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ERIC Number: EJ798827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1090-185X
The Impact of a Standards-Based Science Course for Preservice Elementary Teachers on Teacher Attitudes toward Science Teaching
Minger, Mark A.; Simpson, Patricia
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v18 n2 p49-60 Fall 2006
This study reports on the measured change in the attitude of students toward teaching science as a result of their experiences in an elementary activity-based science course for preservice elementary teachers. Overall, the students in this study showed a positive shift in attitude as measured by the Revised Science Attitude Scale instrument that was administered at the beginning and the end of the semester. When the researchers looked at specific subscales within the instrument, one of the four subscales did not show a statistically significant change in attitude. The course is required for all elementary preservice teachers. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A