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Teacher Education and Professional Development

2004

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Education

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Inservice Teachers' Implementation Of The Science Writing Heuristic As A Tool For Professional Growth , Sozan H. Omar Jan 2004

Inservice Teachers' Implementation Of The Science Writing Heuristic As A Tool For Professional Growth , Sozan H. Omar

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According to the National Science Standards, science educators have been calling for the inclusion of inquiry-based approaches in science classrooms as a reform for science instruction. Teachers' reluctance to implement inquiry-based approaches may be attributed to the different interpretations of the underpinning theory. Any efforts to help teachers implement effective teaching approaches, therefore, should not target merely additive skills; rather, such efforts should foster fundamental changes of beliefs, knowledge, and habits of practice that teachers deeply hold.;This study is a part of a bigger project known as the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) Partnership Professional Development Project, conducted at Iowa ...


Enhancing Science Literacy Through Implementation Of Writing-To-Learn Strategies: Exploratory Studies In High School Biology , Liesl Marie Hohenshell Jan 2004

Enhancing Science Literacy Through Implementation Of Writing-To-Learn Strategies: Exploratory Studies In High School Biology , Liesl Marie Hohenshell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Some evidence of benefits from writing-to-learn techniques exists; however, more research is needed describing the instructional context used to support learning through writing and the quality of learning that results from particular tasks. This dissertation includes three papers, building on past research linking inquiry, social negotiation, and writing strategies to enhance scientific literacy skills of high school biology students. The interactive constructivist position informed the pedagogical approach for two empirical, classroom-based studies utilizing mixed methods to identify quantitative differences in learning outcomes and students' perceptions of writing tasks. The first paper reports students with planned writing activities communicated biotechnology content ...


Preservice Teachers' Perceptions Of Students With Disabilities, Linda Sue Impecoven-Lind Jan 2004

Preservice Teachers' Perceptions Of Students With Disabilities, Linda Sue Impecoven-Lind

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This study examined the perceptions preservice teachers have of students with disabilities from both a quantitative and theoretical level. Specific research goals were to determine whether: (1) preservice teachers in different education majors had different perceptions of students with disabilities; preservice teachers' placement within the teacher education program impacted his/her perceptions of students with disabilities; (2) the number of field experiences taken impacted preservice teachers' perceptions of students with disabilities; (3) which demographic factors were associated with preservice teachers' perceptions of students with disabilities; and what factors impacted participant's current perceptions of students/individuals with disabilities.;Based on ...