The adaptation of a scale for preschool teachers' attitudes towards science teaching


Unal M. P., AKMAN B., GELBAL S.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.2881-2884 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.433
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2881-2884
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study was designed to adapt into Turkish the "Early Childhood Teachers' Attitudes towards Science Teaching Scale" developed by Hyung-Sook-Cho et al. (2003). The research data were collected from teachers, working with children at the age group of six in public or private nursery schools or nursery classes affiliated with the Ministry of National Education, in Ankara and Malatya, Turkey. For validity testing, factor analysis and item analysis were conducted; and for reliability testing, internal consistency and test-retest reliability methods were used. The findings of these tests demonstrate that the validity and reliability of the scale are at a sufficient level. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.