Transformative Learning
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Günther, Sarah Lena; Fleige, Jennifer; zu Belzen, Annette Upmeier; Krüger, Dirk – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and content knowledge (CK) are important dimensions of teachers' professional knowledge that are addressed in education programs for science teachers. In this article we present the structure, content, and evaluation of a preservice biology teachers' training program (N=173) to develop an elaborate understanding…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Preservice Teachers, Biology, Science Instruction
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Biggers, Mandy; Miller, Alison Riley; Zangori, Laura; Whitworth, Brooke A. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
The mentoring relationships between preservice teachers and their cooperating teachers have been established as critical to the retention or attrition of novice teachers (Clarke, Triggs, & Nielsen, 2014), yet little research has been conducted to examine what factors around mentor teacher selection and support are most salient to creating…
Descriptors: Mentors, Correlation, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Miller, Matthew; Hanley, Daniel; Brobst, Joseph – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This article focuses on the impacts of a program designed to prepare elementary classroom teachers to mentor preservice teachers for effective science instruction. The mentor preparation program was grounded in research on effective science instruction and learning-focused mentoring. The goals of the mentoring professional development were to (a)…
Descriptors: Models, Program Effectiveness, Mentors, Elementary Education
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Bancroft, Senetta F.; Herrington, Deborah G.; Dumitrache, Roxana – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This quasi-experimental study evaluated middle- and high-school science teachers' implementation of three-dimensional (3D) instruction as defined by the "Next Generation Science Standards." Teachers participated in a long-term professional development (PD) program designed to increase their use of inquiry-based science instruction. We…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Navy, Shannon L.; Maeng, Jennifer L.; Bell, Randy L. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Although there is growing understanding of beginning secondary science teacher learning and development in the United States, little is known about their learning experiences at professional development (PD) conferences. To increase knowledge in this area, this study investigated the experiences of 68 beginning secondary science teachers at a…
Descriptors: State Programs, Faculty Development, Conferences (Gatherings), Science Teachers
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Thompson, Stephen L.; Emmer, Ed – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This exploratory case study centered on 3 beginning elementary science teachers who experienced variations in practice-based instructional approaches within their elementary teacher development sequence. We define "practice-based instructional approaches" as engaging with teaching approximations that occur in authentic classroom settings…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Gul, Tugce; Demir, Kadir; Criswell, Brett – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Mentoring, as one of the formal teacher leadership roles, creates a space for teachers to display their leadership potential as it indirectly brings value to the school community (Ensher & Murphy, 2006). The purpose of this qualitative case study is to examine mentor teachers' perceptions whether they transfer their evolving mentoring skills…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Mentors, Leadership Training, Leadership Role
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McFadden, Justin – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
The current study, a uniquely challenging failed partnership, describes via an exploratory case study design the endeavors of a single middle school science teacher as he translated the reform messages of the Next Generation Science Standards into actual classroom practice. Data collected from both within and outside of the classroom revealed the…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Educational Change, Academic Standards
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Tsybulsky, Dina; Oz, Atar – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
The current research is based on the phenomenological-qualitative paradigm. The goal was to examine the significant experiences, attitudes, and pedagogical practices of 17 Israeli student teachers in the science-teaching track regarding the use of project-based learning (PBL) as a pedagogical method, which they implemented in elementary schools…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Program Implementation, Problem Based Learning, Elementary Schools
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Feldman, Allan; O¨zalp, Dilek – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
National and international standards documents are calling for science teachers to teach their students how to engage in the practices of science. Previous studies have found that most science teachers do not have the knowledge and skill to do this because they have not had experience engaging authentically in science. One way to overcome this…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Researchers, Research Skills
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