Examining Elementary Pre-service Teachers’ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching Intention
 
Abstract
This study aims at examining elementary pre-service teachers’ integrative STEM intentions. In this quantitative study, data were gathered from 401 elementary pre-service teachers who were enrolled in two public universities. Results of the study revealed that pre-service teachers’ integrative STEM intentions were positive in general. In addition, regarding knowledge, attitude, value, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control, and behavioral intention, elementary pre-service teachers seemed to hold positive views for integrative STEM teaching. Findings of this study showed that there was no significant difference between pre-service teachers’ scores on knowledge, attitude, value, perceived behavioral control, and behavioral intention regarding gender. However, there was a significant difference between pre-service teachers’ scores on subjective norm regarding gender. In the same way, there was a significant difference between pre-service teachers’ scores on perceived behavioral control and behavioral intention regarding the years spent in the program. However, there was no significant difference between pre-service teachers’ scores on knowledge, attitude, value and subjective norm regarding the years spent in the program. Moreover, there was a significant difference between pre-service teachers’ scores on knowledge regarding school variable.
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