Journal of Elementary Science Education

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 37–51

Preservice elementary teachers' views toward a science methods curriculum

  • William J. Boone


One factor effecting the success of an elementary science methods curriculum are preservice teachers' perceptions of a course's usefulness. In the fall of 1991, over 100 elementary science methods students were administered a survey to assess their views toward a curriculum. Survey results supply a distinct ordering of curricular components. Some class components were viewed in a favorable manner, while others were viewed less positively. Three class components elicited unpredictable student responses. Survey results and implications for reforming this methods course are presented.


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© Springer Netherlands 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Boone
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  1. 1.Indiana University-BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA

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