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ERIC Number: EJ917658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Infusing Science, Technology, and Society Into an Elementary Teacher Education Program: The Impact on Preservice Teachers
Henning, Mary Beth; Peterson, Barbara R.; King, Kenneth Paul
Teacher Education and Practice, v24 n1 p46-65 Win 2011
In an effort to improve science and social studies instruction, preservice teachers developed original science, technology, and society units to teach in elementary and middle school classrooms during their clinical field experience. Data revealed that the preservice teachers fell into categories of being skeptics, open-minded instructors, or positively engaged leaders as they negotiated science, technology, and society curriculum requirements. In follow-up interviews after a full semester of student teaching, the categories held, thereby suggesting that preservice teachers' dispositions have a strong influence on their approach to curriculum and instruction. (Contains 1 note, 3 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A