ERIC Number: ED331694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
SCORES: Science Career Options for Rural Environment Students. Final Report.
Kahle, Jane Butler
Research studies have shown that students in rural high schools have fewer science role models, participate less frequently in extracurricular science activities, and have less science career information than do their peers in more cosmopolitan settings. Furthermore, girls in rural schools may be particularly disadvantaged. For example, analyses of the results from the 1981 National Assessment of Education Progress indicated that girls continue to score below the national mean on all cognitive science items and to express negative attitudes toward science. The goal of Project SCORES was to develop a sustained intervention model utilizing the strategies of teachers who successfully encouraged students to continue in science, and to remediate the lack of participation in science by rural students. Therefore, Project SCORES established a cooperative relationship among a university science department, local science-related industries, and rural secondary schools. This paper describes the project, intervention strategies, project evaluation, and demographic characteristics of samples. (Author/CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.