ERIC Number: ED475135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-25
It Is a Gender Issue! Changes in Attitude towards Science in a Technology Based K-8 Pre-Service Preparation Science Classroom.
Norby, Rena Faye
The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze changes in attitudes towards science in technology-based science content courses for K-8 preservice teachers at Black Hills State University and relate those attitudes to the predominantly female gender of the students enrolled in the class. Given an overwhelmingly female science classroom in which Internet research, hands-on science activities, cooperative group work, and a constructivist learning environment is promoted, this study investigates how women's attitudes towards science change before and after taking a technology-integrated class. This study also examines the relationship of technology to an effective and motivating science classroom. (KHR)
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 (Philadelphia, PA, March 23-36, 2003).