NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ941499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
Observed Implementation of a Science Professional Development Program for K-8 Classrooms
Sinclair, Becky Barton; Naizer, Gilbert; Ledbetter, Cynthia
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v22 n7 p579-594 Nov 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a teacher professional development program on the classroom teaching practices of the participants. This particular professional development program included an intensive summer institute, 8 monthly follow-up sessions, informal participant-professor mentoring and peer networking. The majority of participants were teachers (grades 4-8) in rural school districts. Qualitative and descriptive measures were used to assess the impact of this program in terms of participants' science content learned, teacher self-efficacy, classroom teaching performance and an informal program survey.
Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A