ERIC Number: EJ449101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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The Interaction of Cultural Rituals and the Concepts of Science in Student Learning: A Case Study on Solar Eclipse.
Mohapatra, J. K.
International Journal of Science Education, v13 n4 p431-38 Oct-Dec 1991
Investigates the relevance and concomitant impact of sociocultural experiences upon the scientific literacy of 87 students, aged 13 to 16, concerning their comprehension and assimilation of scientific data involving solar eclipses. Results indicate that the students' nonscientific conceptions about solar eclipses, generated through sociocultural customs, are highly resistant to extinction. (20 references) (JJK)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Misconceptions, Questionnaires, Religious Factors, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Influences
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: India