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ERIC Number: EJ898377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
"I Want To Be like...": Middle School Students' Identification with Scientists on Television
Ryan, Lisa; Steinke, Jocelyn
Science Scope, v34 n1 p44-49 Sep 2010
This article describes a study funded by the Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The study focused on gaining a better understanding of how middle school students perceive television depictions of scientists. This study involved collaboration between a major research university and local middle schools and is a good example of how education and social science research can take place in schools. The findings of this research also have implications for middle school science curricula and the ways in which science teachers engage middle school students in science. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A