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ERIC Number: ED113200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 380
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Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study for Evaluation of the Preservice Secondary Science Teacher Education Program at The Ohio State University.
Swami, Piyush
The purpose of this study was to follow up teacher graduates of a preservice field-based program after one to five years of teaching. Field-based activities in the program involved actual teaching for a period ranging from one to five quarters, organized at different levels--elementary, junior high, and senior high schools, and in different settings--urban and suburban. The sample was composed of 86 graduates employed as full-time science teachers in Ohio during 1974-75. Preservice data included each subject's score on Science Classroom Activity Checklist: Teacher's Perception (SCACL: TP), grade point average (preprofessional, professional, and cumulative). Inservice scores were collected by administering instruments to the teachers, their students, and administrators. Data analysis showed no significant difference in changes of teachers' views regarding the appropriate type of classroom activities. No significant differences were found in the type of activities implemented by teachers with one to five years of teaching experience. Administrators' views regarding science teaching and support given to science teachers was a strong independent predictor variable. It appeared that the views of the graduates toward inquiry-oriented teaching and the use of such activities in the classroom remained stable five years after graduation. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University. Best copy available; occasional marginal legibility in appendices