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ERIC Number: EJ1083323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
Next Generation Science Standards: A National Mixed-Methods Study on Teacher Readiness
Haag, Susan; Megowan, Colleen
School Science and Mathematics, v115 n8 p416-426 Dec 2015
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) science and engineering practices are ways of eliciting the reasoning and applying foundational ideas in science. As research has revealed barriers to states and schools adopting the NGSS, this mixed-methods study attempts to identify characteristics of professional development (PD) that will support NGSS adoption and to improve teacher readiness. In-service science teachers from across the nation were targeted for the survey and responses represented 38 states. Research questions included: How motivated and prepared are in-service 7-12 teachers to use NGSS science and engineering practices? What is the profile of 7-12 in-service teachers who are motivated and feel prepared to use NGSS science and engineering practices? The study revealed that teachers identified engineering most frequently as a PD need to improve their NGSS readiness. High school teachers rated themselves as more prepared than middle school and all teachers who use Modeling Instruction expressed higher NGSS readiness. These findings and their specificity contribute to current knowledge, and can be utilized by districts in selecting PD to support teachers in preparing to implement the NGSS successfully.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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