ERIC Number: ED237321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Science Subjects--An Evaluation of Student Achievement and Attitudes in International Perspective. (IEA Science II).
Andersson, Lillemor, Ed.
Newsletter School Research, n1983:3 Aug 1983
Because of changes in the Swedish educational system (including formation of a new upper secondary school), as well as changes in other countries, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) is undertaking a new science study to provide evidence for policymaking and for better understanding the teaching/learning processes and the factors which influence outcomes. The international study has three main goals, namely, to describe (1): increased decentralization which has occurred in many countries in recent years, and to study the consequences that this decentralization can have; (2) changes which have occurred in many countries in recruitment to primary and upper secondary schooling; and (3) student achievement in science and attitudes toward science, and to compare achievement levels and attitudes with the first IEA study. Specific goals of the Swedish study include: outline developments since 1970 in curriculum and student achievement/attitudes; examine effects of implementation of new science curricula in compulsory and upper secondary schooling; evaluate competence levels in basic science knowledge; examine knowledge related to requirements of different "users" of scientific/technical manpower; investigate student attitudes toward science/schools; study sex differences in achievement/attitudes; investigate relationship between instructional factors and student achievement/attitudes; and make international comparisons concerning student achievement/attitudes. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Skoloverstyrelsen National Board of Education, Stockholm (Sweden).
Identifiers: Science Education Research; Sweden