ERIC Number: EJ1155964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
How Picture Books on the National Science Teacher's Association Recommend List Portray Scientists
Farland-Smith, Donna; Finson, Kevin D.; Arquette, Cecile M.
School Science and Mathematics, v117 n6 p250-258 Oct 2017
This study utilized the Draw-A-Scientist Test Checklist (DAST-C) to assess the illustrations of scientists in the most recent three years of NSTA Recommends book lists. A total of 15,778 images were contained in the 148 books from those lists, of which 1,676 were of scientists. ANOVA procedures revealed no significant differences in stereotypical elements across the three years of books. However, three notable stereotypical elements were present in large percentages in books from all years: predominance of male images, non-minority scientists, and scientists who were not youthful.
Descriptors: Picture Books, Science Teachers, Scientists, Statistical Analysis, Stereotypes, Illustrations, Freehand Drawing, Portraiture, Teacher Associations, Science Instruction, Check Lists
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