ERIC Number: ED417980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Case Studies of an Inquiry-Based Science Programs' Impact on Students' Attitude towards Science and Interest in Science Careers.
Gibson, Helen L.
The long term impact of inquiry-based science instruction is explored in this study that examines the relationship between an inquiry-based science program on students' attitudes towards science and interest in science careers several years after participation in the program. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the long term effects of the Summer Science Exploration Program (SSEP) conducted at Hampshire College (Massachusetts) from 1992-1994. Results suggest that a two-week summer science program using an inquiry-based approach may have helped middle school students with a high level of interest in science maintain that level of interest through their years in high school. Teaching methods were shown to also affect student interest and achievement in science. Contains 19 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts