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The Preservice Elementary School Teachers' Attitude toward Science Teaching and Its Relationships with Selected Variables Author: Tien-Ying Lee(Department of Graduate Institute of Science Education, National Taiwan Normal University)


The purpose of this study is to understand preservice elementary shcool teach-ers' attitude towad science teaching and its relationships with selected variables. Se-lected variables included basic science knowledge, final grades of science courses, method course and student teaching, the number of science courses taken, gender, science process skills, scientific attitude, and reasoning ability. The 576 graduates from junior teacher colleges in 1990 were involved. Date were analyzed though frequencies, correlation and multiple regression. Results indicated that 90% of presservice teachers agreed with the importance and the nature of science. However, most of them were afraid of teaching science. Basic science knowledge, gender, scientific attitude are stronger predictors of preservice teachers' attitude toward sci-ence teaching.

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