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ERIC Number: EJ902026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
Capturing Parents' Individual and Institutional Interest toward Involvement in Science Education
Kaya, Sibel; Lundeen, Cynthia
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v21 n7 p825-841 Nov 2010
Parents are generally less involved in their children's science education (as compared to reading and mathematics) due to low self-efficacy and a lack of home-school communication. This study examined parental interest and attitudes in science as well as the nature of parent-to-child questioning during an interactive home, school, and community collaboration in the southeastern United States. Study results, compiled from observations, exit surveys, and interviews revealed largely positive family interactions and attitudes about science learning and increased parental interest toward involvement in elementary science. Parents frequently used productive questioning techniques during activities. These results imply that successful home, school, and community partnerships may elevate levels of parental participation in their children's science education and the parents' perception of themselves as being competent in assisting in science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A