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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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Lombard, Anne S.; And Others – Science Education, 1985
Participants (N=40) in an inservice program to promote student reasoning and learning cycle approach indicated that making changes and maintaining ongoing work was dependent on collaboration between colleagues in the project. Investigators concluded that the "coaching" phase (Joyce and Showers inservice training model) is a crucial step…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Processes, Models, Program Evaluation
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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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Proper, Herman; And Others – Science Education, 1988
Identifies world views projected in teacher talk and examines the links between these world views and content areas. Finds that the character of classroom discourse is different from the character of text presentation and that there are subject area differences. (YP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Shankar, Ganga; Skoog, Gerald D. – Science Education, 1993
From respondents to a questionnaire sent to a random sample of 654 Texas biology teachers, the following conclusions were made: 86% agreed evolution should be taught, 47% agreed it was a central theme in biology, 8% indicated that it conflicted with the Bible, and 7% noted there were more useful alternative theories explaining the history of the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Biology, Classroom Research, Educational Research
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MacDonald, M. Allyson; Rogan, John M. – Science Education, 1990
Described are some of the factors that have influenced the introduction of instructional change into Black South African classrooms. The Science Education Project of the 1980s, teacher uncertainty, pupil expectations, the epistemology of science education, resources, and the image of innovation are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology
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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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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