McCulloch, Sonia; Soyibo, Kola
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Educational Studies
Relationships among selected learner variables and a sample of Jamaican primary and secondary science teachers' knowledge of plant biology
Journal of science and mathematics education in southeast Asia
Date of Publication
Investigated whether there were significant differences in 479 Jamaican Preservice Primary and Secondary teachers' knowledge of plant biology linked to their gender, attitudes to plant biology, programme option (primary or secondary- double or single), entry qualifications, and college location. Data were collected with the attitudes to plant biology questionnaire and plant biology knowledge test that the authors developed. Results indicated that the student-teachers' knowledge of plant biology was considered as 'not good'; students who passed biology as a part of their entry qualifications significantly outscored those who did not pass biology; the secondary double option students did significantly better than their single option counterparts, while the primary option students recorded the lowest performance.....