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Understanding the Nature of Science for the Teachers of Chemistry according to (AAAS)Document of the Educational Reform Project 2061

Basma Mohammed Ahmed, Nisreen Abdulqaidr Ahmed


This paper aims at revealing the nature of sciences for the teachers of chemistry according to the Educational Reform Project (AAAS) of the American project 2061. Sixty teachers from both were selected as a sample of the study from intermediate and secondary day schools affiliated to the Directorate of Education in Rusafa I, II, and III in the center of Baghdad Governorate during the scholastic year 2016/2017 (i.e. %15) of the community.  The test of nature of science was adopted according to project (2061) by the scholar (Ayyash, 2008) from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This test includes 28 items the multiple choice type. After amendment and verifying its psychometric characteristics and constancy by the use of kudor-Richardson-20, the test in its final form consisted of  25 items. The results of the study show that poor understanding of the nature of science by chemistry teacher. The research recommends organizing training courses to teachers of intermediate and secondary schools to make the students familiar with the nature of sciences according to the American project 2061 in their teaching practice.


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