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ERIC Number: ED533791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Priority for California's Future: Science for Students. Summary Report. Strengthening Science Education in California
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning
This paper presents findings of a study that examined Californians' views on science education. The findings are based on telephone interviews with 1,004 adults conducted April 7-22, 2010. Cell phone and Spanish language interviews were included to provide more complete coverage of California's population. In order to enhance understanding of the survey findings the researchers also conducted a series of six focus groups in three different regions of the state (Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles) where the public shared their thoughts on science education. The focus groups included sessions with the general public, African American, Asian and Latino subgroups, as well as parents and members of the scientific community. Through these activities the researchers learned that the public certainly sees the importance of a sound science education for students, beginning in elementary school and continuing through high school. And the public senses an urgency to improve science education in California. (Contains 13 charts.) [This research was conducted with the participation of Belden Russonello & Stewart and Stone's Throw Communications. For the full report, "A Priority for California's Future: Science for Students. Analysis of Public Opinion Research. Strengthening Science Education in California," see ED533792.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning; University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science; SRI International; Inverness Research
Identifiers - Location: California