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ERIC Number: EJ785996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Promoting Single-Parent Family Children's Attitudes toward Science and Science Performance through Extracurricular Science Intervention in Taiwan
Hong, Zuway-R.; Lin, Huann-shyang; Lawrenz, Frances
International Journal of Science Education, v30 n4 p469-493 Mar 2008
This study investigated the efficacy of extracurricular science intervention in promoting students' science learning performance and attitudes toward science. The Junior High School Student Questionnaire (JSSQ) was used to measure attitudes toward science, sexist attitudes and perceptions of the classroom learning environment. Twenty-eight eighth graders from single parent families were participants in the one group pre-test post-test study. It was found that they made significant progress on most of the measurements. Additional qualitative results of interview and observation were used for triangulation and consideration of findings. The initial findings from the approach of multi-methods reveal a positive impact on the students' learning of science. (Contains 7 tables and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A