ERIC Number: ED245942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Investigations in Science Education. Volume 10, Number 2.
Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.
Investigations in Science Education, v10 n2 1984
Presented are abstracts and abstractors' analyses of 10 studies related to one or more aspects of teacher education and 2 studies in a "miscellaneous" category. Analyses in the first section (teacher education) are on studies of: the use of wait-time and its effect on science achievement; teacher competencies; the influence of teacher behavior on student performance; affective predictors on preservice science teaching behavior; ideal teacher behavior perceptions of science students; the effectiveness of training methods in modifying questioning and wait time behaviors of Thai high school chemistry teachers; three methods of improving preservice science teachers' questioning knowledge and attitude toward questioning; the effectiveness of a basic science skills course for preservice elementary teachers; the development of a test to measure teachers' conceptions of the meaning of science; and teacher education majors compared to other majors relative to several variables in an attempt to promote positive attitudes toward science and science instruction. Analyses in the second section ("miscellaneous") are on studies of: the effects of frequent multiple-choice testing with immediate computer feedback and the assessment of the universality of participation in pro-environmental behavior. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Questioning Techniques, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Tests, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Time Factors (Learning)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Science and Mathematics Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.