Publication Date

1990

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Miranda, Wilma

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership and Educational Policy Studies

LCSH

Science--Study and teaching (Secondary)||High school teachers--Attitudes||Middle schools--Curricula

Abstract

This paper studied the attitudes of teachers toward an activity-oriented process science program and their attitudes toward implementation of the program in the middle school. A Likert scale was used to assess the opinions of the teachers. The results showed that, in general, teachers have favorable attitudes toward an activity oriented science program and believe that such a program would result in higher student achievement. While teachers may have postitive attitudes toward a new program, attitudes toward implementation of the program may be negative. It, was determined that teachers that were active participants in the selection process of the new science program have a more positive attitude toward the program and its implementation. School districts need to involve all teachers affected by the proposed change in some phase of the implementation process. The use of needs assessments, more participation in committee work, and inservice are possible solutions.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [49]-52)

Extent

62 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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