ERIC Number: ED421345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Science Teachers' Perceptions and Practices in Teaching the History of Science.
Wang, HsingChi A.; Marsh, David D.
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perceptions of the instructional role of the history of science and their actual practices of teaching science from an historical point of view. Specifically, this study is intended to answer the following research questions: to what extent do science teachers agree with the proposed instructional approach as it relates to including the elements of the history of science? and, to what the extent to which science teachers' instructional practices as reported match up with the elements of the history of science inclusion? This paper presents a conceptual framework to guide the design of the History of Science Instructional Survey; methodology that includes sampling, instrumentation, and data collection; findings; and conclusions and implications. (Contains 51 references.) (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998).