Long-term impact of undergraduate science reform courses on the pedagogical content knowledge of kindergarten through sixth grade inservice teachers

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dc.contributor Giesen, Judy L.
dc.contributor Mason, Cheryl L.
dc.contributor Shwery, Craig S.
dc.contributor Sunal, Cynthia S.
dc.contributor.advisor Sunal, Dennis W.
dc.contributor.author Turner, Donna Patrice
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:24:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:24:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000808
dc.identifier.other Turner_alatus_0004D_10923
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1312
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study explores the long-term impact of faculty-created reformed undergraduate science courses on the pedagogical content knowledge of kindergarten-6th grade inservice elementary teachers who took these reform courses during their undergraduate programs. On-site case studies were completed with 35 faculty instructors teaching entry-level undergraduate science courses at 20 higher education institutions, and 91 elementary inservice teachers. The sample was selected from a national population of diverse colleges and universities that had undergone reform in one or more of their undergraduate science courses. The data collection protocol involved classroom observations, interviews, artifact analysis, semi-structured interviews, and field notes from multiple instruments and sources. Data were collected during on-site visits from instructors and their graduated students. Quantitative and qualitative analysis identified variations in faculty instructors', as well as inservice teachers', perceptions and observations of the intended and enacted teaching goals, instruction, student difficulties, and rationale for teaching a specific science concept in observed science lessons. These perceptions and observations, identified as science pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), varied significantly among both faculty instructors and inservice elementary teachers who experienced the undergraduate reformed science courses taught by these same faculty instructors.
dc.format.extent 257 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Science education
dc.subject.other Teacher education
dc.title Long-term impact of undergraduate science reform courses on the pedagogical content knowledge of kindergarten through sixth grade inservice teachers
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
etdms.degree.discipline Secondary Education
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.

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