ERIC Number: ED454272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Assessing Teacher Attitudes in Teaching Science.
This paper suggests that although good attitudes towards science on the part of teachers are very important in teaching, attitudes are difficult to measure. Prospective candidates for teaching should be chosen because they have good attitudes toward science coupled with an adequate self-concept. Prospective science teachers need adequate preparatory coursework and field experiences. Science teachers may assess themselves to see if they have the qualifications to be good science teachers. A five-point Likert scale may be developed and used to see if teachers meet the criteria established for successful science teaching. Twelve important teaching attributes identified by R. Cattell (1931) can be updated to reflect the modern student and the realities of today's schools. A major goal of science teachers must be to help students learn as much as possible in their ongoing lessons and units of study. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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