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Gyllenpalm, Jakob; Wickman, Per-Olof – Science Education, 2011
This article examines the use and role of the term "experiment" in science teacher education as described by teacher students. Data were collected through focus group interviews conducted at seven occasions with 32 students from six well-known Swedish universities. The theoretical framework is a sociocultural and pragmatist perspective…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Scientific Research, Research Methodology, Educational Objectives
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Kuhn, David J. – Science Education, 1970
Reviews the philosophical basis and rationale for the secondary school level biology methods course at Mankato State College. Course emphasizes these topics and activities: science curriculum developments, textbooks, student presentations, laboratories; lesson plans, demonstrations, continuing project, evaluation, controversial issues; curriculum…
Descriptors: Biology, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Instruction
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Koran, John J., Jr. – Science Education, 1970
Compared the effect of a film-mediated model to the effect of a self rating, written model in developing trainees' ability to ask appropriate classroom questions. Showed no significant difference between the two methods. (PR)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Learning, Preservice Teacher Education
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Charlier, Patricia S; Charlier, Roger H – Science Education, 1971
Discusses development of courses in general oceanography at university levels. Designed for preservice elementary and secondary school teachers and general education students, the suggested courses are appropriate for inland as well as coastal universities and for instruction in the social and cultural impact of science. (JM)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum, Earth Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Troxel, Verne A. – Science Education, 1971
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Science Education
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Miller, Beverly W. – Science Education, 1971
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Berger, J. Joel; Goldberg, Harris P. – Science Education, 1974
Describes the science teacher education program developed by the faculty of Richmond College of the City University of New York, in which a close working relationship has been established with the cooperating teachers. Both student teachers and the cooperating classroom teachers enthusiastically endorse the effectiveness of this student teaching…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Educational Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions
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Zoller, Uri; Watson, Fletcher G. – Science Education, 1974
Examines the major characteristics of the proposed second generation of science curricula for secondary schools, outlines the qualities, competencies, and teaching strategies of the "curriculum-proof" teacher, and makes suggestions for future pre-service and in-service teacher training programs. (JR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Programs, Inservice Teacher Education
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Haber-Schaim, Uri – Science Education, 1974
Described and discussed is a pilot program aimed at making some college students qualified teachers of physics and chemistry at the high school level. The program was developed by the Physical Science Group, then a part of the Education Development Center at Newton, Massachusetts, but it was piloted at Rhode Island College, Southwest Minnesota…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, College Students, Physics
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Collea, Francis P. – Science Education, 1974
Described is a model for preservice training of science teachers designed to help these individuals overcome some of the problems of "reality shock" encountered during the first year of teaching. The study provides an objective measure of the perceptual and behavioral changes that a first year science teacher undergoes and presents a discussion of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions
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Rowe, Mary Budd – Science Education, 1974
The major purpose of this article is to elaborate on some of the philosophical, psychological, and evaluational questions that arise in an intentionally humanistic venture such as the preservice elementary program at the University of Florida, Gainesville. (PEB)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Humanism, Humanistic Education
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Hurd, Paul Dehart – Science Education, 1973
Suggests new directions and concerns for science teacher education programs in response to the rapid changes occurring in American society. (JR)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Futures (of Society), Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education
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Ost, David H. – Science Education, 1973
Advocates that science can be a path to the greatest fulfillment and self-actualization of man and discusses the importance of studying human values in science teacher education. (JR)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Individual Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Psychological Needs
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Shrigley, Robert L. – Science Education, 1974
Reports a study designed to assess the correlation of science knowledge and science attitude of third-year preservice elementary teachers (N=92) using Christman's Science From Concepts Achievement Test (SFCAT) and Shrigley's Science Attitude Scale for Preservice Teachers. A low positive correlation was found to exist between science attitude and…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Jungwirth, E.; Dreyfus, A. – Science Education, 1974
Reported is an investigation to determine if the ability of student teachers to focus spontaneously on the noncontent aspects of unexpected situations could be increased by appropriate classroom experiences combined with visits to schools and subsequent analyses of the actual teaching situations. Results from post-tests supported the conclusion…
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education
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