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dc.contributor.authorDubois, Shannon Lynne
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-20T04:30:17Z
dc.date.available2014-08-20T04:30:17Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.otherdubois_shannon_l_201405_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/dubois_shannon_l_201405_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30399
dc.description.abstractThe dissertation includes three studies that all contribute to understanding the experiences of beginning science teachers. The first chapter provides an overview of the context of the studies. In Chapter 2, a qualitative study of three first-year science teachers without their own classrooms is presented through a cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) perspective. This study shows how components of school context can influence beginning science teachers’ enactments of standards-based science teaching. In Chapter 3, a qualitative, cross-national, and comparative study of 12 beginning science teachers in South Africa and the United States is explored through an institutional theory perspective. This study shows the influence of macro, meso, and micro policies on beginning teachers’ actions in a cycle of instruction. In Chapter 4, an extensive literature review on beginning science teachers is described through an international framework. The review synthesizes the research on beginning teachers over the past 30 years, and provides suggestions for future research. The last chapter summarizes the findings and implications of the three studies, and elaborates on the overall contributions of the dissertation to science education.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectbeginning teachers
dc.subjectscience education
dc.subjectcontext
dc.subjectcross-national
dc.subjectcomparative
dc.subjectpolicy
dc.subjectinternational
dc.titleA global to local continuum
dc.title.alternativethe influence of macro, meso, and micro policies on beginning science teachers' instruction
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentMathematics and Science Education
dc.description.majorScience Education
dc.description.advisorJulie Luft
dc.description.committeeJulie Luft
dc.description.committeeJoe Tobin
dc.description.committeePeter Hewson
dc.description.committeeBarbara Crawford


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