ERIC Number: ED326435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Determinants of Science Achievement at the Elementary Level in a "Minority" Population.
In recent years, great interest has been generated in the determinants of science achievement. This study examines some of the postulated determinants of science achievement at the elementary level. The determinants examined are gender, parental occupation, socio-economic status, school gender, and school type. The 977 students who served as subjects were randomly selected from approximately 20,000 Trinidadian students who wrote the 11+ examination in March 1989. They were spread among 9 denominational and 6 government schools, were equivalent to the U.S. grade 6, and had taken 7 years of elementary schooling. Overall, the results indicate that numerous factors appear to influence the achievement of elementary school students. Since many negative factors appear to be correlated with home background, it was recommended that this should be the starting point of intervention. (CW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Trinidad and Tobago
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (63rd, Atlanta, GA, April 8-11, 1990).