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ERIC Number: ED080306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 15
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A Study of the Relationship Between Various Academic and Professional Factors and Selected Elementary School Science Teaching Competencies.
Kuhn, David J.
Reported is a study to examine relationships between academic and professional factors and the attainment of selected elementary school science teaching competencies. Competencies were measured but no attempt was made to equate the presence of the competencies with effective teaching. The assumption was made that these competencies are part of the larger domain of effective teaching. Data were obtained from a population of pre-service elementary teachers enrolled in an undergraduate course in elementary science education. Most had completed their science courses and many their teacher education courses. Data included material from student academic records, interviews, and use of Welch Science Process Inventory (Form D). Significant correlations were noted between laboratory skills, science process competencies and the understanding of science processes, with the university science grade averages; between set induction competency and the pre-service teacher's attitude toward science, and between the understanding of the science process and the college science grade average and attitude toward science. (EB)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (46th, Detroit, Michigan, March 1973)