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ERIC Number: ED080310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 9
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Change in Predicted Teacher Behavior Based on Experience with an Activity Oriented Elementary Science Course.
Berger, Carl F.
Reported is a study into the teaching behaviors of elementary science teachers based on the philosophy of Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS). One hundred eighty-four teachers were selected from a large geographical area, having widely differing backgrounds and varying education and/or experience with SCIS programs. The Predicted Role Measure (PRM), consisting of a color, motion picture sound film, was used, and teachers were asked to indicate on a response pamphlet their degree of agreement with six possible and common teaching behaviors - all independent of one another. The participants included teachers with no SCIS experience, teachers with no SCIS experience but beginning SCIS cooperative college school science training programs, and teachers completing such programs. The longitudinal study allowed the study of 45 teachers who had taught the SCIS program with training and without for one or two years. General results showed: (1) selection for a training program was not associated with a particular score on the PRM; (2) significant differences were found with post-instructed members when compared with pre-instructed members; (3) no significant differences were found in PRM scores between post-instruction teachers and those who had at least one year teaching experience with SCIS; and (4) significant differences were noted in comparing teachers who had activity-centered classrooms with those of book-centered classrooms. (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)