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ERIC Number: EJ1151117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8326
Transformative Parents: Facilitating Transformative Experiences and Interest with a Parent Involvement Intervention
Heddy, Benjamin C.; Sinatra, Gale M.
Science Education, v101 n5 p765-786 Sep 2017
This study reports the implementation of a parental involvement intervention coupled with small group discussions aimed at facilitating transformative experiences (TEs) in science courses (biology and chemistry) in an all-girls middle and high school. Specifically, the goal was to generate parental involvement, TE, and interest. Analyses showed that the intervention was associated with more parent involvement and TE than a comparison condition. Furthermore, a high initial level of situational and individual interest was maintained in the treatment condition, whereas interest decreased in the comparison. A content analysis of journal entries suggested an association between parents showing value for science concepts and an increase in students' perceived experiential value. The results provide evidence that a parent intervention may increase the likelihood of engagement in TE and maintaining girls' interest in science, which has theoretical and practical implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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