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Table 1 Teacher profile

From: Teachers teaching misconceptions: a study of factors contributing to high school biology students’ acquisition of biological evolution-related misconceptions

Demographic variable Variables n %a
Gender Female 17 48.6
  Male 18 51.4
Terminal degree Bachelor’s 22 62.9
  Master’s 10 28.6
  Doctorate 3 8.6
Bachelor’s degree major Biology 13 37.1
  Non-biology science 8 22.9
  Science education 7 20.0
  Non-science 6 17.1
  No response 1 2.9
Years’ teaching experience 0 to 5 7 20.0
  6 to 10 4 11.4
  11 to 15 6 17.1
  16 to 20 7 20.0
  > 20 11 31.4
College education evolution emphasis Highly emphasized 3 8.6
  Moderately emphasized 14 40.0
  Slightly emphasized 12 34.3
  Not emphasized 5 14.3
  No response 1 2.9
Hours dedicated to teaching evolution 0 1 2.9
  1 to 5 17 48.6
  6 to 10 7 20.0
  11 to 15 3 8.6
  >15 7 20.0
Evolution knowledge self-rating Excellent 7 20.0
  Good 17 48.6
  Average 7 20.0
  Fair 4 11.4
  Poor 0 0.0
  1. aPercentages may not total 100 due to rounding.