ERIC Number: ED045359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Prospective Elementary School Teachers' Attitudes Toward and Competency in Science.
Barretto, Anthony Raymond
Reported is a study in which three-hundred elementary school teacher candidates at a metropolitan teacher's college were given a science competency test and a science attitude scale. Scores on these instruments were related to student characteristics, including their educational background, and a measure of their self-perception of the adequacy of their science preparation. Concurrent linear correlations between science competency and over-all college grade point average, and science attitude were 0.39, 0.31, and 0.19 respectively. Correlations between science attitude and over-all grade average and science grade average were 0.22 and 0.07 respectively. Students with higher college grade point averages or with more semester hours of college science scores significantly higher on the science attitude scale. Other significant differences between comparison groups on the science competency test are listed. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Achievement, Attitudes, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Teachers, Scientific Attitudes, Student Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Authoring Institution: Saint John's Univ., Jamaica, NY.