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ERIC Number: ED344753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Improving Attitudes and Practices in Teaching/Learning by Means of Aerospace In-Service Teacher Education. Aerospace Teacher Education Statistical Study.
Romero, J. Christian
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the relationship of the first two aerospace education workshops conducted by the United States Space Foundation and sponsored by the Univesity of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and the United States Air Force Academy to attitudes and practices of workshop participants regarding aerospace education. To solve the problem and achieve the purpose of the study, all workshop participants (n=71) were assessed by means of two instruments: (1) an interview questionnaire designed to investigate certain practices employed by educators regarding the teaching of aerospace concepts; and (2) an opinionnaire designed to investigate the attitudes of educators toward aerospace education. It was found that participation in the aerospace education workshops was significantly related to attitudes and practices regarding the teaching of aerospace concepts. It was also found that there was no significant relationship between attitudes toward aerospace education and sex, age, teaching experience, educational preparation, teaching level, and size of the community. Participants felt overwhelmingly that field trips to aerospace industries and installations are important in providing proper educational experiences. (70 references) (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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