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Avery, Leanne M.; Meyer, Daniel Z. – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
Science teaching in elementary schools, or the lack thereof, continues to be an area of concern and criticism. Preservice elementary teachers' lack of confidence in teaching science is a major part of this problem. In this mixed-methods study, we report the impacts of an inquiry-based science course on preservice elementary teachers' self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Scientific Research, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
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Sha, Li; Schunn, Christian; Bathgate, Meghan – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2015
Cumulatively, participation in optional science learning experiences in school, after school, at home, and in the community may have a large impact on student interest in and knowledge of science. Therefore, interventions can have large long-term effects if they change student choice preferences for such optional science learning experiences. To…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Early Adolescents, Learning Experience
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Hanauer, David I.; Graham, Mark J.; Hatfull, Graham F. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
Curricular changes that promote undergraduate persistence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines are likely associated with particular student psychological outcomes, and tools are needed that effectively assess these developments. Here, we describe the theoretical basis, psychometric properties, and predictive…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Persistence, Psychometrics, Predictive Validity
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Ingels, Steven J.; Dalton, Ben – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report provides a first look at selected findings from the first follow-up of the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). HSLS:09 focuses on understanding students' trajectories from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce. The core research questions for the study explore secondary to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Grade 9, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Greco, Robert Del; Bernadowski, Carianne; Parker, Susan – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This qualitative case study conducted at a small private university in the U.S. found that preservice teacher self-efficacy increased over the course of four semesters when taught inquiry-based instruction from a Social Constructivist Theoretical framework. This study utilized "A Draw a Science Teacher Test Checklist (DASTT-C)" created…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy
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de Boer, Eveline; Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; van Driel, Jan H. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
To increase the teacher efficacy of student teachers, they need positive classroom experiences: mastery experiences. These mastery experiences have to be created by the student teachers themselves. Therefore, student teachers need a tool to better understand problematic teaching experiences and help them create positive classroom experiences. Nine…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Rosson, Mary Beth; Carroll, John M.; Sinha, Hansa – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2011
Researchers have been working to understand the factors that may be contributing to low rates of participation by women and other minorities in the computer and information sciences (CIS). We describe a multivariate investigation of male and female university students' orientation to CIS careers. We focus on the roles of "self-efficacy"…
Descriptors: Careers, Social Support Groups, Career Planning, Females
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Richardson, Greer M.; Liang, Ling L.; Wake, Donna G. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2014
This research examined the outcome of a year two intervention which aligned two instructional contexts, to impact preservice teachers' Environmental Education (EE) self-efficacy beliefs and their use of inquiry-based instruction. The intervention immersed candidates in inquiry-based pedagogies and EE content across a science content course and a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Intervention
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Baber, Lorenzo D.; Pifer, Meghan J.; Colbeck, Carol; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Using a conceptual framework constructed around self-efficacy, this study explores specific recruitment programs that may contribute to the development of self-efficacy for students of color in the geosciences. This mixed methods study of geoscience education includes quantitative analysis of the Summer Experience in Earth and Mineral Science…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Models
Britton, Patricia Sarappo – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Using a mixed methodology approach, this study examined the impact of the implementation of the science PSSA on the curriculum and instructional practice of eighth-grade teachers. It was hypothesized that despite the specter of PSSA influence on the academic climate, teachers are not necessarily influenced to change instructional practices, even…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Middle School Teachers, Grade 8, Mixed Methods Research
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Letwinsky, Karim Medico – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
The rich language surrounding mathematical concepts often is reduced in many classrooms to a narrow process of memorizing isolated procedures with little context. This approach has proven to be detrimental to students' ability to understand mathematics at deeper levels and remain engaged with this content. The current generation of students values…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Attitudes
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Baumann, Zachary D.; Marchetti, Kathleen; Soltoff, Benjamin – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
Student response systems, or "clickers," have been presented as a way of solving student engagement problems, particularly in large-enrollment classes. These devices provide real-time feedback to instructors, allowing them to understand what students are thinking and how well they comprehend material. As clickers become more common, it…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Introductory Courses, Political Science, Student Surveys
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Feden, P. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2012
Despite years of research on effective teaching suggesting that learners must engage actively in the process and that teachers should vary their instructional strategies, direct instruction using lecture continues to dominate in America's college classrooms. The author reviews selected studies focusing on effective instructional practices and…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Cognitive Science
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Plummer, Julia D.; Zahm, Valerie M. – Astronomy Education Review, 2010
An online survey of science teachers and interviews with curriculum directors were used to investigate the coverage of astronomy in middle and high schools in the greater Philadelphia region. Our analysis looked beyond astronomy elective courses to uncover all sources of astronomy education in secondary schools. We focused on coverage of state…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Astronomy
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Pasek, Josh; Feldman, Lauren; Romer, Daniel; Jamieson, Kathleen Hall – Applied Developmental Science, 2008
Despite a growing consensus that civic education is an important aspect of political socialization, little research has prospectively examined how gains made during civics courses are maintained after high school. This study used a quasi-experimental design to examine longer-term effects of the Student Voices program, which was originally…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Political Socialization, Voting, Self Efficacy
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