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Investigating Science Teachers’ Beliefs about Science and Teaching. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1909770
  • April 2009
  • 216 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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The purposes of this quantitative, descriptive study
were to investigate Saudi science teachers’ beliefs
about science and science teaching, and to determine
how do Saudi science teachers view educational
reform in science and how do they view change in
education. Addressing teachers’ beliefs about
science and nature, school science, teacher– student
relations in the classroom, and environmental
factors affecting teaching science. It was apparent
that differences exist between teachers’ beliefs
about science and teaching and their teaching
methods. Although Saudi science teachers presented
inquiry-based views about science, nature, and
teaching science, they do not practice these views
in science class. The findings imply that
educational reform in science education must
simultaneously address all the components of an
educational system and the concept of systemic
reform, as will as the need for a standards-based
learning system and establishing Benchmarks for
science in Saudi education, also the structure of
the reform should apply to a network base instead of
to the hierarchy system.

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Saleh A, Alabdulkareem.
Dr. Saleh A. Alabdulkareem,
Science Education Assistant Professor
Co-Director of the Excellence Center of Science and Mathematics
Education and a member of the Establishment Committee

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