ERIC Number: ED296886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
A Model to Improve Preservice Education Science Teacher Development. Final Project Report.
Lutz, Julie H.; Orlich, Donald C.
A group of scientists and science educators at Washington State University (WSU) has developed and pilot tested an integrated physical science program designed for preservice elementary school teachers. Courses developed were: (1) fundamentals of astronomy and physics, (2) fundamentals of chemistry and earth sciences, and (3) methods for teaching elementary school science. During the project, courses were taught twice each so that student feedback could be integrated into final course materials. Assessment of student attitudes toward science showed that the cohort of participants was most positive about science and the teaching of science. This first project report provides background information; descriptions of each course; the project evaluation including the WSU science inventory test, a science attitude survey; tips on implementation and a discussion of dissemination activities. (CW)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Science, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Physical Sciences, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman.
Note: For the courses in this program, see SE 049 407-411.