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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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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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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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Sinapuelas, Michelle L.; Lardy, Corinne; Korb, Michele A.; Bae, Christine Lee; DiStefano, Rachelle – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Framework for K-12 Science Education (NRC, 2012) on which they are based, describe a new vision for science education that includes having students learn science in a way that more closely aligns to how scientists and engineers work and think. Accomplishing this goal will require teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Jackson, Julie K.; Huerta, Margarita; Garza, Tiberio; Narvaez, Rose – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This study addressed the pressing need to help adolescent English learning and economically disadvantaged student populations succeed in science and close achievement gaps. It reports the results of a two-year professional development initiative implemented at a high-poverty suburban high school in South Texas. We examined how the combination of…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, High School Students, At Risk Students, Economically Disadvantaged
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McDonald, Scott; Grimes, Paul; Doughty, Leanne; Finlayson, Odilla; McLoughlin, Eilish; van Kampen, Paul – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This article reports on an investigation of a workshop approach to probe and deepen Irish preservice teachers' (PSTs') initial professional pedagogical vision of inquiry-based science education (IBSE). In an effort to understand the experiential and historical foundation of their vision, we report on the current culture of science teaching and…
Descriptors: Workshops, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Inquiry
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Wang, Jianlan; Sneed, Stacey – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Inquiry, central in science education reforms for decades, is a critical element required in many teacher education programs. However, the instruction of inquiry-oriented pedagogies in those programs has limited impacts on science preservice teachers (PSTs) who arefvn the agent of transforming classroom instruction. The challenges include the…
Descriptors: Design, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary Education
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Johnson, Heather J.; Mawyer, Kirsten K. N. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Practice-based approaches to teacher education should emphasize strategies that help teacher candidates centralize student thinking in instructional practice while providing a rationale for why student thinking is integral to student learning. This study describes how secondary science teacher candidates engage in tool-supported analysis of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Clubs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Wilder, Otis; Butler, Malcolm B.; Acharya, Parul; Gill, Michele – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This article is focused on the creation of a new scale for measuring preservice teachers' positive affect for science, the Preservice Elementary Teacher Affect Scale for Science (PETAS-S). This new instrument is designed specifically to measure the level of positive affect toward the subject of science in preservice elementary teachers.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Elementary Education, Student Attitudes
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Tinnell, Teresa L.; Tretter, Thomas R.; Thornburg, William; Ralston, Patricia S. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This article reports on a modified faculty learning community (FLC) composed of university faculty from science education and a variety of engineering disciplines. This research investigated the efficacy of an intentional, long-term, ongoing, interdisciplinary collaboration to benefit the development of science teacher education, including…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Engineering Education
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Kolonich, Angela; Richmond, Gail; Krajcik, Joseph – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
In "A Framework for K-12 Science Education," the National Research Council frames inclusive science instruction as a collection of strategies for teachers to engage students. In this conceptual article, we reframe inclusive science instruction by examining the literature in science and multicultural education and describe five elements…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Video Technology, Urban Schools
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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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Underwood, Janice Bell; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
Science teacher educators (STEs) openly suggest that kindergarten-Grade 12 teachers must be prepared to teach all students, especially diverse learners, who may be marginalized in and by science; however, how STEs prepare preservice teachers to engage and empower diverse students in science teacher education needs further research. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Science Teachers
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Barth-Cohen, Lauren A.; Little, Angela J.; Abrahamson, Dor – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2018
The use of video for in-service and pre-service teacher development has been gaining acceptance, and yet video remains a challenging and understudied tool. Many projects have used video to help pre-service and in-service teachers reflect on their own teaching processes, examine teacher-student interactions, and develop their professional vision.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Mathematics Education
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