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ERIC Number: ED446919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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The Impact of Science Apprenticeships on Student Conceptions of the Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry.
Crawford, Barbara A.; Bell, Randy L.; Blair, Lesley M.; Lederman, Norman G.
This paper represents the results of research that involved volunteer high school students. Apprenticeship is a program in science and engineering that places students in science laboratories to provide them opportunities to improve their perspective on scientific principles and scientific inquiry. The study examined the effects of an eight-week apprenticeship program on a group of high ability students. Key questions of the investigation include: (1) What are secondary students' understanding of the nature of science and scientific inquiry?; and (2) What impact (if any) did the apprenticeship program have on student conceptions of the nature of science and scientific inquiry? (Contains 21 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Engineering Education, High Schools, Inquiry, Mentors, Science Education, Scientific Principles
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Boston, MA, March 28-31, 1999).