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Tolman, Marvin N.; Campbell, Milo K. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1991
Compares science preparation requirements of preservice elementary teachers with standards set by NSTA. Questionnaire was sent to 321 AACTE institutions. Most colleges do not require recommended 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of science, and only 20 percent of schools have science content courses designed for elementary education majors.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, National Standards
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Johnson, Gordon; And Others – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1991
Provides guidelines for translating university science laboratories into middle school science activities. The need for guidelines is based on the authors' discovery that teachers teach what they were taught. Discusses six expected outcomes of middle school science activities: developing science concepts; practicing process skills; quantitative…
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Laboratory Experiments, Postsecondary Education, Science Activities
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O'Brien, George E.; Korth, Willard W. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1991
Describes a course for graduate science education students in the history, philosophy, and nature of science. Topics addressed include the course motivation and evolution; aims, topics, and goals; organization and instructional methodology; a reading list; projects; and grading and evaluation. (PR)
Descriptors: College Science, Education Courses, Education Majors, Elementary Secondary Education
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Enochs, Larry G.; And Others – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1990
The results of a needs assessment of secondary science teachers (n=405) in the state of Kansas are presented. The assessment consisted of sections addressing teaching strategies, status of science education, state of the science curriculum, and material needs. Responsibility and teaching experience, educational preparation, common concerns, need…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment
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Berenson, Sarah; And Others – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1991
The results of a survey conducted on the background, education, attitudes, and practices of North Carolina's elementary teachers to develop a statewide inservice program are presented. Elementary teachers' perceptions of teaching language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science; use of instructional materials; and experiences and needs for…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Arts, Mathematics
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1992
Compared the effects of participation in six extra credit activities for teaching the concept of matter on female preservice elementary school teachers (n=9) to a control group (n=8). Pre- and posttests to assess changes in the students' understanding of phenomena associated with matter indicated significant changes in experimental students'…
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Concept Formation
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Anderson, Norman D. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1993
Describes the SCI-LINK Project that explored ways of linking research scientists and school science teachers. From the evaluation of the project, it is concluded that it helped teachers have a better understanding of scientific environmental research and recent findings. It also allowed teachers to develop activities and other instructional…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Environmental Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development
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Ault, Charles, Jr. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1993
Describes the following seven approaches to integrating technology with science education: (1) instructional technology, (2) technology as a method of inquiry, (3) technology as cultural knowledge, (4) technology as vocational training, (5) technological literacy as process and manipulative skill, (6) science-technology-society, and (7) design and…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Design, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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