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Hungerford, Harold R., Ed.; Bluhm, William J., Ed.; Volk, Trudi L., Ed.; Ramsey, John M., Ed. – 1998
This book provides 29 readings that provide a detailed overview of those elements that might take environmental education from the intuitive to the valid, to a field where there truly is a defensible, substantive structure. Contents include: (1) "Tensions in Environmental Education: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" (Disinger, John F.); (2) "The…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Rubba, Peter A., Ed.; Rye, James A., Ed.; Keig, Patricia F., Ed.; DiBiase, Warren J., Ed. – 2000
Papers from the proceedings of the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) include: (1) "A Quantitative Examination of Teacher Self Efficacy and Knowledge of the Anture of Science" (Chun, Sajin and Oliver, J. Steve); (2) "Investigating Preservice Elementary Teachers' Self-Efficacy Relative to Self…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Curriculum
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Rye, James A.; Rubba, Peter A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Scores student-constructed concept maps (n=17) that emerged from post-instructional interviews about chlorofluorocarbons against a teacher-expert map using a scheme weighted for relationships. Supports the recommendations of others to use expert referents and emphasize concept relationships in assessing concept maps. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Evaluation, Grade 8, Middle Schools
Ritter, Jennifer M.; Boone, William J.; Rubba, Peter A. – 2001
The purpose of this study was to develop, validate, and establish the reliability of an instrument to assess the self--efficacy beliefs of prospective elementary teachers with regard to science teaching and learning for diverse learners. The study builds upon the work of Ashton, Webb, and Bandura. The Self-Efficacy Beliefs about Equitable Science…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Rye, James A.; Strong, Donna D.; Rubba, Peter A. – Social Education, 2001
Explores the inclusion of science-technology-society (STS) education in social studies. Provides background information on global warming and the depletion of the ozone layer. Focuses on reasons for teaching global climate change in the social studies classroom and includes teaching suggestions. Offers a list of Web sites about global climate…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Climate Change, Educational Strategies, Global Warming
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Koul, Ravinder; Wiesenmayer, Randall L.; Rubba, Peter A. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2001
Describes the West Virginia K-12 RuralNet project which provides inservice teacher training to public school teachers on the use of Internet resources and presents a summary of quantitative and qualitative evaluation. Explains the validation of two instruments, the Level of Use of Internet and the Personal Internet Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Scale.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education
Rubba, Peter A., Ed.; Rye, James A., Ed.; DiBiase, Warren J., Ed.; Crawford, Barbara A., Ed. – 2002
This document contains the proceedings of the 2002 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science which was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, January 10-13, 2002. Papers include: (1) "Teaching Science Methods Courses with Web-Enhanced Activities" (Alec M. Bodzin); (2) "How Is Your Lawnmower Working?…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Block Scheduling, Conference Papers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wiesenmayer, Randall L.; Rubba, Peter A. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Reports on a study of seventh-grade life science students who received Science-Technology-Society (STS) instruction in their life science classes (n=264) versus students who received only instruction in life science content (n=136). Finds that the model of STS instruction employed significantly increased students' participation in citizenship…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Community Action
Rubba, Peter A. – 1984
Guidelines for research proposal preparation are presented to assist graduate students. The following components of educational research proposals are described: title page, introduction, methodology, schedule and budget, and bibliography or references. The introductory section enables the researcher to: define the study's purpose, review relevant…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Guidelines, Higher Education, Proposal Writing
Rubba, Peter A. – 1983
The Science Teacher Inventory of Need (STIN) is an 83-item instrument which assesses science teachers' perceptions of their professional needs. Items on the STIN are organized under seven categories: (1) specifying objectives for science instruction; (2) diagnosing and evaluating learners for science instruction; (3) planning science instruction;…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education
Rubba, Peter A. – 1984
A methodological weakness of recent studies on teacher shortages is the degree to which respondents in these surveys were removed from the school environment, and consequently from science and mathematics teacher hiring. An attempt was made to resolve this problem by assessing Illinois public school principals (grades 6 to 12) on science and…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Employment Opportunities
Rubba, Peter A., Jr. – 1977
The Nature of Scientific Knowledge Scale (NSKS) is a 48 item, Likert-type instrument designed to assess high school students' understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge. This attitude scale is based on a six-factor model adapted from the factor-explication format used by Victor Showalter. Scientific knowledge is characterized as: (1)…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Students, High School Students, Higher Education
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Rubba, Peter A. – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
Data from 79 physics teachers are analyzed to determine: (1) what were the inservice needs identified by at least 65 percent of this group; and (2) if physics teachers' inservice needs differ from science teachers in general. The top 13 needs appeared consistent with recent efforts to make physics more humanistic. (MP)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Physics
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Rubba, Peter A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1981
Reports results of an inservice needs assessment on a random sample (N=929) of 4,965 Illinois science teachers in grades 6-12. Identifies 12 top inservice needs using the Moore Assessment Profile. Tables rank these needs and provide statistical analyses comparing chemistry teachers' (N=87) needs to all science teachers surveyed. (CS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Science Education
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Rubba, Peter A. – Science Education, 1981
Presents results from a secondary school science teacher needs assessment for the state of Illinois. The Moore Assessment Profile, developed specifically to identify the needs of secondary school science teachers, was used to survey a random sample of 4965 Illinois science teachers in grades 6-12. (CS)
Descriptors: High Schools, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Needs Assessment
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