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Examining the Influence of RETs on Science Teacher Beliefs and Practice
Following the argument that an explicit focus on teacher thinking is an important outcome for professional development (Capps, Crawford, & Costas, 2012; Des- imone, 2009), the research presented hereExpand
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Becoming a member of a school community while working toward science education reform: Teacher induction from a cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) perspective
The first years of teaching can be demanding, as the novice works to gain familiarity with many aspects of professional work. Often, what they have been prepared to do in teacher education programsExpand
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Essential Aspects of Science Teacher Professional Development
Current reform efforts in science place a premium on student sense making and participation in the practices of science. Given the disparity between these activities and current teaching practices,Expand
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Who are the Science Teachers that Seek Professional Development in Research Experience for Teachers (RET’s)? Implications for Teacher Professional Development
This study focused on describing the cognitive and affective characteristics of applicants for two different RET programs offered at the same institution. Expand
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Understanding the Induction of a Science Teacher: The Interaction of Identity and Context
The demanding first years of teaching are a time when many teachers leave the teaching profession or discard the reform-minded practice emphasized in teacher preparation. If we are to lessen teacherExpand
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The Influence of RET’s on Elementary and Secondary Grade Teachers’ Views of Scientific Inquiry
This study explores in-service elementary and secondary science teachers’ conceptions of the Nature of Scientific Inquiry and the influence of participation in two different Research Experience forExpand
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Exploring the interaction between Science teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs and pedagogical discontentment: An attempt to understand why science education reform fails
Scientific literacy is currently one of the main purposes of science education. Science education reform efforts provide rich, comprehensive and explicit messages, ideas suggestions with teachers toExpand
Ortaokul Öğrencilerinin STEM Eğitim Yaklaşımına Dayalı Olarak Hazırlanan Etkinlikler İle İlgili Görüşleri: Yeşil Mühendislik Etkinlikleri
Bu calismada ortaokul ogrencilerinin STEM egitim yaklasimina dayali olarak hazirlanan etkinlikler ile ilgili goruslerinin degerlendirilmesi amaclanmistir. Nitel arastirma yontemleri kullanilarakExpand