ERIC Number: ED164263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
UPSTEP: An Integrated Approach to the Science Preparation of Prospective Elementary School Teachers.
Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Education.
This publication presents a six-year project (1972-78) funded by the National Science Foundation under the Undergraduate Pre-service Teacher Education Program (UPSTEP). The first three years of the project (Phase I) were concerned with a longitudinal study of a pilot group of prospective elementary teachers as they encountered science content and science teaching methodology coupled with early and continued field teaching experiences. The last three years of the project (Phase II) were concerned with the continued implementation and dissemination of the goals of the project. This document consists of two sections. The first section is concerned with Phase I. The objectives, description, and evaluation of the program are presented. Exemplar UPSTEP project units in biology and physics are also presented. The second section is concerned with Phase II. A description of the testing instruments and inquiry evaluations are presented. Several appendices including the project instruments are also included. (HM)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students
Purdue University, Department of Education, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Education.