ERIC Number: ED382442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
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Effects of Science Kit/Inservice and Kit Use on Teachers' Science Knowledge, Attitudes, and Teaching.
Rubino, Antonio N.; And Others
Science kit is a tool used to teach science in several schools. Science kit inservices are intended to provide teachers with the skills needed for using science kits. The evaluation of science kit/inservice workshops to assess their effectiveness to enhance teachers' science knowledge, positive attitude toward science, and science teaching is an important aspect of science education. This paper shows how science kit/inservices have affected elementary teachers' science knowledge, attitudes toward science, and science teaching practices in several schools in Southwest Michigan. The subjects of this study were 397 teachers who participated in science kit workshops. A questionnaire was mailed to participating teachers asking them to report on the effects of the program on themselves. Fifty-four percent (214) of the teachers returned the survey. Findings indicate that science kit/inservice workshops and kit use in the classroom have increased teachers' science knowledge, positive attitude toward science, and science teaching skills. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the College of Education Research Convocation (Kalamazoo, MI, April 1, 1993). For a related document, see SE 054 261.