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Bautista, Nazan Uludag; Boone, William J. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a mixed-reality teaching environment, called TeachME™ Lab (TML), on early childhood education majors' science teaching self-efficacy beliefs. Sixty-two preservice early childhood teachers participated in the study. Analysis of the quantitative (STEBI-b) and qualitative (journal entries)…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy
Cakiroglu, Jale; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Boone, William J. – Science Educator, 2005
The issue of teachers' efficacy is of importance as teacher preparation programs throughout the world attempt to address shortages of qualified, competent teachers. In the field of science education, monitoring and reacting to the issue of efficacy seems to be one way in which teacher preparation programs are evaluating the structure of programs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Boone, William J.; Abell, Sandra K.; Volkmann, Mark J.; Arbaugh, Fran; Lannin, John K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
In 2003 the University of Missouri (with the aid of US National Science Foundation funding) initiated an alternative certification program (CAP) to address the well-documented need in the US for increasing the quantity and quality of mathematics and science teachers for the middle and secondary levels. Nationwide current certification programs do…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, State Standards, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers
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Saam, Julie; Boone, William J.; Chase, Valerie – Science Educator, 2001
Describes a study that investigated the self-efficacy and outcome expectancy of local teachers who participated in a professional development outreach program. Suggests that the outcome expectancy and self-efficacy of teachers did not depend on the students' economic status, geography, or ethnicity. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Economic Status, Elementary Education, Ethnicity, Middle Schools
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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
Saam, Julie; Boone, William J.; Chase, Valerie – 2000
The goals of this research were to: (a) investigate the mechanism by which master science teachers instruct peers, and (b) explore ways of optimizing professional development for science teachers sustained over time. One component of the data collection involved evaluating local teachers who attended outreach provided by master teachers. The local…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ethnicity, Faculty Development, Master Teachers
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
Cakiroglu, Jale; Boone, William J. – 2001
The purpose of this study was to examine pre-service elementary teachers' understanding of the concept of photosynthesis and inheritance, to explore their self-efficacy beliefs in teaching science, and to investigate the relationship between these two issues. Data were gathered through the use of misconception and science teaching efficacy beliefs…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Misconceptions
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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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Schoon, Kenneth J.; Boone, William J. – Science Education, 1998
Measures both teaching efficacy and the holding of specific alternative conceptions of preservice elementary teachers (N=619). Uses a survey to determine the relationship between teaching efficacy and certain alternative conceptions. Contains 77 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, 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