ERIC Number: ED038285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of an Approach to Graduate Level Science Education for Elementary School Teachers.
Jerkins, Kenneth F.
The principal focus of this paper is the presentation and interpretation of questionnaire data obtained from one hundred students who were enrolled in a graduate-level science education course for elementary school teachers. The objectives of the course are such that each enrolled should: (1) become aware of and attuned to current emphasis in science education of various levels, especially K-6, (2) work with science materials in a laboratory emphasizing the "process" of science and the "spirit" of science, (3) extend his knowledge and understanding of selected conceptual schemes in science, (4) gain confidence in his ability to plan, organize, and conduct learning activities in science for elementary school pupils, and (5) take steps to keep abreast of new developments in science and science education by placing himself in an "information web". Analyses of responses indicated that markedly large proportions of the respondents feel that the course achieved its basic objectives. (BR)
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Authoring Institution: Morgan State Coll., Baltimore, MD.
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (43rd, Minneapolis, Minn., March 5-8, 1970)