ERIC Number: ED317387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Science Education in Rural America.
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.
This study investigates the extent of participation in science learning activities of rural students and their science achievement compared to students in other schools based on 1982 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data. The students living in extreme rural America have less opportunity to learn science than their large city counterparts. They are less likely to have experimented with things, or participated in informal science activities. They have taken fewer science courses. Results reported were similar for both 13- and 17-year-old students. Meanings of the results are discussed. Four references are listed. A study examining the status of science education in the rural midwest is reported in the appendix. The results for the midwestern study were similar to those found in the national study. (YP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Tests, Secondary School Science
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 295 Emroy, Elmhurst, IL 60126 ($2.00, order # RUR-904).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.