ERIC Number: ED440867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reading in Elementary Science Instruction: An Examination of Teachers' Trade Book Selections.
Donovan, Carol A.; Smolkin, Laura B.
Although teachers have been encouraged to use tradebooks as part of the science curriculum, not much is known about the factors--including teachers' assumptions--that influence the decisions about the books they choose to use. This paper explores some of these issues by asking groups of elementary school teachers to choose from a large set of science books they plan to use. The assumptions and findings of this study reveal some of the teachers' choices concerning science, children, and books. Reasons for these assumptions, their possible outcomes, and ways to move beyond them are also discussed. Contains 41 references. (CCM)
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 (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).