ERIC Number: ED138441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Developing Science Career Interests in Bilingual, Mexican-American Elementary Students.
Warren, Robert A.; Bryant, Paul D.
This paper presents the final project summary for a National Science Foundation (NSF) science education project for developing science career interests in Mexican-American elementary students, conducted at Texas A&I University, and completed in December 1976. The program emphasized long range results with a model which could continue to encourage minority members to enter science careers even after outside funding ceases. Elementary science teachers were given summer workshop training for increasing student interest in science. During the following school year, an evaluation of student science interest among classes of teachers attending the workshops and those not attending the workshops indicated there were no significant differences between gains made by either group. Reasons for the lack of gains are described. (SL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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