ERIC Number: ED028087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Test Every Senior Project: Understanding the Social Aspects of Science.
Korth, Willard W.
Reported is a comparative study of the responses of science-oriented and non-science-oriented high school seniors to tests assessing students' understanding of the relationship between science, technology, and society. Science-oriented students showed a more positive attitude toward science, a better understanding of the nature of the scientific enterprise, and a more realistic conception of the characteristics of scientists. Non-science-oriented students showed greatest weaknesses in areas related to the nature of science and the characteristics of scientists, and many of these students had serious misconceptions concerning the nature of science, the scientific enterprise, and the interaction between science and society. (GR)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Council of America, Cleveland, OH.
Identifiers: Educational Research Council of America; Test Every Senior Project; Test on the Social Aspects of Science
Note: Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Conference, Pasadena, California, February 1969