ERIC Number: ED118358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
A Study of the Effects of a Teacher In-Service Education Program on Fifth and Sixth Grade Teachers and the Students Whom They Teach in Their Knowledge of Scientific Processes, Scientific Content and Attitude Toward Science and Scientists.
Pinkall, Joseph E.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a teacher in-service education Program of workshops in Elementary Science Study (ESS) and Process Science on (1) the fifth- and sixth-grade teachers who participated in the workshops, and (2) students of teachers who participated in these workshops. A Posttest-Only Control group design was used to test six research hypotheses. Randomization was used to insure the lack of initial bias between experimental and control groups for both teachers and students. In experimental and control groups (each comprised of twenty-five teachers), comparisons were made on knowledge of scientific processes, knowledge of scientific content, and attitude toward science and scientists using three instruments. A total of 150 students in the control group and 150 students in the experimental group were tested on the same three criteria, also by using three instruments. The analysis of the teacher data revealed no significant difference between the experimental and control groups on any of the instruments. Analysis of the student data revealed that the experimental group scored significantly higher (at the .05 level) than did the control group on all three instruments. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Achievement, Attitudes, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Inservice Teacher Education, Process Education, Science Education, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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