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ERIC Number: EJ770662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0263-5143
Science Literacy by Technology by Country: USA, Finland and Mexico. Making Sense of It All
Papanastasiou, Elena C.
Research in Science & Technological Education, v21 n2 p229-241 Nov 2003
The purpose of this study was to examine how variables related to computer availability, computer comfort and educational software are associated with higher or lower levels of science literacy in the USA, Finland and Mexico, after controlling for the socio-economic status of the students. The analyses for this study were based on a series of multivariate regression models. The data were obtained from the Program for International Student Assessment. The results of this study showed that it was not computer use itself that had a positive or negative effect on the science achievement of the students, but the way in which the computers were used within the context of each country. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland; Mexico; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment