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ERIC Number: ED043484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Pages: 11
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An Analysis of Research on Elementary Teacher Education Related to the Teaching of Science.
Blosser, Patricia E.; Howe, Robert W.
Science and Children, v6 n5 p50-60 Jan/Feb 69
Literature concerned with the preservice preparation of elementary school teachers in science and science teaching methods, both research studies and program guidelines, was reviewed along with studies of the status of elementary school science teaching. Most reports reviewed concluded that the present teacher education programs are an inadequate preparation for teaching science in elementary schools since the science content is often limited and specialized, and few special methods courses are provided. Although a number of studies investigated the competencies needed by teachers of elementary school science, this question requires further study. Areas where research needs to be done are identified and a plea for careful design and analysis, so that results are widely applicable, is made. Fifty references are cited. (AL)
National Science Teachers Assoc., 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
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