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Cakiroglu, Jale; Boone, William J. – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2002
Examines preservice elementary teachers' understanding of the concepts of photosynthesis and inheritance, explores their self-efficacy beliefs in the teaching of science, and investigates the relationship between the two. Shows that participants held alternative conceptions regarding photosynthesis and inheritance and have generally positive…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Photosynthesis, Preservice Teachers, Science Education
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Friedrichsen, Patricia Meis – American Biology Teacher, 2001
Describes a specialized biology course designed to meet the needs of prospective elementary teachers. The original course was oriented towards hands-on activities for K-8 classrooms, improving prospective elementary teachers' attitudes toward science, and increasing self-efficacy in science teaching. Original goals were re-examined with the advent…
Descriptors: Biology, Course Descriptions, Hands on Science, Higher Education
Brazziel, William F.; Brazziel, Marian E. – 1992
This study examined the extent to which minority individuals with baccalaureate origins as non-traditional students (baccalaureates completed at age 25 or over) completed doctoral degrees in science and engineering. It compared the efficacy of their degree completion, i.e., elapsed time and registered time to degree, with that of counterparts with…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Armed Forces, Bachelors Degrees
Duchnowski, Albert J.; Johnson, Michael K. – 1990
Due to the efforts of mental health consumer and advocacy organizations, there now exists a legislated community-based mental health policy for the treatment of children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders and their families. But the implementation of this policy has not met the intended legislative standards. Accordingly, this…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Childhood Needs, Community Health Services
Graham, Hugh Davis – 1983
Archive-based historical analysis brings a perspective to policy studies that is lacking in individual case studies. The recently opened Kennedy and Johnson archives facilitate an internal analysis of the evolution of education policy formulation in the 1960s from the perspective of the executive branch. The central thread of continuity for such…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Advocacy, Archives, Decision Making