ERIC Number: ED023582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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An Evaluation of the National Science Foundation Research Participation Program for High School Science Teachers at the University of Wisconsin.
Wittwer, Franklin Alfred
This study evaluated a program for science teachers conducted at the University of Wisconsin. Teachers and supervisory professors who participated in the programs between 1959-1966 were sent questionnaires (1) to determine the program's influence on teachers' employment status, subsequent academic preparation, and professional image, and (2) to determine whether certain program objectives had been met. These objectives included meaningful activities and responsibilities in science or mathematics research, teacher attainment of tangible research results, and teacher understanding of the process of science. A specially designed Science Process Inventory was given to both participant and non-participant teachers to obtain data relative to understanding of scientific processes. Results indicated that the program had a significant influence on employment status, academic preparation, and professional image. Opinions of supervising professors indicated that 90 per cent or more of the participants engaged in meaningful research with tangible results. Program participants scored significantly higher on the Science Profess Inventory than non-participants. (BC)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Study, Institutes (Training Programs), Research, Research Skills, Science Education, Science Programs, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation; University of Wisconsin; Welch Science Process Inventory