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ERIC Number: EJ916813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Value Systems: A Better Way to Understand Science Teachers' Beliefs and Practices?
Yalaki, Yalcin
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v39 p359-370 2010
Since science teachers are an important factor in implementing educational reforms in science education, there are many studies in the literature about their beliefs and practices. Most of these studies investigate science teachers' certain beliefs about science and education in isolation. This study suggests that it is more useful to investigate science teachers' beliefs and practices from a perspective of "values" and "value systems." An interpretive-qualitative study that investigated four science teachers' values in relation to their beliefs and teaching practices is reported here. In the discussion, it is suggested that determining science teacher's value priorities provide a better understanding of their beliefs and practices which may offer more informed ways of working with teachers to enhance their development. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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