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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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Seung, Elsun; Park, Soonhye; Lee, Myung-Ah – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of a summer camp-based science methods course on elementary pre-service teachers' self-efficacy in teaching science as inquiry. The science camp was offered to K-6 students as part of the 4-week, 3-credit science teaching methods course over the summer. The pre-service teachers were asked to…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Science Instruction, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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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