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Ortega, Irasema; Luft, Julie A.; Wong, Sissy S. – School Science and Mathematics, 2013

Early career science teachers are often assigned to classrooms with high numbers of English language learners (ELLs). For the underprepared early career science teacher, these circumstances are challenging. This study examines the changes in beliefs and practices of an early career science teacher who taught high numbers of ELLs in an urban…

Descriptors: Science Teachers, Beginning Teachers, English Language Learners, Urban Schools

Peer reviewed

Easterday, Kenneth E.; Smith, Tommy – School Science and Mathematics, 1992

Presents the results of a survey of 922 Alabama secondary mathematics teachers' perceived needs for in-service training. Factor analysis produced six factors, with the factors New Knowledge, Teaching Marginal Students, and Computer Use and Knowledge containing the eight most significant needs. The most significant need was for more parent-student…

Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education

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Beisenherz, Paul C.; Yager, Robert E. – School Science and Mathematics, 1991

The importance, role, and responsibilities of the science supervisor in the K-12 science program are described. The importance of selecting a highly qualified subject-specific supervisor for all disciplines is discussed. (KR)

Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Science Education

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Orion, Nir – School Science and Mathematics, 1993

Presents a practical model for planning and implementing a field trip as an integral part of the science curriculum. Reviews the literature related to the role of field trips in the learning process; describes the model; and provides an example implementing the learning cycle method. (Contains 17 references.) (MDH)

Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Field Trips

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Abell, Sandra K. – School Science and Mathematics, 1990

Examines the possible advantages of subject area specialists for elementary science. Discusses four different implementation models: (1) Physical education teacher model; (2) Media center model; (3) Departmentalized model; and (4) School-within-a-school model. (YP)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Resource Teachers

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Westerback, Mary E.; Long, Madeleine J. – School Science and Mathematics, 1990

Examines anxiety levels about teaching and achievement before and after an earth science course. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory was used to measure anxiety. Reports that initial anxiety levels were changed in a positive direction and significant gains were made in achievement of concepts. (YP)

Descriptors: Anxiety, Earth Science, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education

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Harty, Harold; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1989

Examines the influence of the use of hands-on materials in elementary school science instruction from a survey of 301 school principals. The rationale for the survey, questions used, and responses are provided. Lists 12 references. (YP)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Questionnaires, Science Activities

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House, Peggy A. – School Science and Mathematics, 1988

Discusses components of success for students, such as self-confidence, understanding, competence, communication, enthusiasm, significance, and persistence. Discusses components of success for teachers, such as student-centeredness, urgency, commitment, creativity, expectations, surprise, and self-direction. (YP)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers

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Lehman, Jeffrey R.; McDonald, Janet L. – School Science and Mathematics, 1988

Examines whether an intensive and integrated approach would change preservice teachers' perceptions toward the integration of mathematics and science. Compares the perceptions of preservice teachers in the program with the perceptions of practicing teachers. (YP)

Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers

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Harty, Harold; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1988

Identifies some mathematics and science skills required for successful performance in entry-level positions filled by high school graduates and determines if a group of high school graduates in the work force have those skills by using a needs assessment technique. (YP)

Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Mathematics Achievement

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Lawrenz, Frances; McCreath, Heather – School Science and Mathematics, 1988

Describes the environments existing in Southwestern schools having a majority of Native American students. Concludes that the schools have a potential to promote Native American participation in science and mathematics, but they have high teacher turnover and limited amounts of professional contact and communication. (YP)

Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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Harty, Harold; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1988

Investigates superintendents' needs in mathematics and science instruction. Used was a Likert-type questionnaire covering teacher quality, teacher supply, minority access, materials and equipment, and curriculum for non-academic students. A follow-up telephone survey examined the types of materials and equipment most needed. (YP)

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum

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Gilbert, Robert K.; Bush, William S. – School Science and Mathematics, 1988

Surveyed were 220 teachers in grades one-three in 11 states on their use of 11 devices for teaching mathematics. The percent of teachers who never or seldom used the listed manipulatives ranged from 40.8 to 74.7. (MNS)

Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers

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Borchers, Carol A.; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1992

Documents and evaluates effects of inservice teacher education on rural-school teachers' behaviors and beliefs about microcomputers in science teaching. Describes the ENLIST Micros training program and the beliefs, behavior, and evaluation instruments utilized. Results indicated significant changes in teachers' beliefs toward and use of…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Demonstration Programs

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Chiang-Soong, Betty; Yager, Robert E. – School Science and Mathematics, 1993

Evaluated and compared 12 science textbooks with respect to their readability levels and agreement with the intended reader level. Four of the books were determined to be unsatisfactory for their intended grade levels. (20 references) (MDH)

Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Content Area Reading, General Science

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