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ERIC Number: EJ1045087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
MORE for Teachers: A Program for Science Teacher Preparation
Miller, Matthew; Ohana, Chris; Hanley, Daniel
Teacher Education and Practice, v26 n4 p651-669 Fall 2013
This article summarizes how a group of undergraduate regional university faculty built a program for rigorous and research-based science teacher preparation at the elementary level--namely, the "Model of Research-Based Education for Teachers" (MORE for Teachers). First, we discuss the research upon which the program is built: (1) a preparation infrastructure that includes rigorous content, focused teaching methods, and integrated field experiences with an emphasis on quality mentoring from cooperating teachers and (2) a conceptual framework for how people learn science. Next, we describe how our science teacher education program is grounded in these two research-driven strands. The article concludes with a description of a 5-year longitudinal study, funded by the National Science Foundation, that is researching the impact of these components of effective science teacher preparation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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