The author thanks Margaret B. Heimbuch for her assistance in this project.
Generating a desired state for master's degree programs in science education through grounded theory research
Article first published online: 18 AUG 2006
Copyright © 1985 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 327–345, April 1985
How to Cite
Spector, B. S. (1985), Generating a desired state for master's degree programs in science education through grounded theory research. J. Res. Sci. Teach., 22: 327–345. doi: 10.1002/tea.3660220404
- Issue published online: 18 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 18 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 OCT 1984
- United States Department of Education Title III
This is the report of a two-year study using qualitative research methods to assess the training needs of science teachers in southern Florida. The respondents included individuals and groups comprising the educational enterprise and those outside the enterprise with the ability to influence policy in science education and implementation of that policy in Florida. The study resulted in recommendations describing the desired state for graduate training leading to a master's degree in science education and has implications for noncredit inservice activities.