Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Joanne K. Olson

Abstract

One issue plaguing science education and science teaching is the way in which the nature of science is portrayed in science classrooms. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which the nature of science is presented in early childhood instructional materials and the accuracy of those NOS portrayals. This study demonstrates that the current representation of NOS is accurate but implicit in most instances. The researcher describes several implications and suggestions for further research in this area.

Copyright Owner

Brandon Alan Schrauth

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

76 pages

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