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ERIC Number: EJ793457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
Profiling the Beliefs of the Forgotten Teachers: An Analysis of Intern Teachers' Frameworks for Urban Science Teaching
Osisioma, Irene U.; Moscovici, Hedy
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v19 n3 p285-311 Jun 2008
The need to equip science teachers with knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to face the challenges of teaching science through inquiry informed this study, which analyzed the secondary science intern teachers' beliefs about inquiry before, during, and following a series of 2 consecutive science methods courses in an attempt to document the effect of such experiences on their ability and willingness to infuse science inquiry in their science curricula. Nine science credentialing interns participated in the study. Data was gathered from their written reflections and various assignments throughout the methods courses. Results suggested that their beliefs changed significantly after the science methods courses. The implications of the study to secondary science teacher educators and researchers were highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A