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Koballa, Thomas R., Jr. – Science Education, 1989
The purpose of this developmental study was to use the theory of reasoned action to construct a message to persuade elementary teachers to teach energy conservation practices to children. The six steps followed in the project are discussed. An energy conservation persuasive message and the results of the validation are provided. (YP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Stefanich, Greg P.; Kelsey, Kenneth W. – Science Education, 1989
Investigated is the impact on attitudes of prospective elementary school teachers of pragmatic, success-oriented courses in science as prerequisites for entry into science methods courses. A need for exposing prospective teachers to instructional strategies and experiences which are consistent with teaching practices and curricula employed in a…
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hodson, Derek – Science Education, 1988
Argues that the failure of modern courses to achieve their declared goals in relation to children's understanding of science has two causes, namely teachers views about the nature of science, and a degree of confusion in the philosophical stance implicit in many science curricula. Presents a philosophical model for curricula. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy
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Tobin, Kenneth; And Others – Science Education, 1988
Presents a qualitative view of the science classes of a high school teacher that had been judged exemplary before the study. Reports on the nature of classroom learning and interactions, and contextual factors. Includes the teacher's reactions to observations of the classroom. Concludes that fundamental changes are necessary to improve science…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Educational Improvement
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Hewson, Peter W.; Hewson, Mariana G. A'B. – Science Education, 1988
Analyzes the concept of teaching from various aspects. Reviews research on students' conceptions of natural phenomena, conceptual change, and teacher thinking. Suggests an appropriate conception of teaching science. (YP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Instruction
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Moore, Richard W. – Science Education, 1973
Describes the development of six science teaching attitude scales, using the procedures similar to those of the Scientific Attitude Inventory. Included are field test results obtained from the elementary teachers of an inservice summer project. (CC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Emotional Response, Evaluation
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Roth, Robert A. – Science Education, 1973
Discusses ideas, pro and con, about performance-based teacher education and certification and the procedures used in New Jersey to develop teacher performance criteria. Indicates that the involvement of the teaching profession is desirable in the teacher preparation and certification process. (CC)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Administration, Evaluation Methods, Performance Criteria
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Lawlor, Francis X.; Lawlor, Elizabeth P. – Science Education, 1973
Studied the consistency and formation of teacher's judgements about child's abilities by having science methods course undergraduates watch two 10-minute video-taped lessons conducted among nine children. Indicated the most agreement on two extremes and the use of children's accomplishment speeds as judgment criteria. (CC)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academic Ability, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers
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Blosser, Patricia E. – Science Education, 1973
Discusses insightful learning, trace system,'' and laws of perception and Pragnanz in connection with problem solving and critical thinking in science teaching. Suggests 19 guidelines for sequencing curriculum and identifying activities for use in science classes. (CC)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Discovery Processes, Goal Orientation, Learning Theories
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Meyer, Helen; Tabachnick, B. Robert; Hewson, Peter W.; Lemberger, John; Park, Hyun-Ju – Science Education, 1999
Discusses three prospective elementary teachers' conceptions of teaching science and selected portions of their knowledge base in life science. Explores how these teachers' conceptions, along with their teaching actions, developed during the course of a teacher-education program. Contains 21 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Educational Experience, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Lemberger, John; Hewson, Peter W.; Park, Hyun-Ju – Science Education, 1999
Discusses three prospective secondary biology teachers' conceptions of teaching science and selected portions of their knowledge base in biology. Explores how these teachers' conceptions, along with their teaching actions, developed during the course of a teacher-education program. Contains 31 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Educational Experience, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Dreyfus, A.; And Others – Science Education, 1985
Investigated the main concerns of teachers teaching the Israel High School Biology Project (IHBP). This program, implemented about 15 years ago, is an adaptation of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Project Yellow Version. Areas examined include how teachers perceive the program and what changes they would make. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Science Course Improvement Projects
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Hassan, Abdel Moneim Ahmed; Shrigley, Robert L. – Science Education, 1985
Determined if a written, persuasive communication would positively affect the attitudes of preservice teachers (N=98) and if the communication would differently affect subjects rated on three levels of self-esteem. Results indicate written persuasive communication could change the attitudes of the preservice elementary teachers in this study. (JN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Chemistry, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Morrisey, J. Thomas; Barrow, Lloyd – Science Education, 1984
Reviews pertinent information about recent developments, issues, and trends in energy education. Areas addressed include the nature of energy education, recent trends in curricula, research on students' and teachers' attitudes and knowledge about energy, and energy education inservice trends. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Inservice Teacher Education
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Zeitler, W. R. – Science Education, 1984
A nine-item questionnaire was used to obtain information from 229 preservice elementary teachers on secondary and college science courses completed, their conception of the purposes of elementary school science, and their concerns about teaching children science. Implications for preparing elementary teachers to teach science are addressed. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Background, Elementary School Science, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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