ERIC Number: ED159139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
An Integrated Approach to the Science Preparation of Prospective Elementary School Teachers.
DeVito, Alfred; Norland, Floyd
A six-year project providing training for prospective elementary school science teachers is described. Phase one, a period of three years, involved a longitudinal study of a pilot group of students as they encountered science content and science teaching methodology, coupled with early and continued field teaching experiences. In the final three years, the project participants were involved in their senior-level student teaching experiences and their post-college teaching assignments. The major objective of the project was to institute a pilot program in the undergraduate preparation in science for elementary teachers leading to the development of a six-semester integrated science-methodology course coupled with early and continued elementary school teaching experience. Inquiry training beginning with basic and simple scientific concepts was the fundamental method of instruction. Included in this report are course outlines for each semester and evaluation of the project. Tests and checklists used in the project are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Education.