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Suter, Larry E. – Science Education, 2014
This exploratory analysis of student attendance at science museums finds that student achievement in science and mathematics is somewhat higher for those students who visited science museums frequently during the school year or summer. The strength of the association with cognitive achievement is sufficiently noteworthy to encourage further…
Descriptors: Museums, Science Teaching Centers, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Andersen, Lori; Chen, Jason A. – Science Education, 2016
The present study describes science expectancy-value motivation classes within a nationally representative sample of students who were U.S. ninth graders in 2009. An expectancy-value model was the basis for science-specific profile indicators (self-efficacy, attainment value, utility value, interest-enjoyment value). Using exploratory latent class…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Michalsky, Tova – Science Education, 2012
This study examined 188 preservice science teachers' professional growth along three dimensions--self-regulated learning (SRL) in a science pedagogical context, pedagogical content knowledge, and self-efficacy in teaching science--comparing four learner-centered, active-learning, peer-collaborative environments for learning to teach higher order…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Faculty Development, Science Teachers, Metacognition
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Palmer, David – Science Education, 2011
Low teacher self-efficacy is an important factor constraining the teaching of science at the elementary level. This study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of particular sources of efficacy information for enhancing the science teaching self-efficacy of practicing elementary teachers. Twelve teachers participated in an intervention…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Intervention, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction
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Fives, Helenrose; Huebner, Wendy; Birnbaum, Amanda S.; Nicolich, Mark – Science Education, 2014
Scientific literacy reflects "a broad and functional understanding of science for general education purposes" (DeBoer, [DeBoer, G. E., 2000], p. 594). Herein, we present the ongoing development of the Scientific Literacy Assessment (SLA), a work-in-progress measure to assess middle school students' (ages 11-14) scientific literacy.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Education, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Enderle, Patrick; Dentzau, Michael; Roseler, Katrina; Southerland, Sherry; Granger, Ellen; Hughes, Roxanne; Golden, Barry; Saka, Yavuz – Science Education, 2014
Following the argument that an explicit focus on teacher thinking is an important outcome for professional development (Capps, Crawford, & Costas, 2012; Desimone, 2009), the research presented here examines the impact of one form of professional development, Research Experiences for Teachers (RETs), has in shaping teachers' beliefs and…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High Schools
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Bang, Megan; Medin, Douglas – Science Education, 2010
Although there has been considerable focus on the underrepresentation of minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and the need for science instruction that fosters diversity, much of the associated effort has focused on the goal of diversity and tended to assume that science and science learning are…
Descriptors: American Indians, Disproportionate Representation, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Shireen Desouza, Josephine M.; Boone, William J.; Yilmaz, Ozgul – Science Education, 2004
Elementary and middle school teachers in urban schools in India provided responses to the science efficacy instrument (STEBI-A). These responses were evaluated using Rasch analysis and parametric tests. Rasch fit statistics and person-item maps were evaluated. It was found that the instrument worked well for the two groups of teachers, but the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Urban Schools, Science Curriculum
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Bryan, Robert R.; Glynn, Shawn M.; Kittleson, Julie M. – Science Education, 2011
Within the framework of social cognitive theory, we examined the motivation of students (14-16 years old) to learn science in their introductory science courses. The students responded to a questionnaire about their intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy, and self-determination. The students also wrote essays about their motivation, and individual…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Advanced Placement, Self Efficacy, Student Interests
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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
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Ramey-Gassert, Linda; And Others – Science Education, 1996
Examines factors that influence personal science teaching efficacy and science teaching outcome expectancy in elementary teachers. Data collection methods included questionnaires and interviews. Results indicate that preservice and inservice experiences, such as success in high-quality science courses and workshops, access to resources and time,…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Interviews, Questionnaires
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Settlage, John – Science Education, 2000
Explores factors related to preservice teachers' capacity to understand the learning cycle. Finds that understanding of the learning cycle was related to science teaching outcome expectancy, not to personal science teaching efficacy or to attitudes toward science. (Contains 32 references.) (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Expectation, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Enochs, Larry G.; And Others – Science Education, 1995
Examines preservice elementary teachers' sense of self-efficacy with regard to science teaching and to define the construct of self-efficacy with greater clarity. Perceived effectiveness in teaching science was significantly correlated with outcome expectancy. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Boone, William J.; Townsend, J. Scott; Staver, John – Science Education, 2011
Over many decades, science education researchers have developed, validated, and used a wide range of attitudinal instruments. Data from such instruments have been analyzed, results have been published, and public policies have been influenced. Unfortunately, most science education instruments are not developed using a guiding theoretical…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Research, Rating Scales, Surveys
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Blanchard, Margaret R.; Southerland, Sherry A.; Osborne, Jason W.; Sampson, Victor D.; Annetta, Leonard A.; Granger, Ellen M. – Science Education, 2010
In this quantitative study, we compare the efficacy of Level 2, guided inquiry-based instruction to more traditional, verification laboratory instruction in supporting student performance on a standardized measure of knowledge of content, procedure, and nature of science. Our sample included 1,700 students placed in the classrooms of 12 middle…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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