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ERIC Number: EJ1108698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Aligning Preservice Teacher Basic Science Knowledge with INTASC I and NSTA Core Content Standards
Annetta, Leonard A.; Dotger, Sharon
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v2 n2 p39-58 Jul 2006
Training preservice teachers to develop a predisposition toward constructivist instruction is a major goal for many faculty in teacher education. One critical attribute of a constructivist teacher is a strong hold on pedagogical content knowledge. This study examined the prior knowledge of preservice science teachers and how that knowledge aligned with INTASC Standard I and the NSTA Core Knowledge Standards for science teachers. Basic content knowledge of twenty-four preservice teachers in an introductory science education course was assessed through released items from the grade 8 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests. Kruskal-Wallis analysis showed no significant differences in content knowledge across 3 content domains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
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