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ERIC Number: EJ820264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
Fostering Preservice Teacher Identity in Science through a Student-Selected Project
Wink, Donald J.; Ellefson, Julie; Nishimura, Marlynne; Perry, Dana; Wenzel, Stacy; Choe, Jeong-Hye Hwang
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v19 n1 p31-46 2008
The course studied in this article is a result of a multi-campus effort to provide instruction in science content to pre-elementary education majors in ways that are appropriate to their needs as persons and as future K-8 science educators. The authors focused on The Chemical World, a four-credit hour course. The authors observed student identity construction (both positive and negative) as they learn the science related to their topic. One of the findings from their study reveals that students who brought good idea "into" the course welcome the option to develop it further. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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