Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This research was an exploratory study of elementary school science education as implemented by five exemplary teachers in grades one through five, situated in four school districts of a Rhode Island Local Systemic Change initiative. This study sought to characterize the presence of inquiry-based teaching consistent with the tenets of constructivism and scientific inquiry as expressed in the book Inquiry and the National Science Foundation Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning (National Research Council, 2000)
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De Freece Lawrence, Maria, "Teachers' Implementation of Inquiry in Elementary Science Education" (2003). Educational Studies Dissertations. 69.