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ATTITUDES OF PRESERVICE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS TOWARDS SCIENCE. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1894242
- May 2010
- 168 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
Preservice elementary teachers’ attitudes toward science have been the subject of investigation by science educators for decades. Many of the recent attempts pertaining to preservice elementary teachers by science educators have focused on the effects of science method courses on the attitudes and relationships between attitudes and other variables. The research literature lacks studies that compare attitudes of preservice elementary teachers toward science across two or more nations.This book presents a doctoral research study that investigated the attitudes of preservice elementary teachers toward science in the U.S. and Turkey in order to see if there is a difference between the U.S. and Turkish preservice elementary teachers’ attitudes toward science, and to investigate whether variables such as gender and the grade the preservice teachers wish to teach make a difference in preservice elementary teachers’ attitudes towards science.
Dr. Nihal Buldu is currently an instructor at Higher Colleges of Technology, Al Ain Women's College, United Arab Emirates, where she teaches curriculum and assessment for preservice teachers. Her scholarly interests include science teacher education, teacher professional development, teacher beliefs and attitudes, and classroom assessment.