ERIC Number: ED177017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes Toward Science: A Summary of Results from the 1976-77 National Assessment of Science.
Reported are the findings from the 1976-77 assessment of attitudes toward science conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Data were collected from four groups: 9-year-olds, 13-year-olds, 17-year-olds, and young adults. This contains a one-page summation of the highlights of the results, an introductory chapter describing the methodology of the study, and five additional chapters. These are entitled: (1) Personal Experiences with Science; (2) Science and Society; (3) Awareness of the Methods, Assumptions and Values of Science; (4) A Comparison of Results on Attitudinal and Cognitive Science Items; and (5) Implications and Perspectives. A bibliography and numerous tables and exhibits are included. (PB) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Selective).
Descriptors: Attitudes, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Postsecondary Education, Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Enterprise, Scientific Research, Secondary School Science, Surveys, Technology
National Assessment of Educational Progress, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 700, Denver, Colorado 80295 ($6.55)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress