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Science and Children Vol. 50, No. 4 (December 2012) pp. 8–15
The vision for science education set forth in "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (NRC 2012) makes it clear that for today's students to become the scientifically literate citizens of tomorrow, their educational experiences must help them...
Changes in Preservice Elementary Teachers' Hypothesizing Skills and Selected Attitudes Following Group and Individual Study with Computer-Presented Text or Computer Simulation
This study assessed the effect of group size and presentation mode on acquisition of the process skill of forming and testing hypotheses and selected attitudes. Preservice elementary teachers (N=87) in five intact classes received two 1-hour...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 24, No. 8 (November 2008) pp. 2132–2145
We used border crossing as a theoretical framework to explore the tensions that developed between two mentor–intern pairs during the course of a yearlong internship in high schools in the United States. Interviews with mentors and interns, and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 4010–4009
Science Education Vol. 94, No. 6 (November 2010) pp. 1072–1091
Framed by sociocultural theory, the purpose of the study was to understand the cultural tools used by science teachers when leaning to mentor and how tool use may lead to the construction of new understandings about mentoring. The participants were...