ERIC Number: ED389529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
A Case Study of a Science and Mathematics Day Camp as Experienced by Seven Girls from Rural Georgia.
Schriver, Martha L.; And Others
The focus of this study was a science and mathematics day camp for Girl Scouts in a rural Georgia county, the goal of which was to help girls "discover" themselves as competent participants in science and mathematics. During the camp, Brownie Junior and Cadet Girl Scouts from Bulloch County interacted with women faculty on the campus of Georgia Southern University to learn about science. Seven girls from one Brownie troop participated in the study. Data collection instruments included Draw a Scientist test, questionnaires, and journals. This study provided some insight into the types of experiences the girls had at the science and math day camp. For the short term, the camp made a positive impression on the attitudes of the girls toward science, their feelings of competency, and their images of what a scientist is and does. (JRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (San Francisco, CA, April 1995).