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ERIC Number: ED091241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 14
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The Attitudes of High School Biology Teachers to the BSCS Program in Israel.
Tamir, Pinchas
Reported is a study to determine the attitudes of Israeli high school biology teachers to the Israeli adaptation of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) curriculum. Blankenship's Attitude Inventory, designed to determine teachers' reactions to BSCS materials, was translated into Hebrew. Copies were mailed to 200 high schools in Israel. Teachers were also asked to identify their sex, the type of school (agricultural, kibbutz, comprehensive, city academic), and curriculum used (BSCS, traditional, mixture of both). One hundred eleven complete inventories were returned. Data were analyzed using t-tests and the Chi-square method. Among the major findings were: (1) those teachers using the BSCS materials exhibited attitudes more favorable to BSCS philosophy and rationale than did teachers using traditional materials, with increased experience in using BSCS resulting in increasingly positive attitudes; (2) the BSCS program was most highly regarded by teachers in rural-kibbutz schools and least highly regarded by teachers in city academic schools. (Author/PEB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Israel