ERIC Number: ED031393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Comparison of Methods of Science In-Service Education for Elementary Teachers Utilizing the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) "Science-A Process Approach" Materials.
Bunsen, Dale Maurice
Compared were teachers classified into one of four categories depending on the type of training they received in the usage of "Science-A Process Approach.""Lead" teachers received special workshop training and then taught inservice courses to other teachers who were subsequently categorized as "Inservice" teachers. Teachers given training in a college elementary science methods course were labeled "Methods" teachers. Those teachers receiving no training were labeled "Unexposed." All four categories of teachers then taught "Science-A Process Approach" to elementary school students. The scores of their students on three American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Process Measures were examined to evaluate teacher competencies. The students in each group were found to be comparable in ability prior to the investigation. Results indicated that students of "Unexposed" teachers scored significantly lower than the teachers in the three other categories. The scores of students of "Lead" teachers were significantly higher than for teachers in the other categories. (BC)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Science, Inservice Education, Methods Courses, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Teachers Coll.
Identifiers: American Association for Advancement of Science; Science A Process Approach