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ERIC Number: ED076318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 262
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The Science and Science Education Backgrounds and Science Attitudes of Young Teachers in Elementary Schools Operated by Congregations of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Rockhill, Ronald Henry
Reported is a survey of science and science education backgrounds and science attitudes for a sample of Lutheran elementary school principals and young teachers for use as guides for further improvement of the Synodical college system, especially in teacher preparation. Synodical college catalogs were used to examine curricular patterns and requirements. Questionnaires were developed to determine information about the backgrounds and science teaching problems. A model of the nature of science by Kimball was adopted to analyze science attitudes. It was concluded: (1) Curricular patterns required by teacher colleges compared favorably with current higher education practices; (2) Science offerings at junior colleges were very diverse, and some were in need of strengthening; (3) Both principals and teachers rated the content background favorably with the highest in biological science and the lowest in astronomy-space science; (4) No significant differences in content ratings were found among graduates of various terminal colleges; (5) Synodical college graduates gave poorer ratings to science education except for those of the Synodical College at St. Paul, Minnesota; (6) No significant differences existed among teacher subgroups with respect to their attitudes toward science. (Author/CC)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Columbia University