M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of Leadership and Educational Policy Studies
Science--Study and teaching (Secondary); High school teachers--Attitudes; Middle schools--Curricula
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.
Fisher, William S., "Implications of teacher attitudes for science curriculum implementation" (1990). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 3504.
Northern Illinois University
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