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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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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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Ogodo, Justina A. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Many high school classrooms in the United States have physics teachers who are teaching the subject outside their certified content areas because of a severe shortage of physics teachers. There is a critical need to improve the knowledge base of these out-of-field teachers. This comparative case study examined the instructional practice of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Physics, High School Teachers, Secondary School Science
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Adler, Idit; Zion, Michal; Rimerman-Shmueli, Esther – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This study examined teachers' expressions of the dynamic characteristics of open inquiry, which emphasize the scientific, continuous, and flexible thinking and affective aspects associated with the inquiry process. Metacognitive prompts supported teachers' reflections as they engaged in an open inquiry process. Using both qualitative and…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Cues, Metacognition, Active Learning
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Weller, Jacolyn – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This article presents a case of online publishing in teacher education and explores the status preservice teachers (PSTs) associate with this act. Publishing as a teacher education strategy is investigated to inform the use of tutorial products that provide learning and teaching advantages. Motivated by Education for Sustainability, professional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Preservice Teacher Education
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Zangori, Laura; Foulk, Jaimie; Sadler, Troy D.; Peel, Amanda – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
Engaging learners in modeling practices can promote substantial science learning, and anchoring science teaching in societal issues can promote student motivation to learn and make learning experiences more meaningful. However, elementary teachers have had few prior experiences with either modeling or socioscientific issues (SSI) and so are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
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Kang, Emily J. S.; Donovan, Corinne; McCarthy, Mary Jean – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to assess elementary teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of and confidence in their ability to support students in enacting the science and engineering practices (SEPs) of the Next Generation Science Standards. Findings from this study were used to inform the planning of a professional development program for…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers, Engineering Education, Science Education
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Borgerding, Lisa A.; Dagistan, Murat – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
The teaching of socioscientific issues (SSI) holds promise for advancing functional scientific literacy, promoting critical thinking, and providing an interesting context for learning required science content, but few teachers actually employ this teaching method in K-12 classrooms. One common reason cited by teachers is their concern about the…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Pringle, Rose M.; Mesa, Jennifer; Hayes, Lynda – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
Teacher professional development (PD) is central to the realization of the current reform efforts in science education. In this qualitative study, we investigated how educative curriculum materials supported middle school science teachers' learning within the context of a comprehensive PD program focused on the enactment of a reform-based science…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Curriculum
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Zangori, Laura; Friedrichsen, Patricia J.; Wulff, Eric; Womack, Andrew J. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
We studied how the practices of modeling supported preservice teachers (PSTs) as a reflection tool for knowledge integration in their science methods courses. In this exploratory study, elementary (n = 4) and middle/secondary (n = 7) PSTs drew models of the process of teaching and learning, including what occurred before, during, and after…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reflection, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education
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Boesdorfer, Sarah B. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
The inclusion of engineering practices poses a challenge for many science teachers trying to meet the expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards because they lack formal training in engineering. This, however, may provide an opportunity for science teacher educators striving to improve the use of learner-centered teaching practices by…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Engineering
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Donna, Joel D.; Hick, Sarah R. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
Gaps in elementary teachers' subject matter knowledge influence their teaching and student learning of science. Educative curriculum materials can support teacher subject matter knowledge. We investigated whether preservice teachers in 2 universities (n = 92) had gains in subject matter knowledge if they participated in modeled instruction related…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers
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Hestness, Emily; McGinnis, J. Randy; Breslyn, Wayne; McDonald, R. Christopher; Mouza, Chrystalla – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
In the context of a weeklong summer professional development program focused on climate change education, we conducted a qualitative case study investigating how science educators' understandings of learning progressions (LPs) informed their ideas about climate change teaching practice. Participants (N = 27) in the Climate Academy were middle…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Climate, Faculty Development
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Muwonge, Charles Magoba; Schiefele, Ulrich; Ssenyonga, Joseph; Kibedi, Henry – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
Grounded in the expectancy-value and hope theories, the present study was conducted to examine the extent to which self-efficacy, task value, and academic hope predict persistence among science teacher-trainees in Uganda. The sample consisted of 278 undergraduate science teacher-trainees selected from a large public university in northern Uganda.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Trainees, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction
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Cutucache, Christine E.; Leas, Heather D.; Grandgenett, Neal F.; Nelson, Kari L.; Rodie, Steven; Shuster, Robert; Schaben, Chris; Tapprich, William E. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
The overall purpose of this multifocused study was to explore how participation in genuine mentored scientific research experiences impacts in-service science teachers and the knowledge and skills needed for their own science teaching. The research experiences resulted from a partnership between the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Omaha…
Descriptors: Mentors, Inservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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