Covering the Standards: Astronomy Teachers’ Preparation and Beliefs

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617211
Title:
Covering the Standards: Astronomy Teachers’ Preparation and Beliefs
Authors:
Julia, Plummer; Valerie, Zahm
Abstract:
An online survey of science teachers and interviews with curriculum directors were used to investigate the coverage of astronomy in middle and high schools in the greater Philadelphia region. Our analysis looked beyond astronomy elective courses to uncover all sources of astronomy education in secondary schools. We focused on coverage of state standards, time spent on astronomy, availability of resources, teacher efficacy, and teacher pedagogical beliefs. Astronomy is not taught in depth, and many students receive no astronomy instruction across both middle and high school. Many teachers hold reform-based perspectives but also maintain traditional beliefs about astronomy teaching and learning. Implications for future reform efforts are discussed.
Affiliation:
Arcadia University (PA)
Citation:
Plummer, J. D., & Zahm, V. M. (2010). Covering the standards: Astronomy teachers’ preparation and beliefs. Astronomy Education Review, 9(1), 010110-010128.
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617211
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
In-service Teachers
Construct:
Curriculum; General Teaching Strategies; on
Content:
n/a
Nation:
Canada
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorJulia, Plummeren
dc.contributor.authorValerie, Zahmen
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dc.identifier.citationPlummer, J. D., & Zahm, V. M. (2010). Covering the standards: Astronomy teachers’ preparation and beliefs. Astronomy Education Review, 9(1), 010110-010128.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617211-
dc.description.abstractAn online survey of science teachers and interviews with curriculum directors were used to investigate the coverage of astronomy in middle and high schools in the greater Philadelphia region. Our analysis looked beyond astronomy elective courses to uncover all sources of astronomy education in secondary schools. We focused on coverage of state standards, time spent on astronomy, availability of resources, teacher efficacy, and teacher pedagogical beliefs. Astronomy is not taught in depth, and many students receive no astronomy instruction across both middle and high school. Many teachers hold reform-based perspectives but also maintain traditional beliefs about astronomy teaching and learning. Implications for future reform efforts are discussed.en
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