A Survey of the Sources and Extent of Primary Grade Children's Concepts of Elementary Astronomy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607865
Title:
A Survey of the Sources and Extent of Primary Grade Children's Concepts of Elementary Astronomy
Authors:
Kuse, Hildegard Rosa
Abstract:
This study was designed to ascertain (1) what objects in outer space first, second, and third graders have heard about or seen, (2) what concepts these children have concerning objects in space, (3) what children know about space exploration, and (4) from what sources children have obtained their information. Possible sources of children's information were examined and described. The concepts about astronomy found in three primary grad science series were tallied by using publishers' scope and sequence charts. These, children's questions, and classroom discussions were used to construct and pretest an interview guide. One hundred fifty tape recorded interviews with primary grade children in three Wisconsin counties were conducted to survey children's concepts of astronomy and their sources on information. Children's comments were classified and tabulated. Jurors, working independently, helped to validate this procedure.
Affiliation:
University of Colorado
Issue Date:
1963
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607865
Submitted date:
2015-09-29
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Qualitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
Elementary Students
Construct:
Content Knowledge
Content:
General/Broad Knowledge of Astronomy Content
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorKuse, Hildegard Rosaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T08:56:39Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T08:56:39Zen
dc.date.issued1963en
dc.date.submitted2015-09-29en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/607865en
dc.description.abstractThis study was designed to ascertain (1) what objects in outer space first, second, and third graders have heard about or seen, (2) what concepts these children have concerning objects in space, (3) what children know about space exploration, and (4) from what sources children have obtained their information. Possible sources of children's information were examined and described. The concepts about astronomy found in three primary grad science series were tallied by using publishers' scope and sequence charts. These, children's questions, and classroom discussions were used to construct and pretest an interview guide. One hundred fifty tape recorded interviews with primary grade children in three Wisconsin counties were conducted to survey children's concepts of astronomy and their sources on information. Children's comments were classified and tabulated. Jurors, working independently, helped to validate this procedure.en
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dc.language.isoEnglish Paperen
dc.titleA Survey of the Sources and Extent of Primary Grade Children's Concepts of Elementary Astronomyen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Coloradoen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.contentGeneral/Broad Knowledge of Astronomy Contenten
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQualitativeen
dc.istar.subjectElementary Studentsen
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