ERIC Number: ED465638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
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Elementary Science Teaching Enhancement through a Professional Development Schools Model.
Bell, Glenda Love
This study on elementary science teaching enhancement was conducted in a program based on the professional development schools (PDS) model of teacher education and the National Science Education Standards. The premise being that if the PDS model can generally improve teacher preparation and P-12 education, perhaps, an integration of the PDS model with the National Science Education Standards can specifically guide improvement in elementary science teaching and science education. Through the Regents' Initiative, the Northeast Texas Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Collaborative (NETSMET), a school/university/agency partnership was formed to explore ways to improve science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education in the northeast Texas region. Members of the partnership include the university, two school districts, and an Area Health Education Center. (MVL)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Models, National Standards, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Science Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Charlotte, NC, January 10-13, 2002); see SE 066 324.