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d'Alessio, Matthew A. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
What teachers believe about their own effectiveness in the classroom influences what and how they teach, so teacher preparation programs should work to cultivate strong self-efficacy beliefs (SEBs) in future teachers. I designed a science content course for future elementary teachers around the simultaneous goals of teaching science content and…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Heredia, Sara C.; Yu, Julie H. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
Teacher induction programs are an important investment in supporting novice teacher development and retention in the classroom. Effective induction support for beginning science teachers should address content-specific understanding and needs that are differentiated from other subjects. Informal science institutions that have unique resources…
Descriptors: Science Education, Informal Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Orientation
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Fishman, Evan J.; Borko, Hilda; Osborne, Jonathan; Gomez, Florencia; Rafanelli, Stephanie; Reigh, Emily; Tseng, Anita; Million, Susan; Berson, Eric – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
Considerable evidence suggests that dialogical interaction in the classroom promotes students' scientific knowledge building and reasoning. Hence, scientific argumentation is recognized as a central component of the Next Generation Science Standards. A focus on argumentation, however, requires teachers to adopt instructional practices that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Process Skills
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Tasker, Tammy Q.; Herrenkohl, Leslie Rupert – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
This article examines a 7th grade teacher's pedagogical practices to support her students to provide peer feedback to one another using technology during scientific inquiry. This research is part of a larger study in which teachers in California and Washington and their classes engaged in inquiry projects using a Web-based system called Web of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Scientific Methodology, Inquiry
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Zwiep, Susan Gomez; Straits, William J. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2013
This paper presents findings from a 4-year project that developed and implemented a blended inquiry science and English Language Development (ELD) program in a large urban California school district. The sample included over 2,000 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Participating students' English and science achievement was compared to a…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Science Instruction, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Grier, Jeanne M.; Johnston, Carol C. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009
National shortages of math and science teachers have led to a variety of strategies and programs to attract second career professionals into teaching. This qualitative study explores the development of professional teaching identities in six STEM career changers in a post-baccalaureate pre-service teacher credential program in California. Findings…
Descriptors: Career Change, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Recruitment
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Gomez-Zwiep, Susan – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2008
This study sought to determine what elementary teachers know about student science misconceptions and how teachers address student misconceptions in instruction. The sample included 30 teachers from California with at least 1-year of experience teaching grades 3, 4, and 5. A semistructured interview was used. The interview transcripts were…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods, Grade 4
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Loving, Cathleen C.; Marshall, James E. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1997
Presents the results of an ongoing evaluation in a project designed to recruit, educate, retain, and accredit ethnic minority science teachers in the larger central valley of California. Contains 23 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education