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Cannon, John R. – Science Educator, 1999
Finds that extended practicum experiences in elementary science teaching positively increases preservice science elementary teachers' (n=64) personal science-teaching-efficacy beliefs. Contains 17 references. (WRM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education
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Cannon, John R.; Scharmann, Lawrence C. – Science Education, 1996
Interviews and surveys using the Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Inventory of (n=120) preservice elementary teachers' science teaching self-efficacy before and after planning and teaching a cooperative elementary science lesson at a local public school found evidence that early cooperative field experience had a positive influence on the…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Education Majors, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
Crowther, David T.; Cannon, John R. – 1999
This paper presents the results of a study that both quantitatively and qualitatively studied the relationship between the duration of a science education practicum and elementary education majors' self-efficacy beliefs related to science teaching. Subjects included 64 preservice elementary education majors. A notable qualitative difference was…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Crowther, David T.; Cannon, John R. – 1998
Science education and the preparation of science teachers have been of great concern over the past two decades. This research investigated the influence of an extended elementary science teaching practicum upon preservice elementary teachers' (N=19) science self-efficacy. It explored both quantitatively and qualitatively the progression of teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
Crowther, David T.; Cannon, John R. – 2002
The purpose of this research was to explore two professional development models, Nevada Operation Physical Science (a three-weekend course) and Nevada Operation Chemistry (a two-week intensive course with a follow-up session in the fall), to see if there was any impact on learning and to determine the ideal length of the workshops as measured by…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Models, Science Instruction, Science Teachers