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ERIC Number: ED130843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Pages: 22
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A Comparison and Analysis of Concepts of Science and the Scientist Held by Professional Scientists, Science Educators, and Preservice Elementary Education Majors.
Tomera, Audrey N.; And Others
Samples of professional scientists, science teachers, and preservice elementary education majors were sent a questionnaire consisting of the POSSI (Perceptions of Science and the Scientist Inventory) instrument. The instrument comprised six short-answer questions dealing with: (1) a definition of science, (2) the difference between science and technology, (3) the greatest contribution of science to man's culture, (4) the most important intellectual process to the scientist, (5) the paramount ethical responsibility of the scientist, and (6) the value of science education to human beings. Included in this report are analyses of the various types of answers given to these questions and the percentage of each sample group that responded with each answer-type. In general, the results of the study show that scientists and science educators have similar perceptions of science but that the preservice elementary education majors often had no response to questions or held views contrary to the scientists and science educators. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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