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Aligning Preservice Teacher Basic Science Knowledge with Instasc I and Nsta Core Content Standards

Leonard A. Annetta 1  ,  
 
1
College of Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
2
Syracuse University
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2006;2(2):40–58
Publish date: 2006-06-23
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ABSTRACT:
Training preservice teachers to develop a predisposition toward constructivist instruction is a major goal for many faculty in teacher education. One critical attribute of a constructivist teacher is a strong hold on pedagogical content knowledge. This study examined the prior knowledge of preservice science teachers and how that knowledge aligned with INTASC Standard I and the NSTA Core Knowledge Standards for science teachers. Basic content knowledge of twenty-four preservice teachers in an introductory science education course was assessed through released items from the grade 8 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests. Kruskal-Wallis analysis showed no significant differences in content knowledge across 3 content domains.
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