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Meyer, Helen; Tabachnick, B. Robert; Hewson, Peter W.; Lemberger, John; Park, Hyun-Ju – Science Education, 1999
Discusses three prospective elementary teachers' conceptions of teaching science and selected portions of their knowledge base in life science. Explores how these teachers' conceptions, along with their teaching actions, developed during the course of a teacher-education program. Contains 21 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Educational Experience, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Lemberger, John; Hewson, Peter W.; Park, Hyun-Ju – Science Education, 1999
Discusses three prospective secondary biology teachers' conceptions of teaching science and selected portions of their knowledge base in biology. Explores how these teachers' conceptions, along with their teaching actions, developed during the course of a teacher-education program. Contains 31 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Educational Experience, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Dreyfus, A.; And Others – Science Education, 1985
Investigated the main concerns of teachers teaching the Israel High School Biology Project (IHBP). This program, implemented about 15 years ago, is an adaptation of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Project Yellow Version. Areas examined include how teachers perceive the program and what changes they would make. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Science Course Improvement Projects
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Hassan, Abdel Moneim Ahmed; Shrigley, Robert L. – Science Education, 1985
Determined if a written, persuasive communication would positively affect the attitudes of preservice teachers (N=98) and if the communication would differently affect subjects rated on three levels of self-esteem. Results indicate written persuasive communication could change the attitudes of the preservice elementary teachers in this study. (JN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Chemistry, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Morrisey, J. Thomas; Barrow, Lloyd – Science Education, 1984
Reviews pertinent information about recent developments, issues, and trends in energy education. Areas addressed include the nature of energy education, recent trends in curricula, research on students' and teachers' attitudes and knowledge about energy, and energy education inservice trends. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Inservice Teacher Education
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Zeitler, W. R. – Science Education, 1984
A nine-item questionnaire was used to obtain information from 229 preservice elementary teachers on secondary and college science courses completed, their conception of the purposes of elementary school science, and their concerns about teaching children science. Implications for preparing elementary teachers to teach science are addressed. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Background, Elementary School Science, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ginns, Ian S.; Foster, William J. – Science Education, 1983
Results of a previous study indicated no difference in preservice teacher attitude/achievement using lecture/inquiry approaches. This study was replicated, also examining effects of sex and students' (N=471) previous science training. Although results for science understanding were not significant, analysis of attitude change indicates that…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Schibeci, R. A. – Science Education, 1983
Examines the role of affective behavioral objectives in science education. Includes a survey of what "affective" means from various perspectives. Defines "scientific attitudes" versus "attitudes to science" to clarify a conceptual framework for research. Presents problems with previous research and raises basic…
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Attitude Measures, Behavioral Objectives, College Science
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Tamir, Pinchas – Science Education, 1983
Discusses the nature of science as inquiry, differentiating between "science as inquiry" and "teaching/learning by inquiry." Provides evidence of confusion existing among teachers on the notion of inquiry and offers practical suggestions to teacher educators to help teachers better understand inquiry and to use the method in…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Berkheimer, Glenn D.; Lott, Gerald W. – Science Education, 1984
Determined perceptions of science education faculty and graduate students (N=195) concerning how the relative emphasis of major science education objectives should change in grades K-12. Also determined extent of agreement among subjects on the emphases and identified extent to which personal characteristics of subjects related to differences in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Students
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Perrine, Walter G. – Science Education, 1984
Investigated current perceptions of New Jersey teachers (N=470) and science supervisors (N=29) on the role of the science supervisor in assisting the elementary self-contained classroom teacher. In addition to results, nine recommendations are listed to enhance the role of science supervision in science instruction. (JN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Harty, Harold; And Others – Science Education, 1984
Reports no significant differences between the attitudes toward science teaching of students in campus-based and field-based teacher preparation programs. However, field-based teachers (N=39) were significantly more custodial in their pupil control ideology than teachers (N=43) in the campus-based program. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education
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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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Martin, Ralph E., Jr. – Science Education, 1985
Examined the effects different communicators (science methods instructors, supervisors, graduate assistants, and others) had on the attitudes of 25 elementary education majors toward science and science teaching, focusing on which communicators were perceived as being the most credible. (DH)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Research, Credibility
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Hounshell, Paul B. – Science Education, 1985
Outlines initial work of the "Science Education Information Network" which employs a rapid response procedure for science teachers throughout North Carolina. This work includes collecting and analyzing educational problems and salary concerns. Indicates that the network is feasible and provides information for decision making at the…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Information Networks, Salaries
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