ERIC Number: ED177235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Opinions from Black Scientists and the Responses of Elementary School Teachers Concerning Science Education for Inner-City Youth.
Anderson, Roedean S.
This study identifies the opinions and ideas of black scientists that are agreed upon by black elementary school teachers as being useful for improving the science education experiences of black elementary school children. Background information about the scientists and teachers who participated in the study is provided. Relevant literature is reviewed. Findings presented indicate that activities associated with teacher influence, parental involvement, community influence, and role models may be useful in altering the attitudes of black children toward science. Teacher influence is said to be most important in affecting this change. Appended to the work are samples of the questionnaires used to collect information from scientists and teachers, as well as statistical tables of the findings. References are also attached. (EB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Black Attitudes, Black Education, Black Students, Community Involvement, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Parent Participation, Questionnaires, Role Models, Science Education, Scientists, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Influence, Urban Education, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University