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ERIC Number: ED085235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 112
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An Analysis of the Effects of In-Service Science Assistance on Elementary Teacher and Student Attitudes and Practices.
DeGroote, Douglas Allen
Reported is a study to determine any positive effects of a six-month inservice science program for elementary teachers and students. The study population consisted of 12 first- through sixth-grade teachers and their 313 pupils. Change in attitudes and practices of teachers was measured by comparing pre- and posttest scores on the Actual Science Classroom Environment instrument designed to determine what types of activities teachers perceived they were actually implementing in their classrooms. Scores were correlated with the Ideal Science Classroom Environment. Changes in student attitudes were measured by comparing pre- and posttest means on the Student Perceived Science Classroom instrument. Primary grade students were measured on scores from a modified form of the School Sentiment Index. Significant t ratios were obtained on the scores on teacher instruments toward science attitude and practices; posttest composite scores were significantly higher. Generalizations made included: teachers who sought science assistance most had fewer years teaching experience, had earned fewer years of college credit in science, had originally stated a lower preference for teaching science, and at pretest time had felt least positive toward their current science practices. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of North Dakota