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ERIC Number: ED102019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 10
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The Effect of Science Process Training on Preservice Elementary Teachers' Process Skill Abilities, Understanding of Science, and Attitudes Toward Science and Science Teaching.
Riley, Joseph P., II
The problem investigated was to determine the effects of science process training, using two different inquiry strategies, on preservice teachers' knowledge of process skills, understanding of science, attitude toward science, attitude toward science teaching and attitude toward the inquiry strategy employed in the process training. The population used was 90 student teachers who selected grades 1-4 for assignment. The group was divided into three sections: the active-inquiry level, the vicarious-inquiry level and the control group. The criterion instruments that were employed were The Science Process Measure for Teachers, Test on Understanding Science, Attitude Toward Science and Science Teaching Scales, and Attitude Toward Method of Instruction Inventory. The results indicate the efficacy of process training in terms of improved process skill abilities. The study did not indicate any significant increase in the understanding of science nor any significant change in overall attitude toward science teaching as a result of training in process skills. (BR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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