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ERIC Number: EJ1016513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Chemical Literacy Levels of Science and Mathematics Teacher Candidates
Celik, Suat
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v39 n1 Article 1 Jan 2014
The goal of this study was to investigate Turkish science and mathematics teacher candidates' levels of attainment in chemical literacy. These candidates had all studied the new Turkish chemistry curriculum in high school. The sample of the study consisted of 112 students, who were first-year students in the Department of Secondary Science and Mathematics Education. The participants' levels of nominal, functional, conceptual, and multi-dimensional literacy were tested. The data were collected by a questionnaire previously developed and used in the literature. The participants' levels of nominal and conceptual chemical literacy were found to be satisfactory in terms of the expectations for the new curriculum, but their levels of functional and multi-dimensional were insufficient. These results are discussed in relation to the literature on the new Turkish chemistry curriculum and on chemical literacy more generally.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A