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ERIC Number: EJ850266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
A Bridge to Developing Efficacious Science Teachers of "All" Students: Community-Based Service-Learning Supplemented with Explicit Discussions and Activities about Diversity
Cone, Neporcha
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v20 n4 p365-383 Aug 2009
This study explored the effects of community-based service-learning (CBSL), supplemented with discussions and activities about diversity, on the self-efficacy beliefs of preservice elementary teachers regarding equitable science teaching and learning for diverse student groups. The study was conducted with 81 preservice teachers enrolled in four sections of an elementary science methods course over a semester. Employing a mixed-methods research design, data were collected using pretests-posttests with the study sample and semistructured interviews with a subsample. The results support the value of preservice teachers engaging in CBSL experiences, supplemented with discussions and activities about diversity, as a way to improve their self-efficacy beliefs regarding equitable science teaching and learning of "all" students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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