ERIC Number: ED025444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Research Related to the Education of Secondary School Science Teachers.
Blosser, Patricia E.; Howe, Robert W.
The Science Teacher, Volume 36, Number 1, pp. 87-95
Research related to the education of secondary school science teachers is analyzed for the period, 1960-68. Major areas examined include (1) desired behaviors, competencies and skills for science teachers, (2) the relationship of science teacher behaviors, competencies and characteristics, teaching success, and classroom climate, (3) guidelines and recommendations for the education of science teachers, (4) state certification requirements, (5) surveys of teacher preparation, and (6) investigations of the effect of teacher education programs. Recommendations include (1) the development of an adequate descriptive base so that significant correlational, predictive, casual studies can be made, (2) closer investigation of relationships between preparatory programs and product outcomes, (3) further examination of individualized instruction techniques to more effectively accommodate student differences, (4) design of preparatory programs to give preservice teachers a more adequate conceptualization of the teaching task, (5) closer investigation of the kind of undergraduate education rather than the quantity in terms of quarter hours, and (6) further investigation of identifiable personality patterns of successful teachers to improve recruitment efficiency. Included is an extensive 95-item bibliography of the research reviewed. (GR)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science Education, Columbus, OH.