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ERIC Number: ED125897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 14
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The Effectiveness of Institutes for Changing the Philosophy of Teaching Elementary School Science.
Stronck, David R.
On the basis that one of the primary goals for an inservice institute introducing an innovative curriculum should be to change the participants' philosophy of teaching, this study analyzed the achievement of this goal in several inservice institutes designed to prepare teachers for implementing the Elementary Science Study (ESS) and the Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS). A ten-item questionnaire was prepared with three alternatives for each item; one alternative presented the ESS philosophy; another, the SCIS philosophy; the third described a more structured but commonly used approach. Teachers and curriculum consultants in three institutes completed this questionnaire, both at the beginning and at the end of each institute. Results showed that participants tended to select the ESS philosophy at the end of the institutes. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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