ERIC Number: ED032229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Preservice Science Education of Elementary School Teachers.
Herron, J. Dudley
This report is the outcome of three conferences involving scientists, science educators and teachers. Recommendations are addressed to teachers of science courses and professional courses for elementary school teachers. Two standards are stated, one relating to facilities and materials in teacher education institutions, the other to individualizing instruction. Guidelines are given, followed by objectives stated as desired terminal behaviors. Areas considered are attitudes towards science, processes of science, scientific knowledge, continuous learning, instructional management, relations with children, relations with school and community, and team teaching. A model program is outlined for experiences with children and schools. Questions follow each standard and guideline for use by evaluators of teacher education programs. A statement on the liberal education of the teacher emphasizes co-curricular activities. The report concludes with a call to action, suggestions for development and demonstration projects, and suggested questions for research. (EB)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.