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ERIC Number: EJ829046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 188
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7267
The Student Voice and School Science Education
Jenkins, Edgar W.
Studies in Science Education, v42 n1 p49-88 2006
More recent work has complemented earlier studies of the "student voice" in science education by redirecting research attention to focus more directly on what students think about the form, content and purpose of their school science education and exploring the curriculum and pedagogical implications of the findings. Researchers have also explored students' attitudes towards a variety of science-related issues and whether or not they wish to pursue a career in science or technology. This article asks why these aspects of the student voice in science education have received increased research attention in recent years and reviews some of the studies undertaken. It also comments upon the contribution that the findings might make to curricular and pedagogic reform, and explores their significance for policy makers, researchers, curriculum developers and teachers. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Language: English
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