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ERIC Number: ED319595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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Results of an Inservice Workshop To Promote Science-Technology-Society (STS) Instructional Orientations.
Scharmann, Lawrence C.
This study examined the influence of a 1-week intensive inservice workshop on the teacher's recognition of contemporary goals of science education and for developing science-technology-society (S-T-S) instructional themes. The inservice participants consisted of a group of 13 experienced teachers from rural school districts whose instructional assignments were either primarily science or social studies with a requirement to also teach science. Data were collected using "Contemporary Goals Survey" (CGS) and "Stages of Concern (SoC) instrument. The CGS data analysis indicated significant differences between pretest and posttest scores for seven of the eight item statements. A qualitative examination of SoC profiles indicated a shift away from the three lower (Awareness, Informational, and Personal) and toward the three higher (Consequence, Collaboration, and Refocusing) Stages of Concern toward S-T-S instruction. The results of this study indicate that an intensive workshop is capable of promoting a shift in instructional orientation in a direction consistent with the stated goals. (Author/YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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