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ERIC Number: EJ782018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
Gender Differences in Attitudes toward Environmental Science
Carrier, Sarah J.
School Science and Mathematics, v107 n7 p271 Nov 2007
This study examined the role of gender in the areas of environmental education that included environmental knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and comfort levels in the outdoors. The current study was part of a larger study designed to explore the effects of a treatment that consisted of 14 weeks of outdoor lessons conducted in the schoolyard as compared with a control group of students who had 14 weeks of traditional classroom environmental education lessons. This follow-up study focused on gender and its effect on each of the areas studied. Researchers found significance in boys' and girls' attitudes toward the environment. Quantitative and qualitative data were used to offer an in-depth view of students' environmental attitudes. The results from this study can have implications for science educators in an effort to capitalize on boys' and girls' interests in science to help them learn about environmental issues and to recruit both boys and girls into science careers. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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