ERIC Number: ED288735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov-18
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An Annotated Bibliography of the Literature Dealing with Variables Affecting Students' Attides toward Science.
Austin, Susan L.
An important area of study for many researchers in science education is how attitudes are formed and manifested, including the relationships between environmental influences and attitude formation among students. This literature search was conducted in an attempt to identify the variables which may affect students' attitudes toward science, and to describe the extent to which the variables affect attitudes. The major portion of this document contains abstracts of articles. The first part of the study examines attitudes toward scientific interests, referring to those interests that students have in common with scientists. The second category includes attitudes as an approach to thinking about science, focusing on cognitive attitudes. The third category dealt with attitudes toward the subject matter of science. In the final section, attitudes as affected by teaching methods were examined. (TW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Exit Project-S 591, Indiana University, South Bend.