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Koballa, Thomas R., Jr. – Science Education, 1989
The purpose of this developmental study was to use the theory of reasoned action to construct a message to persuade elementary teachers to teach energy conservation practices to children. The six steps followed in the project are discussed. An energy conservation persuasive message and the results of the validation are provided. (YP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Garnett, Patrick J.; Tobin, Kenneth – Science Education, 1984
Determined that the majority of 299 preservice teachers did not use formal reasoning patterns when they attempted to solve a variety of problems. Results obtained for controlling variables and for proportional, probabilistic, correlational, and combinatorial reasoning are discussed with implications for middle/junior high school science teaching.…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Higher Education
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Schoeneberger, Mary; Russell, Thomas – Science Education, 1986
Reports on the results of case studies of science teaching at the elementary level. Two teachers from two elementary schools were studied. Addresses issues in elementary science teaching ranging from the importance at the elementary level to gender differences in science instruction. (TW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum
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Tobin, Kenneth – Science Education, 1986
Reports on a study to extend the concurrent and predictive validity of the Teacher Performance Assessment Instrument by including a sample of middle school science teachers. The validity criteria for the study involved observing student engagement and integrated process skill achievement. (TW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science