A STUDY ON SCIENTIFIC ATTITUDE OF SCIENCE TEACHERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF MANCHERIAL DISTRICT, TELANGANA, INDIA

Archana Nooguri

Abstract


Modern society is being influenced by the scientific environment and its applications and science has become an integral part of our daily life. Our thinking, our attitudes, our interests and our outlook have undergone tremendous changes. The acquisition of scientific attitude is one of the most important outcomes of science. Teachers of modern day are looked up as the main guide to prepare the students to achieve their objectives and aspirations and the teacher’s attitude directly affects students’ attitude. The present study determined the scientific attitudes of the science teachers using descriptive method of research. Data were gathered from 100 science teachers of both government and private high schools using scientific attitude scale as the main data gathering instrument. The level of scientific attitudes of science teachers is high in terms of open mindedness, aversion to superstitions, curiosity and objectivity while moderate in terms of suspended judgment and rationality. The academic performances of the science teachers were mostly satisfactory. There is no significant difference between the scientific attitudes of science teachers of government and private high schools.

Keywords


scientific environment, scientific attitude, academic performance.

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