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ERIC Number: ED079089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 149
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Effects of In-Service Training on Elementary Teachers Pertaining to Science Achievement and Attitudes Toward Environmental Science.
Hulleman, Harold Wayne
The purpose of this study was to determine what changes, if any, occurred in the achievement and attitudes of elementary teachers following an inservice program in environmental science. The personal and academic characteristics of grade level assignment, age, experience, and formal science training were obtained for each of the 25 experimental and 25 control subjects. The Test of Science Knowledge was used to determine their understanding of science principles, and a second instrument was used to measure attitudes toward selected environmental management concepts and toward their adequacy in teaching these concepts. These instruments were administered before and after the inservice training. No significant differences were found between the two groups regarding the understanding of scientific principles. At the end of the program, differences in attitude scores were not found to be significant. Limitations of this study included the possible contamination of the control group, the length and extent of the treatment, the manner of implementing the evaluation program, and the use of an original attitude instrument. (Author/JR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University