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How preschool teachers feel about science matters, new research finds

The Hechinger Report – Lillian Mongeau

“Whether or not preschool teachers offer science lessons and activities in their classrooms depends largely on how comfortable they are in the topic, according to new research from Michigan State University. Teachers in the study “were very nervous that they were going to teach science inaccurately to children,” said Hope Gerde, an associate professor of human development and family studies at Michigan State and the lead author on the study. “That was keeping them from engaging in science at all.”(more)

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