ERIC Number: ED491577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Reference Count: 8
Constructing Academic Success by Developing the Attitudes, Perceptions, and Philosophies of Pre-Service Educators Prepared in a Constructivist Methodology
Hollenbeck, James E.
Online Submission, Paper presented at Teachers for A Changing Content-International Conference, University of London Institute of Education (May, 2006)
This is a continued study of the attitudes, perceptions, and philosophies of secondary education science teachers pre-serviced in constructivist teaching methodology over their first five-years of teaching. The following trends came out on reviewing all of the data concerning the attitudes; perceptions and philosophies of five teachers in were prepared as constructivist teachers. In the first year of teaching only three teachers taught as constructivist teachers. In the third year of teaching, the classroom practices of the teachers converged more closely to their beliefs and pre-service preparation in constructivitism. In the fifth year of the study all teachers were ranked in the constructivist teaching methodology and expressed that they were very comfortable in the classroom. Important factors identified by the teachers as condition to their continued success in the classroom are maturation, experience, and acceptance in the school and community.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A