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Spector, Barbara S. – Science Education, 1984
Reports and discusses data on incentives being considered to improve the quality and quantity of science in precollege institutions. Incentives (organized into several categories) focus on bringing new individuals into science teaching and upgrading those with science teaching assignments who are not trained to teach science. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Yager, Robert E.; Zehr, Eric – Science Education, 1985
Surveyed 132 United States graduate programs in science education to determine enrollment trends. Doctoral graduates, science education faculty (number, age, rank, and types of degrees), university financial support, and employment patterns for doctoral graduates are reported for the 35 largest centers. Results indicate much slower growth since…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Educational Trends, Graduate School Faculty, Graduate Study
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Yager, Robert E.; Penick, John E. – Science Education, 1987
Discusses the major crisis points in science education and reviews findings from the major science studies of the 1980's. Contends that cooperative efforts of elementary, secondary, college, university and scientific communities are needed to resolve the crisis. (ML)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hermann, Graham D.; Willings, Rex – Science Education, 1980
Investigates some of the evaluation methodologies presently being advocated in assessing the merits of education programs for training science teachers. Questionnaire data from ex-students were used to elicit raw data and an understanding of these data by a newer methodology involving ordering theory. (CS)
Descriptors: College Science, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Sherwood, Robert D.; Gabel, Dorothy – Science Education, 1980
Evaluates a new course for prospective elementary teachers entitled Basic Science Skills, designed to give students background in science, to show use of science materials and methods, and to promote positive attitudes toward science and science teaching. Math anxiety is suggested as a confounding factor in interpreting the results. (CS)
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Science, Course Evaluation, Elementary School Science
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Okey, James R.; Capie, William – Science Education, 1980
Describes a competency assessment system developed for use with preservice and inservice teachers and reports the reliability and validity of the instrument. Presents data from a tryout of the assessment system with a group of preservice science teachers. (CS)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods, Minimum Competency Testing, Science Education
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Boulanger, F. David – Science Education, 1980
Reports results of an evaluation of an NSF-supported inservice course for intermediate-grade and junior-high school teachers who teach physical science. The evaluation describes the relationship of teacher implementation and student perception of the instructional practices advocated in the inservice course with student achievement. (CS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evaluation, Inservice Education, Junior High Schools
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