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ERIC Number: ED085241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 146
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Evaluation of the Science Education Program for Prospective Secondary Science Teachers at the University of New Mexico.
Jones, Dixie James
Reported is a case study comparing a science education program for prospective secondary teachers with selected guidelines established by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) published in 1971. Nine criterion variables were chosen. Written tests were used to measure competencies. Records were checked for confirmation of semester hours credited. Competencies were determined by examination of mean scores (of various tests given) and the percentage of students who fell above or below them. Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient was used to correlate each of the variables. Four single-classification analyses of variance were used to determine if significant differences (.05 level) existed between the Method and Student-Teacher classes, graduates and undergraduates, physical and biological science teachers and the sexes on each criterion variable. Conclusions made noted a negative correlation, although not significant, between hours of science credits and knowledge of prospective teachers in their chosen disciplines. Hours in mathematics were significantly correlated with algebra and trigonometry. All were weak in knowledge of history of science. A high level of competency was indicated in the understanding of science and ability to use processes of science. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of New Mexico