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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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Harty, Harold; Salama, Galal – Science Education, 1985
Investigated attitudes toward lectures, self-concept, and locus of control of Egyptian middle school teachers with (N=40) and without (N=40) professional educational training. A set of more desirable attitudes toward lectures, higher self-concept, and greater internal locus of control were found in the group with professional training. (DH)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Lecture Method
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Zoller, Uri; And Others – Science Education, 1987
Describes a specially designed preparatory course in science and mathematics for relatively "unprepared" adult students in Israel. Compares the achievements of these students with the achievements of those identified as "prepared" according to their formal education and qualifications. (TW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, College Science, Foreign Countries
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Barrow, Lloyd H. – Science Education, 1987
Reports on a study of teacher education programs for science teachers in New England. Focuses on data regarding the amount and types of science content and secondary science methods courses, program emphasis in science content, science processes and methods, science teaching techniques, and effectiveness of science preparation. (TW)
Descriptors: Demography, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Science and Society
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Haukoos, Gerry D.; Penick, John E. – Science Education, 1987
Reports on a study to determine the interaction effects of selected personality characteristics, science achievement, and two classroom climates, one which encouraged discovery learning and one that did not. Demonstrated that student achievement is influenced by dynamic interactions within classrooms. (TW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Communication, College Science, Discovery Learning
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Tolman, Richard R.; And Others – Science Education, 1988
Studies the quality of graduating science education majors at Brigham Young University (BYU) and attempts to identify possible trends in the ability of students who entered secondary school science teaching. Concludes that there was no manifested trend toward lower quality college students entering the science teaching profession at BYU. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude, College Entrance Examinations, College Science
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Stronck, David R. – Science Education, 1985
Recommendations from British Columbia teachers in elementary (N=1322) and junior secondary schools (N=309) indicate strong support for emphasis on practical aspects of preservice teacher education. Practice in science teaching, techniques of science teaching, and lesson planning were rated highest. Laboratory safety, reading, and writing should…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Improvement