International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 2834-7919   |  e-ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2020, Vol. 16(1) 84-99

A Longitudinal Study of a New Science Teacher’s Beliefs and Classroom Practices

Ozgur Kivilcan Dogan, Mustafa Cakir, John W. Tillotson, Monica Young & Robert E. Yager

pp. 84 - 99   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1910-19-0003.R1

Published online: February 09, 2020  |   Number of Views: 107  |  Number of Download: 518


Teachers’ educational beliefs influence their decisions and actions before, during, and after class. Classroom actions are a result of decision-making processes wherein teachers judge how they can teach effectively. The early years of teaching profession is important in shaping new teachers’ practices in accordance with their beliefs. This study identifies how the beliefs and classroom practices of a new science teacher change within the first three years of working. This study’s participant was a new high-school science teacher in Midwestern United States. Changes were investigated by employing qualitative research methods. Data for this longitudinal case study were gathered from interviews, questionnaires, and classroom observations for three years. The findings show that teachers cannot practice their reformist beliefs without experiencing real class environments.

Keywords: epistemological beliefs; new science teachers; pedagogical beliefs; teacher beliefs

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Dogan, O.K., Cakir, M., Tillotson, J.W., Young, M. & Yager, R.E. (2020). A Longitudinal Study of a New Science Teacher’s Beliefs and Classroom Practices . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(1), 84-99. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.228.7

Dogan, O., Cakir, M., Tillotson, J., Young, M. and Yager, R. (2020). A Longitudinal Study of a New Science Teacher’s Beliefs and Classroom Practices . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(1), pp. 84-99.

Chicago 16th edition
Dogan, Ozgur Kivilcan, Mustafa Cakir, John W. Tillotson, Monica Young and Robert E. Yager (2020). "A Longitudinal Study of a New Science Teacher’s Beliefs and Classroom Practices ". International Journal of Progressive Education 16 (1):84-99. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.228.7.

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