ERIC Number: EJ1056956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Science Teacher Attitudes toward Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning
DiBiase, Warren; McDonald, Judith R.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v88 n2 p29-38 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine teachers' attitudes, values, and beliefs about inquiry. The participants of this study were 275 middle grade and secondary science teachers from four districts in North Carolina. Issues such as class size, accountability, curricular demands, and administrative support are perceived as constraints, impeding the use of inquiry. These are the issues that must be effectively dealt with in the professional education and professional development of all science teachers.
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Beliefs, Values, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science, Class Size, Accountability, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Barriers, Likert Scales, Teacher Surveys, Goal Orientation, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina