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ERIC Number: ED437274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
North Texas Teachers' Preparation To Implement the Texas Science Curriculum (TEKS).
Naizer, Gilbert; Fox, Chip
This report presents the results of a mail survey conducted to ascertain Texas elementary teachers' opinions of their level of preparedness to implement the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) science curriculum. Most of the teachers (89%) had read the TEKS science curriculum requirements, and many (55.9%) did not think the requirements would place an undue or unattainable burden on them. Teachers were almost evenly split on whether or not they felt prepared to teach the material mandated by the requirements, and a majority (64%) felt they were not adequately prepared by their college education. About one half of the teachers believed they were adequately trained in these science process skills and had actual practice in the use of the scientific method. Most of the teachers (68.5%) reported that they were already teaching TEKS, and only 40% believed more science teaching would result from the new curriculum. (WRM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas