Compliance Level with Professional Knowledge and Skills Requirements by High School Physics Teachers in Akwa Ibom State: Implications for the Education of Science Teachers (Published)
The study examined the compliance level with professional knowledge and skills requirements in the professional standards for Nigerian teachers (PSNT) by secondary school physics teachers in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population of this study comprised all physics teachers in all public secondary schools in the three senatorial districts of the State. The sample for the study comprised one hundred and twenty physics teachers that satisfied the purposive sampling technique criteria as spelt out. The researchers made use of an adapted checklist tagged “Physics Teachers Knowledge and Skills Checklist” (PTKSC) to ascertain the professional standing of the selected teachers in two subthemes (professional knowledge and professional skills) out of the four themes in the Professional Standards for Nigerian Teachers (PSNT). The validated and reliable checklist was used to collect the needed data. The results showed that male graduate/NCE, and experience physics teachers exhibit high level of compliance with the professional knowledge and skills contained in the PSNT. Based on the findings of the study, several implications for the education of science (physics) teachers were advanced. Recommendations were made to include that the TRCN in conjunction with teacher education supervising agencies should explore ways of raising the quality and relevance of teacher education curricula in line with the professional standard demands.
The Level of Understanding of Science Teachers in Jordanian Public Schools the Scientific Terms (Published)
The objective of the current study was to identify the level of understanding of science teachers in the Jordanian government schools for scientific terms. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher followed the analytical descriptive approach in terms of applying the study tool, data collection and analysis, The study population may be from all the science teachers in the Southern Ghor District directorate of education The sample of the study was a group of science teachers (40) teachers, The study found that the level of understanding of science teachers in the Jordanian government schools of scientific terms is average. And There are no differences in the level of understanding of science teachers in Jordanian public schools according to gender and experience. There are differences in the level of understanding of science teachers in the Jordanian government schools of scientific terms according to the variable degree, The researcher recommended the need to hold training courses and workshops for science teachers in order to clarify the importance of their knowledge of ancient and modern scientific terminology, and the role of this in improving the educational process of their students.
The Relationship of Emotional Intelligence and Classroom Management of STE Science Teachers in Pangasinan (Published)
This study aimed to determine the emotional intelligence (EI) and classroom management approach of the STE science teachers in Pangasinan and the relation of the two variables. This study used descriptive- correlational, using a questionnaire. Total enumeration was utilized with 63 STE science teachers as respondents. Results revealed that EI of the STE science teachers has WM= 119.0 and SD= 13.39, further for the distribution of EI 60.3% has an average EI, 34.9% has above average EI and 4.8% has below average EI with SD= 0.56. Their classroom management approach, 69.8% employ student-centered approach while 30.2% of them use teacher-centered approach with SD= 0.46. Point bi-serial score yielded (rpb= 0.10, p= 0.45). There is no significant relationship between the two variables. Conclusions include: great majority of STE science teachers are performing fairly and utilizing student-centered approach and their classroom management approach is not affected by their EI and vice versa.
The Degree of the Science Teachers Practice of Creative Thinking Skills at the Schools of Jerash Governorate (Published)
The study aimed at identifying the degree of the science teachers practice of creative thinking skills at the schools of Jerash governorate through their perspective by means of the questionnaire and their observations in the classroom through the note card as well as specifying the relationship between the results of the questionnaire and the note card. The study sample consisted of (210) male and female teachers; and in order to realize the research objectives, the researcher prepared a list of the creative thinking skills necessary for sience teachers and a questionnaire which included four basic domains which contained the science teachers practices related to the four fields of creative thinking in addition to a note card that incorporated the same clauses of the questionnaire. The results showed that the practice of creative thinking skills as a whole by science teachers through their perspective was average and that the degree of their practice of the same skills as a whole through class observation was low. There appeared to be a relationship between the degree of science teachers practice of the creative thinking skills from their own perspective and the degree of practicing the same skills through their observation in the classroom. In the light of the research results, a number of recommendations were produced.