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ERIC Number: EJ798805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1090-185X
Designing a Science Methods Course for Early Childhood Preservice Teachers
Akerson, Valarie L.
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v16 n2 p19-32 Fall 2004
Preparing early childhood (K-3) teachers to teach science presents special challenges for the science methods instructor. Early childhood preservice teachers typically come to the methods classroom with little science content knowledge; they also lack confidence in their own abilities to teach science. This paper presents a theoretical background, reflections of a methods instructor, and recommendations for teaching an early childhood science methods course. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A