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ERIC Number: EJ1016082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
The Use of Role Models to Improve Engagement of Ethnic Minority Students in Secondary School Science
Butt, Melissa
School Science Review, v95 n350 p110-118 Sep 2013
This article describes an enquiry into whether role models in science have an effect on ethnic minority engagement and aspirations. It discusses whether incorporating scientists from across the globe into lessons could have a positive impact on ethnic minority and white pupils. Pupils at a Sheffield school were introduced to scientists from across the globe and their engagement was assessed. Group discussions and staff questionnaires determined whether modifications to resources could benefit pupils and whether staff would be willing to use them. Results suggest that pupils at this school would benefit from seeing scientists from across the globe in some of their lessons and teachers are in favour of change. (Contains 1 table, 5 figures, and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Sheffield)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A